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UPDATE: Execution halted because it’s bad for business

BY: - July 11, 2018

UPDATE: District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez effectively halted Nevada’s planned execution of Scott Dozier Wednesday by ruling in favor of a drug company that argued Nevada had obtained drugs it plans to use for lethal injection on the sly, and that using the drug for lethal injection would harm the company. Executions are one thing. But […]

Metro still mum on New Year’s Eve accidental shooting

BY: - July 10, 2018

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are refusing to disclose the outcome of an internal investigation into Officer Al Beas’ New Year’s Eve accidental discharge of a police rifle on the Las Vegas Strip.    A bystander was grazed by the bullet from the semi-automatic rifle, but because the shooting was accidental, not a use-of-force, the public […]

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Poll: Rosen up by 3, Trump only upside down by 9 in Nevada

BY: - July 10, 2018

Survey says. Axios/Survey Monkey poll has Jacky Rosen up by 3 over Dean Heller. The poll also reports Trump’s approval in Nevada at 45 and his disapproval at 54, which is not upside-down enough to warrant full faith and creditable regard for the judgment of the people of Nevada as a whole, frankly. Meantime, earlier […]

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But will the 2020 GOP convention mar the Las Vegas image?

BY: - July 9, 2018

  Putting the Vegas brand at risk? Las Vegas and Charlotte are reportedly in the running to host the 2020 Blessed Thanksgiving for The New Nation of Gilead, or as the media will call it, the Republican National Convention. Some people in Charlotte are a-scared of hosting the convention, because Trump. Meantime, it seems like […]

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About Douglass & Trump

BY: - July 5, 2018

For the 4th of July, the Current ran excerpts from the famous Fourth of July speech Frederick Douglass delivered in 1852. The speech is rather long, selecting excerpts was a bigger job than I thought it’d be, and I’m sure people with more expertise will object to my selections/omissions. But I wanted to run it […]

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National labor union weighs in on Question 3

BY: - July 3, 2018

Someone new has chimed in on the contentious energy-regulation measure that is Question 3. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on Monday issued a strongly worded statement in opposition of the ballot measure, calling it an “anti-worker, anti-consumer initiative.” Question 3 would require the Nevada Legislature to establish an open, […]

ACLU: ‘Stonewalling… secrecy’ surround first NV execution in 12 years

BY: - July 3, 2018

Update: The Nevada Department of Corrections issued a press release listing the lethal injection drugs it will be using, which includes midazolam, fentanyl and cisatracurium. Days before Nevada’s first execution in 12 years, the ACLU of Nevada is challenging the Nevada Department of Corrections’ transparency regarding the drugs being used. “The Nevada Department of Corrections has […]

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Daily Current: Sex, fireworks, pastry… something for everyone

BY: - July 3, 2018

Oh sure, they say they’re not gonna snitch. On the Current this morning, Jeniffer Solis asks folks in a fireworks-happy neighborhood if they’re going use the Clark County’s new anonymous website to report fireworks-happy neighborhoods. Spoiler: “…if you’re serious about the problem you go after the source,” was the best answer. Sex Workers of the […]

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Daily Current: Whose dumb idea was it to have the 4th fall on a Wednesday?

BY: - July 2, 2018

Weird work week, no? Some people, s’pose, might have stockpiled some vacation time and so are taking Monday & Tuesday off or Thursday & Friday off, and cobbling together five days off without losing any pay. Cool! Other people – oh, a conservative guesstimate is between a quarter and a third of Nevada’s workforce – […]

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 […]