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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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GOP governor hopefuls have met the enemy and it is … Brian Sandoval

By: - February 9, 2022

In 2018, when he was seeking reelection, then-U.S. Sen. Dean Heller ran campaign ads featuring testimonials from then-popular Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Tuesday, trying to gain traction in a crowded Republican primary for governor, Heller said Sandoval’s signature fiscal accomplishment, a tax on businesses with more than $4 million in gross revenue, is “the biggest […]

State starts getting orders of free at-home COVID tests

By: - February 4, 2022

A “small delivery” of free at-home COVID tests have arrived in Nevada and will be distributed in Ely in the next few days, according to the governor’s office. The tests are the first of almost 600,000 tests ordered by the state, made available by federal funding. Additional deliveries are expected to arrive in Nevada and […]

COMMENTARY

C’mon Nevada, let’s get out there and give up

By: - February 3, 2022

For all the trials and tribulations that have pummeled public schools, especially the last couple years, the single largest hindrance to educational performance has been the same as it was for decades, and it has nothing to do with what goes on in the classroom, on the home computer screen, or at school board meetings: […]

COMMENTARY

Stacked systems & a stacked court force Democrats to take rearguard action

By: - January 30, 2022

Republicans hold a very solid 6 to 3 majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. Stephen Breyer, one of the three justices who was not appointed by a Republican, is retiring. If and when the person Joe Biden nominates to fill the vacancy is confirmed, the Republicans will … hold a very solid 6 to 3 […]

January 6 panel subpoenas Nevada fake electors McDonald, DeGraffenreid

By: and - January 28, 2022

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas Friday to 14 fake electors from seven states, including Nevada State Republican Party Michael McDonald and state party vice chairman James DeGraffenreid. The committee is seeking information “about your role and participation in the purported slate of electors casting votes […]

COMMENTARY

The indispensable role played by fake electors in a real insurrection

By: - January 25, 2022

“7 states have transmitted dual slates of electors to the President of the Senate,” reads the first sentence of a “January 6 scenario” memo prepared last year by lawyer John Eastman for then-President Donald Trump’s legal team. Under the scenario, which was reportedly presented to then-Vice President Mike Pence two days before the mob invaded […]

COMMENTARY

Don’t do it Dems. Don’t give up on cash benefits for working families.

By: - January 16, 2022

If the District of Columbia had two U.S. senators, they would assuredly be Democrats, nobody would care what Joe Manchin thinks, and 350,000 or so Nevada families would still be receiving direct monthly payments under the expanded child tax credit program because the Build Back Better bill would be law. But no. So now what? […]

Taking a coronavirus ‘pause,’ CCSD cancels classes Friday and Tuesday

By: - January 11, 2022

The Clark County School District Tuesday announced that there will be no school on Friday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 18 “due to the extreme staffing shortages based on the high number of positive COVID-19 cases.” The cancelled school days combined with the Martin Luther King Day holiday Monday creates a five-day “pause” which “will […]

NV has 2nd highest unemployment rate in U.S. despite 2nd highest employment growth

By: - December 21, 2021

The employment report for November recently released by state officials reiterates the long-standing observation of politicians, analysts, and working Nevadans: The state was among the hardest hit by the pandemic, and its recovery, as anticipated, is a long hard slog. Nevada has had the nation’s highest, or nearly highest, unemployment rate throughout the pandemic. That […]

COMMENTARY

Only in District 1

By: - December 19, 2021

Sometimes members of Congress or other public persons might accidentally “drop the F bomb,” as the kids used to say, in public. That’s not what Dina Titus, the Democrat who represents Nevada’s first congressional district, did at an AFL-CIO meeting Wednesday. She didn’t inadvertently drop the word. Titus deliberately deployed it. The congresswoman’s colorful language […]

COMMENTARY
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Las Vegas airport rids itself of a crummy name

By: - December 15, 2021

“I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished….we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of […]

COMMENTARY

Republicans have no inflation policy, but they’re loving inflation politics

By: - December 9, 2021

“Sky-high inflation,” said Adam Laxalt, while rattling off “failures of Joe Biden’s agenda” in a statement to CNN. Citing “historically bad inflation” while hammering the Democrats’ Build Back Better agenda, the National Republican Senatorial Committee says “vulnerable Democrats like … Catherine Cortez Masto have already made clear where they stand: they’re 100% on board with […]