FiveThirtyEight likes Democratic chances in Nevada House seats

BY: - August 16, 2018

A FiveThirtyEight analysis of polls gives Democrats a 75 percent chance of winning control the U.S. House, and gives Susie Lee, the Democratic nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, a 66.9 percent chance of defeating her Republican opponent Danny Tarkanian. The battle for Nevada’s third district has remained contentious since Tarkanian […]

Sebelius reports Sandoval won’t endorse Laxalt

BY: - August 16, 2018

Gov. Brian Sandoval intends to make no endorsement in the race to succeed him. Sandoval’s decision was reported on Twitter Thursday by KLAS-TV PoliticsNOW co-host Steve Sebelius. BREAKING: @GovSandoval said today he does not plan to make an endorsement in the race to succeed him as governor, ending speculation about whether he'd embrace Republican nominee […]

‘Credit cards are about credit, not immigration status’

BY: - August 16, 2018

In the “Ask the Expert” portion of an article ranking best credit cards without a social security number requirement for WalletHub, Francine J. Lipman, a professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law defended unauthorized immigrants access to U.S credit cards. Most major credit card companies will approve […]

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Environmental groups redoubling outreach to people of color

BY: - August 16, 2018

Communities of color are more vulnerable to environmental health hazards, the impacts of climate change and environmental injustices. National reports continue to confirm the persistence of environmental racism — how racial minorities are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues like pollution. A study released this year in the American Journal of Public Health  found African Americans […]

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Real wages down year over year

BY: - August 15, 2018

Real average hourly earnings for all employees in the U.S. decreased 0.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, the Bureau of Labor statistics reported this week. For production and nonsupervisory employees, real average hourly earnings decreased 0.4 percent compared to July 2017. Economists are infamously “puzzled” as to why higher employment rates have not […]

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Michigan: Oops, didn’t mean to sign Nevada on to anti-abortion brief

BY: - August 15, 2018

On Wednesday the Current reported that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt signed on to a multi-state amicus brief supporting an Ohio law that prohibits Medicaid funds from being used for abortions, even in the event of rape, incest or endangered life. It turns out the Michigan authors of the brief meant “Nebraska,” but typed “Nevada.”  […]

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Lois Tarkanian takes to Breitbart to blast Lee, defend her son

BY: - August 15, 2018

In an article published Tuesday on Breitbart, Lois Tarkanian, the mother of Danny Tarkanian, the GOP nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, denounces his opponent Democrat Susie Lee for her campaign tactics saying “Susie Lee’s most recent lie especially sickens me.” Lois Tarkanian, a Democrat, has served on the Las Vegas […]

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Immigrants fill construction void, struggle for pay

BY: - August 15, 2018

September marks the 10th anniversary of the Wall Street collapse that decimated Nevada’s housing market, slashed the construction workforce by more than half and forced thousands of construction tradesmen to hang up their tool belts in search of new careers. Builders who racked up record gains only to have the economy tank in 2008 have […]

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Rosen tries to make wages a campaign issue

BY: - August 14, 2018

Sen. Dean Heller told attendees of a Latin Chamber of Commerce event last week that he doesn’t believe minimum wage should be set at the federal level, and instead should be decided by governors and legislators at the state level. Nevada Democrats immediately jumped on the comment, using it to paint Heller as an out-of-touch […]

Laborers Local 872 endorses Heller

BY: - August 14, 2018

Laborers Union Local 872 endorsed Republican Sen.Dean Heller for reelection, Heller’s campaign announced in a release Tuesday. The release followed an announcement tweeted by the union Sunday. The union, best known recently for its aggressive support of public financing for the football stadium for the Raiders, has nearly 2,500 members. “I’m honored to have the […]

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Arizona may get an electricity deregulation debate, too

BY: - August 14, 2018

Sixteen states, mostly in the northeast, have adopted electricity deregulation in one form of another. Nevadans will determine whether they want to join them when voters decide the outcome of the Question 3 state constitutional amendment in November. And Arizona may also be moving toward deregulation — again. Five years ago the Arizona Corporations Commission […]

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Washoe County superintendent weighs in on class, race and education

BY: - August 14, 2018

Washoe County School District Superintendent Traci Davis knows there are people who wish she would stop talking about equity. But she isn’t going to. “I tend to play the equity card more,” she says. “Some people want to say, ‘Oh, she’s doing it because she’s black.’ No. I’m doing it because it’s right.” Davis is […]