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Feb 1, 2018
CBS Las Vegas: Rep. Titus to Honor 1 October Victims at SOTU

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KXNT) – On Monday Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after announcing that she will honor the victims of the 1 October tragedy in Las Vegas by leaving her guest seat empty at the State of the Union and demanding action to prevent gun violence.

Jan 29, 2018
LVRJ: Nevada raises new concerns about Yucca Mountain licensing plan

WASHINGTON — Nevada has detailed fresh concerns about plans to expedite licensing of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear repository in a report that was delivered Friday by the state’s congressional delegation to key House members.

Jan 18, 2018
LVRJ: Dina Titus signs onto bill that would federally legalize marijuana

Marijuana could become federally legal if a bill that Nevada Rep. Dina Titus recently signed onto becomes law.

Titus, a Democrat representing central Las Vegas, on Tuesday signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill from U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado, that aims to remove marijuana in all forms from the schedule of drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.

Jan 16, 2018
Forbes: Bipartisan REFER Act Targets Sessions’ War On Cannabis In High Style

In response to ongoing threats to the cannabis industry from the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lawmakers have prepared a bill meant to nip funding for federal interference in the bud.

Jan 12, 2018
The Hill: Dem on Trump’s ‘s---hole’ remark” He is a ‘vile stain on our country’s reputation’

Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) slammed President Trump for his remarks referring to immigrants from “shithole countries,” saying Trump is a “vile stain” on America’s reputation.

“Just when you think he cannot say anything more vulgar and offensive, he embarrasses us again,” Titus tweeted Thursday. “He is a vile stain on our country's reputation.”

Jan 10, 2018
Nevada Public Radio: Directive On Protective Status For Salvadorans Impacts Thousands Of People In Nevada

 

Several thousand Nevada residents from El Salvador will likely face deportation in September 2019 under a new Trump Administration directive to end their Temporary Protected Status.

According to the Center for American Progress, about 6,300 Nevada residents are TPS holders from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti.

Jan 10, 2018
Nevada Public Radio: Nevada marijuana advocates tell feds: Hands off our legal cannabis

Nevada elected officials stood amid glass-shelved displays of marijuana last week to tell the federal government to keep its hands off the state’s legal cannabis industry.

Jan 8, 2018
NV Indep.: Future of thousands of Salvadorians hangs on Trump Administration decision on TPS program, expected Monday

Nearly 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador — some of whom have lived in the U.S. for more than two decades — expect to learn Monday whether they’ll be obligated to leave the country because of the cancellation of the Temporary Protected Status program.

Jan 5, 2018
Las Vegas Now CBS 8: I-Team: Nevada’s marijuana industry reacts to anti-pot move by U.S. Attorney General Sessions

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's marijuana industry reacted to an anti-pot move by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday.

The industry says this could be a threat to businesses.

Marijuana is not legal federally, but it's legal in Nevada. However, federal laws trump state laws.

Dec 11, 2017
Forbes: As Supreme Court weighs landmark sports betting case, push to curb underground market intensifies

If a prominent bookmaker fielded a request to set a line on whether the Supreme Court will rule in favor of New Jersey in the landmark sports gambling case before the nation's top court, the sportsbook may opt instead to keep the wager off the board.