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Internal memos document DOE's 'cavalier' handling of nuke-waste project
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
More than 300 pages of internal emails, memos and correspondence obtained by the Sun show how the Energy Department thought it had the upper hand in getting its way with nuclear waste, over the state's objections.
Sandoval cancels fundraising appearance for Washoe Republicans
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval has canceled a speech at a fundraiser for the Washoe Republican Party this month after the party chairman and other party leaders appeared to lament the transition of women to the workplace from a more traditional domestic role raising children.
AFL-CIO head says organization endorsement up for grabs in Heck-Bilbray race
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Asked on the public affairs television program To the Point if the AFL-CIO would back Republican incumbent Rep. Joe Heck over Democrat Erin Bilbray based on what Heck does on immigration reform, Danny Thompson left the possibility open.
Heck berates Republican House leadership for punting on immigration
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck lambasted his own party leadership today in a strongly worded statement reacting to news reports that the House may not bring immigration reform up for a vote this year.
Reid: Shutdown cost the country more than 125,000 lost jobs
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today he's been told the government shutdown cost the country at least 125,000 jobs, decrying it as a "manufactured crisis" that "accomplished nothing."
Emerging GOP primary fights belie effort to organize the party
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
After a couple years of watching the dysfunction of the Nevada Republican Party apparatus mostly from afar, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller have begun an attempt to remake it into an organized machine that can earn the trust of donors and elected officials alike. But it's not easy.
Shelter for abused and homeless women and children cutting services, employees amid shutdown
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
A Las Vegas shelter for abused women and children said today it has had to temporarily lay off 10 percent of its staff and dramatically reduce services because of the government shutdown.
Sandoval won't use state money to open national parks
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval won't follow suit with Utah and three other states that are seeking to reopen national parks with state funds as the federal government shutdown heads into Day 11. Sandoval's spokeswoman Mary-Sarah Kinner said today that Nevada doesn't have the resources to open federal parks such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Sandoval: Nevada faces catastrophe if government shutdown persists
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today Nevada is in danger of “catastrophic” consequences if the federal government shutdown persists until the end of the month.
Nevada Senate Republicans endorse two candidates in key 2014 races
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
The Senate Republican caucus today announced it is endorsing a pair of GOP women to run in two of the state's most competitive districts next year-- two of three races that could determine which party controls the Nevada State Senate.
Gov. Sandoval takes GOP chairman loss in stride
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval indicated today he's not too worried by the fact the Nevada Republican Party snubbed his choice for party chairman in a highly contested election Saturday.
State Senate's top Democrat denies telling caucus not to take a position on margins tax
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said the Democratic caucus is not barred from taking a position on the margins tax ballot initiative that will go before voters in 2014.
GOP lawmaker apologizes for saying Republicans benefit when minorities don't vote
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey handed Democrats a neatly packed petard when he seemingly cheered the fact that minority and young voters would sit out next year’s election to the benefit of GOP candidates. But was he right?
It may be stating the obvious: Voters in Nevada don't like taxes
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
In the past decade voters statewide have rejected a slew of tax increase propositions for everything from schools to police officers to road projects. It means proponents of the 2014 ballot question to create a margins tax have a tough row to hoe.
Sandoval delivers Republican weekly address
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
In a five-minute speech, Sandoval argued Washington should take its cues from Nevada.
Nevada GOP chairman says opponent 'came out of the blue'
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Nevada Republican Chairman Michael McDonald said he was blindsided by a long-time Republican operative who decided to launch a last-minute bid for McDonald's position this week. McDonald said he welcomes Robert Uithoven — a Reno-based lobbyist who represents the Las Vegas Sands-- to the race, but warned that Uithoven has some catching up to do if he wants to make it a competitive race.
Sandoval campaign aims to reverse Republican reputation with Hispanic voters
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Republicans in Nevada are stuck in a rut when it comes to Hispanic voters. Gov. Brian Sandoval, heading into a re-election year, aims to change that.
Fight brewing to lead the Nevada Republican Party
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald may have a fight on his hands as the lobbyist for casino mogul Sheldon Adelson-- a billionaire Republican donor-- is exploring a run for the post.
Tea Party favorite Joe Miller to speak at Nevada Republican event
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Alaska Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Joe Miller will be the keynote speaker at the Nevada Republicans "GOP Unity Dinner" on Sept. 28.
Las Vegas Democrat announces bid for Assembly
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
Las Vegas Democrat Sanje Sedera today announced he will run for Assembly next year, becoming the first candidate to officially throw his hat in the ring for outgoing Assembly Speaker William Horne's seat.
2008 GOP convention debacle still haunts Lowden's candidacy
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
On a recent trip to Nye County to start testing the waters in rural Nevada for a possible run for lieutenant governor, Lowden was subjected to a tongue-lashing from Kenny Bent, a Ron Paul Republican who isn’t yet willing to let bygones be bygones when it comes to the 2008 convention
Conservative group attacks Hutchison on mining votes
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
A conservative group is working to pre-empt Republican Sen. Mark Hutchison's Labor Day weekend tour of rural Nevada with robo-calls and newspaper ads attacking him for supporting a failed measure to increase mining taxes.
Emails show how political advisers trumped staff in Sandoval's decision on 'More Cops' tax
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
In December, Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a tax increase to hire more police officers despite his fundamental position that higher taxes are bad for the economy. Internal emails reveal how that decision came about.
State releases memos detailing negotiations on pending nuclear waste shipment
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval's administration today released two documents detailing the state's negotiations with federal energy officials over the first-time shipment to Nevada of highly radioactive waste from Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Kansas City may have the BBQ, but Vegas has the rooms and booze
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
As Republicans begin the process of deciding where to hold its next national convention—an event that is as much about the image of the party as anything else — Las Vegas has a few legs up on our Midwestern counterpart.
Amodei reluctant to back Hutchison for lieutenant governor
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
As state Sen. Mark Hutchison works to wrap up Republican support in his bid for lieutenant governor, his wholehearted support of a proposal to increase mining taxes is hurting him with at least one elected Republican.
Can Nevada Republicans rebuild before 2016 presidential contenders arrive?
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Will the GOP capture the 2016 opportunity to rebuild itself — the way Democrats did in 2008 — or will it wind up being the national laughingstock it became when it botched the 2012 presidential caucuses?
Lowden to explore Republican bid for lieutenant governor
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Republican Sue Lowden, who rose to prominence in her failed U.S. Senate primary bid in 2010, announced today she will explore a run for lieutenant governor next year.
Judge fines conservative group, orders disclosure of its donors
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A Carson City judge has found a Las Vegas-based Citizen Outreach violated campaign finance law when it sent mailers attacking former Assembly Speaker John Oceguera without disclosing the expense.
Gov. Sandoval selectively picking jobs data to cite signs of Nevada's recovery
Sunday, July 28, 2013
If you received all of your economic news from Gov. Brian Sandoval’s campaign Twitter feed, you’d be exuberantly optimistic about everything from the jobs outlook to the business climate. But does it match what economists are saying?
Sandoval seeks urgent meeting to hasten funds for psychiatric hospital
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday called for an emergency meeting of the Interim Finance Committee to speed up funding to make improvements at the state's troubled psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.
Five reasons Democrats can't — or won't — find someone to challenge Sandoval
Monday, July 22, 2013
Democrats seem to have everything going for them-- more voters, better party apparatus-- so why hasn't one of them stepped forward to take on Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval?
Congressman takes one more run at legalizing online poker
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, at the behest of the Poker Players Alliance, is taking a second stab at introducing legislation that would make online poker legal for players — no matter which state they live in — and give the federal government regulatory oversight of the practice.
Horsford returns to Las Vegas to recuperate from major heart surgery
Friday, July 12, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., returned to Las Vegas today to continue recuperating from major heart surgery performed in Fairfax, Va. During a recent routine exam, Horsford learned he had a hereditary heart condition that required immediate surgery.
Democrats take aim at Sandoval — but with no candidate, to what end?
Friday, July 12, 2013
When the Sacramento Bee uncovered the practice of the state-run mental hospital in Las Vegas busing some of its discharged patients out of Nevada with little more than a bottle of Ensure, Nevada Democrats knew they had the kernel of a scandal to hang around the popular governor’s neck. The news releases started almost immediately. They only intensified as Gov. Brian Sandoval initially avoided questions about the practice as the Bee stepped up its coverage.
Amodei says he would vote against Senate immigration bill
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said this week he does not support the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill, but will continue work on a series of bills the Republican majority in the House is beginning to craft.
Heller named 'porker of the month' by D.C. watchdog group
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sen. Dean Heller was named "porker of the month" for supporting a provision in the immigration reform bill that would ensure continued federal funding for a tourism promotion agency.
The success and failure of the Nevada Legislature's four new leaders
Sunday, June 9, 2013
For the first time in recent history, four party leaders who had never experienced a leadership position ran the Nevada Legislature. Each had ups and downs: Democrats stuck together to push through a progressive agenda while Republicans stayed united enough to block a significant tax increase and hand Gov. Brian Sandoval his $6.6 billion budget largely intact.
Failure to pass More Cops bill forces Legislature into special session
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
In a twist of political irony, Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has vowed to not raise taxes, called a short special session early Tuesday to do just that.
Legislators run out of time, opening door for special session
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The final day of the Legislature ended in as hectic a manner as it began. When the clock struck midnight, some bills survived. Many didn’t, leaving Gov. Brian Sandoval to call a special session.
Despite their majority, Democrats trumped by Sandoval on budget but pleased overall with session
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
After handing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval a budget that funds nearly all of his priorities, some in the Democratic majority consoled themselves with one mantra: This is the most progressive Legislature in history.
Gun background check bill sees new life
Monday, June 3, 2013
After an intense lobbying effort by both Nevada and national advocates, a bill to require background checks on private party gun sales was brought back from the brink of death today.
Medical marijuana dispensary bill passes Assembly on party line vote
Monday, June 3, 2013
After a malfunctioning reader board threw its future into question, a bill that would create a legal medical marijuana dispensary system in Nevada passed the Assembly in a nearly party-line vote.
Gaming industry wins the day at Nevada Legislature
Monday, June 3, 2013
The state’s most powerful industry is poised to come out of this legislative session the victor in a number of key battles that it asked lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval to broker for them. “So far, it’s been an OK session,” a leading gaming lobbyist said.
Kirkpatrick's second attempt at entertainment tax stalls
Sunday, June 2, 2013
An hour-long hearing Sunday on Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick's second attempt to clean up the live entertainment tax left some lawmakers questioning why the time was spent on a bill that the Legislature has no appetite to pass. Even Kirkpatrick acknowledged the likelihood, vowing to bring the effort back next session.
As Legislature winds to a close, a look at its dramatic moments
Sunday, June 2, 2013
After the 2013 Legislature whispers its way to a close Monday, it will not be known as a session of the dramatic tax fight. But as tame as this session has seemed compared with past sessions, it hasn’t been without its moments of drama.
Senator's gravely ill husband throws control of Senate into question
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Las Vegas, flew home to Las Vegas late Friday to be with her husband, who is gravely ill with liver cancer, making control of the Senate an issue in the final days of the legislative session.
Last-minute budget negotiations become contentious in final legislative days
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Negotiations over Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $6.5 billion proposed budget entered into their final frenzied hours Friday, as lawmakers rushed to put their own mark on the state’s two-year spending plan before the session officially adjourns Monday.
Sandoval signs bill creating drivers privilege cards for immigrants
Friday, May 31, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval today signed into law a bill that will create drivers privilege cards for immigrants in the country illegally.
Sandoval defends Public Utilities Commission after Reid's criticism
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday defended the Public Utilities Commission — a regulatory panel he appoints — after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid described it as a "little bureaucracy" with too much power over the energy market in Nevada.

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