Rosen hopes to buck political polarization

BY: - November 9, 2018

  Despite the deep political polarization in Washington and the nation, U.S Senator-elect Jacky Rosen thinks there are areas where both parties can work together. Meeting with reporters Friday, Rosen said there are issues both parties can agree to work on, mentioning her involvement in the Problem Solvers Caucus as a representative in the House. […]


Las Vegas topped campaign ad spending in U.S.; so where did the money go?

BY: - November 9, 2018

Campaign spending on traditional media in Las Vegas topped the nation in the 2018 midterm, and Nevada ranked second in TV and radio advertising, with local stations in Las Vegas reaping $103 million in revenue, according to a report from Advertising Analytics.   But how much of that money remains in the state economy?  Likely […]


Air Traffic controller “incapacitated” at McCarran Airport

BY: - November 9, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration says a McCarran International Airport air traffic controller “became incapacitated while on duty” Wednesday evening.   Audio of the incident indicates the air traffic controller involved is a female.  A number of pilots appear to tell the air traffic control tower that its radio communications are broken up.  At one point […]


Cannabis Catch-22

BY: - November 9, 2018

You can buy it.  But you can’t smoke it. Such is the status of the recreational weed industry in Nevada for more than 47 million visitors who can legally buy cannabis but can’t legally consume it, thanks to a state law that prohibits use in public places.    In other words, the state, while happy […]

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Trump’s trade war and the Strip: “You guys are going to feel it”

BY: - November 9, 2018

Over the past month several media sources have sounded the alarm that fewer Chinese business groups, tourists and students are visiting the United States, a possible sign that the tensions between the current administration and the People’s Republic has spread beyond the trade war. The White House levied tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion […]

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Sisolak: NV must spend more on mental health, but not raise taxes

BY: - November 8, 2018

In an interview with KNPR’s State of Nevada Thursday, Governor-elect Steve Sisolak said he has no intention of raising taxes. “I’ve committed, we’re not going to be raising taxes. That’s not my intent.” Instead Sisolak says the state “can do a lot with reallocation” of state revenue streams. As an example, Sisolak pointed to the […]

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Atkinson picked to lead state Senate Democrats

BY: - November 8, 2018

Days after the 2018 midterm elections, the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus announced state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson was unanimously elected as its next majority leader. Atkinson, who was elected to the Assembly in 2002, became the first openly gay African American to serve in the Nevada legislature when he came out in 2013. He inherits the position […]


City to county: Vacation rentals are your problem, too

BY: - November 8, 2018

A City of Las Vegas hotline set up to handle complaints about short-term rentals in city neighborhoods has received about 100 calls a month in its three-month existence. The problem – close to 80 percent of the calls reference properties in Clark County, where vacations rentals are banned, not Las Vegas. Southern Nevada is home […]

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Election takeaways: Washoe blues, rural-urban divide deepens

BY: - November 8, 2018

Nevada academics wasted no time jumping into an election post mortem. The Brookings Institute held a post-election panel discussion Wednesday where they analyzed the previous night’s “blue wave,” in which Democrats claimed victory in almost all statewide races. Panelists included Brookings Mountain West Executive Director Robert Lang, UNLV political science professor David Damore, Brookings fellow […]


Ordinance to protect homeowners called “anti-development”

BY: - November 7, 2018

City Councilman Steve Seroka, who says he was prompted to run for office because of the dispute over plans to convert the Badlands Golf Course near Alta and Rampart into residential development, says he’s hoping to avoid similar battles in the future. The measure would require developers to ascertain the impacts of their proposals before […]

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

BY: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

BY: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]