Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nevada Clips 8.28.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Attack ads distort candidates’ statements in 2nd District race-LINK
  • RJ- Voters’ anger encourages long shots in 2nd District race-LINK
  • RJ- WEEK IN REVIEW: Reporters’ notebook-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: An unreal debate in CD2-LINK
  • AP- Poll: President Obama faces trouble with key voters-LINK
  • RGJ- Amodei’s mother makes perfect political partner-LINK
  • AP- Tea Party Express kicks off fifth national tour in Napa, in Sparks today-LINK
  • AP- Texas Governor Rick Perry bills feds $349 million for illegal immigrants-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Mark Amodei and Kate Marshall focus on budget, deficit-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Early voting numbers exceed expectations-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- In Case You Missed It: Political Round Up-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- City Council turns eye toward 2012-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTER: Thwarting a potentially lucrative business-LINK
  • RJ- LETTER: How to solve the ongoing ‘Dotty’s problem’-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: A balancing test?-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Housing front-LINK
  • RJ- SUPRYNOWICZ: Illegals get amnesty, rest are on the dole-LINK
  • RJ- J.C. WATTS: Our troubles and how to fix them-LINK
  • RJ- GLENN COOK: New pressures in nursing shortage-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Competing for California firms-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Environment of responsibility lost-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: State needs to get behind efforts to improve student achievement-LINK
  • LV Sun- DWIGHT JONES: Interactions important in improving schools-LINK
  • LV Sun- GREENSPUN: Venturing into the classroom-LINK
  • LV Sun- EMILY RICHMOND: How community views education must change if schools are to be fixed-LINK
  • LV Sun- SENATOR REID: Clean energy is the future of Nevada-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: It’s back to school and the community steps up-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- GUY FARMER: Amodei vs. Marshall: There’s no debate-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- LETTER: Marshall will protect us from ‘money grabbers’-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Lawyer’s astute show of acumen-LINK
  • RJ- Technology brings next phase for sports books-LINK
  • AP- It looks like it will be a good year for pine nut harvesting in Nevada-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Convention and Visitors Bureau, lodging properties seek common ground-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Officials consider redevelopment funds for Ghost Walk-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Layoffs, resignations leave void in North Las Vegas-LINK
  • AP- Elko County wants end to 1999 suit over bull trout-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Gibbons returns to roots in exploration geology-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- What should kids know before kindergarten?-LINK
  • RJ- Clark County teachers, at impasse, express discontent-LINK
  • LV Sun- Five struggling schools embark on a journey to improve education-LINK
  • LV Sun- Discussion: School District’s top officials sit down with the Sun-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- ‘It’s all about growth’-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • Nevada Appeal- Enel adds solar operations to Fallon-area geothermal site-LINK

OTHER

  • RJ- NEVADAN AT WORK: Army stint taught attorney to adapt-LINK

Nevada Clips 8.27.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Early voting begins Saturday for 2nd District election-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: What to look for in CD2 early voting-LINK
  • RJ- Heller to deliver GOP weekly address-LINK
  • RJ- In GOP radio address, Heller slams Obama economic policies-LINK
  • RJ- Heller pays tribute to Pony Express-LINK
  • LV Sun- Sen. Dean Heller to give weekly Republican address-LINK
  • LV Sun- Heller to Dems: Stop lying about Medicare, Social Security-LINK
  • RGJ- Sierra Club endorses Kate Marshall in Nevada congressional race-LINK

CONGRESS

  • LV Sun- Tea Party’s place in Washington, Nevada up for debate-LINK
  • AP- President Obama cuts vacation short for hurricane-LINK
  • AP- Poll: 87% in US disapprove of Congress-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- JANE MORRISON: Retroactive rules aimed at Dotty’s are anti-business, anti-woman-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Judge nixes county’s pro-union giveaways-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: New memorial brings recognition to Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideals-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Further cuts in spending a bad idea-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- TOM RIGGINS: Signs the world has gone mad?-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Identity sought for city’s center-LINK
  • RJ- FDIC sues two former First National Bank executives-LINK
  • LV Sun- Bankrupt Spanish Trail Country Club says it’s cash-flow positive-LINK
  • LV Sun- MGM files lawsuit over Gold Strike casino trademark-LINK
  • RGJ- Unemployment rises to 17.4 percent in Lyon County-LINK
  • AP- New casino rules force changes at Dotty’s chain after definition of tavern changes-LINK
  • AP- Economy grew at slower 1 percent rate this spring-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • AP- Nevada Gov. Sandoval names Trachok to Board of Regents-LINK
  • AP- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has done much traveling since the legislature ended-LINK
  • RGJ- Sparks City Manager Shaun Carey gets contract extension, credits city workers-LINK
  • RGJ- Contract dispute between Washoe schools, teachers on its way to binding arbitration-LINK
  • RGJ- Sparks gains attention for its special events success-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Raley’s to raise money for state parks-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Background Check Exemption Status For CCW Holders Under Review By ATF-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- City releases fire chief candidate ratings-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- Sheriff’s Office reins in spending-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- City wants brothel workers to have translators-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Lien times: Assessor had tax issues-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ- Pahrump OK to join California power grid-LINK
  • LV Sun- Resolution of land dispute puts solar project back on track-LINK

OTHER

  • RJ- Documentary about Nevada troops at war gets multiple awards-LINK

Nevada Clips 8.26.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Amodei brings in big gun-LINK
  • RJ- Heller: Voters ‘mad at everybody’ as ’12 nears-LINK
  • AP- Amodei, Marshall show contrasts during debate-LINK
  • LV Sun- Judge who decided on special election format tied to Amodei-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Amodei brings out the Gatlin gun-LINK
  • AP- 2nd Congressional District candidates differ on key to job creation-LINK
  • AP- Sandoval flexes political muscle for Amodei-LINK
  • RGJ- CD2 debate grades: Amodei gets the best mark, Lehmann not bad-LINK
  • RGJ- Mark Amodei’s no-tax pledge flashpoint during U.S. House debate in Reno-LINK
  • RGJ- Report Card: Grading the candidates at U.S. House debate in Reno-LINK
  • AP- Sharron Angle taking part in national tea party tour-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Democrats attack Republicans over payroll tax cut-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- Kate Marshall makes campaign stop in Fallon on Saturday-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- CD2 Candidates Battle Over Tax Policy, Solutions For The Economy-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- Reid announces Boulder City Bypass funding-LINK
  • AP- Senators seek investigation of Jaczko-LINK
  • AP- Poll: 87% in US disapprove of Congress-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTER: Palestinian state the only hope for peace-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Big business for the federal government-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Gadhafi gone-LINK
  • LV Sun- SHERIFF GILLESPIE: We need to overhaul coroner’s inquest system-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Steve Jobs steps down from day-to-day role after molding industry-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Greed is at the root of our problems-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Democrats quick with ‘extreme’ label-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- MUTH: Collective bargains should be ratified collectively-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Dotty’s business plan stalled by regulation changes-LINK
  • RJ- Spanish Trail Country Club files for bankruptcy-LINK
  • RJ- Analysis shows construction deaths slowing in U.S.-LINK
  • AP- Nevada said to be U.S. foreclosure sales leader-LINK
  • LV Sun- Judge: Las Vegas Sands shareholder lawsuit can continue-LINK
  • LV Sun- Exclusive Spanish Trail Country Club files for bankruptcy-LINK
  • LV Sun- Caesars’ Jan Jones to receive American Gaming Association honors-LINK
  • LV Sun- Cantor Gaming to operate sports books at Venetian, Palazzo-LINK
  • LV Sun- Gaming Commission imposes stricter requirements on slot parlors like Dotty’s-LINK
  • LV Sun- Tropicana dragged into Mob Experience lawsuit-LINK
  • AP- Economy grew at slower 1 percent rate this spring-LINK
  • AP- Poll: Voters sour on economy, majority blame Bush, Congress-LINK
  • AP- Fixed mortgage rates rise from decades lows-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Ross recall petition fails to garner enough valid signatures-LINK
  • RJ- Some unhappy with outcome of mass First Friday towing probe-LINK
  • AP- Nevada’s divorce rate exceeds national average-LINK
  • LV Sun- Sandoval insists he’s working, even when he’s out of state-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Let’s recall the recalls-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: North Las Vegas, Cherchio argue against $73,000 payment to Wagner, say his attorney claimed to be pro bono-LINK
  • AP- Nevada cities change bulbs to save money-LINK
  • AP- Nevada regulators propose Internet gambling rules-LINK
  • RGJ- Study: More than 1 in 4 children in Washoe County doesn’t have consistent access to adequate amounts of healthy food-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Lawmakers OK new campaign form-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- LCB’s Malkiewich Prepares To Say Good-Bye, Start Anew-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Hollis begins campaign for third term-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Sheriff: Cuts a safety concern-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Top PUC official sought inquiry-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • Pahrump Valley Times- County effort to buy Pahrump Utility Company moves forward-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- School Board joins state in seeking waiver of No Child Left Behind-LINK
  • LV Sun- School District approves contract with administrators-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: Shifting demographics demand greater urgency in improving schools-LINK
  • LV Sun- LYNNE WARNE: High-stakes tests need reality check-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- A New Measure of Progress-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- New Manse may be top tech school in Nevada-LINK

 

Nevada Clips 8.25.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- 2nd District candidates’ Reno debate to be broadcast-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Kate Marshall expresses support for Israel, says “useful” to do so because “timely topic”-LINK
  • RGJ- Republicans carry voter edge over Dems in Washoe County-LINK
  • RGJ- Mark Amodei dismisses poll showing tight U.S. race in Nevada-LINK
  • RGJ- Fact Checker: Examining the claims in Mark Amodei and Kate Marshall ads for Nevada’s Congressional District 2 race-LINK
  • AP- Ann Romney visits northern Nevada for husband’s presidential campaign-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Dean Heller: Berkley wrong about my record-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- ICYMI: Mid-Week Political Round Up-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- Berkley announces $1.7 million grant for jobs training in Las Vegas-LINK
  • LV Sun- Heller says Obama overstepping on immigration policy-LINK
  • AP- CBO: U.S. budget deficit to hit $1.28 trillion, down slightly-LINK
  • AP- AG will investigate 9/11 phone hacking report-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Cutting red tape-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Ross recall-LINK
  • RJ- JANE MORRISON: Commissioners take taxpayers for ride over bus contract-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Overcoming antics of the Party of No-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Complaints about U.S. role in Libya show divide-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Follow robber’s advice: Go where the money is-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- LETTER: Letters to the Editor Aug. 25-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Las Vegas casino operators look to Massachusetts expansion-LINK
  • RJ- Gaming officials release proposals to regulate Web poker-LINK
  • RJ- FHA condo lending rules threatening stalled market-LINK
  • RJ- FairPlayUSA joins push to legalize online poker in America-LINK
  • RJ- Vote on Dotty’s model due-LINK
  • RJ- Prudential Americana acquires Century 21 MoneyWorld-LINK
  • LV Sun- Gaming regulators unveil rules to oversee Internet poker-LINK
  • LV Sun- Getting OK to implode the Harmon proving to be monumental task-LINK
  • LV Sun- Report: 33 of nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies are in Nevada-LINK
  • LV Sun- Neighbors seek answers in dealing with vacant homes-LINK
  • difficulty of issue-LINK
  • AP- Verizon strike boosts unemployment aid requests in the U.S.-LINK
  • AP- Foreclosures made up 31 percent of home sales in the second quarter-LINK
  • AP- Higher durable-goods orders in the United States eases economic worries-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- The next big thing-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- Nevada children living in poverty-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- Debit cardholders face fee-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Police supervisors union, North Las Vegas reach tentative deal-LINK
  • RJ- North Las Vegas sets sights on new city manager-LINK
  • RJ- Panel decides to restrict lawmakers’ travel-LINK
  • RJ- Company asks court to force transit panel to award bus contract-LINK
  • LV Sun- Legislative Commission goes behind closed doors to resolve dispute-LINK
  • LV Sun- NLV residents say they will seek to recall Mayor Buck-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: NLV Councilman Wagner to city of NLV, City Council: Give me $73K for trying to keep me off-LINK
  • LV Sun- Lawsuit seeks to break logjam over disputed bus contract-LINK
  • RGJ- Placerville mayor voted out by council members-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- Incline tax revolt: Washoe County approves refund strategy-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Legislative Commission Approves New Reporting And Public Records Policies-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Secretary Of State Cautions Businesses About Deceptive Solicitations-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • LV Sun- NV Energy’s export plan sparks fears of a rate increase-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- Bruce Ajari: Invasive species could have huge consequences-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- BLM chief visits Elko He wants ‘fair return’ on mining-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- Abbey: BLM eyes grazing, restoration for sage grouse-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- Arsenic update at SCA-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- Abbey: Suing BLM over horses could backfire-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- Fast forward-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RGJ- Q&A with Nevada university system chairman Jason Geddes-LINK

Nevada Clips 8.24.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Democrats take hope in new Marshall-Amodei poll-LINK
  • LV Sun- Fake Twitter accounts force their way onto political landscape-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Less than shining moments-LINK
  • LV Sun- Rep. Shelley Berkley ventures onto Sen. Dean Heller’s turf-LINK
  • AP- Berkley, Heller keep on Nevada Senate campaign trail-LINK
  • AP- Ann Romney visits northern Nevada for husband’s presidential campaign-LINK
  • AP- Marshall, Amodei both tout support from the NRA-LINK
  • RGJ- Dina Titus defends herself, throws higher ed folks under the bus on Nevada Newsmakers-LINK
  • RGJ- Americans For Prosperity provide evidence robo-poll referred to Kate Marshall by her correct name-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Berkley cites jobs as her top priority, blasts Heller vote on employment bills-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Heller Says Judge Should Have Disclosed Amodei Business Relationship-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- County Clerks On Turnout In CD-2 Special: “Most People Don’t Even Know There Is An Election Coming Up”-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- Nevada aides join evacuation of Congress-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- Panetta: Retirement changes won’t affect serving military-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTER: MLK honored in Washington — and Vegas-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Mitt Romney’s jobs plan-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Balanced budget-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: GOP can’t own victory in Libya-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Congress should ‘share the sacrifice’-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Obama administration policy makes sense but Congress still must act-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Why Obama still warrants scrutiny-LINK
  • RGJ- EDITORIAL: Buffett raised a question about taxes worth asking-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Vote for Mark Amodei to hold CD2 for GOP-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: One of the candidates a dangerous scorpion-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Force all of the schools to come up to standards-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- COLUMN: Revenooer Rants: Billionaire whiners wearing out their welcome-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- JIM CLARK: Dems aren’t stupid — they’re just misguided-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- New home sales fall, could end year at record low-LINK
  • RJ- Secretary of state warns of solicitations from fraudulent companies-LINK
  • RJ- County asks for data on Harmon implosion plan-LINK
  • RJ- Legionnaire’s cases prompt lawsuit against Aria, builder-LINK
  • RJ- Profits dip for banks, thrifts-LINK
  • RJ- Taxicab authority awards first new medallions since ’07-LINK
  • RJ- Unveilings begin at Plaza in downtown Las Vegas-LINK
  • RJ- Push for legal online poker seems dead in California-LINK
  • LV Sun- Aria guests sue after acquiring Legionnaire’s disease-LINK
  • LV Sun- County wants more details on plans to implode CityCenter’s Harmon-LINK
  • LV Sun- Former Las Vegas gaming executives work to clear their names-LINK
  • LV Sun- Prudential Americana Group acquires competitor, becomes market leader-LINK
  • LV Sun- Economic concerns, politics cost Las Vegas home sales, report says-LINK
  • AP- New-home sales fall nationally, 2011 could be worst year yet-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- Unemployment remains high in Churchill, state-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Online Sales Of School Supplies Could Cut Into Retailers’ Share-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RGJ- Sierra firefighter layoffs, fire station closure are averted in Washoe County-LINK
  • RGJ- Washoe wants cash flow analysis before imposing vehicle fees to cover Incline tax refunds-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Legislative Commission plans interim committee appointments-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- It’s official: TCID bond passes-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- County rejects bids for homeless shelter-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Back To School, Back To Work-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Utilities Inc. under a microscope; readers react to series-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Redistricting plan proposes four Pahrump commissioners-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Duckwater Shoshone tribe eyes major expansion-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • Pahrump Valley Times- USGS planning study of nitrates in Pahrump Valley-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- Budget cuts over, UNLV ready to move into new academic year-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Carson school district meets No Child Left Behind standards-LINK

 

Conf Call re: GOP Attempt to Raise Taxes on Middle Class TOMORROW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011 
Contact: Zach Hudson, Comm. Dir., NSDP
(702) 737-8683

 *** Media Advisory ***

 TOMORROW

NSDP Chair Roberta Lange & Speaker Pro Tempore Debbie Smith to Hold Press Conference Call on GOP Attempt to Raise Taxes on Middle Class TOMORROW

Republicans want to increase payroll tax, affecting nearly 160 million American families

Las Vegas, NV – Tomorrow, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange and Speaker Pro Tempore Debbie Smith will hold a press conference call to discuss Republican efforts to raise taxes on the middle class.

Last year, President Obama lowered the payroll tax, providing much needed tax relief for middle class families.  But now, Republicans want to raise the payroll tax, which would result in a tax increase on nearly 160 million American families, including 1.2 million Nevadans.  While Republicans are trying to cut taxes for billionaires and keep tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs overseas, they have no problem raising taxes on the Americans who can least afford it.

Tomorrow’s call will be at 1pm.  Please RSVP to Zach Hudson at zhudson@nvdems.com for dial-in info.

Who:               NSDP Chair Roberta Lange & Speaker Pro Tempore Debbie Smith

What:             Press conference call on GOP attempt to raise taxes on the middle class

When:             TOMORROW: August 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Note: Please RSVP for dial-in to Zach Hudson at zhudson@nvdems.com

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