Briefs

Daily Current: Nevada’s Weed Gamble: One Year Later

BY: - June 30, 2018

Dana Gentry’s story Saturday highlights a series in the Current marking Sunday’s one-year anniversary of legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. Stories in the series so far: Weed legal, but can still separate families Are job drug tests for weed on the way out? Is the Green rush leaving women and minorities behind? Cash, cleanliness, black […]

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Daily Current: Just one link

BY: - June 29, 2018

Apologies, I’m traveling home today and don’t have time to glean the news. But I do want to share a piece from Josh Kurtz, editor of Maryland Matters, who was among several journalists from nonprofit publications it was my good fortune to meet, visit with and learn from in Washington D.C. over the last couple […]

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Daily Current: Oh look the Supreme Court is horrifying

BY: - June 28, 2018

Now, Kennedy? Really? This about sums it up. “What is Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy? It might very well amount to dust. And it seems he’s fine with that.” Union no. On the bright side (where I’m always looking), Kennedy was already in the can for lo the many forces hell-bent on making life harder for […]

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Daily Current: Area time warp may explain much

BY: - June 27, 2018

Schlepping Day. I, your beloved author of your beloved Daily Current, will be traveling today and for the rest of the week so the Daily Current may not present the full measure of comprehensive analysis and indispensable insight to which you have become accustomed. Deal. A star is born. In these, our troubled times, happy, […]

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Joe Heck killed a zebra, on purpose

BY: - June 26, 2018

Over the last several months, more than once it may have crossed your mind that if there’s one person who may be happy he lost an election, it’s former Nevada Republican congressman Joe Heck. Heck, you may remember, lost the U.S. Senate race to Catherine Cortez Masto in 2016. A month before the election, and […]

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Daily Current: The short American century

BY: - June 26, 2018

Still, it was a good run while it lasted. Four legitimately appointed and confirmed Supreme Court justices plus Neil Gorsuch equals five, and that’s more than the four dissenters, so Trump’s travel ban is upheld. When combined with zero tolerance, trade wars, alienating our best and most trusted allies, dismantling post-WWII international institutions, and general […]

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Attorney General Sessions, in the Peppermill, with the false choice

BY: - June 25, 2018

“What is the compassionate and right thing to do?” asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Reno Monday, according to the text of his prepared remarks delivered to the National Association of School Resource Officers. “The compassionate thing to do is to protect our children from drugs and violence, put criminals in jail, and secure our […]

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Daily Current: So, was it good for you?

BY: - June 25, 2018

Shaky. Cookie. So what do you call someone who returned your campaign contributions, refused to endorse your candidacy, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his state’s governor to blast your health care policy, sat and giggled, excruciatingly, while you humiliated him (and, by extension, his state), and who then spent an entire year doing everything he could to […]

Protesters plotting, planning for Trump visit: UPDATE

BY: - June 22, 2018

Updated June 22, 2018 Las Vegans are expected to brave a high of 111 degrees Saturday to demonstrate their outrage over President Donald Trump’s efforts to deter immigration by separating asylum-seeking families at the Mexican border. Trump abandoned the effort after a tidal wave of criticism further threatened the political futures of his supporters in […]

Metro to decide on $500,000 settlement from 2010 Taser death

BY: - June 22, 2018

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Fiscal Affairs Committee is expected to decide Monday whether to approve a settlement in the 2010 death of Anthony Jones. The committee’s recommendation is to approve the $500,000 settlement as a “compromise of a disputed claim.” Jones was pulled over during a traffic stop in December 2010, during which […]

WaPo: Sandoval, Heller & “gamesmanship” bring federal aid to already booming county

BY: - June 22, 2018

Storey County, home of Tesla’s battery factory, won a lucrative federal designation as an “Opportunity Zone” – at the expense of other Nevada towns – as a result of lobbying by Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller, and Nevada brothel owner Lance Gilman, the Washington Post reports. The story reports that businessmen in Dayton are […]

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Daily Current: Heller made his bet

BY: - June 22, 2018

Dizzy Dean. This week Dean Heller scrambled to distance himself from Trump’s border omnishambles. If, as seems likely, Heller is belittled and demeaned in his own state by Trump this weekend, Ron Brownstein states an obvious point Heller may (or may not) want to consider: “…by any reasonable standard, Capitol Hill Republicans marched themselves in […]