Hundreds Of Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting File Lawsuits

Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. The largest of the suits names 450 plaintiffs. Among those being sued are MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay resort; Live Nation, organizer of the country music festival at which 58 people were killed; and the estate of Stephen Paddock, the shooter. The victims claim negligence by both MGM and Live Nation. They accuse MGM of not having adequate security...

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Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt recently received bipartisan approval for a nearly $2 million opioid initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

About one Nevadan dies each day from a drug overdose. Laxalt’s office has outlined a plan to address the opioid epidemic. Priority areas focus on law enforcement concerns and prevention.

 

 

The Trump Administration declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last week. There are millions of people in the U.S. struggling with an opioid-use disorder. Effective treatment can help people with opioid addiction get clean.

 

Nevada’s Republican Senator Dean Heller may be in the political fight for his life. Political pundits have named him one of the most vulnerable members of Congress, and now he faces a challenge from within his own party. Our News Director Michelle Billman sat down with our political reporter Paul Boger to get the latest on Senator Heller’s reelection campaign. 

 

Paul, let’s start off with why we’re speaking to each other instead of airing an interview with Senator Heller.

 

Political pundits from across the country have named Senator Dean Heller as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress. And before he can even think about campaigning in a general election, he first has to make it past the primary where he’s facing opposition from the right. Reno Public Radio sat down with Heller’s challenger, Danny Tarkanian, to find out why he’s running against the incumbent.

Why run for this? Why challenge a sitting Republican?

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Last month, University of Nevada, Reno, police made a controversial traffic stop during which an officer joked about shooting a graduate student. Now that student is speaking out. Our reporter Jacob Solis has the story.

In a statement released Tuesday, graduate student Kevin McReynolds, who is black, says the university is “more concerned with the appearance of diversity rather than” ensuring the safety of minority students.

Adam Wilson, the UNR police officer who made the comment, remains on administrative leave.

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As northern Nevada continues to grow and expand its urban core, one local scientist is looking to see what impacts that could have on wildlife.

An effort to recall three state Senators from Las Vegas, two Democrats as well as a Republican-turned-independent, could swing the balance of power in the Nevada legislature. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger spoke to Michelle Rindels -- a reporter with the Nevada Independent -- to get the latest on the petitions.

Can you give us a little background on the petition process itself? How does it work, and how do you actually recall an elected officials in Northern Nevada?

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The American West has long been a crossroads for immigrants from across the globe. Historian Alicia Barber highlights one of these cultures in this segment of Time and Place.

In roughly one year's time, Nevadans will head to the polls to select who will represent them in the US Senate. One of the candidates is first-term Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Las Vegas. Our reporter Paul Boger sat down with Representative Rosen why she's running for higher office.

You're a first-term Congresswoman, and I wanted to start off by getting your thoughts on how your first months in office are going and how that compares to the expectations you had going in?

At A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Lisa Rhodes fields calls at the front desk.

"Congratulations," she tells the caller and then offers the list of services — marriage by an Elvis impersonator, a ceremony in the gazebo or the chapels.

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NPR’s “From the Top” episode that was recorded live in Reno is scheduled for air on KUNR and 89.5 KNCJ on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. It will also re-air on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on KNCJ.

Reno Public Radio Presents a mini-series on opioids in Nevada

Reporter Anh Gray gets the scoop on the scope of the problem and explores some solutions

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