Clark Co. sues over diverted funds
LAS VEGAS — Clark County has filed a lawsuit against Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and state officials to recoup $102 million the state diverted to its own coffers in 2009 to plug a big budget hole. In the suit filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court, county officials argue last year’s Nevada Supreme Court ruling over a similar raid on a local water fund requires the state to return the money. “I am disappointed that after months of negotiat...
Obama, Romney offer dueling speeches
CLEVELAND — President Barack Obama cast his re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney as the economic choice of a lifetime on Thursday, seeking to stir undecided voters and asking the nation to buy into his vision for four more years or face a return to the recession-era “mistakes of the past.” Said Romney: “Talk is cheap.” From opposite ends of Ohio, a state vital to both of their political futures, Romney and Obama dueled in economic s...
Berkley, Heller sail through Senate primaries
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley and Republican Sen. Dean Heller have easily brushed aside a slate of unknown challengers to win their respective Senate primaries. The predictable victories Tuesday night ensure the two will remain locked in what already has been a nasty election battle that could decide whether Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate. Early voter returns show Heller besting four other Republicans, whil...