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City Councilman Offering 2 Events to Talk

City Councilman Offering 2 Events to Talk

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is offering two chances to talk with him about government issues they may have.

The first event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 West Desert Inn Road.

The second event will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 18 at the Starbucks, 2120 North Rampart Boulevard.

Beers is encouraging anyone living in Ward 2 to stop by at either event to discuss problems or issues going on in the ward or the city.   

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote

 

If you haven’t registered to vote in next month’s election, get to the mall this weekend.

County officials plan voter registration drives at several malls Saturday, the last day to register to vote without appearing in person at an Election Department office.

Voter registration applications will be taken all day at:

  • Las Vegas Outlet Center, 7400 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
  • Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas
  • Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson
  • Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas

After Saturday, anyone who wants to register to vote will have through Oct. 16 to appear in-person to either the County Election Center at 965 Trade Drive, Suite A in North Las Vegas, or the Election Department office at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

 

Wednesday’s debate between the presidential candidates takes center stage, but some local races will soon hit the airwaves as well.

Some key state Senate races will be taped and aired 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Channel 10 by Vegas PBS.

Races featured are:

  • District 5: Steve Kirk vs. Joyce Woodhouse
  • District 6: Mark Hutchison vs. Benny Yerushalmi
  • District 9: Mari Nakashima St. Martin vs. Justin Jones
  • District 18: Scott Hammond vs. Kelli Ross

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

 

A group of students from Spring Valley High School got a look inside the halls of Congress last week.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met last week with the students from the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to discuss their future education and achieving their dreams. The student group was led by Ian Salzman and Angelica Strong, teachers at Spring Valley High School.

Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery

Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says big government, big business and big unions are stalling the economic recovery.

Heller said Friday that federal bailouts of some auto companies and banks rewarded bad decisions.

Heller is speaking at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at the Palms casino off the Las Vegas Strip. He is running to keep his seat against Democrat Shelley Berkley. She has represented Las Vegas in the U.S. House since 1999.

The chamber event comes a few months after Heller cancelled a meeting at the last minute with the separate Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas because some Democratic leaders showed up to hear his speech.

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

LAS VEGAS  -- Las Vegas voters are facing a choice between the city's first lady and a county lawmaker in a June election to replace flamboyant but term-limited Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Goodman's wife, Carolyn Goodman, topped 18 candidates in Tuesday's low-turnout municipal primary.

She drew just over 37 percent of the vote, well short of the 50 percent needed to win the election outright.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani squeaked past county commission colleague and former city council member, Larry Brown, by just 15 votes to advance to the June 7 runoff. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Giunchigliani is a former schoolteacher and state assemblywoman. She says Sin City needs a serious leader. Carolyn Goodman is promising to finish what her husband started.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

LAS VEGAS -- Two incumbent Las Vegas City Council members breezed to easy re-elections, while voters in one ward picked two contenders for a runoff to replace an outgoing council veteran.

Lois Tarkanian and Ricki Barlow each drew more than the 70 percent of Tuesday's municipal primary vote to win outright and return to the six-member council.

A seven-member race to replace term-limited Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese was narrowed to former eight-term Democratic state lawmaker Bob Coffin and former state Democratic Party chief Adriana Martinez.

In the race to replace term-limited Mayor Oscar Goodman, his wife Carolyn Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchiliani were the top vote-getters.

But Giunchiliani squeaked past County Commissioner Larry Brown by just 15 votes in unofficial results. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.