Victor Joecks: Heritage Foundation legal expert offers insights

Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. He has more of a defined approach to the Constitution than Justice Anthony Kennedy, but it’s not possible to say how he’d rule in a case seeking to overturn Roe v. Wade. That’s all according to Thomas Jedding, senior legal fellow with the free-market Heritage Foundation.

Thomas Knapp: Unfortunately, Trump isn’t much ahead of his time

At a Florida campaign rally on July 31, President Donald Trump informed the crowd, by way of promoting voter ID laws, that “if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID.”

Pahrump workshop to teach residents to tackle salt cedars

Salt cedars: invasive, prolific, environmentally damaging and known for consuming massive quantities of water, these plants are considered noxious by the state of Nevada.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Saturday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $21 million.

Carr wildfire in California has Pahrump ties

Former longtime Pahrump residents Melissa and Carl Metz were still settling into their brand new home in Ocean Park, Washington last month when Melissa received some very unsettling news about a relative in Shasta County, California.

Man dies in motorcyle crash near Beatty

A man died Wednesday night after he was thrown from a three-wheeled motorcycle outside of Beatty, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Administrator of Taxicab Authority appointed

Scott Whittemore has been appointed as administrator of the Taxicab Authority, Nevada Department of Business and Industry Director C.J. Manthe announced.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office body cameras in full use

During the 2017 Legislative Session, Nevada lawmakers passed and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Senate Bill 176, requiring law enforcement officers across the Silver State to don body cameras.

Smoke from California wildfires arrives in Nye, Esmeralda counties

Despite the visible smoke in the valley from wildfires still raging throughout parts of central and northern California, the air quality in Nye County and surrounding areas appears to be improving this week, when compared to late July.

 
Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, senator, dies at 96

The son of Basque immigrants who settled in Carson City early in the 1900s, Laxalt served as governor from 1967 to 1971, was a U.S. senator from 1974 to 1986 and supported establishment of Nevada’s first community colleges and its first medical school.

New ATM installation at Bank of America in Pahrump

The Bank of America in Pahrump got an upgrade on its ATM. The newly built drive-thru area is set to bring local bank customers more convenience, services and more security.

IRS offers guidance to small businesses

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance this week on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting.

Shortened pool season in Pahrump

Due to lower than usual staffing levels, the town of Pahrump Community Pool will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday, starting Aug. 14, and will close for the season on Aug, 26, the local government announced.

Tonopah lands more than $2M in federal airport funds

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $4,998,518 in grants to help fund infrastructure improvement projects at five Nevada airports, including $2.3 million to Tonopah.

Pahrump Youth Sports seeks more football players

Two of the tackle football teams sponsored by Pahrump Youth Sports are in danger of not making it to the season because of a lack of players, and time is running out.

Tonopah banquet supports work of Elk Foundation

Don Kaminski wants you to know you don’t have to hunt elk to enjoy the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Tonopah Chapter’s banquet.

Beatty happy to be staying in Class 1A Southern League

Beatty High School got what it wanted with this year’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association realignment, but it came at the cost of giving up an annual game with Tonopah.

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