Politics + Government

The forever mayor

Mayor files for third term, announces she has breast cancer

BY: - January 22, 2019

Moments before City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman filed to run for her third term, she announced she has Stage 2A breast cancer. “I have been advised that this is completely contained, manageable and can be successfully treated,” she said during a press conference Tuesday morning. “Otherwise, I’m completely healthy, and can continue to […]

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Kihuen announcement lands with audible thud

BY: - January 16, 2019

Former Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who left Congress in disgrace and was sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee for sexual harassment, has announced that yes, he will run for Las Vegas City Council. If the reaction to his announcement on Twitter Tuesday is any indication, it may not go well. As of noon Wednesday, Kihuen’s tweet […]

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Economic diversification vs. mininum wage hike: How about both?

BY: - January 16, 2019

“My priority is diversify the economy and provide good paying jobs,” Gov. Steve Sisolak told the Current in an interview earlier this week, when asked about raising the minimum wage. “Whatever the minimum wage is it’s not going to provide enough money — if it’s 10 dollars, 12 dollars, 15 dollars, whatever it is, it’s […]

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Heller out of the running at Interior?

BY: - January 16, 2019

Ex-Sen. Dean Heller may be out of the running to be President Trump’s next Interior secretary. Heller, who lost his seat in the November election to Democrat Jacky Rosen, was widely reported to be in the mix to replace former Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned last month while facing a barrage of ethics allegations. But […]

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Ex-wife, arrest report from 2012 contradict LV Council candidate’s account

BY: - January 15, 2019

An arrest report from 2012 says current Las Vegas City Council candidate David Marlon “started sweating and acting extremely nervous and agitated” when Metro police responded to a call from Marlon’s wife alleging domestic abuse. Last week, Marlon told the Current via a campaign spokesperson that his former wife, Erin, relapsed while in substance abuse […]

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A mental health initiative, jobs, and some wait and see: Q&A with Steve Sisolak

BY: - January 15, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak delivers his first State of the State speech tomorrow night, and as he hints below, he will unveil an initiative to address shortfalls in Nevada’s mental health system. In a wide-ranging interview, Sisolak discussed several other issues — wages and jobs, the dynamic between sexual harassment policy and the Las Vegas brand, […]

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As client deaths prompt lawsuits, rehab exec quits job to run for LV Council

BY: - January 11, 2019

Newly-announced Las Vegas City Council candidate Dave Marlon stepped down this week as Regional Vice President for Nevada of American Addiction Centers, a national drug and alcohol rehab giant, and CEO of Desert Hope and Solutions Recovery, the Las Vegas company he founded. Marlon resigned to “pursue public service opportunities…” according to a statement from AAC’s corporate […]

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Forbes: Secret Las Vegas sales enriching Trump

BY: - January 11, 2019

Donald Trump has been raking in money by selling condos in Las Vegas, and the buyers are secret, according to a report published in Forbes Friday. In Las Vegas, the president sold 36 units for $11 million inside his … tower, which he owns in a 50-50 partnership with casino tycoon Phil Ruffin, according to […]

Naft and Titus

Sisolak appoints Titus staffer to Clark County Commission

BY: - January 8, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday appointed Michael Naft as his successor on the Clark County Commission. Naft is currently the district director for Rep. Dina Titus. Naft will represent District A for the remainder of the current term. Sisolak represented the district from 2009 until last month; he served as chairman from 2013 through 2018. […]

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Gov. Sisolak’s first official act: Task force on sexual harassment

BY: - January 7, 2019

Following his inauguration midday Monday, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued his first executive order: the creation of a task force focused on sexual harassment and discrimination. According to a press release, duties of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy will “include a review of federal and State sexual harassment laws, […]

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Could a crowded field and California make the Nevada caucuses matter?

BY: - January 7, 2019

Unless you count races for mayor and city council — and almost no one does — there are no elections in Nevada in 2019. But there won’t be any shortage of politics over the next year, and not just in Carson City. Nevada’s presidential caucus is just a little more than a year away, which […]

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Nevada delegation eager to shake things up

BY: - January 4, 2019

Like refugees returning from an eight-year exile, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives Thursday, eager to tackle a broad agenda that includes immigration reform, stronger health care policy, addressing climate change, and the elephant in the White House, President Donald Trump.   The new House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is younger, more ethnically […]