The grant will help the museum digitally archive its drawings, renderings, schematics, photos, postcards, and other items relating to Southern Nevada’s most iconic works of art.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday compared wait times at VA hosptial facilities to those at Disneyland, in remarks that are facing fierce backlash from veterans groups and members of Congress.
WASHINGTON — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.
Three months into a deployment in June 2012, Army Sgt. Kevin Jaye was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when he triggered the pressure plate of an improvised explosive device. The blast tore off his right leg and caused significant damage to his left leg and lower torso.
In June 2014, I asked my colleagues to join me in a moment of silence on the House floor to honor three members of the Las Vegas community who were slain in a shooting spree. The deceased were Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck and a shopper at a Walmart who tried to help, Joseph Wilcox.
The stakes are high for Nevada as Congress irons out differences between the House and Senate versions of a defense bill.
Even with possible passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act when it goes back for a vote in the House, the threat of a veto by President Barack Obama still looms.
What issues hang in the balance?
In the fast-track effort to reduce the nation’s backlog of veterans disability claims, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus predicted in August that the Department of Veterans Affairs would “soon be facing an appeals tsunami.”
Since mid-morning on Wednesday, Democratic representatives have occupied the House Floor for a historic sit-in, instigated by Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), and, most crucially, Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia)—the civil rights icon famous for marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 to demand voting rights.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors unanimously approved an expansion team for Las Vegas: