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The pandemic has shown the flaws of American individualism

The lone explorer on the trail, an inventor in her garage creating something cool, a rock star on the stage alone under a spotlight. Across...
nope

In Nevada, every legislative session is remote

Remote legislating. Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Steve Yeager posted a Twitter poll the other day: https://twitter.com/SteveYeagerNV/status/1371605768953229322?s=20   I conservatively estimate 94.65 percent of Yeager's constituents have never...
death chamber

Dead like us: Why we should abolish the death penalty

If somebody murdered my child, I would want them dead. I am 5’4 and 118 pounds. But I could do it with my bare...

Biden’s (at least) $12 billion rescue of a state that refuses to rescue itself

More than 2.6 million Nevadans - roughly 1.85 million adults and 751,000 children, according to Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimates -...

What is the worth of a bear’s life?

In 2018, the nation’s fish and wildlife agencies in conjunction with their own polling agency and a couple of universities conducted a national survey...
Superintendent Jesus Jara

CCSD Supt. Jara thinks his contract runs until 2023

CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara’s contract runs out on June 30, 2021. But his representatives argued in two letters to CCSD outgoing attorney Mary-Anne Miller...

The NV Democratic Party has some work to do, whoever’s running it

The Nevada State Democratic Party elected a new executive board of the state party on March 6, 2020 in what the Las Vegas Review-Journal...

Assembly bill a good step forward for housing, racial justice in Nevada

In my position at the ACLU of Nevada in Reno, I sometimes walk along the river or around 4th Street, and see campsites with...
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Red state bailout, unchartered charters, & the session’s best bill so far

The following are excerpts from this week’s Daily Current newsletter, the editor’s opinionated morning news roundup, which you can subscribe to here. Red State Bailout...
talk is cheap

Another chance to curb the partisanship in redistricting

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are "We the People," while the words "political party" are absent in the document. Yet, by...

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