Daily Current: Trump in Las Vegas, Laura Bush in the Post

By: - June 18, 2018 8:27 am

Trump raises money for Heller in Las Vegas Saturday. You can be in the same photograph with Trump for a mere $15,000, and for $50,000 you can sit with him. At the same table. While he’s eating. So get those tickets now! Trump will also speak to the Nevada Republican Convention (that will only cost you $80 to $100). All proceeds from both events will to go to support candidates who prefer to pretend Laura Bush didn’t call Trump’s child prison camp policy “immoral.”

To have and have not. Leading the Current this morning, yes, home prices are surging. But there are enough people with money who can afford to buy – the haves – so prices should stabilize rather than pop, bubble-style, say area real estate watchers. Meantime, new jobs are being created but they don’t pay much, so there will be lots of low-income renters – the have-nots. And they will have to pay more because high home prices push up the rent. Fortunately, all of this is nothing that a new football field can’t fix – oh wait, the stadium is in the story too, not fixing things.

What’s next, Clark County? Trump National Golf Course? So asks Patrick Donnelly, the Nevada director of the Center for Biological Diversity, in a Current guest op-ed on a federal land bill the Clark County Commission may ask Congress to pass. The commission is scheduled to vote on a resolution to that effect Tuesday.

Pom-pom economics. Also in the Current, in a commentary published over the weekend the editor unpacks the downside of Nevada’s economic development efforts, and how they continue to divert attention from more pressing priorities. Yes, sacrilege.

Thanks, Obama. You might not know it from the headline, but the R-J reports that Obamacare is good for Nevada.

Cops and pimps. Dana Gentry did a heap of reporting in her threepart series in the Current on the snakepit that is the cozy/creepy relationship between Metro and pimps. And over the weekend Indy columnist John L. Smith wondered if the sheriff and the district attorney might do something about Southern Nevada’s “pimp scandal.”

TVMoJoe. One of the most accomplished journalists around these parts that you might not have heard of is Henderson’s/Hollywood’s Josef Adalian. He’s West Coast editor for Vulture, a NYMag.com publication that covers entertainment. And last week, Adalian’s “Inside the Binge Factory” piece on how Netflix is sort of the boss of TV was on the cover of New York magazine, which, as the other Joe (Biden) would say, is a BFD. Congrats, Joe!

Good luck

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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.