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Guest op-ed: A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote against health care

BY: - August 31, 2018

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, 294,000 Nevadans have gained coverage, the uninsured rate has fallen 45.6% in Nevada and medical bankruptcies have dramatically fallen. Because of the law, insurers can no longer deny coverage or charge more to the 1,215,300 Nevadans with a pre-existing condition, no longer cut coverage off when an […]

After questions raised, Tarkanian exits racist conspiracy Facebook page

BY: - August 30, 2018

Thursday morning Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian was one of 46 listed administrators and moderators of a racist and conspiracy-obsessed Facebook group with over 94,000 members. The page named Tarkanian as an admin in posts as recent as July 29. When reached by the Current, Richard Hernandez, a spokesman for the Tarkanian campaign said he wasn’t […]

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Whose endorsement is it anyway?

BY: - August 30, 2018

In a battle of endorsements, clean energy groups weigh in on upcoming ballot measures.  In a joint statement, Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Action Fund announced its support for Question 6. If passed, it would require all Nevada electric service providers to generate or acquire at least half their power from renewable […]

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Democratic PAC challenges Heller campaign’s right to exist

BY: - August 29, 2018

Dean Heller’s has been operating a campaign operation without a license for 5 years, “raising questions about whether his campaign is authorized to exist in Nevada,” according to a political action committee that supports Democratic candidates. “Today, a search of the Nevada database of registered businesses reveals the business license status of Heller for Senate […]

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Geothermal industry comes out against Question 3

BY: - August 29, 2018

The Geothermal Resources Council Policy Committee, an industry association that advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, has announced its opposition to the proposed Energy Choice Initiative on the 2018 ballot. If passed Question 3 would direct the Nevada Legislature to “establish an open, competitive retail electric energy […]

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Sandolak? Sisoval?

BY: - August 27, 2018

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval may not endorse Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak, but Sisolak is endorsing Sandoval’s agenda. Sisolak released a pair of ads over the weekend that all but gush over Sandoval and his signature accomplishments. In one of the ads, Sandoval even makes an (unauthorized, presumably) appearance. “When Governor Sandoval did the […]

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About Sandoval snubbing Laxalt…

BY: - August 24, 2018

Last week, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced that no, in point of fact he would not, could not, bring himself to hold his nose and endorse Adam Laxalt, his party’s nominee to succeed him. Now seems as good a time as any to remember that about this time of year in 2011, Sandoval endorsed Texas […]

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What Question 3 and Question 6 say about renewable energy

BY: - August 23, 2018

Let’s talk about that energy initiative. No, not that one. The other one. There are two energy-related questions on the ballot this November — Question 3 (known as the Energy Choice Initiative) and Question 6 (known as the Renewable Energy Standard Initiative). If you’ve heard of the former but not the latter, you wouldn’t be […]

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Laxalt: No need for Nevada to act on 3D gun blueprints

BY: - August 22, 2018

Attorney General Adam Laxalt says there is no need for his office to join legal efforts to prevent a self-described “crypto-anarchist” from posting blueprints for printing 3D guns on the internet. Earlier this summer, the Trump administration’s Justice Department reached a settlement effectively allowing a Texas company to publish 3D gun blueprints online. The Obama […]

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Laxalt’s hopes dashed for cease fire over background checks

BY: - August 21, 2018

Nevada Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt says he hopes a Clark County judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him and Governor Brian Sandoval will put an end to criticism that Laxalt is bucking the will of the people and forwarding his own pro-gun agenda by refusing to enforce Question 1. […]

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Is this ad a dog whistle?

BY: - August 21, 2018

The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has claimed a past arrest and incident of public intoxication means state Sen. Aaron Ford does not have the “qualifications to be Nevada’s top cop.” However, four years ago, Adam Laxalt’s past DUI didn’t stop RAGA from supporting his candidacy. The organization has launched a campaign offensive against Ford […]

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Trump’s hand-picked candidate Danny Tarkanian attacks opponent Susie Lee as “wealthy elite”

BY: - August 20, 2018

Republican Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian, who abandoned his primary challenge of Senator Dean Heller at the direction of President Donald Trump, is chiding his opponent, Susie Lee, for jetting out of state in her “luxurious private plane.” The news release quoting Tarkanian’s campaign spokesman Richard Hernandez says “This week, while middle-class families are busy working […]