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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 […]

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Laxalt runs ad that has nothing to do with your life

BY: - June 13, 2018

The morning after both men won their respective gubernatorial primaries, Republican Adam Laxalt’s campaign rushed out an ad going straight for a multi-million dollar judgment Democratic opponent Steve Sisolak won at taxpayers’ expense a dozen years ago (via @SteveSebelius): A few things: First, Sisolak’s case centered in large part on whether there had been a […]

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Daily Current: Progressives. Not so much.

BY: - June 13, 2018

On the bright side (where the Current is always looking)… There will be plenty of time for navel-gazing and post-mortems on the crushing defeat suffered by Nevada progressives Tuesday. (Perhaps the editor of the Current will write a column about it.) But as, ahem, someone Tweeted late Tuesday night, let’s remember that four years ago […]

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Daily Current: After these campaigns we’re all going to need rehab

BY: - June 12, 2018

The general election starts tomorrow. Steven Horsford is expected to win his Democratic primary for U.S. House. But there are a lot of candidates in that race, which means stuff can happen, and if there’s a race that keeps people up late, don’t be shocked if it’s CD4. (There, I’ve just assured that AP will […]

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Why Reid is wrong about Giunchigliani

BY: - June 11, 2018

Harry Reid, according to the New York Times, told EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock that if Chris Giunchigliani is the Democratic nominee for governor, the casino industry would rush to support Republican Adam Laxalt, and also work to defeat Democratic legislators. If there is one thing Nevada can always rely on when it comes to […]

Daily Current: Harry being Harry, Hillary & Chris G., Sharron Angle… must be primary eve

BY: - June 11, 2018

Harry. Sigh. The New York Times starts a piece on women running for governor with a vignette about Harry Reid being Harry Reid, i.e., telling Chris G. not to run because Steve Sisolak is a good little garden-variety centrist Democrat circa 1992 so the all-powerful beloved resort industry will like him but not her. Yes, […]

A space for trans queer Latinx

BY: - June 10, 2018

Attendees drift through the door of the Make the Road Nevada office on Bonanza Road and start personalizing their space. A Mexican themed pride flag is on the wall, the iconic eagle eating a rattlesnake perched on top a prickly pear cactus, a spectrum of color on either side. It’s pinned between a painted tapestry […]

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Daily Current: Of course, it wasn’t really about hockey

BY: - June 8, 2018

Dang. Then again, DANG! I didn’t move here until seven years after the Rebels won the national championship in 1990, so I can’t compare that to the spirit and enthusiasm and sense of community (not something typically associated with Las Vegas) that has marked the season of the Golden Knights. Would the Knights experience, taken […]

D.A. Wolfson embraces wrongfully convicted. Just not all of them.

BY: - June 7, 2018

A television campaign ad for District Attorney Steve Wolfson asserts that Wolfson’s “conviction integrity unit freed” a wrongfully convicted man.  DeMarlo Berry, who served 22 years for a murder he did not commit, is the first and only person to be exonerated via Wolfson’s Conviction Integrity Unit, created in 2016. “My goal in creating the […]

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Daily Current: Nevada’s offering to the Bezos god; Trump’s innovative affordable housing plan

BY: - June 7, 2018

Trump administration’s innovative affordable housing strategy. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plan would raise rent on low-income people in Las Vegas by 20.7 percent, or $820 a year, and 46 percent of those affected would be children, according to a new analysis from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities released to the AP. […]