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Mi Familia Vota: Question 3 hurts minorities, low-income communities

BY: - August 17, 2018

Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit with a record of active organization within Southern Nevada’s Latino communities, announced its opposition to Question 3 Friday, saying it could potentially harm people of color. If passed, the ballot measure would amend the Nevada constitution to allow companies to sell electricity on an open market. It has heavy […]

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FiveThirtyEight likes Democratic chances in Nevada House seats

BY: - August 16, 2018

A FiveThirtyEight analysis of polls gives Democrats a 75 percent chance of winning control the U.S. House, and gives Susie Lee, the Democratic nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, a 66.9 percent chance of defeating her Republican opponent Danny Tarkanian. The battle for Nevada’s third district has remained contentious since Tarkanian […]

Sebelius reports Sandoval won’t endorse Laxalt

BY: - August 16, 2018

Gov. Brian Sandoval intends to make no endorsement in the race to succeed him. Sandoval’s decision was reported on Twitter Thursday by KLAS-TV PoliticsNOW co-host Steve Sebelius. BREAKING: @GovSandoval said today he does not plan to make an endorsement in the race to succeed him as governor, ending speculation about whether he'd embrace Republican nominee […]

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Environmental groups redoubling outreach to people of color

BY: - August 16, 2018

Communities of color are more vulnerable to environmental health hazards, the impacts of climate change and environmental injustices. National reports continue to confirm the persistence of environmental racism — how racial minorities are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues like pollution. A study released this year in the American Journal of Public Health  found African Americans […]

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Michigan: Oops, didn’t mean to sign Nevada on to anti-abortion brief

BY: - August 15, 2018

On Wednesday the Current reported that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt signed on to a multi-state amicus brief supporting an Ohio law that prohibits Medicaid funds from being used for abortions, even in the event of rape, incest or endangered life. It turns out the Michigan authors of the brief meant “Nebraska,” but typed “Nevada.”  […]

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Lois Tarkanian takes to Breitbart to blast Lee, defend her son

BY: - August 15, 2018

In an article published Tuesday on Breitbart, Lois Tarkanian, the mother of Danny Tarkanian, the GOP nominee for the open seat in Nevada’s Third Congressional District, denounces his opponent Democrat Susie Lee for her campaign tactics saying “Susie Lee’s most recent lie especially sickens me.” Lois Tarkanian, a Democrat, has served on the Las Vegas […]

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Rosen tries to make wages a campaign issue

BY: - August 14, 2018

Sen. Dean Heller told attendees of a Latin Chamber of Commerce event last week that he doesn’t believe minimum wage should be set at the federal level, and instead should be decided by governors and legislators at the state level. Nevada Democrats immediately jumped on the comment, using it to paint Heller as an out-of-touch […]

Laborers Local 872 endorses Heller

BY: - August 14, 2018

Laborers Union Local 872 endorsed Republican Sen.Dean Heller for reelection, Heller’s campaign announced in a release Tuesday. The release followed an announcement tweeted by the union Sunday. The union, best known recently for its aggressive support of public financing for the football stadium for the Raiders, has nearly 2,500 members. “I’m honored to have the […]

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Cortez Masto continues call to reform (but not abolish) ICE

BY: - August 10, 2018

At a roundtable event with Southern Nevada media Friday, Catherine Cortez Masto came down strong against the Trump Administration, its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and deportation practices along the southern border. But the senator fell short of calling for the outright abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “We have to look at the big umbrella,” […]

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GOP congressional candidate calls economy “stagnant”

BY: - August 10, 2018

“Job creation and retention are the key elements to getting our stagnant economy moving again” according to the campaign website for Cresent Hardy, the Republican seeking to regain the seat that he lost two years ago in Nevada’s fourth congressional district. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Great financial numbers being announced on an […]

Democrats make fun of Heller headgear purchase

BY: - August 9, 2018

The Nevada State Democratic Party is making fun of Sen. Dean Heller for an unusual campaign expenditure: $217 worth of Make America Great Again hats. The group mocked the purchase, and said it was improperly marked on the Federal Election Commission second quarter report as “MAGA Hats” instead of attributing the expenses to the “Trump […]

Lyon County sheriff candidate “being neutral” on Confederate flag

BY: - August 6, 2018

A candidate for sheriff in Lyon County is surprised to be attracting attention for posting a picture of himself on Facebook with a man whose face is painted to look like the Confederate flag. “I didn’t realize it was going to turn out to be that big a deal,” Lyon County Sheriff’s Commander Frank Hunewill […]