Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nevada Clips 8.23.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Romney to roll out jobs plan in Nevada-LINK
  • RJ- Amodei, Marshall pledge support for Medicare in televised Reno debate-LINK
  • LV Sun- Amodei and Marshall spar in second debate-LINK
  • LV Sun- Romney to unveil his jobs plan from Nevada-LINK
  • RGJ- Shelley Berkley brings ‘Jobs Tour’ to Reno ahead of ’12 Senate run-LINK
  • RGJ- Readers express doubts about Americans For Prosperity poll that shows Amodei has huge lead in 2nd House District-LINK
  • RGJ- Ralston debate: Amodei tries to grab Medicare, Social Security issues; Marshall hits back with Amodei’s payroll tax vote-LINK
  • RGJ- Instant analysis on Ralston’s CD2 debate: Amodei gets B-, Marshall a C+-LINK
  • AP- Amodei, Marshall face off in second Nevada debate-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Heller, Berkley spar over Medicare, jobs-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Amodei, Marshall Duel Over Facts, Foreign Policy, Medicare And Taxes-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Senator Roberson’s Majority PAC Debut A Veritable NV GOP Who’s Who-LINK

CONGRESS

  • LV Sun- Internet gambling’s new best friend? Conservatives-LINK
  • LV Sun- Heck takes measured approach to celebrated events in Libya-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Promoting Nevada-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Raise taxes and make sensible cuts-LINK
  • LV Sun- JIM MURREN: Resiliency and our natural resources-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Schools need a better way to determine academic achievement-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Tea Party is just a faction for now-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: An introspective travelogue across Nevada’s obscurity-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: U.S. needs leadership with over-arching vision-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Governor’s decision doesn’t reflect state-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: EDAWN is facing tough search for right CEO-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Vote against ugliest, most outrageous ads-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- MICHAEL REAGAN: Obama could learn from Ronald Reagan-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Union exec sites conflicts with management even as service workers OK deal-LINK
  • RJ- Back-to-school budgets seen as mostly flat compared with 2010-LINK
  • AP- More foreclosure risk, more pain-LINK
  • RJ- Pinnacle Entertainment misses deadline to submit Atlantic City hotel application-LINK
  • RJ- July passenger count rises at McCarran-LINK
  • LV Sun- College dropouts cost themselves, and Nevada, millions of dollars in earning potential-LINK
  • LV Sun- New Henderson chamber leader to put experience to use-LINK
  • LV Sun- McCarran records seventh month of passenger traffic increases-LINK
  • LV Sun- Lawsuit: Landowner jeopardizing Las Vegas solar plant-LINK
  • RGJ- Fact Checker on economic myths – Are taxes in U.S. higher than in other countries, did stimulus fail/rescue economy?-LINK
  • AP- Economic survey: No recession but weakness will endure-LINK
  • AP- Fed’s low rates are no fix for retirees-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- Incline Village real estate: Decline in lake clarity hurts property values-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- New Report Projects Debt-Driven Tipping Points For Nevada And The States-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- North Las Vegas City Council sets plan in motion to close budget gap-LINK
  • RJ- North Las Vegas City Council member following an open-door policy-LINK
  • RJ- Petition to recall councilman could fall short-LINK
  • RJ- North Las Vegas working with unions, but still facing cuts-LINK
  • RJ- Voter districts approved for Clark County School Board-LINK
  • RJ- $1 million grant to fund broadband Internet access for Gabbs, population 318-LINK
  • RJ- District, teachers reach stalemate on budget concessions-LINK
  • RGJ- Washoe deal could preserve Sierra firefighter jobs-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Prison and NHP workers protest cuts planned for swing, graveyard shifts-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Sparks OKs its part of new homeless shelter agreement-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ- Water authority: New report of $7.3 billion pipeline cost is worst-case analysis-LINK
  • LV Sun- One estimate sees water projects nearly tripling monthly rates, to $90-LINK
  • RGJ- Geothermal: Transmission poses challenge as Nevada’s geothermal companies look to future-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- Despite budget constraints, school district looks to improve performance, increase graduation rate-LINK
  • RJ- Principals excited about new standards and performance zones, but say budget cuts pose a challenge-LINK
  • RJ- Changes on tap for school year include new performance standards and changes in staffing due to budget cuts-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- School district may renew shelter agreement-LINK

 

Nevada Clips 8.22.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- One GOP hopeful getting early start-LINK
  • AP- House race focuses on Nevada’s poor economy-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTER: Blame students, parents for school woes-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Policy reversal-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Bachmann can’t beat Obama-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: GOP presidential candidates battle clean air, water by attacking EPA-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: Who’s the loneliest? Isolated highway leaves question unanswered-LINK
  • RGJ- EDITORIAL: No Child Left Behind tests tell us something is wrong-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Nevada agency targets California businesses-LINK
  • LV Sun- Velotta: Gaming Control Board readies for fireworks over Dotty’s-LINK
  • LV Sun- Las Vegas economy: Always darkest before the dawn-LINK
  • LV Sun- Las Vegas Weekly: Bold, wise women of Southern Nevada-LINK
  • LV Sun- 20 Answers: Can Las Vegas’ economy get any worse?-LINK
  • LV Sun- The Interview: Alex Epstein, executive manager of downtown’s El Cortez-LINK
  • LV Sun- Meet Brian Burton: Hungry for Charity-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Fire services agreement on City Council’s agenda today-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • AP- Two bears killed on opening weekend of Nevada hunt-LINK
  • RGJ- Dozens pray for bears and hunters on first day of Nevada’s hunt; no bears killed yet-LINK
  • LV Sun- Water Authority board member wants projects reconsidered-LINK

 

‘Backpack Buddies’ Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers for our fundraiser on this Saturday, August 27th, from 8 am-2 pm at the Walgreen’s parking lot. We could use help with our bake sale table, children’s games and bouncy house – selling tickets etc. Would be happy if people could commit to two hour shifts or more. If you can’t volunteers, please come by (buy) some goodies and see Lee Bonner in the Dunk Tank!

Letter Writing Campaign

Please join DCDCC and DCDW for a joint letter writing event aimed at supplying letters of support for our Democratic candidates and ideals which will be sent to local newspapers.  All materials and refreshments will be provided so come as you are and join the fun!  We’ll need ideas, people who are willing to sign their names to their own letters or letters written by another member. (There are some who cannot sign due to their job or position in local or state government.)

The event will be held on Monday, August 29 from 10 AM to 12 PM at 1143 Country Club Drive, Minden.  Take Rt. 395 to Stephanie Way.  Head east to the third street on your left (South Santa Barbara).  Turn left into the Saratoga Springs Development.  At the first stop sign, turn left onto Country Club.  My house is the 7th house on the left.

Please RSVP at 775-267-3982 by Friday, August 26th.

Next NV State Democratic Central Cmtee Mtg Scheduled

The next NSDP Central Committee meeting will be held in Tonopah, NV on Saturday September 17.  This will include a VAN training for the rurals at 9:00 AM.   Leora Olivas and Marla Turner are working on the agenda. Training participants will need to be approved in advance by Cindy. That way State will know you have been approved for access to county records.

Please RSVP to Cindy at f4trigg@aol.com or 775-338-1561 if you are attending the State Central Committee Meeting and/or the VAN training.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

Location: Ramada Inn Tonopah Station
1137 S Main Street – Tonopah, NV 89049

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

09:00 AM – Rural Caucus VAN Training
10:00 AM – Committee Meetings
11:30 AM – Executive Board Meeting
12:30 PM – Member At Large E-Board Election (Clark County)
01:00 PM – General Central Committee Meeting
04:00 PM – Adjournment

  • Ramada Inn Tonopah Station
    1137 S Main Street. Tonopah, NV 89049
    Phone: (775) 482-9777
    Room Rate: $59.50 per person ($64.86 with tax)
    Call to reserve room, website says no rooms are available but that’s an error
  • Jim Butler Inn & Suite
    100 S. Main Street, Tonopah, NV 89049
    Phone: (775) 482-3577
    Room Rate: $63.22
  • Clown Motel* 521 N. Main ST., Tonopah, NV 89049
    Phone: (775) 482-5920
    Room Rate: $37.61 (incl. Tax); Double Rooms just $39.79
    *Next to Tonopah’s Historic Miners Cemetery in case you’re uncomfortable with that