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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, Trumpism and the Nevada primary

By: - June 10, 2018

Early voting ended Friday and Election Day is Tuesday. But the most momentous day of Nevada’s 2018 primary campaign came and went in March, when Trump ordered one of his gushing sycophants to step aside and make way for another. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/974683485322596352 Could Danny Tarkanian have beaten Dean Heller? Had Trump stayed out of it, absolutely. […]

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Daily Current: Of course, it wasn’t really about hockey

By: - June 8, 2018

Dang. Then again, DANG! I didn’t move here until seven years after the Rebels won the national championship in 1990, so I can’t compare that to the spirit and enthusiasm and sense of community (not something typically associated with Las Vegas) that has marked the season of the Golden Knights. Would the Knights experience, taken […]

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Daily Current: Nevada’s offering to the Bezos god; Trump’s innovative affordable housing plan

By: - June 7, 2018

Trump administration’s innovative affordable housing strategy. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plan would raise rent on low-income people in Las Vegas by 20.7 percent, or $820 a year, and 46 percent of those affected would be children, according to a new analysis from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities released to the AP. […]

Discrimination victims win at Dotty’s

By: - June 6, 2018

The company that owns Dotty’s, the ubiquitous strip mall slot parlors, will pay a $3.5 million to victims of discrimination to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC said in a statement Wednesday. “Since at least 2012, Nevada Restaurant Services violated federal law by maintaining a well-established companywide practice […]

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Daily Current: To protect and pimp; Bed bugs, ugh!; California is evil (yawn); guns aren’t

By: - June 6, 2018

This is normal. Judges, and cops, and pimps, and the FBI has been investigating Metro because cops and pimps, and there’s a whole back story of seedy tawdry sketchy behavior & characters, and seriously, WTF?!? (Aside: With the exception of George Knapp & KLAS, this whole bizarro world/underworld has been all but ignored by area […]

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Nevada has an affordable housing crisis, but no affordable housing policy

By: - June 6, 2018

In 1940, the median value of a single-family home in the U.S. was $2,938. Well, it was 1940. Gas was 18 cents a gallon. You could get a Ford sedan (this was back when Ford still made sedans) for less than $800. A loaf of bread was 8 cents. Adjusted for inflation, 18 cents for […]

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Daily Current, June 5

By: - June 5, 2018

Welcome to the very first ever in the history of your whole life Daily Current! You’ll likely want to record this day, for posterity. In the future, the Daily Current will look far and wide, scouring the cyberwasteland, as it were, for Nevada and Nevada-related stories to share with you and render astute color commentary […]

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A note from the editor

By: - June 5, 2018

Several weeks ago when I first publicly, if softly, announced on Twitter that a new online news site was coming to Nevada, one of the most common responses was along the lines of “good, the more news the better” – especially from longtime Nevada journalists: This is great news for Nevada. Another independent news site […]