LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-MEMORIAL
The online results speak for the Vegas Shooting Memorial on the concert site
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Opinions online endorsed the permanent memorial to the 2017 Las Vegas Strip massacre at the outdoor concert venue that killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history. A planning committee heard Wednesday that more than 6,000 responses were received during a two-week call for ideas. More than 65% said it was extremely or very important to have the monument on site. MGM Resorts International owns the property across Las Vegas Boulevard from its Mandalay Bay Resort. The questionnaire was not a scientific survey, but the committee plans to include opinions in its location and design decisions.
BOTTLED WATER RECALL DISPUTES
Lawsuits are being filed against Real Water in Nevada amid the FDA investigation
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Lawsuits are rising against a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand, Real Water. It does so in the context of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and allegations made by more people in more states that it caused liver disease and other diseases. A Nevada man blamed the product for his liver transplant in September 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in Nevada this week, and another lawsuit in a state court found the product unsafe and dangerous to human life. Company President Brent Jones has released a message that arouses sympathy and concern. A lawyer representing the company said Wednesday it was partnering with the FDA probe. He declined to comment on the complaints.
NEVADA LEGISLATURE-DEATH PENALTY
The debate over the death penalty is resurfacing in Nevada by past estates
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) – Nevada lawmakers are considering proposals to abolish the death penalty in the state. The congregation’s judicial committee on Wednesday tabled a bill to end the death penalty in Nevada, nearly identical to a 2019 proposal that stalled before receiving a hearing. Committee chairman Steve Yeager hopes the growth of the criminal justice reform movement and renewed interest in executions during the Trump administration will generate enough political will to pass a ban. About 80 inmates are on death row in the state, but Nevada has not executed anyone since 2006.
CLARK COUNTY BUDGET INCREASE
Clark County plans to increase the budget by 18% in the wake of a pandemic
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada district officials have forecast an 18% increase in the budget from July. This is a sign that the economy will steadily recover from an economic downturn caused by the pandemic. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday that Clark County’s chief financial officer Jessica Colvin said projected sales growth also reflected how much the county, which includes Las Vegas, has to catch up. Legislature approved a tentative budget of $ 1.51 billion for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, less than a year after a $ 1.28 billion spending plan was passed. Colvin said the county legislature has yet to consider how the funds will be allocated under the federal stimulus package. The deadline for the final budget is June 1st.
PARLER LAWSUIT GOP DISPENSER
The founder of the Parler network claims GOP donors, others have defamed him
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The developer of the conservative social network Parler claims he is from a prominent Republican Party benefactor, two men who replaced him at the company, and a political commentator known for supporting former President Donald Trump , defamed and unjustly suppressed. In a lawsuit, John Matze also accuses philanthropist Rebekah Mercer, website employees Jeffrey Wernick and Mark Meckler, and podcaster Dan Bongino of conspiring to steal his 40% stake in the company and leaving him $ 3 to let. Mercer, Wernick, Meckler and Bongino did not immediately respond to comments on Tuesday. Parler was booted from the Internet after the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. But now it’s online again – without matzo.
SUPERMARKET RECORDING – HOW TO GET YOUR GUNS
Mass shooters took advantage of gun laws, loopholes from the slaughter
The suspects in the recent shootings found it relatively easy to get their guns. The suspect in the Boulder, Colorado supermarket shooting was convicted of assaulting a high school classmate but was still given a gun. The man accused of opening fire on three massage companies in the Atlanta area bought his gun a few hours before the attack – no waiting required. They’re just the youngest suspected U.S. mass shooters given guns due to limited gun laws, lack of background check errors, or failure to heed law enforcement behavior warnings.
The German company is advocating a payment of USD 50 million to handle the US drug purity probe
LAS VEGAS (AP) – An international pharmaceutical company pleaded guilty to a U.S. court as planned after agreeing to pay $ 50 million for the destruction of manufacturing documents in an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in India to pay. Germany-based Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd. regretted on Tuesday that such events took place at one of their factories years ago. The company says employees in Kalyani, West Bengal, India were laid off for failing to show records during an FDA inspection in 2013. The company makes cancer drugs for the US Department of Justice.
States are suing to reverse Biden’s break in US oil and gas lease sales
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Louisiana and a dozen other states are suing the Biden government to end oil and gas leasing suspensions in states and waters. Louisiana Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the federal lawsuit on Wednesday. The lawsuit also seeks a court order that the government should conduct two offshore lease sales scheduled for this year. One in the Gulf of Mexico was scheduled for March 17, until the government canceled it. Another was planned for Alaska’s Cook Inlet this year. Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia are the other plaintiff states.