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Sandolak? Sisoval?

Sandolak? Sisoval?

BY: - August 27, 2018

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval may not endorse Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak, but Sisolak is endorsing Sandoval’s agenda. Sisolak released a pair of ads over the weekend that all but gush over Sandoval and his signature accomplishments. In one of the ads, Sandoval even makes an (unauthorized, presumably) appearance. “When Governor Sandoval did the […]

Diversity intensifies preexisting segregation; Las Vegas stands out

BY: and - August 24, 2018

A University of Minnesota researcher this week compiled some statistics on the increasing segregation of U.S. cities between 2000 and 2016, and Las Vegas really stands out. Specifically, in 2000, 37.5 percent of black Las Vegas metro area residents lived in segregated areas. In 2016, it was 71.2 percent, according to a chart compiled by […]

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NLRB tells Station to start talking

BY: - August 23, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed complaints against both Palms Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort alleging that they have “been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its employees…” Workers at both the Palms and Green Valley Ranch voted by overwhelming margins in […]

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Shipped to Arizona, Nevada inmates launch hunger strike

BY: - August 22, 2018

Multiple Nevada Department Correction inmates housed at an Arizona facility began a hunger strike this week. Though it coincides with the Nationwide Prison Strike happening in several states, Holly Welborn, the policy director with the ACLU of Nevada, says complaints indicate inmates have their own concerns.   “They have more specific demands than the 10 […]

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Trump’s plan to boost coal will hurt Nevada, groups warn

BY: - August 22, 2018

Nevada conservationists joined the chorus of critics nationwide and blasted the Trump administration’s plan to boost output at coal-burning power plants. Trump moved formally Tuesday to replace President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an environmental policy that aimed to curb climate change by moving the power sector away from coal and toward renewable energy sources […]

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Laxalt: No need for Nevada to act on 3D gun blueprints

BY: - August 22, 2018

Attorney General Adam Laxalt says there is no need for his office to join legal efforts to prevent a self-described “crypto-anarchist” from posting blueprints for printing 3D guns on the internet. Earlier this summer, the Trump administration’s Justice Department reached a settlement effectively allowing a Texas company to publish 3D gun blueprints online. The Obama […]

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Laxalt’s hopes dashed for cease fire over background checks

BY: - August 21, 2018

Nevada Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt says he hopes a Clark County judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him and Governor Brian Sandoval will put an end to criticism that Laxalt is bucking the will of the people and forwarding his own pro-gun agenda by refusing to enforce Question 1. […]

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Trump’s hand-picked candidate Danny Tarkanian attacks opponent Susie Lee as “wealthy elite”

BY: - August 20, 2018

Republican Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian, who abandoned his primary challenge of Senator Dean Heller at the direction of President Donald Trump, is chiding his opponent, Susie Lee, for jetting out of state in her “luxurious private plane.” The news release quoting Tarkanian’s campaign spokesman Richard Hernandez says “This week, while middle-class families are busy working […]

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Mi Familia Vota: Question 3 hurts minorities, low-income communities

BY: - August 17, 2018

Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit with a record of active organization within Southern Nevada’s Latino communities, announced its opposition to Question 3 Friday, saying it could potentially harm people of color. If passed, the ballot measure would amend the Nevada constitution to allow companies to sell electricity on an open market. It has heavy […]

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CEO pay skyrockets, worker pay doesn’t, study finds

BY: - August 17, 2018

In a new report, the Economic Policy Institute found CEO compensation surged by almost 18 percent in 2017 compared to a .3 percent rise in workers’ wages.  When looking at compensation of CEOs, which includes stock options in addition to salary, bonuses, restricted stock grants and long-term incentive payouts, the average CEO of the 350 […]

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FiveThirtyEight likes Democratic chances in Nevada House seats

BY: - August 16, 2018

A FiveThirtyEight analysis of polls gives Democrats a 75 percent chance of winning control the U.S. House, and gives Susie Lee, the Democratic nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, a 66.9 percent chance of defeating her Republican opponent Danny Tarkanian. The battle for Nevada’s third district has remained contentious since Tarkanian […]

Sebelius reports Sandoval won’t endorse Laxalt

BY: - August 16, 2018

Gov. Brian Sandoval intends to make no endorsement in the race to succeed him. Sandoval’s decision was reported on Twitter Thursday by KLAS-TV PoliticsNOW co-host Steve Sebelius. BREAKING: @GovSandoval said today he does not plan to make an endorsement in the race to succeed him as governor, ending speculation about whether he'd embrace Republican nominee […]