Politics + Government

Census data shows communities of color are the new Nevada

BY: - August 16, 2021

Demographic changes in Nevada reflect larger national trends in the United States, newly released data from the Census Bureau shows. Chief among those trends is a diversifying of the population, including a surge in the number of people identifying as multiracial. Nationally, the percentage of the population that identifies as white dropped 8.6% between 2010 […]

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Mini-Manchins amongst us?

BY: - August 15, 2021

Nevada Rep. Susie Lee joined a few of her fellow moderates and signed a letter in July calling for the House to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill without waiting for the Senate to also send over a much larger companion budget resolution. Doing so would, among other things, free moderate zealots in the House to […]

Blockchains zone will be biggest thing in NV since legalized gambling, lobbyist says

BY: - August 13, 2021

The team behind Blockchain LLC’s audacious plan to transform an undeveloped part of Storey County into a tech utopia made their first public pitch to lawmakers Thursday, saying their “innovation zone” would be the most significant driver of economic development in Nevada since the legalization of gambling. “It’s that big,” said Pete Ernaut, a partner […]

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Wolfson defends reform record, announces reelection effort

BY: - August 12, 2021

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, proclaimed as a “21st Century Prosecutor” in the news release announcing he’ll seek a final term, says it’s not fair to say his office opposed criminal justice reforms in the 2021 Legislature.  “We were supportive of some bail reform matters. We were supportive of decriminalizing traffic tickets. We were […]

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The First Amendment and public meetings: It’s complicated.

BY: - August 12, 2021

On June 24, the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting was delayed several times by disruptive behavior, heckling and verbal threats, which created, for many people, an atmosphere of hostility.  At the next Trustee meeting, on July 8, Trustee Lola Brooks laid the blame for the prior meeting’s disruption at the feet of board president Linda […]

Biden touts his win on infrastructure bill to state and local leaders

BY: - August 11, 2021

One day after the U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he championed, President Joe Biden met virtually Wednesday with scores of state, local and tribal leaders to build support for the measure as it heads to the House. The meeting resembled a victory lap, with state, local and tribal leaders of both parties […]

U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill

BY: - August 10, 2021

The U.S. Senate passed 69-30 on Tuesday a sweeping bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, a milestone for one of President Joe Biden’s priorities after months of negotiation. Biden proposed an infrastructure plan in March that would have topped $2 trillion. A bipartisan group of senators led by Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), and Kyrsten Sinema, (D-Ariz.), worked […]

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It’s about more than just some delusional Nye County commissioner

BY: - August 10, 2021

“I urge every Nevada Republican elected official and candidate to join me in calling out this bigotry,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a statement issued Monday. Sisolak was referring to remarks made by Republican Nye County Commissioner Donna Cox. According to columnist John L. Smith, writing in the Nevada Independent, Cox accused Sisolak’s wife of […]

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Your strong feelings didn’t stop the virus. If only there was some other way.

BY: - August 1, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy can be sincere. There are people who have concerns, which in turn are being stoked by misinformation (have you heard the one about how the vaccine makes you magnetic?). Still, lately some of those people have determined that getting the shot is the right thing to do for themselves, their families, and their […]

‘It’s a tinderbox situation’: Western governors ask Biden for better wildfire prevention

BY: - July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON–President Joe Biden met virtually with governors from Western and Midwestern states on Friday to discuss how federal intervention can best aid states battling wildfires, amid complaints from states about federal forest management. “We’ve got big, complex wildfires burning across multiple areas,” Biden said. “We’re in for a long fight this year, and the only […]

Vaccination photo disappears from Lombardo’s campaign Flickr

BY: - July 30, 2021

As the head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Joe Lombardo isn’t an anti-vaxxer. But as a gubernatorial candidate, he might not mind if you think he is. Lombardo’s official campaign Flickr page originally included a photo that appears to show him receiving a vaccination against COVID-19 at University Medical Center, the Current […]

Bipartisan senators, Biden make a deal on $550B in new infrastructure spending

BY: - July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say they have worked through the sticking points on a major infrastructure package, and the Senate agreed on a procedural vote on Wednesday night to advance to debate on the proposal. The announcement came a week after Republicans blocked a test vote on the deal, with GOP […]