Charges dropped against man jailed for impersonating a cop, coercing sex from prostitutes

BY: - October 24, 2018

The Clark County District Attorney has dropped all charges against a man arrested in August for allegedly impersonating a police officer in order to coerce sex from prostitutes. Jesus Carvajal faced three counts of kidnapping, three counts of false impersonation of a public officer, one count each of sexual assault, sexual assault with a deadly […]

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Question 4: The quietest constitutional amendment

BY: - October 23, 2018

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment to exempt medical devices from sales tax the first time in 2016. Amendments must be approved twice to take effect, and that seems likely to happen this year. The measure was supported by more than 70 percent of voters two years ago. That helps explain why Question 4 has […]


Amy Tarkanian warns of witches, ISIS, LDS

BY: - October 23, 2018

During a radio interview with KKVV 1060am, “The Gospel Airship,” Amy Tarkanian, wife of third district Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian and former chair of the Nevada Republican Party, raised alarms about witches casting spells at Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh. During a discussion on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, a program participant […]

Early voters voting early, sort of in droves

BY: - October 23, 2018

Roughly as many Nevadans have voted in the first three days of early voting than voted in the first seven days of the last midterm election in 2014. Here is the tally from the secretary of state’s office for the first three days of 2018 (as of early Tuesday morning the SOS office had yet […]

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FYI the Pink Tax repeal doesn’t repeal the Pink Tax

BY: - October 22, 2018

When Linda Low, the showgirl character in the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl,” she clearly wasn’t considering the premium women pay for the privilege. From razors to haircuts to dry cleaning, merchants assess a higher price, known as the Pink Tax, on products and services consumed […]

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In Fox interview, Laxalt dismisses question about disclosing his arrest

BY: - October 22, 2018

In Sunday interview with Fox News, Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt was asked about his arrest for assaulting a police officer as a youth, when Laxalt lived in the Washington D.C. area. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday that the Nevada Bar Association’s director of admissions said Laxalt should have reported the arrest when applying […]

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Roger Stone to headline Florida fundraiser for Tarkanian

BY: - October 18, 2018

Roger Stone, the former Trump campaign adviser reportedly under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Stone’s contacts with Wikileaks and Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, is the featured guest at a fundraiser for 3rd district Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian Oct. 29. ABC News and other outlets reported this week that Mueller is […]


Mini-commentary: Obama goes where other Democrats don’t

BY: - October 18, 2018

In what will likely be a preview of part of the message he’ll deliver in Las Vegas Monday, Barack Obama has filmed a video that confronts the dirty little secret of midterm elections: Democratic voters don’t show up. It’s not that much of a secret — every casual political junkie knows it. Dean Heller has […]

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Las Vegas City Council crushes 5th graders’ hopes

BY: - October 17, 2018

A fifth-grade class at Garehime Elementary School got a taste of how local government works, or doesn’t, Wednesday when it made a case before the Las Vegas City Council for naming the black-tailed jackrabbit as the official city animal. “I thought this would be noncontroversial and a no-brainer,” said City Councilman Stavros Anthony. “Since I’ve […]

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Nevada at bottom, again; but what exactly is the ACT testing?

BY: - October 17, 2018

Of the 20 or so states where all or nearly all high school graduates take the ACT, Nevada high school grads had the lowest average score in 2018. ACT Inc. released its annual score report Wednesday. Nationally, “college readiness” in math among 2018 graduates fell to its lowest mark since 2004. “Readiness” in English has […]

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Trans community blasts ‘vile and hate-mongering’ political ad

BY: - October 16, 2018

Members of the transgender community are saying a new advertisement against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is transphobic and stokes fear. “Ads like this are vile and hate-mongering,” says Brooke Maylath with Transgender Allies Group, which is based in Reno. “It’s despicable and serves no other purpose other than to demonize transgender people.” In a social […]

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2 out of 3 NV ads for federal races were about health care in September

BY: - October 16, 2018

Do you watch TV? No, not streaming whatever thing it is you are currently binge-watching. Do you watch traditional, oldy-timey TV, where the local ads are? If so, then it may not surprise you to learn that in September, 67 percent of political ads in races for U.S. House or U.S. Senate that were broadcast […]