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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow ride-hailing companies such as Uber in Nevada and is expected to raise tens of millions of dollars to help a budget shortfall. The measure would create regulations for so-called "transportation network companies" that allow people to hail a ride using a smartphone. Democratic opponents said they didn't immediately trust supporters' assertion that a tax on cab and Uber rides would raise $100 million.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada panel has approved a bill allowing some hearsay evidence in the early stages of sensitive court cases. The bill would allow a victim's statement to police, rather than their firsthand testimony, to be presented in a preliminary hearing or in secret grand jury proceedings for child sex abuse or domestic violence cases. Supporters said preliminary hearings can be adversarial and the bill would spare children the trauma of testifying.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada senators are reviving a bill that would dump Nevada's caucus system and replace it with a primary to choose presidential nominees. The measure would preserve Nevada's influential position as one of the earliest states to nominate a presidential candidate.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing Las Vegas valet workers are protesting what they say is unfair treatment at the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino on the Strip. Teamsters Local 986 said the group and supporters protested outside SLS yesterday. The union wants to organize the casino-hotel's 50 valet employees. An SLS representative didn't respond to specific questions about the union's allegations.

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