Picking School Winners and Losers is Risky Business Part 1 of 3

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House Bill 610 (working title; Choices in Education Act) has been introduced into Congress. It has not cleared a committee, there have been no votes taken, and no amendments offered. But, now is the time for the public to learn about what the bill … [Read more...]

Council approves new hire, tables disputed newsletter contract

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Even though he only asked for an additional building inspector position, Development Services Director Richard Secrist stands to gain more than that after the Mesquite City Council approved an amendment to his hiring request at its Tuesday, Feb. 28, … [Read more...]

Pub record request

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The Gaming Control Board has refused to release to Battle Born Media newspapers an audio recording surreptitiously made by Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett of a conversation with Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt concerning litigation involving … [Read more...]

Charter moves to second step

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Update: 2/24/17 @ 1:15 p.m.: SB 56 has passed the Work Session with a unanimous vote of 5-0 to move on to the full Senate next week. Senator Joe Hardy will be presenting the bill on the floor for that hearing. We will publish an update as soon as … [Read more...]

Coffee with the Congressman

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Council approves Riverside Road reconstruction

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It’s a project Bill Tanner, City of Mesquite Director of Public Works, has been wanting to do for several years and now he has the approval to resurface Riverside Road from Mesquite Boulevard to the Virgin River Bridge. The Mesquite City Council … [Read more...]

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

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Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16. This open forum will be held at Highland Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located at 272 W. Pioneer Blvd.  This is an … [Read more...]

Catherine Cortez Masto

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By Kirk Kern, Battle Born Media U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto calls Las Vegas home, but still feels a deep connection with the state's rural communities. As a lifelong Nevadan, Cortez Masto grew up in a Las Vegas that was very different … [Read more...]

Mayor to give annual address at Chamber luncheon

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Historically past Mesquite mayors, including Mayor Litman, have delivered their State of the City Address at a City Council meeting and at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, usually held the next day.  This year, the Mayor will deliver his address … [Read more...]

Council removes recreational marijuana local referendum

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MLN Editor On a 3-2 vote, Mesquite’s City Council repealed a portion of its municipal code requiring a voter referendum on allowing recreational marijuana growth, sale, and distribution within city limits at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. … [Read more...]