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Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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Trump’s suit against Nevada tossed as ‘speculative’

By: - September 21, 2020

A federal judge Friday dismissed the Trump campaign lawsuit against Nevada legislation requiring ballots to be sent to all active voters. The campaign was joined in the suit by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party.  In his ruling, Judge James Mahan said the plaintiffs’ claims that voting by mail would lead to […]

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RBG’s death hits a rattled nation with a double punch

By: - September 19, 2020

In normal times, the country would pause to mourn the passing and celebrate the life of a brilliant, brave and inspirational trailblazer. But it’s 2020. A statement from former Nevada U.S. Sen. Harry Reid reflected the double punch of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday night at age 87. Ginsburg “represented a level […]

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How to work in bars these days: County issues dos and don’ts

By: - September 17, 2020

Clark County bars can reopen at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.  A task force created by a governor’s directive announced the reopening of bars in Clark and Elko counties, stipulating that employees must wear masks, and establishments have to adhere to a 50 percent capacity limit. Bars were allowed to reopen in Washoe and Nye […]

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Lee among bipartisan group hoping to break stimulus impasse

By: - September 16, 2020

A $1,200 check for everybody and at least $450 in federal unemployment benefits through January. Those are a couple of the items in a bipartisan proposal designed to break the stimulus relief impasse in Washington  With few signs that talks between the Senate and House on fresh relief legislation are going anywhere, a group of […]

Former Nevada ITT students to get $6.2 million in debt relief

By: - September 15, 2020

Former Nevada students of the bankrupt ITT Technical Institute will get $6.2 million in debt relief under a national $330 million judgment announced Thursday. Nevada was one of 48 states settling with PEAKS Trust, an affiliate of Deutsche Bank that was lending to former students at the for-profit college. “Thousands of Nevada students have been […]

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You know who likes Biden? Nevada seniors, poll says.

By: - September 14, 2020

A New York Times-Sienna College poll conducted earlier this month and released last week surveyed the presidential race in four competitive states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Joe Biden led Donald Trump by 4 points among the 462 Nevada likely voters surveyed, 46 percent to 42 percent. Across all four states combined Biden had […]

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Trump brings search for boogeyman to Nevada superspreader rallies

By: - September 14, 2020

It would be nice if Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in Nevada over the weekend are remembered just for spreading lies and not the coronavirus. But that modest hope, like hope in general in the fourth year of Trump’s occupation of the White House, was blown to smithereens Sunday night when Trump packed thousands of people […]

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Big bad Sisolak torments poor little Trump (according to Laxalt, anyway)

By: - September 9, 2020

“Outrageous!” Adam Laxalt, the face and presumptive future of the Nevada Republican Party tweeted Wednesday, on the news that Donald Trump had canceled his Nevada rallies in Reno and Las Vegas this weekend. “Welcome to Sisolak’s Nevada – home of partisan political retribution. This is unprecedented – to cancel an incumbent President’s campaign stop inside […]

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The circus is coming

By: - September 8, 2020

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Reno Saturday and Las Vegas Sunday. A bunch of maskless people will crowd airport-area venues in both towns and spread the coronavirus among each other so they can then distribute it in their respective communities. Trump will say Trump things, and then he will leave. At least let’s hope […]

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Fiore plays in dirt

By: - September 3, 2020

Here is a false, discredited and despicable thing disgraceful Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore recklessly trumpeted Wednesday. “One of the things that we don’t report,” Fiore said during a council meeting, “is that the thousand deaths that we have had here in the state of Nevada, CDC’s reports were 6 percent, out of the […]

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Psst … casinos might be – gasp! – covid superspreaders

By: - August 27, 2020

Early this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak was asked if casinos might be closed again. “All or our options remain open,” the governor said. “If we identify that is the major problem, that’s where infections are coming from, we would have to take appropriate action. Is it the casino or the pools of the casino? Is […]

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$300 a week. For 3 weeks. Maybe. Eventually.

By: - August 26, 2020

Spoon in a flood, meet model of inefficiency. Nevada will be the latest state to apply for that $300 a week federal unemployment benefit. The benefit was announced with here-I-am-to-save-the-day fanfare by Donald Trump at one of his golf courses earlier this month, just as Senate Republicans were going on a nearly month-long vacation without […]