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Comstock residents argue for access to records

Comstock residents made a strong argument to the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday for access to public records contained on officials’ private cell phones. The case dates back more than four years, when the Comstock Residents Association asked for copies of communications between Lyon County officials and Comstock Mining Inc. …

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Governor’s veto preserves openness of PERS records

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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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School district now realizes when it’s breaking the law

I’ll give ’em this. The Washoe County School District is getting better at recognizing when it is breaking the state’s open-meeting law. As reported in the Reno Gazette-Journal this morning by Trevon Milliard, one of the district’s subcommittees acted on a controversial health-care plan even though the meeting agenda was …

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‘Yellow journalism’ in Nevada?

On Tuesday’s episode of Nevada Newsmakers, former university regent Howard Rosenberg was asked about recent criticism of Chancellor Dan Klaich. After a few comments in defense of the university chancellor, who has been under fire recently, Rosenberg turned to what he sees as the problem. “What really bothers me is …

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