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Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West and Southwestern regions of the United States. It borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the 50 states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas-Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 39° N — Longitude: 117° W

Area: 286,397 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-NV

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Libertarian Party of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Nevada | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 11, fiscal policy rank: 25, regulatory policy rank: 22, personal freedom rank: 3, economic freedom rank: 26
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 225


We Shouldn't Have to Ask the State's Permission to Work, by Robert Fellner, 13 Mar 2017
Discusses occupational licensing laws, focusing on the onerous requirements imposed by the state of Nevada
[Nearly] 31 percent of the Silver State's workforce must first obtain government approval in order to work — the second highest rate nationwide. By comparison, the national rate back in the 1950s was only 4 percent ... Consider the 2011 law that made it a criminal offense to practice music therapy without a license. But even for professions where licensing is appropriate, Nevada is often far too burdensome — with exorbitant fees and prolonged training periods that bear no relationship to the regulation's alleged purpose of safeguarding "life, health, and property."
Why I Am Not a 'Conservative', by Vin Suprynowicz, 13 Jun 2006
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
The 19th century definition of liberal ... was basically a laissez faire type who favored free trade and sound money. True "liberals" wanted low taxes and not much meddlesome regulation ... Such positions are today the lonely terrain of the "third parties," widely reviled as radical wackos. In Nevada, we have the Independent Americans, some of whom are refreshingly bold on these issues, though the party seems unable to drive off an oversized subset of confused, populist conspiracy buffs, anxious to blame all our problems on those timeworn scapegoats: the queer, the pot smoker and the Jew.


Stand-Up Guy, by Drew Carey, Nick Gillespie, Steven Kurtz, Reason, Nov 1997
Interview topics range from Hollywood reactions to Carey's humor, his attitude toward government, the ABC network censor, Las Vegas, drug legalization and more
Reason: ... What do you like about Vegas?
Carey: Vegas is everything that's right with America. You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day. They've effectively legalized everything there. You don't have to gamble if you don't want to. There's tons of churches in Vegas, too: You'll see a church right next to a casino. But a lot of people like gambling, so they make money off it. Nobody forces you to put money in a machine and pull the handle. But the fact is they allow it. Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you. And they've got great schools in Vegas (laughs).

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nevada" as of 2 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.