Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nevada Clips this Week

Nevada Clips 9.9.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- JOHN SMITH: GOP seems confident Heller can handle scrutiny Berkley faces-LINK
  • RJ- SEBELIUS: In ethics, less is more-LINK
  • LV Sun- What’s behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s political popularity?-LINK
  • LV Sun- Perry’s book ‘Fed Up!’ giving opponents political fodder to use against him-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- Western Republicans roll out ‘jobs frontier’ plan-LINK
  • RJ- Heller strikes out on transparency call-LINK
  • RJ- Reid urges quick action on Obama’s plan; other Nevadans slow to commit-LINK
  • RJ- Maher criticizes Obama, GOP-LINK
  • LV Sun- President Obama unveils sweeping $450 billion jobs plan-LINK
  • LV Sun- Harry Reid, Dean Heller see super committee differently-LINK
  • AP- Obama seeks $450 billion to lift economy, mostly tax cuts-LINK
  • AP- FACT CHECK: President Obama’s jobs plan paid for? Seems not-LINK
  • RGJ- President Obama’s jobs program offers special significance to Nevada-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: Can anyone just answer a simple question?-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Millions in school savings-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Health care rulings-LINK
  • AP- EDITORIAL: Republican games on confirmation harm consumer protection in U.S.-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- MUTH: Congress tries to rob banks; consumers hit in wallet-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- MUTH: Teachers union flunkies flunk Republicans-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • AP- 30-year mortgage falls to record low 4.12 percent-LINK
  • RJ- The new normal: high unemployment for a while-LINK
  • LV Sun- Report: Las Vegas’ recovery hurt by lack of education, diversification-LINK
  • LV Sun- Las Vegas home sales surge in August; prices decline-LINK
  • LV Sun- Texas slot company clears licensing hurdle in Nevada-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Clean Water Coalition votes to close shop-LINK
  • RJ- Las Vegas caps accrued leave: Employees told to ‘use it or lose it’-LINK
  • RJ- Christie invited criticism of N.J.-LINK
  • LV Sun- Lake Mead pipeline vote leads to fall of Water Coalition-LINK
  • LV Sun- Cuts in county bus transportation routes approved-LINK
  • LV Sun- Clark County, unions appeal ruling against union labor requirement-LINK
  • RGJ- Feds help Sparks fund modernized rescue equipment-LINK
  • RGJ- Sparks to redraw districts to rebalance population-LINK
  • RGJ- Visitors to Carson City IHOP shooting memorial continue to ask ‘Why?-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP Shooting: Guardsmen remember fallen soldier-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Carson City’s National Guard unit loses key players-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP Shooting: Trying to answer the ‘Why?’-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP victim receives posthumous promotion-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- County pushes ahead with redrawing electoral map-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Secretary Of State Revokes Corporate Status Of 427 Businesses For Failure To Respond-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Nevada State Schools Superintendent Search Gets Under Way-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Gov. Sandoval Making Strides On Top Priority Of Job Creation For Nevadans-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- High school diploma required for 2012 community college enrollment-LINK
  • RJ- Board of Regents to review state’s higher ed tuition and fees-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • Nevada Appeal- Citizens lodge objections to Storey mining decision-LINK

SEPT. 11

  • RGJ- Some Nevadans doubt official version of 9/11-LINK

OTHER

  • AP- U.S. officials chasing ‘credible but unconfirmed’ terror threat-LINK

Nevada Clips 9.8.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- New York Times piece not first time Berkley, spouse drew scrutiny-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: Romney’s flawed economic plan is stuck in 1980-LINK
  • LV Sun- Mitt Romney, Rick Perry take center stage at GOP debate-LINK
  • RGJ- Underdog CD2 candidates Lehmann and Fasano working hard in final week of campaign-LINK
  • RGJ- Blue Dog Democrats endorse Marshall, criticize DCCC for not helping Marshall-LINK
  • AP- Candidates in Nevada House race have dueling ads-LINK
  • AP- Romney, Perry spar over jobs, Social Security-LINK
  • AP- More than 200 turn out for Sharron Angle and Tea Party Express today in Rhode Island-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Amodei, Marshall make final push toward Tuesday’s special election-LINK

CONGRESS

  • AP- President Obama looks to create jobs, put GOP on the spot-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: Earth can’t handle a growing, prosperous U.S.-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Jobs speeches-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Berkley conflict?-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Finger-pointing is a waste of time-LINK
  • LV Sun- REGENT MICHAEL WIXOM: What’s the plan now?-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Republican objections to the president’s speech pose a real problem-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Country headed on downward course-LINK
  • RGJ- EDITORIAL: We may never what caused Carson City rampage-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Candidates shouldn’t sign outsider’s pledge-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Search for natural gas is harming our water-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Marshall, not Amodei, is a voice for the people-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Letters to the Editor Sept. 9-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- JIM CLARK: Measuring the national media’s liberal bias-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- EDITORIAL: Never forget-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • LV Sun- Las Vegas a hot destination for flagship stores-LINK
  • LV Sun- Vacant land market in Las Vegas faces long slog to recovery-LINK
  • LV Sun- Las Vegas casino operators hit with patent lawsuits-LINK
  • AP- More people applied for unemployment benefits in the U.S.-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Victims’ names released in Carson City IHOP rampage-LINK
  • RJ- Mob Museum to advance with tax credits-LINK
  • RJ- North Las Vegas recreation centers saved by deal-LINK
  • RJ- Attorneys: State taking right tack on Web poker-LINK
  • RJ- This time, LV bashing gets mostly amusement-LINK
  • RJ- Welcoming reception for former LV attorney up for judicial promotion-LINK
  • LV Sun- Oscar Goodman: Would you rather be with showgirls or Snooki?-LINK
  • LV Sun- Petition drive under way to recall NLV mayor-LINK
  • LV Sun- Las Vegas secures $5.5 million for Mob Museum construction-LINK
  • LV Sun- Mayor Goodman, LVCVA respond to N.J. governor’s ‘stupid’ comment-LINK
  • AP- IHOP shooting victims served in Iraq, Afghanistan-LINK
  • AP- IHOP SHOOTING: Friends, family remember victims of shooting-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Sencion recalled as ‘quiet, nice’-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Community seeks help with grieving-LINK
  • Tahoe Bonanza- Carson City IHOP shooting: Slain civilian was South Tahoe resident-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- Sen. Reid statement on possible Westboro Church protests in Carson City-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Sheriff chastised for improper contract amendment-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- New county prosecutor on loan from AG’s office-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- County manager defends plan for fourth Pahrump district-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- County down-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- Report outlines changes to community colleges-LINK
  • RJ- Efficiency expert sees outsourcing as solution to school district’s woes-LINK
  • LV Sun- Potential savings for Clark County School District in millions, study says-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Nevada schools well below average in funding, but not close to the bottom-LINK
  • RGJ- ‘Me’ generation campaign to support Washoe schools-LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press- School district eyes greater use of technology-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • LV Sun- State grants new hearing on NV Energy deal with solar, geothermal projects-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- PUC orders Utilities Inc. to produce documents-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Inyo Couny settles suit over solar zone designation-LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times- Commissioner says talk of utility acquisition premature-LINK
  • Reno News & Review- Greener pastures-LINK

Nevada Clips 9.7.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- SEBELIUS: This can’t be good-LINK
  • RJ- Berkley pushes back on report challenging her ethics-LINK
  • RJ- Romney’s job plan includes cutting corporate taxes, federal spending-LINK
  • LV Sun- Rep. Shelley Berkley facing questions about legislation that benefitted husband’s practice-LINK
  • LV Sun- Amodei accepts campaign cash from Ensign’s PAC-LINK
  • LV Sun- Photos: Mitt Romney presents his jobs plan to boost the economy-LINK
  • LV Sun- Expect Times’ Berkley story to be big campaign issue-LINK
  • LV Sun- Mitt Romney, Barack Obama clash over how they would create jobs-LINK
  • LV Sun- Mitt Romney unveils economic plan in North Las Vegas-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: The Times’ piece spells trouble for Berkley-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: CREW chief on Berkley: “She should have stayed out of it”-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Titus: Woman without a district but an impressive finance committee-LINK
  • RGJ- Underdog CD2 candidates Lehmann and Fasano working hard in final week of campaign-LINK
  • RGJ- Marshall, Amodei show touch of class at parade in Fallon-LINK
  • AP- Speaking in Nevada, Romney unveils economic plan ahead of Obama speech-LINK
  • RGJ- House candidates Amodei, Marshall work the rurals-LINK
  • AP- Berkley’s efforts for kidney care may raise questions-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- Pressing business faces candidates-LINK
  • AP- Romney’s jobs plan: cut taxes, slap China, drill oil-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Romney Rolls Out Economic Plan In North Las Vegas-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- Like they never left-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: Don’t forget the rich when it comes to taxes-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Diploma requirement-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: One way to push a jobs agenda-LINK
  • RJ- SEBELIUS: Don’t overlook a few things in jobs debate-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Recession’s victims overlooked in D.C.-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Obama’s plans have gone sour-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: The Times misses the point: Working for all Nevadans isn’t a problem-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Amodei is beholden to Republican Party-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Candidate’s thoughts are encouraging to me-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Men like Amodei are needed in Congress-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Mediocrity no reason for a big celebration-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Candidates shouldn’t sign outsider’s pledge-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- ANNE MACQUARIE: The party of denial-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- EDITORIAL: Shooting questions may defy answers-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- EDITORIAL: Senseless acts of violence-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- EDITORIAL: Prominent veterans pass away-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Wynn Macau thriving as it turns 5 years old-LINK
  • RJ- Data: Uptick for LV workers’ wages tiny-LINK
  • LV Sun- Report: Las Vegas among top cities for theft of construction equipment-LINK
  • LV Sun- Fontainebleau Las Vegas developers fight ‘vulture investors’-LINK
  • AP- U.S. economy: Service firms grew at slightly faster pace-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- UMC loses $87.2 million for fiscal year-LINK
  • RJ- North Las Vegas group seeks recall of city’s mayor-LINK
  • RJ- Puck out, Culinary Academy in at Springs Preserve-LINK
  • RJ- Deal with police union may save North Las Vegas rec centers-LINK
  • RJ- Golf course can be converted into commercial development, commission says-LINK
  • RJ- Henderson backs stadium-LINK
  • LV Sun- Henderson City Council lets stadium feasibility study move forward-LINK
  • AP- Shooting rampage in Carson City-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Public forum tonight to discuss, learn about county redistricting-LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau- Nevada Legislative Leaders Make New Appointments To Homeland Security Commission-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Gunman’s motive remains a puzzle-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHP SHOOTING: Multiple 911 calls paint chaotic scene-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Mass shooting shock N. Nevada residents-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- IHOP SHOOTING: Community leaders mourn for victims-LINK
  • RGJ- Gunman in Carson City IHOP shooting reloaded at least once-LINK
  • RJ- Gunman, four others dead in Carson City shooting; seven wounded-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Carson City gunman kills 4, self in IHOP attack; 7 hurt-LINK

EDUCATION

  • AP- Nevada community colleges may require high school diplomas-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • Tahoe Bonanza- Near and unclear: Officials concerned about clarity of Lake Tahoe’s near shore-LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • LV Sun- Medical partnership to operate neurological clinic in Henderson-LINK

Nevada Clips 9.6.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- RNC radio ad in Nevada slams Obama ahead of jobs speech-LINK
  • RJ- Romney jobs plan: less government, less taxes, less regulation-LINK
  • LV Sun- Mitt Romney using North Las Vegas as backdrop for jobs plan-LINK
  • LV Sun- New York Times: Rep. Shelley Berkley’s cause is often her husband’s gain-LINK
  • LV Sun- COOLICAN: Hey, Kate Marshall: Stop talking. Now.-LINK
  • RGJ- Nevada’s CD 2 race becomes battle of the bucks-LINK
  • AP- Speaking in Nevada, Romney unveils economic plan ahead of Obama speech-LINK

CONGRESS

  • AP- Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: Southern Nevada needs a zero-growth policy-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Postal Service paying people not to work-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: GOP wants us to go back in time-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: We need to replace our politicians-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: Our elected officials should value transparency in government-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Don’t take judicial review lightly-LINK
  • RGJ- EDITORIAL: Unique economic problems require unique solutions-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Mark Amodei will vote Reupblican Party line-LINK
  • RGJ- LETTER: Who would candidate represent in Congress?-LINK
  • RGJ- SEN. DEAN HELLER: We can and must save Medicare-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- WILL DURST: Another Texas governor wants to lead-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- ELLIOT PARKER: Why hasn’t the economy recovered?-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • Tahoe Bonanza- Nevada unemployment hits hardest at men, minority groups, the young-LINK
  • AP- Dismal jobs data shakes world markets-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Police griping about radios-LINK
  • LV Sun- Nevada Supreme Court opens fall term with dispute over TV ad-LINK
  • RGJ- Captains of Industry: For Jones Vargas’ Alonso, credibility is everything-LINK
  • RGJ- Nevada AG’s lawsuit targets deceptive lending-LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News- State retirees caught in insurance snag-LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ- Schools face transformation-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RGJ- Fact Checker: Does geothermal power all Reno homes?-LINK
  • RJ- Nevada imagines exporting excess renewable power, but California has the same plan-LINK

SEPT. 11

  • AP- A Never Ending Legacy-LINK
  • RJ- Skeptics have thrived in decade since attacks-LINK

Nevada Clips 9.5.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Voters hearing four-letter word a lot-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Labor Day-LINK
  • RJ- LETTERS: Seniority an important protection for teachers-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Obama must learn to ignore GOP-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: We should come together to restore economy, American dream-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • LV Sun- Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh named the ‘smartest’ in town-LINK
  • LV Sun- Longtime Las Vegan named president of Bank of Nevada-LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • RJ- Headaches, dizziness vanish after innovative aneurysm surgery-LINK

Get Out and Vote for Kate!

We need to do everything we can to help Kate Marshall win her special Congressional election for NV-CD2 on Tuesday, September 13th.

Kate is someone we can count on to stand up for middle-class families in Congress — and fight against the reckless, hard-right Republican policies that seek to reduce the deficit on the backs of working families and seniors, while protecting tax subsidies for Big Oil companies.

But she’s locked in a tough special election battle right now, and her opponent is lining up lots of big-time Republican support.

A victory here, in NV-CD2, a seat which has never yet been held by a Democrat, will also be vital to preserving Medicare and Social Security from hard-right House Republican attempts to destroy those programs as we know them.  Winning this special election for Democrats will send a powerful message to pundits and political insiders in Washington — not to mention Republicans across the country.

As Democrats in Congress work to close tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas, preserve and protect Medicare, and reform our government so it works more efficiently and effectively for everyone, we need a leader like Kate fighting for us.

You still have time to ‘early vote’ today or tomorrow.  After early voting ends, you last chance to help us elect Kate will be on Tuesday, September 13th.  That means we only have a small window to make a difference for Kate Marshall — and it’s getting smaller every minute.  If you haven’t voted already … make every possible effort to get out there and VOTE!

Oh … and one last request from the campaign … “Can you help Kate by making a contribution of $10, $25 or more to help kickoff Get Out the Vote (GOTV) weekend?”