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Heller, Laxalt have slim leads in Reuters/Ipsos poll

BY: - September 19, 2018

Nevada Republican candidates have an edge over Democrats at the top of the ballot in a Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday. Nevada U.S Senator Dean Heller held a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S Representative Jacky Rosen among likely voters, 49 percent to 46 percent. Heller is the only Republican senator defending a seat […]

Fewer Nevadans file for unemployment in August

BY: - September 18, 2018

Nearly 9,600 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nevada in August, a 10.7 percent drop from August of last year, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday. The number of initial claims was also nearly 10 percent lower in August than in July. The average length of unemployment dipped slightly to 13.3 weeks […]

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Gravis Marketing poll: Whoa, if true

BY: - September 17, 2018

A Gravis Marketing poll has Nevada Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak leading his Republican opponent Adam Laxalt, 50 percent to 38 percent. That’s in dramatic contrast to the Reno Gazette-Journal/Suffolk University poll last week showing Sisolak with a slight lead over Laxalt, 37 percent to 35 percent. The Gravis poll broke down respondents by […]

Holder endorses Ford

BY: - September 17, 2018

Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed Democratic candidate for Nevada attorney general Aaron Ford Monday. From a release: “As Attorney General, Aaron Ford will make  protecting Nevada’s families and treating everyone equally under the law his top priorities,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr. “Aaron has the first-hand experience and toughness to protect Nevadans from […]

Activists see double standard in Laxalt’s traffic tickets

BY: - September 14, 2018

Not all traffic stops play out the same way. For Alicia Moya her unpaid traffic violations, including driving without a license, resulted in jail time and spending weeks in an ICE detention center. “I didn’t come from a rich, white suburb like (Attorney General Adam) Laxalt,” Moya says referring to a recent report about Laxalt’s […]

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Alleged witness in FBI probe of Metro Vice found dead

BY: - September 14, 2018

A Las Vegas high fashion model, said by sources to be one of the first witnesses in the FBI’s probe of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s vice squad, was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon. The Clark County Coroner reports Josie Jones, 29, also known as Joset Jones, died of asphyxiation by suicide.  […]

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LV “Mayor’s Fund” established to support underfunded programs

BY: - September 12, 2018

“Tax dollars can’t do everything,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said Wednesday. “We have no state income tax here, which makes it more challenging to do all the things we have to do.” Goodman made those remarks as she announced the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE project, which she described as a way to […]

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UNLV gets good rank for ‘Least Debt’

BY: - September 12, 2018

For the second year in a row, UNLV was named the most diverse undergraduate campus by U.S News and World Report, tied for first place with Rutgers University, Newark. UNLV is a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Education, with the report noting that 29 percent of the student body […]

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Bundy, Hansen, and Lord, oh my

BY: - September 11, 2018

A couple-three observations from the Reno Gazette Journal/Suffolk University poll released Tuesday… Third party candidates are notorious for performing better in polls than in elections. People who tell pollsters they support third party candidates tend to have a gut check in the ballot booth, and end up voting for the candidate who seems to most […]

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Horsford, DCCC to unleash $1 million TV ads

BY: - September 10, 2018

In his first television advertisement, scheduled to begin airing Wednesday, Steven Horsford unloads on congressional Republicans for giving tax breaks to “billionaires and big corporations” at the expense of everyone else.  “We can’t let them win,” he says in the 30 second spot, “A Good Job.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Horsford’s campaign is […]

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Booker endorses Ford

BY: - September 10, 2018

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker endorsed fellow Democrat Aaron Ford for Nevada Attorney General, the only AG candidate Booker has endorsed so far this year. “Whether it is reducing gun violence, fighting for meaningful criminal justice reform, or improving the mental health care system, Aaron Ford will be a persistent advocate for Nevadans as Attorney General,” […]

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A day without the ACA…

BY: - September 7, 2018

Opponents to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are genuinely, and not unreasonably, concerned that the court could ultimately overturn the Affordable Care Act altogether. Seizing on provisions in the Trump-Republican tax bill that eliminated the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act, several red states have launched what amount to legal challenges to […]