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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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Even their ungulates are assholes

Nevada not good enough for Texas AG’s fancy pants lawsuit

By: - December 8, 2020

Donald Trump’s lawyers have filed twelvety-seven or whatever lawsuits in Nevada to overturn Joe Biden’s victory here, so we must be pretty important. But maybe not that important. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a suit directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin must have done the election wrong, […]

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Here comes the Guv

If mining wins again it’ll be Sisolak’s fault

By: - December 4, 2020

The Nevada Legislature meets in eight weeks. Everyone who expects the 2021 session to be productive raise their hands. Seeing no hands… Ha just kidding.  Probably.  Sure, Democrats don’t have a two-thirds majority in either house. In fact there are less of them now than there were in the last session, when Democrats at least […]

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Should the Victorville train be derailed? Let the market decide.

By: - November 20, 2020

In July, Nevada officials unanimously, and gushingly, approved $200 million in private activity bonds to fund an investment company’s train to Victorville. California had already authorized issuing $600 million in the tax-exempt bonds for the project. Then in October, project developer Fortress Investment Group announced it had run into a snag: Investors didn’t want to […]

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Clash of the trite ones

By: - November 19, 2020

One last lingering 2020 election race that is yet to be decided pits two towering visionaries against each other in a battle of epic consequences, said no one anywhere. In case you missed it, a) aren’t you lucky? and b) in the race for Clark County Commission District C, Democrat Ross Miller, a former Nevada […]

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Governor: Hole up for 2 weeks, if you can

By: - November 11, 2020

With the coronavirus surging in Nevada and nearly every state in the nation, Gov. Steve Sisolak urged people Tuesday to “to operate in a ‘Stay at Home 2.0’ mentality to get things under control so our public health response infrastructure can catch up.” Citing more than 1,300 cases a day in Nevada over the most […]

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Tin-pot diplomat channels bogus Trump-Laxalt attack on Nevada’s election

By: - November 11, 2020

Oh great, Nevada. As if there weren’t enough clowns trying to nullify the decision of Nevada voters who preferred Joe Biden over Donald Trump by nearly 37,000 (and counting) votes, now the United States Secretary of State has joined the circus. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Mike Pompeo said […]

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Nevada called for Biden, finally; Lee beats Rodimer

By: - November 7, 2020

Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the presidential race in Nevada Saturday morning. Biden’s Nevada lead over Donald Trump grew a couple thousand votes Saturday morning to 25,699 votes, according to results reported by the Secretary of State’s office. The Associated Press then declared Biden the winner. Votes are still being counted in […]

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Sisolak warns state agencies to prep for more budget cuts

By: - November 6, 2020

Nevada cut hundreds of millions of dollars from its state budget during a legislative special session this summer to address a $1.2 billion shortfall.  More cuts may be on the way when the Legislature meets again in February. The governor’s office announced Friday that state agencies have been asked to prepare budget “reserves” of 12 […]

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Trump’s latest junk suit is just another episode of his anti-reality TV show

By: - November 6, 2020

Donald Trump dispatched a C-list Fox News celebrity to Las Vegas Thursday to tell Nevada how it should conduct its election. Matt Schlapp, (“as seen on the screen,” boasts his Twitter bio), along with national Trump campaign official Ric Grenell and aspiring right-wing media personality and Trump Nevada campaign chair Adam Laxalt, held an event […]

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Trump’s suit to stop Clark County vote counting gets tossed

By: - November 2, 2020

Another suit filed by the Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans was tossed out of court Monday. The campaign and the GOP had sued to stop Clark County from counting mail-in ballots. Donald Trump and his campaign surrogates have repeatedly attempted to discredit mail-in ballots, especially those counted after Nov. 3. If successful, the suit would […]

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Oh no, only more than a million Nevadans have voted already!

By: - November 2, 2020

“Is election stress disorder real?” asked a recent headline on the Mayo Clinic’s blog.  Thank you Mayo Clinic but everybody already knows the answer to that. Election Day is Tuesday, but about 1.1 million Nevadans have already cast ballots. That’s already more or less equal to the total number of Nevadans who cast a ballot […]

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Don’t buy their con: Nevada’s actually good at elections

By: - October 29, 2020

Joe Gloria has been the Clark County Registrar of Voters since 2013. Before that he was the Clark County Election Department Administrator for 18 years. In other words, Joe Gloria has been overseeing elections in Nevada nearly three times as long as Adam Laxalt has been in Nevada. Nevada is not renowned for doing public […]