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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Biden up by 6 in NYT/Siena Nevada poll

By: - October 27, 2020

A New York Times/Siena College poll released one week before Election Day has Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in Nevada by six points, 49 percent to 43 percent. Nevada is polled infrequently compared to other so-called battleground states, but the poll results published Tuesday are in keeping with previous Nevada polls, including the most recent […]

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Trump to hold Nevada rally in Arizona, ‘(Right by Laughlin)!’

By: - October 26, 2020

At first blush it looked like a very efficient use of precious time in the waning days of a campaign: Instead of holding a rally in Arizona or Nevada, hold one on the Arizona-Nevada border, and get lots of local media coverage in two states from a single superspreader. Clever. Especially since this year, for […]


Trump already packed the courts; Biden should reform them (but he won’t)

By: - October 23, 2020

Republicans say if Joe Biden is elected president he’ll “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court with “radical left” judges. Welcome to another installment of “If only things Republicans said were true.” “Court packing” is an imprecise and derogatory phrase. But if, while slinging the phrase around, Republicans mean something along the lines of rejecting long-established institutional […]


Helen Mirren for governor

By: - October 20, 2020

Early in-person voting started and Donald Trump brought his mobile coronavirus distribution center to Carson City, but easily the biggest political news in Nevada last weekend was the revelation that Helen Mirren voted for the very first time in a U.S. election, in Douglas County. The Oscar-winning actress, who has a residence on the Nevada […]

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Nevada relaxes restrictions in move toward convention industry reboot

By: - September 29, 2020

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak made a direct pitch Tuesday to businesses planning conventions and trade shows: Come back. The message was part of relaxed restrictions on gatherings announced by the governor. As of Oct. 1, the limit on weddings, church services and other gatherings will rise from 50 people to 250 people or 50 percent […]


Dan Rodimer is hungover. It’s probably all the Kool-Aid.

By: - September 25, 2020

Dan Rodimer’s campaign made a video riffing on the movie The Hangover. It’s a clever idea. The production quality is quite good for a campaign video. And it makes a convincing case Rodimer should never be in Congress. The video opens with Rodimer waking up, or coming to, in a hotel room strewn with empty […]

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SOS announces online service to track your mail-in ballot

By: - September 22, 2020

When it’s mailed to you. When it’s received by the county. And when it’s counted. The Nevada Secretary of State’s office Tuesday announced it has hooked up with BallotTrax, the nation’s the largest provider of technology to track ballots, to offer Nevada voters a free service to keep track of where their ballot is and […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]