Politics + Government

Trump’s visit to Elko: Tempting political fate?

BY: - October 15, 2018

When Donald Trump rallies the faithful in Elko Saturday, it will mark the fourth time a sitting president visits the town. Republican President Herbert Hoover visited Elko in 1932. Hoover’s weak response to the Great Depression had rendered him very unpopular. Late in his presidency, Hoover asked Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon for nickel to call […]

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The civility con

BY: - October 14, 2018

Republicans have finally zeroed in on a winning message for the midterms: Civility won’t be restored to public life unless you vote for men (and they’re almost all men) who blindly support the man who obliterated it in the first place. Let’s recap: A woman came forth with allegations of sexual assault against a Supreme […]

Heller introduces senior affordable housing bill

BY: - October 12, 2018

To help low-income seniors with affordable housing issues, Sen. Dean Heller announced Friday he has introduced legislation that allocates tax credits to housing owners and developers. The Seniors Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act attempts to address Nevada’s housing crisis by giving credits to landlords who choose to rent properties to low-income seniors — the text of […]

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Laxalt family members campaign for Sisolak

BY: - October 12, 2018

It’s not as awkward as Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar’s siblings publicly turning on their brother, but Nevada has its own version of Political Family Feud featuring the Laxalt family. Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt is the daughter of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt.  Her nephew, Adam Laxalt, is running for governor, but […]

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Laxalt gives health care questioner the brush-off

BY: - October 12, 2018

If you want to talk with gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, don’t ask if he’s going to follow in Gov. Brian Sandoval’s footsteps. “I stood in a long line waiting to meet him,” says Will Pregman, a community organizer for local progressive non-profit Battle Born Progress, who attended an event Thursday night intended to recruit volunteers […]

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Ford on Sandoval: “I appreciate his kind words”

BY: - October 11, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval has endorsed U.S. Sen. Dean Heller to retain his seat, State Sen. Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor and now he’s featured in an ad for Lidia Stiglich,  a Nevada Supreme Court Justice he named to the bench. But Sandoval, who has declined to endorse fellow Republican Adam Laxalt or Democrat Steve Sisolak […]

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Rosen pounces on Heller vote to protect “junk” insurance plans

BY: - October 10, 2018

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate killed a measure to block a recent Trump administration rule to expand short-term health insurance plans — plans critics refer to as “junk” plans because they need not cover pre-existing conditions. Immediately after the vote, Heller’s opponent, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, blasted Heller for […]

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The Kavanaugh effect in Nevada: Something, or nothing?

BY: - October 9, 2018

Less than a month away from the November election, yet another poll shows candidates in Nevada’s top races in a dead heat. If the election was today, 46 percent of likely voters said they would vote for U.S. Sen. Dean Heller while 44 percent would choose U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, according to an NBC/Marist poll […]

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Norquist noses in on Nevada ballot questions

BY: - October 9, 2018

Washington D.C. anti-tax activist Grover Norquist will perhaps be best remembered for saying “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” When it comes to taxes, Norquist’s organization, Americans for Tax Reform, is against […]

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Police group “urges” answers from Laxalt on cop assault arrest

BY: - October 9, 2018

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt assaulted a police officer when he was 17, and now the association representing cops from throughout Nevada wants to know more about that incident, as well as Laxalt’s other run-ins with the law. “The latest news about Adam Laxalt’s arrest history is extremely disturbing to Nevada’s law enforcement community, […]

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Women to Heller: Enough

BY: - October 6, 2018

Listening to Christine Blasey Ford share her story in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sully Park couldn’t help but notice the similarities. Park doesn’t remember a lot of things about the night she was sexually assaulted — what day of the week it was, how she got home, or what season it was. But […]

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Don’t get mad. Get registered and vote.

BY: - October 5, 2018

The election is a month away and early voting begins two weeks from Saturday, Oct. 20, and runs through Nov. 2.   Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.     But you can’t vote if you aren’t registered.   Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote or update your existing registration, without having […]