June 9, 2011 |
The Nevada Legislature has taken the first step in demanding that the federal government make amends for massive radioactive contamination left by decades of nuclear weapons testing on a swath of desert the size of Rhode Island. In a joint resolution, the state's Senate and House are asking the federal government to contain and mitigate about 300 million curies of contamination left in the soil and water of the former Nevada Test Site, about 75 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The Energy Department detonated 921 nuclear warheads underground before testing ended in 1992.
March 7, 2009 |
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came home recently to address the Nevada Legislature, a small but vocal band of Republican protesters gathered at the state Capitol. They waved signs, razzed Democrats and marched outside. But the group fell silent when asked the chances of ousting Reid at the polls next year. "It's going to be tough," demonstrator Carol Howell, 65, finally said. Inside, Reid illustrated one reason why. Speaking to a bipartisan group of lawmakers, he touted hundreds of millions of dollars headed for Nevada under the economic stimulus legislation he helped push through Congress.
February 10, 2001 |
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid urged bipartisanship in a speech Friday to Nevada lawmakers--but later criticized President Bush's pick for attorney general, John Ashcroft. The Democratic minority whip in the U.S. Senate told the Democrat-controlled state Assembly and GOP-run state Senate that cooperation always has figured in Nevada's ability to deal with crises. Reid also said he and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., are working together despite their hard-fought election battle in 1998.
July 13, 1997 |
Less than two weeks after Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting in his rematch with WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, the Nevada state legislature, recognizing the importance of the boxing industry to the state, passed a bill allowing the state athletic commission to take a fighter's entire purse for a poor performance instead of 10 percent. Gov. Bob Miller signed the law at 9 a.m. Friday and it was put to the test 32 hours later.
July 12, 1997 |
In a swift response to the furor over Mike Tyson's 10% fine, Nevada Gov. Bob Miller signed a bill Friday that allows the state to fine a fighter his full purse if he engages in the kind of activity that led to Tyson's disqualification in his fight here June 28 against Evander Holyfield. Previously, the Nevada State Athletic Commission could fine a maximum of $250,000, or 10% of the purse, whichever was higher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1988
I would appreciate your paper printing this letter as a correction to Ron Taylor's article on legal brothels in Nevada (Part I, Aug. 8). As a former elected official and a present candidate, I have always attempted to work with the press and answer all questions honestly and forthrightly. Taylor complained to me he was having a difficult time obtaining comments on the subject of prostitution from Nevada elected officials and, after reading his article, I can understand why. Let us please set the record straight!