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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have given the green light to spending about $860,000 on a new execution chamber at the remote Ely State Prison. The state's existing death chamber at the shuttered Nevada State Prison in Carson City is not in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Nevada hasn't executed anyone since 2006.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit former Nevada lawmakers from working as a contract lobbyist during the first legislative session after they leave office. The bill was unanimously approved by the Assembly in April. Supporters say it will help prevent the appearance that former legislators have undue influence on their former colleagues.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's April unemployment rate remains unchanged from March despite adding 12,800 seasonally-adjusted jobs in that time. The state's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says Nevada's April unemployment rate was 7.1 percent, where it has been for four consecutive months.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Horseshoe Club has lost its liquor license after police said the popular Elko bar and strip club served minors and visibly intoxicated people. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the City Council terminated the Horseshoe's license on yesterday following seven hours spent collecting testimony and discussing the bar's operations.