Nevada

Nevada’s name comes from the Spanish word meaning “snow clad”–a reference to the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The discovery of the Comstock Lode, a massive deposit of silver, in 1859 brought many fortune seekers. Statehood followed shortly afterwards in 1864, when Nevada was admitted as the 36th state. Nevada is in a mountain region that includes semiarid grasslands and sandy deserts, and is the most arid (dry) state in the nation. Like oases in the desert, Nevada’s two main cities–Las Vegas and Reno–attract fortune seekers from around the world hoping to strike it rich in the many casinos located there. The capital is Carson City, and the state flower is the sagebrush.

Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”
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Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”

In the lead up to the election, pundits strained themselves bending over backwards to claim that Democrats’ focus on so-called “social issues” leaves them out of touch from the everyday concerns “ordinary” people deal with. But surprise: The results of the 2022 midterms prove otherwise. All five states with abortion on the ballot—California, Michigan, Vermont,…

Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking
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Rhode Island Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

BOSTON – A Woonsocket, R.I. man was sentenced yesterday for trafficking multiple victims to engage in prostitution across seven states. Ronald Hall, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Hall was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount that will…

Boston Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor
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Boston Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor

BOSTON – A Boston man has been charged with allegedly trafficking a minor he met on social media to engage in commercial sex acts. Jimall Dawn Brown, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Brown was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston…

Nevada woman sentenced to eight years in prison for transporting minor to Montana for prostitution
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Nevada woman sentenced to eight years in prison for transporting minor to Montana for prostitution

BILLINGS  — A Nevada woman who admitted to bringing a minor girl to Billings for prostitution was sentenced today to eight years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. Ashley Michael Stella, 29, of Reno, Nevada, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to transportation of a minor…

Child-porn cases swamp Mahoning Valley court dockets – The Vindicator
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Child-porn cases swamp Mahoning Valley court dockets – The Vindicator

Prosecutors in the Mahoning Valley are talking about the outbreak of child pornography cases cropping up in area courts. Assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman says there used to be a handful per year, but now he has 20 to 25 cases before him at one time. Wildman just in the last week had started…

Cortez Masto Announces Over $21 Million for Law Enforcement Efforts Across Nevada
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Cortez Masto Announces Over $21 Million for Law Enforcement Efforts Across Nevada

October 06, 2022 Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $21,001,611 in federal funding she helped secure is coming to police departments, government agencies, Tribes, and nonprofit organizations in the state of Nevada to support law enforcement efforts and key criminal justice programs. These awards come through various programs at the Department of…

California Is Dependent on Prison Labor for Fighting Fires. This Must End.
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California Is Dependent on Prison Labor for Fighting Fires. This Must End.

On September 7, 2022, after many attempted delays from the City of Susanville, California, a Lassen County judge ruled in favor of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to close one of Susanville’s two prisons. The court case and public debate over the prison closure has been almost entirely based on the anticipated loss of 1,000 jobs…

IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training
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IHL Approves USM Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training

Thu, 09/22/2022 – 12:14pm | By: Karelia Pitts Earlier this summer, the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved a proposal from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Social Work to form a Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training (CHRT) – the first center of its kind in…

Former Assembly Speaker lays out vision for his new role as Nevada's U.S. attorney
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Former Assembly Speaker lays out vision for his new role as Nevada's U.S. attorney

After more than a decade in state politics and an even longer career in the courtroom, Jason Frierson has a new boss: the federal government. “I’ve always been in some type of advocacy position,” Frierson, the newest U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada, said. “This is the first position within my legal practice where…

What’s at stake in the 2022 midterm election? Here’s everything to watch before Election Day.
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What’s at stake in the 2022 midterm election? Here’s everything to watch before Election Day.

Midterm elections: How they work and why they’re important This year’s midterms are the first chance for Americans to grade Joe Biden and congressional Democrats on how they’ve been running the country for the past two years. Typically midterms don’t go well for the party in power, and Democrats are defending razor-thin majorities in Congress, as one-third of…