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Questioned about Marsy’s Law, D.A. walks away

BY: - October 18, 2018

The primary backer of a ballot measure supporting victim rights in Nevada and four other states is facing four felony counts of drug trafficking in Clark County. But District Attorney Steve Wolfson, who appears in television ads supporting Marsy’s Law, has delayed filing formal charges against Henry T. Nicholas until November 6, which happens to […]

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Roger Stone to headline Florida fundraiser for Tarkanian

BY: - October 18, 2018

Roger Stone, the former Trump campaign adviser reportedly under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Stone’s contacts with Wikileaks and Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, is the featured guest at a fundraiser for 3rd district Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian Oct. 29. ABC News and other outlets reported this week that Mueller is […]

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Two Nevada Supreme Court seats in contention

BY: - October 18, 2018

Some political races aren’t supposed to get political. Such is the case in contests for the judiciary. But candidates in two races for the Nevada Supreme Court are bucking the trend. It’s been only a year since Las Vegas suffered the most deadly mass shooting in modern-American history.  Litigators are fighting to keep lawsuits filed […]

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Las Vegas City Council crushes 5th graders’ hopes

BY: - October 17, 2018

A fifth-grade class at Garehime Elementary School got a taste of how local government works, or doesn’t, Wednesday when it made a case before the Las Vegas City Council for naming the black-tailed jackrabbit as the official city animal. “I thought this would be noncontroversial and a no-brainer,” said City Councilman Stavros Anthony. “Since I’ve […]

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NV GOP promises more charter schools, vouchers if key races won

BY: - October 17, 2018

At an education forum Tuesday night, Nevada Republicans issued a warning to their base: School choice policies will be difficult to pass if Democrats control both the state legislature and the governorship. It’s a rallying cry that works equally well for the Democrats, and it highlights the growing partisanship of education politics, especially at the […]

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Proposed development near Red Rock looms over commission race

BY: - October 17, 2018

Three Clark County Commission seats are up for grabs this November. The most contentious of the three races has divided support between sitting commissioners and renewed interest in the board’s role in approving major developments within unincorporated parts of the valley. Setting the tone is Democratic candidate Justin Jones, a former state senator and the […]

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Trans community blasts ‘vile and hate-mongering’ political ad

BY: - October 16, 2018

Members of the transgender community are saying a new advertisement against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is transphobic and stokes fear. “Ads like this are vile and hate-mongering,” says Brooke Maylath with Transgender Allies Group, which is based in Reno. “It’s despicable and serves no other purpose other than to demonize transgender people.” In a social […]

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2 out of 3 NV ads for federal races were about health care in September

BY: - October 16, 2018

Do you watch TV? No, not streaming whatever thing it is you are currently binge-watching. Do you watch traditional, oldy-timey TV, where the local ads are? If so, then it may not surprise you to learn that in September, 67 percent of political ads in races for U.S. House or U.S. Senate that were broadcast […]

“Trump of Pahrump” dies, will stay on the ballot

BY: - October 16, 2018

Dennis Hof, the brothel owner and self-described “Trump of Pahrump,” whose victory in a Republican primary for a state assembly seat generated headlines around the nation and internationally, has died, according to his campaign manager.   “I just confirmed with Nye County sheriff’s deputy that Dennis Hof passed away this morning,” Chuck Muth wrote in […]

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Purges are all the rage — but not in Nevada, Secretary of State says

BY: - October 15, 2018

Oct. 18 is the last day to register to vote online, and if you have any doubt at all about your registration status, you can check it easily. For instance, the Secretary of State’s office has a page where Nevadans can check their registration status. Journalist Greg Palast has a list too. Palast and his non-profit […]

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 […]