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LAS VEGAS -- After more than eight years of delays, a sex offender who worked as a nurse is going to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old patient. The nursing board gave Paul Santiago a licenseMore>>
After more than eight years of delays, a sex offender who worked as a nurse is going to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old patient.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- It's the oldest building on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Movies were filmed there, stars got married there, and, on Wednesday, the Little Church of the West turned 70 years old.More>>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:00:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A third person has been charged in the death of an exotic bird at the Flamingo Hotel's wildlife habitat on the Las Vegas Strip. According to the Clark County District Attorney's office, HazhirMore>>
A third person has been charged in the death of an exotic bird at the Flamingo Hotel's wildlife habitat on the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- Not for the faint of heart, in a couple of months thrill seekers will have a chance to zip between two towers at the Rio resort in Las Vegas. The Rio is a popular spot take it the breathtakingMore>>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:03:23 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas space entrepreneur has signed a deal with NASA that sets the tone for the future of space exploration, including possible bases on the moon. Back in January, Robert Bigelow ofMore>>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:21:34 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- For weeks, the Clark County School Board of Trustees has been debating whether to hire a national search firm to scour the country for a new superintendent or keep the search local. TheMore>>
For weeks, the Clark County School Board of Trustees has been debating whether to hire a national search firm to scour the country for a new superintendent or keep the search local.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol has closed both directions of traffic on U.S. 95 from Las Vegas Boulevard to the Spaghetti Bowl. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 8 News NOW will have updatesMore>>
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LAS VEGAS -- A handful of new advertisements airing this week on KLAS-TV Channel 8 advance the debate between President Barack Obama and Republican foe Mitt Romney on economic issues.
Narrator: "The son of a single mom. Proud father of two daughters. President Obama knows that women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn't just unfair, it hurts families. So the first law he signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help ensure that women are paid the same as men for doing the exact same work. Because President Obama knows fairness for women means a stronger middle class for America."
The takeaway is Democrat Obama's attempt to reach out to female voters by highlighting the Ledbetter legislation, named for a former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. supervisor who sued the company for paying her less than male workers. She lost her case when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that her lawsuit claiming discrimination wasn't filed in a timely manner. The law signed by Obama loosened the requirements for filing pay discrimination litigation.
The airing of the ad comes at a time when the two major parties are bitterly divided over proposed legislation that Democrats say would strengthen current equal pay laws by requiring employers to prove that any salary differences in the workplace aren't based on gender. Senate Republicans earlier this month successfully killed the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, with some arguing that it would be burdensome on small employers.
Another Obama ad begins with Romney, as candidate for governor of Massachusetts, addressing taxes. That is followed by an increasingly rapid sequence of photos of what the Obama campaign considers to be recipients of tax and fee hikes under Romney's administration.
Romney: "I'm going to reduce taxes, I'm going to roll back taxes." Narrator: "As governor, Mitt Romney did cut taxes, on millionaires like himself. But he raised taxes and fees on everyone else 1.5 billion, over a thousand fee hikes on health care, on school bus rides, on milk, on driver's licenses, on nursing homes, on lead poisoning prevention, on meat and poultry inspection, on fishermen, gun owners, on nurses, on electricians, on hospitals, on funeral homes, on health services...Romney economics didn't work then and won't work now."
The takeaway is Obama's continued attempt to paint Romney as a man whose economic policies favor wealthy Americans over everyone else. Romney has argued that he cut the state income tax rate in Massachusetts from 5.3 percent to 5 percent, engineered a $250 million tax rebate, made the state's investment tax credit permanent, provided property tax relief to senior citizens and turned a weekend into a sales tax holiday.
Obama: "I talk to folks on rope lines, in coffee shops, people who have been out of work. You can tell it wears on them." Narrator: "He's fought to pull us out of economic crisis for three years and he still is. President Obama's plan keeps taxes down for the middle class, invests in education and asks the wealthy to pay their fair share. Mitt Romney and his billionaire allies can spend millions to distort the president's words but they're not interested in rebuilding the middle class. He is."
The takeaway is Obama's attempt to show he cares about the middle class and its struggles. Romney says his own economic plan would reduce taxes, spending, regulations and government programs while increasing trade, energy production, human capital and labor flexibility.
Narrator: "What would a Romney presidency be like? Day one, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone Pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked. President Romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that reward job creators, not punish them. President Romney issues order to begin replacing Obamacare with common sense health care reform. That's what a Romney presidency will be like."
The takeaway is Romney's attempt to show that he can create jobs immediately, beginning with construction in the United States of a proposed shortcut to an existing pipeline that brings oil into this country from Canada. Although Obama supports extension of the existing pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, his administration has opposed the shortcut, much to the glee of environmentalists. But Republicans have said the shortcut would help lower gas prices.
Romney's continued calls for tax cuts to help spark economic growth are constantly met with counter-arguments from Obama and fellow Democrats that American corporations have enjoyed enormous profits of late and that wealthy citizens can afford to help create jobs without further tax cuts.
Republicans vow to repeal the health care reforms pushed by Obama, claiming they represent unconstitutional mandates. Obama backers, in turn, have argued that those reforms are modeled after the ones advocated by Romney and instituted in Massachusetts when he was governor. Many political pundits and national news outlets expect the U.S. Supreme Court to address this issue Thursday.
The ad shows negative headlines on the economy, an empty warehouse, an unemployment line and a portion of an Obama White House press conference.
Narrator: "America's jobless rate just went up again. But after a record 40 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent, President Obama insists..." Obama: "The private sector is doing fine." Narrator: "Twenty-three million Americans can't find full-time jobs. Thirty percent have been out of work for over a year. And under Obama nearly 800,000 more women are unemployed." Obama: "The private sector is doing fine, private sector is doing fine."
The takeaway is Restore Our Future's attempt to convince viewers that Obama has a poor economic record, one that isn't showing any progress.
Obama and his backers say the economy is showing signs of a rebound. His oft-used press conference quote from earlier this month came in the context of his claim that the private sector created 4.3 million jobs over the past 27 months. Still, Obama has conceded that the economy is not where it needs to be, prompting his call for Congress to increase spending on highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects he says will create jobs.