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The downside of pushing economic development

BY: - June 17, 2018

“Average hourly earnings have increased by nearly 20% since January 2007,” reads one of the charts presented to state economic forecasters by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) earlier this month. “Tesla Update! Going Strong!” added a graphic presented by the Reno-based Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). Like LVGEA, EDAWN is part […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trump, Trumpism and the Nevada primary

BY: - June 10, 2018

Early voting ended Friday and Election Day is Tuesday. But the most momentous day of Nevada’s 2018 primary campaign came and went in March, when Trump ordered one of his gushing sycophants to step aside and make way for another. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/974683485322596352 Could Danny Tarkanian have beaten Dean Heller? Had Trump stayed out of it, absolutely. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Daily Current: To protect and pimp; Bed bugs, ugh!; California is evil (yawn); guns aren’t

BY: - June 6, 2018

This is normal. Judges, and cops, and pimps, and the FBI has been investigating Metro because cops and pimps, and there’s a whole back story of seedy tawdry sketchy behavior & characters, and seriously, WTF?!? (Aside: With the exception of George Knapp & KLAS, this whole bizarro world/underworld has been all but ignored by area […]

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Information is currency. Lots of currency.

BY: - June 6, 2018

Like many of you, the Nevada Current was curious about what caused former UNLV President Len Jessup to up and leave.  Since we couldn’t get any satisfactory answers, we filed an information request for emails and other correspondence among Nevada Chancellor Thom Reilly and state regents. The estimated price tag for the information we sought: […]