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By Kevin Slimp Convention season has been a lot of fun for me this year. I just returned from visits with associations across the Midwest U.S. and Western Canada and there is a definite intensity brewing among community newspaper publishers. There were more publishers wanting a private moment to discuss …

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How to judge Nevada’s newspaper and magazine contests

If you’ve volunteered to judge this year’s Nevada Press Association contest, here are detailed instructions. If you have questions, write to or call us at 775-885-0866. Assign a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each category* along with comments for each selection. You may also add comments about …

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Governor’s veto preserves openness of PERS records

open records

In Gov. Brian Sandoval’s explanation of why he vetoed SB384, which would have specified some open records for the Public Employees Retirement System while closing others, he accurately hit on key points we had argued in our opposition to the bill. “SB384 has merit,” the governor wrote. “Protecting public employees …

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Legislature stumbles headlong toward finish line

With just three days to go, the 2017 legislative session has reached the critical stage where most of the work is done, but major pieces of legislation still hang in the balance and the specter of a special session hung over the building on Thursday when a budget deal fell …

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Tax Commission’s agenda was too vague

Jim Hartman is right. The Nevada Tax Commission’s agenda for its May 8 meeting was too vague and, I believe, did violate the open-meeting law. Feel free to look at the agenda for yourself, but here is the relevant portion: Yes, you could look up NRS Chapter 453D, which is …

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