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Apparently some Democrats think gerrymandering is fine in blue states

In June of 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. Common Cause that federal courts will no longer accept partisan gerrymandering cases. ...
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Gold hit $1,898.70 an ounce today and that means almost nothing for Nevada

The price of gold has been rising more quickly this week than any week since it started its covid-spawned climb in March. It opened...

Nuclear power: Still a rip-off after all these years

Nuclear waste is probably the last thing on the minds of Nevadans these days, what with … everything. But Nevada politicians, industries, and people have...

There’s never a states’ rights hero around when you need one

In Portland, Oregon, unidentified armed assailants dressed in military fatigues have been snatching people off the streets, piling them into unmarked vans, and taking...

The Nevada GOP, the California bogeyman, and the irony

“Don’t become California!” is a common rallying cry in Nevada. It generally takes place a safe distance from reality, and involves claims that Gavin...

Nevada must not miss this chance to recognize that Black lives matter

Thousands of Nevadans took to the streets in recent weeks to declare that Black lives matter. They marched in the Southern Nevada heat even...
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Tesla, Amazon & gold are way up. The ‘battle born’ response: So what?

On March 18, the day Nevada’s casinos had to close, Tesla stock was trading at $361.It closed Tuesday at $1,516.80.On March 16, the day...
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Pandemic and prison policies combine to stress families of Nevada’s incarcerated

Across the U.S., cases of the novel coronavirus inside correctional facilities are a growing concern. The Equal Justice Initiative has found the COVID-19 infection...
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ICE gives foreign students a choice: Ignore the corona or we’ll deport you

One spook-think theory goes like this: Sure, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t like international students any more than ICE likes international anybody. But...
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Summer session should make itself useful, get a jump on constitutional amendments

There are a couple ways to amend Nevada’s constitution. The initiative process takes two successive elections, and given the calendar anything proposed now couldn’t...

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