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Klobuchar talks infrastructure – especially schools – in campaign stop

BY: - April 9, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pitching a trillion-dollar infrastructure package she said will be a top legislative priority if she wins the presidency in 2020. The central element in the Minnesota Democratic senator’s proposal calls for leveraging $650 billion in federal funding through public-private partnerships, bond programs and clean-energy tax incentives. While the plan includes funding […]

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Prezzy wannabes, Gramsci, and you

BY: - April 4, 2019

As everyone knows, the Mueller report, as hastily skimmed by Attorney General William Barr, proves conclusively that Donald Trump is the finest human being ever to walk the earth, greater than Jesus, greater than Lincoln, greater, even, than Fred Rogers. And yet simply oodles of Democrats seem to think that they, not the Great Trump, […]

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Kihuen’s comeback cut short by five votes

BY: - April 2, 2019

Ruben Kihuen, the former congressman who returned to Southern Nevada under the cloud of a sexual misconduct scandal, lost his bid to return to politics by just five votes in the race for Las Vegas City Council Ward 3. Former city parks and recreation staffer Melissa Clary edged out Kihuen to earn a spot in […]

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Harris says plan will give Nevada teachers a $15,000 raise

BY: - April 1, 2019

On the eve of her visit to Reno, presidential candidate Kamala Harris issued a release touting her plan to give teachers a raise. Her campaign estimates that under her plan the average increase for Nevada teachers would be $15,000. “In Nevada, nearly 18 percent of teachers work a second job and the average teacher makes roughly $57,400,” […]

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‘Uncle Joe’ should call it a day

BY: - March 31, 2019

Joe Biden’s prospective presidential campaign was already making eyes roll before former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores took to the internet Friday and described how Biden planted “a big slow kiss on the back of my head” at a 2014 campaign event. Over the years, video of Biden nuzzling, pawing and kissing women have arguably sparked […]

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Anointment politics alive and well in Henderson, of course

BY: - March 28, 2019

The ink was barely dry on former Henderson redevelopment manager Michelle Romero’s retirement when the 25 year veteran of city government told Councilwoman Gerri Schroder of her interest in the term-limited Schroder’s seat. “I sat down with her a couple of months after I retired and said this is something I’d really like to do, […]

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Kihuen victim blasts despicable pro-Kihuen website

BY: - March 27, 2019

Remember that website somebody put up that attempts to defend disgraced former congressman, Las Vegas City Council candidate, and most obtuse man in Nevada Ruben Kihuen by attacking the very women Congress sanctioned him for harassing? Well… A) As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s still up (no, mustn’t link because it is vile), and B) One […]

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LV Ward 1 candidates talk medical district, transportation

BY: - March 26, 2019

With the grand dame of Ward 1, Lois Tarkanian, looking on, the crowded slate of candidates vying to replace her met Monday evening to address concerns of residents in the McNeil neighborhood, the area west of Rancho and between Oakey and West Charleston. The older homes, many on sprawling lots, are just blocks from the […]

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PR executive Hilarie Grey files in Ward 2

BY: - March 26, 2019

Southern Nevada public relations executive Hilarie Grey has filed to run in the special election for Ward 2 of the Las Vegas City Council. Grey “got her start in community development at the City of Las Vegas,” according to a campaign statement. She subsequently worked in community relations and communications for Clark County, McCarran International […]

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LV Council candidate testifies on rehab conflicts, slams former company

BY: - March 25, 2019

“Solutions and Desert Hope are best-in-class facilities.” That’s what David Marlon said when the Current asked last year about questionable practices at the Las Vegas companies he oversaw for American Addiction Centers, one of the nation’s largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies.   Monday, Marlon, who says he quit his job in January to run […]

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Laxalt lands job with GOP-friendly D.C. law firm

BY: - March 25, 2019

Time to play “Where are they now?” Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general and Republican candidate for governor who was defeated by Steve Sisolak last year, has landed a job with Cooper & Kirk PLLC. I am excited to announce that I am a new partner at Cooper & Kirk PLLC. I will be based […]

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O’Rourke stresses unity in Nevada campaign swing

BY: - March 24, 2019

Standing atop a folding chair inside a packed living room, Beto O’Rourke painted himself as a bridge-builder who is running for president not just for Democrats but for democracy itself. The former congressman, who rose to national prominence last year by almost defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, visited a packed Summerlin home Saturday […]