Casey Harrison,

Casey Harrison

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Casey:

Nevada Assembly bill would make animal abuse a violent crime

The notion that someone convicted in the sadistic killing of seven dogs could be eligible for an early release from prison in Nevada was too much for Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill to bear ... → Read More

Legalization of psychedelic mushrooms, MDMA for research introduced in Nevada Senate

A bill introduced in the Nevada Senate this week would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and MDMA for the purpose of studying their effects on ... → Read More

LGBTQ issues have strong voice in Nevada Legislature with newly formed caucus

If attendance at the initial meeting of a new legislative caucus is any indication, Nevada’s LGBTQ residents will have plenty of lawmakers looking after their interests ... → Read More

Florida's DeSantis to attend event in Las Vegas this weekend

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to visit Las Vegas this weekend, making it the latest stop in a series of battleground states as the conservative mulls a run for president in the 2024. → Read More

Nevada OKs $330 million in tax breaks for Tesla plant expansion

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement package worth more than $330 million for electric vehicle ... → Read More

Clark County district attorney's office gets 2 new appointments

Gov. Joe Lombardo today announced two appointments to Clark County’s Eighth Judicial Court, filling one with a deputy district attorney and the other a former top legal officer who specializes in civil law. → Read More

Nevada AG joins in filing lawsuit over abortion drug regulations

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced today he is joining attorneys general from 11 states in filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration claiming ... → Read More

Will Athletics team of lobbyists score in Carson City?

Newly elected Gov. Joe Lombardo has made clear he’s not interested in luring the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas by levying a new tax on Nevadans to help pay for a baseball stadium, but that’s not stopping the A’s from pressing their agenda in the Nevada Legislature ... → Read More

Nevada AG lauds pharmacies for offering abortion drugs

Attorneys general from 24 states, including Nevada, signed a letter Thursday applauding two of the largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. for offering drugs to terminate ... → Read More

As Biden goes after ‘junk fees,’ Nevadans in Congress leap to resorts’ defense

Resort operators on the Las Vegas Strip and elsewhere in Nevada make full disclosure of pricing for their services, including daily resort fees that are added to the cost of a room. → Read More

Republican lawmaker proposes ID requirement for voting in Nevada

A Republican lawmaker this week introduced legislation that would require Nevada voters to provide photo identification before receiving their ballot for future elections, which Gov. Joe Lombardo signaled last month he’d approve ... → Read More

As 2023 session nears, big question looms: Will Lombardo, Democratic lawmakers compromise?

Gov. Joe Lombardo has pledged unity with Democratic lawmakers while vowing to push conservative causes like school choice and repealing criminal justice reform legislation that he has called “soft on crime.” → Read More

Lombardo admin: Likely to oppose opening police jobs to noncitizens

A proposal aimed at addressing personnel shortages among police departments in Nevada is poised to have an uphill battle, with Gov. Joe Lombardo signaling ... → Read More

Juneteenth would become Nevada holiday if proposal by North Las Vegas passes

An assembly bill sponsored by the city of North Las Vegas would make Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the 1865 emancipation of Black Americans who were enslaved in the United States, as a statewide holiday. Assembly Bill 31, if passed, would recognize June 19 ... → Read More

Cortez Masto introduces legislation in US Senate to help with gas prices

The Fair and Transparent Gas Prices Act, if passed, would give the Federal Trade Commission the authority and resources to investigate large petroleum companies that could be engaging in market manipulation or price gouging. → Read More

Farm-fresh eggs from the backyard: Popularity of pet chickens on the rise in Las Vegas

Some Las Vegans have avoided the price spike and low availability of grocery store eggs by going straight to the source. Take Linzy Stahl, known as “the chicken lady,” who owns several hens and roosters, along with a never-ending supply of eggs. → Read More

Oakland’s chances of keeping A’s take a hit as Las Vegas still an option

The city of Oakland was rejected in critical funding it planned to use to offset costs for a proposed multibillion dollar waterfront stadium district to rehome the Oakland A’s, the latest setback as the baseball team mulls a potential move to Las Vegas. → Read More

Cortez Masto: $57 million secured for Nevada to combat wildfires

More than $8 billion has been secured for the U.S. Department of the Interior to support wildfire risk reduction, and a separate $10 million for wildfire detection equipment. → Read More

UNLV historian sees parallels between Jan. 6, uprising in Brazil

Extremist supporters of Brazil’s right-wing former President Jair Bolsonaro attacked government buildings in the country’s capital, wrecking property and trashing offices of lawmakers, the president and the Supreme Court, in demanding ... → Read More

Nevada lawmakers ask FCC to reconsider state's broadband maps

Nevada Democratic U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen this week sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking the body to reconsider maps drafted for the Silver State’s broadband internet connectivity ... → Read More