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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 […]

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Heller dismisses allegations against Kavanaugh as “witch-hunt”

BY: - October 5, 2018

“It’s time for this witch-hunt to end,” Sen. Dean Heller said in an email Thursday asking supporters to sign a petition “to tell Democrats to stop the games and confirm Judge Kavanaugh.” Clicking a link in the email takes people to a page where they can sign a petition to Democratic senators and donate money […]

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In new ads, Sisolak & daughters focus on education, health care

BY: - October 4, 2018

Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak begins airing two new ads in the Las Vegas market Friday. Both ads feature his daughters. One of the ads focuses on education, with Sisolak’s daughters describing the need for higher teacher pay, smaller class sizes and “a governor who won’t send public money to private schools.” “Tell that […]

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Heller misses sex abuse hearing

BY: - October 4, 2018

A Senate Commerce subcommittee charged with protecting Olympic athletes from sexual abuse met Wednesday for the fourth time. Absent from the meeting was U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who is in a tight race to retain his seat. Heller is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, a first-term congresswoman from Las Vegas. The hearing, held […]

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Pew survey: Public support for tax bill hasn’t budged all year

BY: - October 4, 2018

The Republican tax cuts are no more popular now than they were shortly after Donald Trump signed them into law in December. Results of a Pew Research Center survey, “2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values,” published Thursday found that in January of this year, 37 percent of respondents approved of the tax cuts. Last month, […]

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Reporting sex abuse: Damned if you do or don’t.

BY: - October 4, 2018

As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice was much harder and took thirteen years.   “When I talk about my own experience, like right now I’m so nervous. Every time I talk about it I feel sick to […]

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Lee, Sisolak talk education and economy with Hispanics in Politics

BY: - October 3, 2018

Democratic congressional candidate Susie Lee thinks the minimum wage should be $15 an hour — eventually. Immigration, education and wages were among issues Lee and Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak stumped on Wednesday morning at a Hispanics in Politics breakfast. “Education is one of my top priorities because I believe it is a great […]

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Is Lee-Tarkanian more important than Heller-Rosen?

BY: - October 3, 2018

According to the latest forecast from FiveThirtyEight.com, Democrats have a 2 in 9 shot, or a 27.7 percent chance, of taking control of the Senate away from Republicans in next month’s elections. But Democrats have a 7 in 9 chance — 76.7 percent — of winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats need […]