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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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Henderson police union endorses Lee in CD3

By: - August 24, 2020

In a campaign email last week, Nevada Republican congressional candidate Dan Rodimer boasted he “got the endorsement of every single law enforcement organization across the state.” But he didn’t. Rodimer was referring to his endorsement from the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), an umbrella organization of which several police unions in the state are […]

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Obama calls for preserving thing Republicans despise: Democracy

By: - August 20, 2020

People are broke and everything is horrible and Senate Republicans went on vacation without doing anything about it.  “It’s incredibly disrespectful to all Americans when issues for the greater good are put on the back burner for partisan objectives,” Nevada’s only Republican in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei, tweeted earlier this month. Great point, Mark Amodei. […]

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War on the West!

Pendley sacrificed to save vulnerable western GOP senators

By: - August 16, 2020

The anti-government, anti-public lands extremist tapped by Donald Trump to direct the Bureau of Land Management won’t get the job after all. Trump is withdrawing the nomination. Jacky Rosen welcomed the decision. She had joined a group of her fellow Senate Democrats hoping to thwart William Perry Pendley’s nomination to head the agency that oversees […]

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Kamala Harris

Harris not really ‘radical left,’ just pretending, says … Trump?

By: - August 11, 2020

It’s official: Donald Trump’s juvenile talent for assigning schoolyard nicknames peaked with “Little Marco.” The research, analysis, and gauging of political and policy considerations that went into Joe Biden’s search for a vice presidential pick culminated Tuesday in the selection of an exceptionally eloquent U.S. senator and former California attorney general who will be the […]

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Trump’s $400: Don’t hold your breath

By: - August 9, 2020

If — and it’s a big if — Nevadans ever receive additional unemployment benefits announced by President Donald Trump, it won’t be any time soon, the payments won’t last very long, and they almost assuredly won’t be $400 a week. Trump signed a memorandum Saturday that he claimed would give unemployed people $400 a week. […]

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shady. just sayin

Voting by mail hasn’t ‘made it impossible’ for GOP to win Nevada. Trump has.

By: - August 3, 2020

You may recall back in May one of Donald Trump’s daily dozens of hissy fits was directed at Nevada’s mail-in voting system. In that instance, Trump threatened to withhold federal funds.  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1263094958417985538?s=20 There is nothing about Trump’s career, personal life, or performance as president indicating he cares if something is illegal or someone is cheating. […]

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Shielding your boss from justice won’t bring conventions back

By: - July 30, 2020

Republicans have finally come up with a plan to fight the Covid and the accompanying economic misery and despair: Bomb it to smithereens. As federal unemployment benefits expire, the economy appears to be weaker instead of stronger, and working mothers agonize over how they’re going to pay the bills and watch their school-less children, Senate […]

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shiny

Gold hit $1,898.70 an ounce today and that means almost nothing for Nevada

By: - July 23, 2020

The price of gold has been rising more quickly this week than any week since it started its covid-spawned climb in March. It opened Monday at $1,808. It closed Thursday at $1,883, after trading within $1.30 of $1,900 earlier in the day. What? Just because Nevada failed to increase mining’s tax burden during this month’s […]

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Nuclear power: Still a rip-off after all these years

By: - July 23, 2020

Nuclear waste is probably the last thing on the minds of Nevadans these days, what with … everything.  But Nevada politicians, industries, and people have expended untold jillions of FTE hours fighting Yucca Mountain over more than three decades. So Nevadans may be interested to know that the industry trying to ram that waste down […]

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There’s never a states’ rights hero around when you need one

By: - July 21, 2020

In Portland, Oregon, unidentified armed assailants dressed in military fatigues have been snatching people off the streets, piling them into unmarked vans, and taking them away. Just as the founders intended. No, seriously, the founders must have intended for that to happen. Otherwise the people who are always proclaiming their worship of rights, and freedom, […]

gross

Nearly half Nevada’s gold mines paid no mining taxes in 2019

By: - July 16, 2020

Of 30 operating gold mines in Nevada in 2019, 14 of them declared enough deductions to zero out their state mining tax bill. The combined value of the gold produced at those 14 mines was $716.5 million dollars. That’s only about a tenth of $7.6 billion worth of minerals, overwhelmingly gold, produced in the state […]

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musk tesla sandoval heller

Tesla, Amazon & gold are way up. The ‘battle born’ response: So what?

By: - July 15, 2020

On March 18, the day Nevada’s casinos had to close, Tesla stock was trading at $361. It closed Tuesday at $1,516.80. On March 16, the day before Gov. Steve Sisolak announced casinos would have to close, Amazon was trading at $1,689. It closed Tuesday at $3,084. About the same time the Nevada Legislature began its […]