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Daily Current: Las Vegas braces for visit from angry person

BY: - June 21, 2018

“Trump ends separations” declares the headline atop the Las Vegas newspaper this morning. Of course, families are still separated. And Trump & Co. has no clear plan for bringing them back together. “It is a crisis Donald Trump created and always had the power to solve.” That’s Molly Ball’s lede on her story in Time […]

Cortez Masto: Trump started it, and executive order doesn’t fix it

BY: - June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump “caved” – as the New York Times put it – to pressure and signed an executive order to end policy that was separating families at the border, but Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is not impressed. Trump’s order “still enforces his cruel immigration policy that prosecutes parents fleeing violence to protect their […]

Sisolak proposes crowded debates

BY: - June 20, 2018

The more the merrier!  That’s what Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is proclaiming when it comes to political debates this fall. In a letter to his Republican foe, Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Sisolak proposes three debates “including those from the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Independent American Party. Any nonpartisan […]

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Daily Current: Heller tells Sessions to stop it

BY: - June 20, 2018

Better late than later. “We therefore ask you to halt implementation of the Department’s zero tolerance policy,” wrote a dozen Republican senators Tuesday, including Nevada’s Dean Heller, in a letter to Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions. A cynic might see a purely political calculation from the most vulnerable Republican senator on the 2018 ballot to […]

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Daily Current: NV GOP dismayed, but not *that* dismayed

BY: - June 19, 2018

The buck stops…where? Leading the Current this morning, Nevada Republicans are dismayed about the U.S. separating migrant children from their parents and putting the children in prison camps, but not dismayed enough to acknowledge that their president and his administration started it, and could stop it any time. Former U.S. Attorneys to Sessions: Stop it. […]

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

BY: - June 18, 2018

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 […]

Bank fears guilt by association with bump stocks

BY: - June 15, 2018

Companies wary of liability may be the next weapon in the effort to regulate guns. A story in The Trace says Utah’s Merrick Bank withheld $1.6 million from bump stock inventor and manufacturer Slide Fire after the shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip last year in which 58 people were killed and upwards of 800 were […]

School board reviews gender-diverse policy

BY: - June 15, 2018

After about four hours of public comment and intense debate, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees voted 4-3 to move forward on a proposed policy for gender-diverse students. The trustees are expected to discuss changes to the drafted policy again at an August meeting. “I’m pleased to finally review a draft,” says Laura […]

The best evidence money can buy…

BY: - June 15, 2018

This week I reported that American Addiction Centers, one of the largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies in America, which owns facilities in Las Vegas, boasts that more than 60 percent of its clients remain substance free 12 months after treatment. An observant tipster let me know the study of 4,000 patients was not exactly independent.  In fact, it […]

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Daily Current: Laxalt says he didn’t say what he said

BY: - June 15, 2018

Just like the liberal media… Who does the media think they are? Reporting the exact words that came out of Adam Laxalt’s mouth? On camera? So unfair. AP Leading the Current. Clark County public schools have to make budget cuts. Charter schools in Clark County don’t. April Corbin explains how charter schools are public schools […]

Laxalt ‘looking into’ revisiting settled Nevada abortion law

BY: - June 14, 2018

In 2014, when Governor Brian Sandoval and then-Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto declared the state’s ban on gay marriage indefensible and declined to pursue the effort in a federal lawsuit, then-candidate for attorney general Adam Laxalt pledged to put politics aside and uphold the state ban, passed by voters and codified into the Constitution. “As […]

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Daily Current: Dennis Hof is The Most Interesting Man in the World

BY: - June 14, 2018

The Most Interesting Man in the World. Click, God of Media, has proclaimed that every news organization on planet earth must publish a story on the Trump of Pahrump (alas, the Current remains heretically noncommittal). Nevada Republicans, by contrast, are pretending to be ashamed and are shunning Dennis Hof. Adam Laxalt, Dean Heller, Wes Duncan […]