Briefs

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Real wages down year over year

BY: - August 15, 2018

Real average hourly earnings for all employees in the U.S. decreased 0.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, the Bureau of Labor statistics reported this week. For production and nonsupervisory employees, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.4 percent compared to July 2017. Economists are infamously “puzzled” as to why higher employment rates have not […]

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Michigan: Oops, didn’t mean to sign Nevada on to anti-abortion brief

BY: - August 15, 2018

On Wednesday the Current reported that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt signed on to a multi-state amicus brief supporting an Ohio law that prohibits Medicaid funds from being used for abortions, even in the event of rape, incest or endangered life. It turns out the Michigan authors of the brief meant “Nebraska,” but typed “Nevada.”  […]

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Lois Tarkanian takes to Breitbart to blast Lee, defend her son

BY: - August 15, 2018

In an article published Tuesday on Breitbart, Lois Tarkanian, the mother of Danny Tarkanian, the GOP nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, denounces his opponent Democrat Susie Lee for her campaign tactics saying “Susie Lee’s most recent lie especially sickens me.” Lois Tarkanian, a Democrat, has served on the Las Vegas […]

Laborers Local 872 endorses Heller

BY: - August 14, 2018

Laborers Union Local 872 endorsed Republican Sen.Dean Heller for reelection, Heller’s campaign announced in a release Tuesday. The release followed an announcement tweeted by the union Sunday. The union, best known recently for its aggressive support of public financing for the football stadium for the Raiders, has nearly 2,500 members. “I’m honored to have the […]

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Arizona may get an electricity deregulation debate, too

BY: - August 14, 2018

Sixteen states, mostly in the northeast, have adopted electricity deregulation in one form of another. Nevadans will determine whether they want to join them when voters decide the outcome of the Question 3 state constitutional amendment in November. And Arizona may also be moving toward deregulation — again. Five years ago the Arizona Corporations Commission […]

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NV one of 11 death penalty states not to use it for a decade or more

BY: - August 13, 2018

The fifteen states that have joined Nevada’s suit to let Nevada execute Scott Dozier, in what would be the first execution in Nevada since 2006, are predominantly states that have executed someone much more recently. The one exception — Nebraska — is scheduled to execute someone Tuesday. Nine of the 15 – Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, […]

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Lawyer resorts to public shaming for legislative support

BY: - August 10, 2018

Attorney Stephen Stubbs is out to change a law that prevents prosecutors from filing criminal charges in some cases involving very young or mentally disabled victims who can’t testify that a crime occurred, and he says he doesn’t care what it takes to do it — even if it means resorting to public shaming. Stubbs […]

Issues

GOP congressional candidate calls economy “stagnant”

BY: - August 10, 2018

“Job creation and retention are the key elements to getting our stagnant economy moving again” according to the campaign website for Cresent Hardy, the Republican seeking to regain the seat that he lost two years ago in Nevada’s fourth congressional district. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Great financial numbers being announced on an […]

Democrats make fun of Heller headgear purchase

BY: - August 9, 2018

The Nevada State Democratic Party is making fun of Sen. Dean Heller for an unusual campaign expenditure: $217 worth of Make America Great Again hats. The group mocked the purchase, and said it was improperly marked on the Federal Election Commission second quarter report as “MAGA Hats” instead of attributing the expenses to the “Trump […]

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Nevada oil & gas: Production still miniscule, but leasing is booming

BY: - August 9, 2018

Last week, the prospect of oil and gas drilling in the Ruby Mountains near Elko prompted alarms, particularly within the conservation community and among some politicians. Meantime, other parts of Nevada are already hotbeds for oil and gas lease applications — if not oil & gas production. Thursday E&E News, a publication well-known among people […]

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Facing gender gap, Heller camp appeals to women

BY: - August 8, 2018

One week after a poll showing women strongly prefer his competitor, Sen. Dean Heller and his campaign are making an appeal to female voters. Heller’s campaign on Wednesday released a new 30-second ad — titled “Action” — featuring women talking about Heller’s accomplishments. Among the things highlighted in the spot are Heller’s “breaking with his […]

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Fiore on vaccines: “If you think about it, it’s still a gamble”

BY: - August 8, 2018

When classes begin at Clark County School District on Monday, approximately 5,000 of its students will be missing at least one of the 11 vaccines recommended by public health officials. And they’ll have the support of one local elected official. In an official city newsletter emailed Tuesday, Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore chimed in on […]