Latest Endorsement: Clark County Black Caucus

Endorsement

We are pleased to announce that you have earned endorsement from the Clark County Black Caucus in your upcoming primary election. We have attached our logo for your use in any campaign materials, however it cannot be altered and must be used in the color and design as presented here.

Also, please be advised that we will actively promote our list of endorsed candidates to the greater Clark County area in support of your primary campaign. If you do not have a primary and are on the list, we wanted to provide you with an EARLY endorsement to show our early support for your candidacy. We wish you success in your primary and hope to see you in the general election.

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your willingness to serve our community.

CCBC Endorsement Recommendation Committee

Pop-up marriage license office at McCarran for Valentine’s Day (and others!)

The Clark County Clerk’s Office will temporarily open a pop-up marriage license office at McCarran International Airport from Feb. 9 to 17, to help couples obtain marriage licenses faster and easier during the busy Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Chinese New Year holidays.

The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 9 through Feb. 17, and will be located in the baggage claim area in Terminal 1. The open dates also include the Chinese New Year on Feb. 16. The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses and will accept credit card payments.

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Vietnam Veteran and Wife of Nearly 50 Years Renew Their Vows in Special Veterans Day Event

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — In a special “thank you” to our nation’s veterans today, the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce sponsored free ceremonies for military couples.

The day-long event is called “Las Vegas Marries the Military” and many of the couples are renewing their vows, including one couple at the Ace of Hearts Chapel. They’re celebrating a nearly 50-year commitment.

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Las Vegas Offers Military Free Weddings

LAS VEGAS OFFERS MILITARY FREE WEDDINGS

Courage, sacrifice, bravery, are not only words to the men and women serving in the military and our veterans who have served; they are a way of life.

Las Vegas’ legacy as the marriage capital of the world began in 1931 when it passed a law allowing couples to be married on the spot with no wait times and no blood tests. That began a storied course of beginnings for celebrities and millions of families. Now that legacy is being extended to active military and veterans.

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Clark County Changes Rules for Fake Marriages

By Michael Scott Davidson Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya has seen futures threatened by a single piece of missing paper.

The document is a marriage certificate. In the U.S. it could be vital to collecting a bevy of benefits, including those tied to health insurance, taxes and Social Security.

But for any of the tens of thousands of couples who tie the knot in Las Vegas each year, those benefits could be off the table if the officiant never files the proper paperwork with Goya.

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Las Vegas Wedding Industry Wants To Boost Marriage Rate

By Bailey Schulz Las Vegas Review-Journal

Matthew and Christi Zenner started planning their wedding in their home state of Washington, but it didn’t take long for them to call it quits. All of the necessary arrangements — from the venue to the guest list — soon became too overwhelming, Christi Zenner said.

Her husband, Matthew Zenner, said they switched plans and booked a Las Vegas wedding instead for a quick, easy destination wedding.

“When you’re thinking about a low-maintenance, stress-free wedding, Vegas is what comes to mind,” he said.

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Getting Name Change After Marriage Could Become Easier In Nevada

CARSON CITY — It may be easier for someone who gets hitched in Nevada to get a name change.

Assembly Bill 204 would require that the new name a bride or groom plans to use after marrying be listed on the marriage license and certificate.

The bill allows a newly married person to change middle and or last names. For example, someone could change a middle name to his or her former last name and take on a spouse’s last name.

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Getting Married On Valentine’s Day? Preapply And Avoid Rush

Couples hoping to marry on Valentine’s Day can streamline their plans by preapplying for marriage licenses.

The days just before and after Valentine’s Day are the busiest days of the year at Clark County’s Marriage License Bureau, and lines are expected to be long, the county clerk’s office said.

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‘Las Vegas Is Truly The Romance Capital Of The World’

With Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, our wedding chapels will shift into overdrive for romantic couples wanting to tie the knot or renew their vows. The economic impact from wedding tourism here is $2 billion. That was the 2015 figure computed for me by county clerk Lynn Goya.

Lynn also told me that of the annual 40 million-plus visitors, 4 percent are here to get married or renew vows. In 2015, 350,000 couples traveled here to get married, and 80 percent of them were younger than 40. “Yes, Millennials are getting married,” said Lynn. “And one-quarter of all the duos from Britain fly here just to get married.”

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Couple Helps County Set Milestone For Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jennifer Dickerson’s divorce from her husband of seven years was finalized on Thursday. The next morning, Dickerson’s ex-husband drove her and fiancée Amanda Falzone, 34, to the airport.

The women flew from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas, where they became the 10,000th same-sex couple to obtain a marriage license in Clark County.

“Being in love is awesome,” Dickerson gushed to gathered media on Friday afternoon. “And being able to share it with everybody, and now, all of Las Vegas, is awesome!”

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