• Government
    House poised for historic vote on health care

    The long, national health care debate is about to come to an end, at least in one chamber of Congress. But it is not drawing to a close quietly, not without one last fight. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    Clunk, clunk: Details of car-buying program not pretty

    In addition to kick-starting depressed auto sales, the other stated goal of this summer’s $3 billion federal “Cash for Clunkers” program was to help the environment by scrapping old beaters and putting more fuel-efficient cars on the road. But the most common deals under the scheme ended up replacing old Ford or...

  • Opinion
    U.S. government likely to keep media rules strict

    Newspaper publishers and other struggling media companies want the U.S. government to help them survive the toughest times they have ever known, mainly by easing rules on how big they can get. They will be lucky if they get any aid at all. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    SEIU Smashes Common American Democracy

    There’s not much that union supporters and I can agree upon. But here is one incident where I can wholeheartedly support the aggrieved members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who have found themselves victims of their own union. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    Nevada’s bizarro political world

    Memo to the nation: Nevada has always been able to distinguish itself with its bizarre political dynamic, often providing fodder for national ridicule. But on the cusp of Campaign 2010, it strikes me that we may have reached a nadir in the depth and breadth of politicians who are either deeply unpopular...

  • Politics
    Election filing, Primary dates moved up for 2010 campaign

    As a result of a change in state law by the 2009 Nevada Legislature, aimed to increase voter turnout as one reason, the candidate filing period and Primary Election in 2010 are pushed forward two months. Continue reading…

  • Politics
    Las Vegas mayor still mulling over running for governor

    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said today he’s still “just thinking” about running for governor next year. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    Nevada’s Congress members weigh in on health care bill

    Two of Nevada’s congressional representatives weighed in on the proposed House healthcare legislation Wednesday. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    Trash Loses Luster in Nevada

    Nevadans are growing less interested in importing California’s garbage, and a dry lake bed outside this desert town has become a test case. Continue reading…

  • Politics
    After the affair — woes of Nevada’s John Ensign continue

    It was early summer when Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) admitted to an extramarital affair in a clipped statement intended to limit the damage to a few news cycles. Considering the story broke about the same time as South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s admission of infidelity — which was a little more Harlequin...

  • Government
    For more than a decade, Nevada tax panel breaks law

    The Nevada Tax Commission has violated state law for more than 10 years by failing to issue a statutorily required tax-policy manual to ensure that the state’s 17 county assessors uniformly and equally appraise property parcels across the state. Continue reading…

  • Opinion
    Koop Acknowledges Writing Letter to Reid

    (Roll Call Staff) – Capitol Police temporarily shut down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) office Wednesday after staffers alerted them to what they thought was a suspicious letter — which in fact came from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Reached at his home Wednesday, Koop confirmed that he wrote a...

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