Reno Re-imagined

Reno Re-Imagined

     by Corrine Casanova   Reno has a rich history of reinventing itself. Reno was born in 1868 as a railroad town—it became a city when the transcontinental railroad reached town. Shortly thereafter, the University of Nevada was founded in 1885. In the early 1900s, Reno turned divorce into a big business and became…

Catholic Charities

Volunteers Make All the Difference

 By Corrine Casanova Volunteers are at the heart of the Catholic Charities & St. Vincent’s Programs. In fact, typically their staff consists of 50 percent employees and 50 percent volunteers. Barbara Klipfel, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, has the names of 6,000 volunteers in her database. In 2016, volunteers logged in 52,000 hours with…

Woodburn & Wedge law firm celebrates 100 years

Celebrating a Century of Independence

  by Corrine Casanova   Woodburn and Wedge, the state’s oldest independent law firm, has its roots firmly planted in Nevada’s rich history as they celebrate their milestone 100th year this month. In those early days, beginning in 1918, their main focus was on mining law, real estate law, water law, corporate law, wills, estates…

Question 1, Marsy’s Law, Faces Final Confirmation

Question 1, Marsy’s Law, Faces Final Confirmation

    by Craig A. Ruark   For individuals accused of committing a crime, and those convicted of a crime, the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of each state has a list of rights afforded to them by law. However, neither the U.S. Constitution nor the constitutions of around a dozen states enumerate strong rights…

Nevada Ballot Question 3, Energy Choice Initiative

Yes or No on Question 3?

  by Corrine Casanova   On November 6, voters will vote yes or no on Question #3, “The Energy Choice Initiative.” The debate is heating up on both sides. Essentially, it is about deregulating Nevada’s energy market and allowing consumers to make a choice on their electrical provider. The measure seeks to amend the Nevada…

The Skinny on Two More Ballot Questions 8

The Skinny on Two More Ballot Questions

    by Corrine Casanova   Question 2, also known as the “pink tax” and Question 4, the Medical Patient Tax Relief Act will also be on the ballot this November. While neither of them are swirling in controversies like the energy choice and renewable energy initiatives in Questions 3 and 6, there are a…