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Early voting meets Día de los Muertos

BY: - November 2, 2018

The last two days of early voting line up with the popular Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, and as they pray for and remember family members who have died, some Nevada Latinos are also keeping an eye on a midterm election that, thanks to Donald Trump, has taken an ugly anti-immigrant turn. “I don’t […]

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Trump’s ‘hate-mongering, race-baiting’ closing argument

BY: - November 1, 2018

President Donald Trump is escalating his anti-immigrant rhetoric just days before the election, warning of an invasion of migrants and threatening to change the rules for asylum seekers. The afternoon announcement comes as Democrats and Republicans are calling out Trump for releasing what they call a divisive and racist video just days before the midterm […]

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Nevada Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE

BY: - November 1, 2018

Volunteers, including attorneys, will be at polling sites statewide and monitoring phones on Election Day “to make sure every eligible voter can cast a ballot free from obstruction,” a coalition that includes ACLU of Nevada, Silver State Voices, Common Cause, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights announced Thursday. “Voters are encouraged to be on […]

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Voting from jail – if not convicted, it’s a right

BY: - November 1, 2018

If you are arrested today and jailed until after Nov. 6, Election Day, you will not be allowed to vote. That’s despite being legally eligible to do so. “If you have not been convicted and are in jail, you have not lost the right to vote,” Amy Rose, the legal director of the ACLU of […]

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CNN poll: Governor, Senate contests still super close

BY: - October 31, 2018

Yup. Close. That said, the CNN poll released Wednesday showing Jacky Rosen leading Dean Heller 48 to 45 among likely voters is a break from recent polls that have given Heller an edge — and a 2 point advantage in the Real Clear Politics average. The poll also has Steve Sisolak leading Adam Laxalt, barely, […]

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Tribes get their own polling places, some for the first time

BY: - October 31, 2018

Before the 2016 general election, members of the Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes filed suit against Nevada, Washoe County and Mineral County for failing to provide adequate early voting and Election Day polling locations on their reservations. A U.S district judge found that the lawsuit would likely succeed under the Voting Rights […]

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Career prosecutor hopes to unseat judge

BY: - October 31, 2018

Challenges against sitting judges are relatively rare.  This cycle, Mary Kay Holthus, a career prosecutor, is hoping to unseat Clark County District Judge Mark Bailus, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in Department 18 in 2017.   Holthus says she’s running because “a number of people asked me to.”   “I think I’d make […]

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Commentary: Trump’s latest ugly distraction

BY: - October 30, 2018

As funerals have begun in Pittsburgh for the victims of a white supremacist mass murderer, and as the nation continues to shake its collective head about an ardent Trump supporter sending pipe bombs to people Trump attacks, and with the election mere days away…Donald Trump and the Republicans clearly had to change the subject. Local […]

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Rosen: Trump disrespect for Tree of Life families “reprehensible”

BY: - October 30, 2018

As President Donald Trump blames the news media, “the true Enemy of the People,” for the “anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen is calling on Trump to “be a real leader.” “You can disagree on issues but don’t have to […]

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Laxalt to Southern Nevada: Buzz off

BY: - October 29, 2018

I confess I’ve never found Nevada’s north-south split as fascinating as its most spirited participants seem to think it is. Don’t get me wrong. I suggested back in 2011 (and not for the first or last time) that Clark County should secede from the state. Though the rest of Nevada would be deprived of its […]

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Politicians address – and don’t address – political violence

BY: - October 29, 2018

With Election Day finally — some might say mercifully — in sight, Nevada candidates have been joined on the campaign trail by famous astronauts and national political figures. But amid news of attempted bombings and hate-inspired murders, candidates and their surrogates in Nevada have had to recast their stump speeches, acknowledging political violence in the […]

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Democratic women team up to make legislative gains

BY: - October 26, 2018

State Assembly District 22 is a red-leaning district.  Kristee Watson, 36, wants to turn it blue, by defeating Republican opponent Melissa Hardy Nov. 6. The seat is currently held by Republican Keith Pickard, who is running for state senate, and whose yard signs line the street near Watson’s phone bank location. The phone bank is […]