Tag: Nevada

G.O.P. Plans to Drop Presidential Primaries in 4 States to Impede Trump Challengers

WASHINGTON — The Republican Parties in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina intend to cancel the 2020 presidential primaries in their states, according to three people familiar with their plans, a move aimed at depriving President Trump’s long-shot challengers of chances to build support. The state parties have yet to formalize their decisions, but Mr. […]

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Heat Deaths Jump in Southwest United States, Puzzling Officials

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Heat-related deaths have increased sharply since 2014 in Nevada and Arizona, raising concerns that the hottest parts of the country are struggling to protect their most vulnerable residents from global warming. In Arizona, the annual number of deaths […]

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Belize Is Offering Free Trips To Any Locals Fleeing The ‘Area 51 Raid’

Belize Tourism Board If you are, for some reason, one of the over two million humans currently planning on attending the ill-advised raid on Area 51 on September 20th, please think twice before storming a U.S. military base. Because can’t confidently say you won’t find aliens or evidence of alien activity, but we can confidently […]

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The Grasshopper Invasion In Nevada Is So Bad That One Restaurant Is Putting The Bugs On Pizza

iStock/Unsplash/Uproxx If you’re one to get squeamish about bugs, close this tab immediately because you’re straight up not going to be able to handle this. Grasshoppers have completely invaded Las Vegas and the situation has gotten so out of control that one Nevada restaurant is taking the lemons (in this case grasshoppers) that life has […]

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Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say

A swarm of winged insects enveloped a pyramid: Sound familiar? An invasion of pallid-winged grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas this week, taking over the Strip and several of the city’s most popular tourist spots, including the night skies above the Luxor hotel and casino. The resort, a 30-story pyramid inspired by ancient Egypt, says that […]

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‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook Plan Has a Million Supporters. It’s a Joke, Kind Of.

What would happen if a crowd of people stormed the gates of Area 51 looking for aliens, and all of them ran really fast with their arms outstretched behind them? We probably won’t find out. But the idea has captured the interest of more than a million people on social media. It has caught the […]

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Cannabis Tourism Is on the Rise

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The […]

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Move Over, Nevada: New Jersey Is the Sports Betting Capital of the Country

When former Gov. Chris Christie took New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting to the Supreme Court, it was considered a long shot, like betting on the Mets to win the World Series. Though the state did not have a strong connection to sports betting, New Jersey quickly became a crusader for the industry. Now, […]

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A Battle Over Land Between the Military and a State That ‘Has Given Enough’

DESERT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Nev. — Beams of sunlight shone through the clouds like a celestial spotlight on a recent evening in the Mojave Desert, lighting up cliffs, tracts of yucca plants and slabs of volcanic rock covered with ancient stone carvings. Greg Anderson, a member of the Moapa band of Paiutes, bathed in the […]

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Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for Weed

Left: Photo by Stocksy. Right: Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Last week, Nevada passed a bill telling employers that they couldn’t refuse to hire workers just because they tested positive for weed. It’s a major step—if only a step—toward rectifying what advocates see as a clear injustice of this late period in the war on drugs: In […]

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Could Pre-Employment Marijuana Tests Become a Thing of the Past? Nevada Becomes 1st State to Kiss Them Goodbye

Photo: Ed Andrieski (AP Photo) Potheads throughout the world the state of Nevada, rejoice! CNN reports that beginning in 2020, employers in the state can no longer refuse to hire a job applicant for failing a marijuana screening test, making it the first state in the country to enforce such a rule. And considering it’s […]

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The State That Liberal Dreams Are Made Of

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak received national attention last week for vetoing a bill aimed at reforming the Electoral College. State lawmakers approved a measure that would have added Nevada to the popular vote interstate compact, pledging its six electoral votes to whoever wins the nationwide popular vote. Fourteen states plus the District of Columbia, comprising […]

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