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Senator from Boulder City Proposes Lowering Minimum Wage for Some

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A state senator is trying for the second session in a row to repeal a component of the state minimum wage law in the Nevada Constitution.

   Republican Sen. Joe Hardy of Boulder City presented SJR2 to members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections Thursday. It is the same resolution Hardy sponsored last session that never made it out of committee.

   The resolution repeals a constitutional law that requires employers who don't provide health insurance to pay $1 more than the federal minimum wage. Voters adopted the increased wage law by a wide margin in 2006.

   Hardy says the onset of the Affordable Care Act makes the increased wage for employers not offering health care to their employees obsolete.

Gene Segerblom, a Former Nevada Assemblywoman, Dies at 94

 

A woman who helped shape Boulder City into the unique community it is now has died.

Among the works of noted Southern Nevada artist/photographer Cliff Segerblom is a poignant 1941 photo he took of his wife, Gene, sitting at the edge of a cliff near Boulder Dam, gazing with wonder and hope, perhaps toward the distant future.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

Boulder City Resident Returning to Nevada Board of Regents

Boulder City Resident Returning to Nevada Board of Regents

 

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Three incumbents and one newcomer have won seats on the Nevada Board of Regents.

Regents Cedric Crear of Las Vegas, Ron Knecht of Carson City and Andrea Anderson of Boulder City all cruised to re-election Tuesday. Allison Stephens of Las Vegas defeated Stavan Corbett for an open seat in District 4.

Crear was victorious over Jeff Eggeman, Knecht over Michon Mackedon and Anderson over former regent and Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren.

The 13-member board governs Nevada's higher education system, including the University of Nevada campuses in Reno and Las Vegas.

 

Taking Politics Across State Lines

Taking Politics Across State Lines

 

With two battleground states on either side, campaign workers from Utah are crossing the border to get their guy elected.

Clipboard in hand and the slogan "ForMITTable" emblazoned across the front of her shirt, Kathie Johnson rapped on another rattling screen door of a manufactured home in this subdivision just a few miles from Lake Mead.

Read more in the Salt Lake Tribune.

President Obama Takes Break from Debate Prep, Visits Hoover Dam

President Barack Obama again left the hotel at Lake Las Vegas where he is preparing for Wednesday's debate. The president and his motorcade left the Westin Hotel just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The motorcade passed through the Lake Mead Recreational Area and arrived at Hoover Dam at about 1:18 p.m. They took the Lower Portal Road where the president was able to get a view from below the dam. He did not make any public remarks.

This is the second trip away from Lake Las Vegas for the president. Monday he left to bring pizzas to volunteers at his campaign office in Henderson.

The president made a public appearance at a campaign rally Sunday at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas.

 

Romney Bus Makes Stop in Boulder City

Romney Bus Makes Stop in Boulder City

The campaign bus for the presumptive Republican nominee for President, Mitt Romney, rolled into Boulder City Wednesday afternoon.

The bus stopped at Veterans Memorial Park around 2 p.m. Several people from the community were there to take pictures and get information about the campaign. Neither Romney nor his running mate, Paul Ryan, was on the bus. The bus then rolled on to campaign stops in Pahrump.

Ryan held a campaign rally at Palo Verde High School and a fundraiser at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Tuesday.

President Barack Obama’s campaign announced he is making a stop in southern Nevada next week. No details about the trip scheduled for Wednesday have been released.

Both candidates and their running mates have made multiple stops in Nevada. The state is considered a swing state in the upcoming November election.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Voters Head to Polls for Municipal Election

Voters Head to Polls for Municipal Election

Hundreds of people have already cast their ballots for the Municipal Election. 

Early Voting started on Saturday and will last through June 3. So far, nearly 400 people have voted in Boulder City. 

There are no candidates on the Boulder City ballot for this election but there are several ballot questions that voters will have to decide. Including two separate questions about whether to spend city money to buy new ambulance and police vehicles. You can read all the questions and their explanations at the county's election website.

The polling site will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

You can vote at city hall during the early voting period then at your precinct  polling site on election day which is June 7.