Phoning in the circus
July 14th, 2019 - 2:00am
The Democratic Party announced this week that it was changing the rules for the first-in-the-west caucus, the focus of which, of course, will be selecting Nevada’s preference for the Democratic presidential nominee next year. This time, you don’t have to even show up – you can literally phone in your participation!
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Metro’s Oct. 1 review a reminder of the frustration of trying to learn from horrific loss
Nevada leads on outdoor recreation funding. Congress must follow.
Nevada forges ahead toward a clean energy future
July 10th, 2019 - 2:00am
NV Energy’s rollout this summer of plans to develop 1,200 megawatts of additional solar power generation is just the latest reminder that Nevada is leading on clean energy. Nevada leads the nation in clean energy job growth, with more than 8,000 jobs created in 2018 alone.
Higher Ed at the Legislature: Great expectations and failed advocacy
July 9th, 2019 - 2:00am
The 80th session of the Legislature saw a great deal achieved: clean energy policy, criminal justice reform, increasing the minimum wage, background checks on gun sales, a pro-choice abortion bill, and more. I don’t know why our politicians, including Gov. Sisloak, didn't consider higher education more integral to these achievements.
Just Do It, Nevada? Not so fast on a Nike courtship
July 7th, 2019 - 2:00am
Governors in New Mexico and California barely took time to lace up their sneakers last week before sprinting to court Nike following the shoe manufacturing giant’s dustup in Arizona over, of all things, its decision to discontinue marketing a product featuring a Betsy Ross flag.
The joy of letting it all hang out
Cupertino is making us look good
Time to disinfect and trust-bust our public schools
With a trio of new council members in the wings, let the City Hall games begin
Will payment for past wrongs end future wrongs?
Tourism matters in Nevada’s rural communities, too
June 26th, 2019 - 2:00am
For as long as nearly anyone can remember, the Silver State has been a place where travelers from around the world have come seeking opportunity, culture, and the uniquely diverse beauty of a landscape that includes the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the sands of the Mojave desert, and the aquamarine waters of Lake Tahoe and Lake Mead.
Nevada ends juvenile justice fees
June 25th, 2019 - 2:00am
Juvenile justice reform is on the march in Nevada. Earlier this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 439, which the Legislature passed unanimously, making Nevada the second state in the country to end harmful fees in the juvenile delinquency system.
Mike Schaefer's long and winding road to a win
June 23rd, 2019 - 2:05am
Consider Mike Schaefer in his 82nd year. Call him one part Zelig with a touch of Gump and a little Chauncey Gardiner thrown in for good measure. There were times over the years I’d swear the guy was everywhere in the company of the famous, near-famous, and infamous.
What Washoe County School District (and any government agency) can learn from yet another ousted superintendent
June 23rd, 2019 - 2:00am
Traci Davis, Washoe County’s embattled superintendent, went on indefinite leave earlier this week for “personal reasons.” Two other top administrators, Chief Student Services Officer Byron Green and Chief of Staff David Lasic, colleagues of Davis’ from her Clark County days, were gone the same day, scrubbed from the district’s website as if they never existed.
Look to Minnesota for a good example on housing policy
Why we give "bad guys" bail
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