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Nevadans Demand Action on Gun Violence After Trump Visits Las Vegas

Earlier today, U.S. President Donald Trump made a brief visit to Las Vegas to thank first responders for their efforts following Sunday’s mass shooting. Despite renewed calls to pass legislation to prevent future mass shootings, Trump has refused to speak about the nation’s gun laws. Moments after Trump left Las Vegas, gun violence prevention advocates called on the White House and Congress to stop avoiding the subject and start taking action. (more…)

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By Invitation Only: Jeff Sessions Comes to Las Vegas, Meets with Private Audience

On a hot Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions slipped into Las Vegas to do an event with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and local law enforcement officials. Only select elected leaders were invited to participate. And even though some media were present, neither Sessions nor Laxalt took any questions from the press. (more…)

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Why Is Adam Laxalt in the Hot Seat? The GCB Scandal, Explained

In March 2016, Attorney General Adam Laxalt asked Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) Chair A.G. Burnett to intervene in a lawsuit between Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and a former employee. Burnett, a registered Republican who was appointed to the GCB by Governor Brian Sandoval (R) in 2011, balked over the suggestion that even Laxalt’s own deputy attorney general rejected. Burnett then secretly recorded conversations with Laxalt involving Laxalt’s request that the State of Nevada intervene on behalf of…

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Adam Laxalt’s a No Show to the Nevada Legislature (Again)

Like the first budget hearing for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General (AG) Adam Laxalt again declined to explain himself before the Nevada Legislature. Instead, several staff appeared in Carson City and Las Vegas to explain what they’ve been up to. Today’s hearing seemed like smoother sailing at first, but there were eventually hiccups along the way. (more…)