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SEIA Urges Energy Task Force to Build on Solar Innovation in Nevada

Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF). By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar.

Secretary Jewell Approves Utility-Scale Solar Project on Tribal Land in Nevada

As part of President Obama’s commitment to build strong, sustainable tribal communities and theClimate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and First Solar to announce approval of the 100-megawatt Aiya Solar Project on tribal trust land in Clark County, Nevada. Secretary Jewell’s visit to Nevada was the last of a three-state tour to highlight Obama Administration efforts to support renewable energy.

TITUS ANNOUNCES $2.1 MILLION CRIMINAL JUSTICE GRANT FOR NEVADA

Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced a $2,135,648 Department of Justice grant to the Nevada Department of Public Safety for enhancing the criminal justice system in the state.

REP. TITUS ANNOUNCES $4.6 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District and member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs announced $4,650,743 in grants to fight veteran homelessness in Nevada.

Guilty Verdict In Home Invasion Case

The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office announces a conviction in a recent trial involving charges of home invasion, coercion and false imprisonment. The charges stem from a May, 2016 incident and were committed in violation of an extended protection order obtained by the victim in the case. The defendant faces up to 26 years in prison and will be sentenced later this year

Reid Announces $5.4 Million For Nevada Airports

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced $5,473,224 in U.S. Department of Transportation grants to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State. The grants will fund projects at Las Vegas’ McCarran International, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Battle Mountain Airports. Senator Reid has secured nearly $18 million in funding for Nevada’s airports so far this year.

Heck’s Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) called the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (H.R. 1816) was signed into law Friday as part of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. The House passed the bill by a vote of 427-0 in February and the Senate approved the measure on July 15.

Crossroads Program to Hold Awards Ceremony

Reno, Nevada. - June 28, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- A special awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional...

LBG REAL ESTATE COMPANIES Completes Sale of Single-Tenant Home Depot in Henderson, NV for...

LBG REAL ESTATE COMPANIES, LLC (LBG), a Southern California-based investor in retail real estate, in partnership with Aviva Investors Real Estate Capital Partners I-A, LP, announce that they have completed the sale of a prime, single-tenant net-lease property in Henderson NV to an undisclosed buyer at a sale price of $23,162,717. The sale of the property was brokered by Chris Kostanecki and Dave Lucas of Capital Pacific in Las Vegas, NV.

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owners of Carson City, Nevada, Rental Properties

The Justice Department announced today that Carson City, Nevada, rental property owners Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson have agreed to pay $36,000 to resolve allegations that they discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Washoe County is seeking public input on code relating to accessory structures on vacant...

The Washoe County Community Services Department’s Planning and Development Division is hosting a public workshop and open house regarding proposed amendments to Washoe County Code Chapter 110 (Development Code). The proposed updates focus on accessory structures and uses located on vacant property adjacent to a lot with a home or other established main use, and when both properties are under the same ownership.

Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) received a boost to its fleet after the Board of Fire Commissioners approved two new water tender fire trucks at Tuesday’s meeting. TMFPD Chief Charles Moore said the new trucks will increase reliability to the fleet. He said the trucks will take about nine months to build.

Forté Specialty Contractors Hires Greg Hellem as Superintendent

Forté Specialty Contractors, a Las Vegas-based construction company specializing in building for the experience for restaurants, nightclubs, museum exhibits and themed, experiential venues, has announced the hire of Greg Hellem as superintendent. Based in the company’s Las Vegas headquarters, Hellem will be responsible for providing leadership to the on-site staff to supervise the quality of work and to ensure projects are completed on-time and on-budget. Hellem’s first project with Forté will be working on Wynn’s newest nightclub, Intrigue.

ULI to Advise Reno, Nevada on Virginia Street Corridor

This week, an eight-person panel of nationally renowned land use, design, and urban planning experts will visit Reno, Nevada to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), specifically will be researching the economic vitality and activation of the Virginia Street Corridor by considering land use, design, and transportation elements from the University of Nevada, Reno (17th Street) to Meadowood Mall (McCarran Boulevard).

Washoe County Assessor’s Office releases data on 2016/2017 property valuation appeals

Washoe County Assessor Michael Clark released information regarding property valuation appeals for the 2016 Washoe County Board of Equalization session, which was held throughout the month of February

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Nevada Short Sale Information – FTC Cracks Down on Loan Modification...

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”

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SEIA Urges Energy Task Force to Build on Solar Innovation in...

Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF). By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar.