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  • Opinion
    A Halloween Sermon

    (Paul Jacob) – It’s amazing how often my online critics assume that I am a Republican. Hey, I’m not a member of either major party. Still, I reserve the right to hold Republican feet to the fire — using their own principles. Democrats, likewise. I have to: Politicians in both parties control...

  • Politics
    Lowden to Serve Coffee and Donuts at Biden-Reid Event

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sue Lowden will be hosting a meet-n-greet event in Reno this Friday morning at the Grand Sierra Hotel parking lot while Vice President Joe Biden is busy raising campaign funds for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Biden/Reid event will feature pancakes for $2,400 inside the Reno hotel....

  • Government
    Transportation Study Likely to Resurrect Calls for Higher Taxes

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nearly 60 percent of Nevada’s major urban roadways are congested during peak travel times, a situation that will only worsen without significant improvements to the state’s transportation system, a report released today says. The state has used a combination of federal and state funding to improve its...

  • Politics
    Tark Boasts of Quarter-Mil Raised from 6K+ Donors

    (Tarkanian for Senate) – The campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian raised just over $250,000 from an army of 6780 donors in just weeks since launching its fundraising efforts on August 21. “Never in the history of Nevada politics has a candidate accumulated so many donors so quickly,” said Tarkanian...

  • Government
    Board Approves Tax Study Over Governor’s Objections

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Over the objections of Gov. Jim Gibbons, the Board of Examiners today approved a request to spend $500,000 on a study of Nevada’s revenue structure sought by a bipartisan group of legislative leaders. The $500,000 figure is not guaranteed to be the final price of the study,...

  • Politics
    Reid Sides With Trial Lawyer Allies

    (National Republican Senatorial Committee) – On the eve of the Senate Finance Committee’s vote on the Baucus health care proposal, a new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that limiting medical malpractice lawsuits could save the government as much as $54 billion over the next 10 years. As reported...

  • Opinion
    Opposition to Public Funding Of Abortion Leads to More Lies

    (Don Nelson) – Last week, presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs claimed that “there’s a law that precludes the use of federal funds for abortion that isn’t going to be changed in these health care bills.” Gibbs also said “there’s a fairly well documented federal law that prevents it” (funding of abortion). Mr. Gibbs...

  • Politics
    Term Limits to Change Nevada Political Landscape in 2010

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) The November 2010 general election is more than a year away, but a political shift is already in motion as term limits take effect and 17 veteran lawmakers must either leave the Legislature or set their sights on other elective office. The potential departure of more than a...

  • Politics
    Dina Titus is a Murderer?

    (Mike Zahara) – Rep Dina Titus a Murderer? Well, of course she is if you follow the same logic used against Dr Joe Heck—a doctor; not a hack politician—when he came out against state mandates for Gardasil, which has now killed dozens of our young girls. Everyone in Nevada who supported using...

  • Government
    School Superintendent Kills Himself

    In Ottawa, Illinois schools superintendent John Harrison committed suicide over the weekend. Ottawa is south west of Chicago in LaSalle County. The school is suffering a teachers unions trike at this time, but it isn’t known if the strike and controversy is connected to the suicide. One interesting part of the report...

  • Government
    Gibbons Names Energy Czar & Energy Director

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Gov. Jim Gibbons announced today his selections to fill two key state positions in the energy field, the newly created commissioner of energy and director of the Office of Energy. Dr. Hatice Gecol will transfer from her position as director of the Office of Energy to become...

  • Government
    Gov. Jim Gibbons Makes New Appointment to the Nevada Athletic Commission

    (Sean Whaley) – Gov. Jim Gibbons today named Francisco Aguilar to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Aguilar is presently employed as corporate and communications counsel for The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Agassi Graf Holdings. Aguilar’s professional past includes working as senior counsel for Southwest Gas Corp. and as special counsel to...

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