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  • Nevada convention brawl previews growing Democratic battle

    May 17, 2016 | 1:54 pm

    Bernie Sanders joined his supporters in criticizing the Nevada Democratic Party after violent outbursts disrupted their state convention on Sunday when his supporters became angry about the process.

    One Sanders supporter threw a chair, unhappy about being blocked in a rules vote...

  • In Nevada primary, a Muslim facing a Jew says he was passed over for his faith

    April 26, 2016 | 1:49 pm

    Come November, Nevadans in this suburban Las Vegas district may well elect to Congress Jacky Rosen, a software developer and president of her synagogue.

    A Jordanian-American lawyer says her win would be at his expense, and it’s because of his Muslim faith.

    But Jesse Sbaih isn’t...

  • Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton and a $16 Moscow Mule

    By Laura Donney

    February 23, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    Actually before we get started let’s clarify a couple things: I’m less twenty-something and more decidedly twenty-four, and the Moscow Mule was $18 with tip.

    It was the other week, Valentine’s Day, that I decided to reach out to the Regional Organizing Director I had worked with...

  • Nevada Jewish vote in question due to Shabbat date, caucus confusion

    February 16, 2016 | 2:46 pm

    Jewish voters in Nevada suffer the same affliction as anyone else ahead of caucuses in the presidential race: No one is quite sure how the damn system works.

    “A big part of what we do is to educate people about what a caucus is,” said Joel Wanger, the point man for the Hillary...

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  • Nevada’s Democratic caucus conflicts with Shabbat

    February 9, 2016 | 2:04 pm

    Sabbath-observing Jewish Democrats will be shut out of the party’s caucus in Nevada.

    The country’s third primary election is scheduled for Feb. 20, a Saturday, at noon. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator, is considered the favorite in Nevada against her...

  • Sheldon Adelson revealed as mystery owner of Nevada’s largest newspaper

    December 17, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s largest daily newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal confirmed.

    Adelson’s son-in-law Patrick Dumont reportedly arranged the $140 million deal to purchase the Review Journal at Adelson’s request, the newspaper...

  • My Brief Encounter with Lamar Odom

    By Ilana Angel

    October 14, 2015 | 8:08 am

    As I write this Lamar Odom is in the hospital. There are countless reports about how he ended up there and where he was transported from, and it is fascinating there are so many opinions about his life and what many are calling his downfall. Even more interesting is how this man is...

  • Berkley, Lingle, Mandel lose Senate bids

    November 7, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Jewish Senate hopefuls in Hawaii, Ohio and Nevada went down to defeat.

    Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) lost her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who received nearly 46 percent of the vote to Berkley’s nearly 45 percent. Berkley, an outspoken supporter of Israel who has...

  • Pro-Israel lawmaker Shelley Berkley facing ethics review

    July 10, 2012 | 10:10 am

    The House Ethics Committee has launched an investigation into U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, a pro-Israel lawmaker, potentially complicating the Nevada Democrat’s bid for the U.S. Senate.

    The investigation announced Monday, and backed by Democrats and Republicans on the committee, will...

  • Nevada inmates to receive kosher meals after lawsuit is settled

    March 29, 2012 | 10:58 am

    The Nevada Department of Corrections, responding to an inmate’s lawsuit, agreed to provide Orthodox Jewish inmates with kosher-certified meals.

    Corrections department officials said this week that the department would obtain rabbinic kosher certification of food prepared for those...

  • Nevada prison system says kosher food will continue, disputing lawsuit’s claims

    June 10, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    Officials for the Nevada prison system say it is not discontinuing its kosher meal program, contrary to the allegations of a recent lawsuit.

    On June 1, attorneys for Howard Ackerman, an Orthodox Jewish prisoner in Carson City, Nev., filed a lawsuit against the state. The suit...

  • Nevada prisoner sues for access to kosher food

    June 7, 2011 | 10:12 am

    A Jewish prisoner has taken legal action to prevent the shut-down of the kosher food programs in Nevada state prisons.

    Attorneys for Howard Ackerman say he’s an Orthodox Jew concerned by reports that the Department of Corrections in Nevada plans to discontinue kosher food service...

  • Pro-Israel Rep. Shelley Berkley in bid for Senate

    April 14, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), a pro-Israel stalwart, will run for Nevada’s United States Senate seat.

    Berkley (D-Nev.), who is seen as the most pro-Israel member of Congress, made her decision Thursday after months of dropping hints, according to a tweet by Jon Ralston, a political...

  • Tribefest survey: Many attendees were federation first-timers [VIDEO]

    March 15, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    New data shows that Tribefest met its goal of drawing many federation first-timers to the recent Young Leadership conference in Las Vegas, federation officials said.

    “We’re not only satisfied, we’re thrilled,” said Joe Berkofsky, spokesman for the Jewish Federations of North...

  • Jewish vote not a sure bet in swing state Nevada

    October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Support for presidential candidate Barack Obama remains strong among Nevada's Jewish population, but Jews can no longer be counted on as a bloc vote for the Democrats.

    It is a startling revelation to many Jewish leaders in the state, including Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Conservative...

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