Monthly Archives: October 2011

Occupy and Nevada Day

On October 31, 1864 Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase “Battle Born” on the state flag reflects the state’s entry during the American Civil War. It has been celebrated officially since 1939.

Nevada Day is observed on the last Friday of October. Because it’s a state holiday, schools, libraries, some banks, and all state offices and institutions are closed. Utilities, the post office and garbage pickup will remain open.

That should make it all that much easier for Nevadans to support the Occupy Movement which is promoting that for one day, October 28, 2011, we shut the system down.

Other News:

Presidential Caucus Dates Change Again — The Nevada Democratic Party will hold its presidential caucus on January 21, 2012. The Republican Party will hold its caucus on February 4, 2012.

The End of the Iraq War is Finally Drawing to a Close —On Friday, President Obama has announced that ALL combat troops in Iraq will be withdrawn by year-end and the war will be over.  As we reflect on how we arrived here, it’s a time to honor the men and women who served in Iraq during the last eight years — and be proud of our president, who kept his commitment to bring this war to an end.

Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante-Adams To Be Honored — Congratulations to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante-Adams who will be honored this week at an Emerge America fete in San Francisco for being a “Trailblazer.” You go, girl!

Metro Offers Tips for Safe Trick or Treating — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is offering tips to parents to ensure a safe Halloween for young trick–or–treaters

Police say parents should help kids plan their route ahead of time, utilizing a tool on Metro’s website that identifies homes in your neighborhood which are occupied by known sexual predators. Police say these homes should be avoided. From Metro’s home page, click on the “sex offenders” tab on top of the page and click on “search for offenders in our area.”

Other suggestions include:

  • Go with your children on Halloween night.
  • Ensure your children stick to the route you’ve mapped out ahead of time.
  • Carry a cell phone with you in case help is needed.
  • Know where your children are at all times.
  • When kids walk up to a door, parents should be close enough to hear the conservations that transpire.

Have a great week everyone

Nevada Clips 10.24.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- Heller says GOP debate ‘contentious’-LINK
  • RJ- Jobs plan, fundraising on Obama’s agenda in Las Vegas visit-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: NRSC welcomes Obama to Las Vegas with brutal web video featuring Reid, Berkley, too-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Obama will be at Bellagio for money event as part of quick Vegas trip Monday-LINK
  • LV Sun- Obama will be tapping wallets while in Las Vegas today-LINK
  • LV Sun- Hispanic voters: Stick with Obama or go with GOP?-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: Outsourcing plan would hurt school district-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: Presidential visit-LINK
  • LV Sun- DANNY THOMPSON: President’s jobs bill is important for Nevada-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Politicians key culprits in crisis-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • LV Sun- The business of beauty-LINK
  • LV Sun- Success by the spoonful-LINK
  • LV Sun- When a business model needs a makeover-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Residents say closing post office would kill small Nevada town-LINK
  • RJ- Filipino-American veterans in Nevada fight for benefits-LINK
  • AP- Legislator seeks review of gun laws-LINK
  • LV Sun- Carson City rampage prompts call for Nevada gun law review-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- City budget-saving plan about to end-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ- Oral history records ‘lessons learned’ in Yucca Mountain fight-LINK
  • AP- Critics say new wild horse panel is pro-livestock-LINK
  • AP- Critics of NV agency’s horse removal plan to rally-LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • LV Sun- Report finds high numbers of Nevadans lack health insurance-LINK

Nevada Clips 10.23.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ- SEBELIUS: Good week for Romney-LINK
  • RJ- Nevada GOP caucus moves to Feb. 4 after backlash-LINK
  • RJ- WEEK IN REVIEW: Top News-LINK
  • RJ- Reporters’ Notebook, 10/23/11-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Nevada GOP caves to New Hampshire and RNC, moves caucus to February, diminishes role in nominating process-LINK
  • LV Sun- Nevada moves caucus to Feb. 4-LINK
  • LV Sun- 6 interviews: Republican presidential candidates discuss hot topics-LINK
  • LV Sun- Western straw poll picks Cain over Romney, Gingrich third-LINK
  • RGJ- Sandoval has little to lose with his gamble on Perry-LINK
  • AP- Occupy Vegas group gets permit for site near UNLV-LINK
  • AP- Nevada moves caucus to Feb. 4 after backlash-LINK
  • AP- Nevada Republicans re-elect Chair Amy Tarkanian-LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ- WASHINGTON DIGEST: Senate Republicans vote to block $35 billion part of president’s jobs plan-LINK
  • LV Sun- Obama hoping smaller jobs bill gets big support (UPDATED)-LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- LETTERS: New teacher union chief will fight fire with fire-LINK
  • RJ- LETTERS: Reid out to lunch on jobless comments-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: New businesses: But don’t forget companies barely hanging on-LINK
  • RJ- EDITORIAL: RTC shenanigans-LINK
  • RJ- FREDERICK: Has Harry Reid lost his mind?-LINK
  • RJ- SUPRYNOWICZ: This is how we honor the face of G.I. Joe?-LINK
  • RJ- COOK: Big help for Breeden, Copening-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Candidates fall short on solutions-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: Debate answers disappointing-LINK
  • LV Sun- EDITORIAL: In Las Vegas debate, Republican candidates offer a welcome surprise on nuclear waste-LINK
  • LV Sun- LETTER: 17 percent sales tax would hurt-LINK
  • LV Sun- GREEENSPUN: For sake of jobs, time to legalize online poker-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- SETTLEMEYER: Merger increases 4G access-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- ELLIOT PARKER: How big is our government, really?-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- GUY FARMER: Politics and religion don’t mix-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- TIMOTHY HAY: AT&T deal would decrease competition-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Governor working to make Nevada players in decision 2012-LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Station worker ads rebut union-LINK
  • RJ- Nevada has less than 2 percent of nation’s solar workers-LINK
  • Nevada Appeal- Dropouts hit hardest by loss of jobs-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Between a rock and a hard sell-LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune- Jobless Rate Dips In Reno-Sparks-LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • LV Sun- UMC nurses approved for competitive paychecks-LINK
  • LV Sun- Short-staffed ethics commission wading through flood of cases-LINK
  • LV Sun- RALSTON: Arberry case reinforces double standards-LINK
  • AP- Nevada Supreme Court clears way for implosion decision-LINK

EDUCATION

  • LV Sun- High schoolers struggling in math know failure has life-long consequences-LINK
  • LV Sun- Teachers union files complaint over Clark County School District email-LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • AP- Tribal culture, religion at center of gold mine expansion fight-LINK

Nevada Clips 10.21.11

2012 CAUCUS

  • RJ- Sandoval says Nevada GOP may move caucus to Feb. 4 – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: Sometimes doing the right thing is hard – LINK
  • LV Sun – Coolican: Romney may sound callous, but he may also be right – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: State Republicans embarrass Nevada – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: Priebus to Nevada: It’s not your fault but you need to go on Feb.4 – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Yes, Really: Nevada Republicans Poised To Move Caucus Date – LINK

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – GOP panel hears Latinos vent at conference – LINK
  • RJ – GOP debate was slugfest that tested candidates’ mettle – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval: GOP race is between Perry and Romney – LINK
  • RGJ – Factchecking the Republican debate in Las Vegas: tax plans, illegal immigrants, more – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Chuck Muth: The Great Las Vegas debate – LINK

CONGRESS

  • Nevada News Bureau – RNC Ad Takes Issue With Harry Reid’s Public Vs. Private Sector Jobs Claim – LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press – Heller to introduce ‘shot clock’ act – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ- Sebelius: Occupy Wall Street? How about Capitol Hill? – LINK
  • RJ – On the job – LINK
  • RJ – A century at the Chamber – LINK
  • LV Sun – What would you say to a presidential contender if you had the chance? – LINK
  • LV Sun – Protests may be counterproductive – LINK
  • Elko Daily Free Press – Presidential candidates Yucca it up in Nevada debate – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ- Commission OKs takeover of Aliante, sale of Fitzgeralds – LINK
  • RJ – Las Vegas Hilton owners get more time in battle for property – LINK
  • RJ – Court removes delay in Harmon tower lawsuit – LINK
  • RJ – Valley’s September unemployment numbers drop – LINK
  • RJ – Penn reports higher profits, sees fiercer competition – LINK
  • LV Sun – New owners approved for Aliante casino – LINK
  • LV Sun – Fuel costs cause dip in Southwest Airlines’ earnings – LINK
  • LV Sun – Supreme Court ruling may get CityCenter lawsuit moving again – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas Hilton granted time to fight receivership, foreclosure – LINK
  • AP – Nevada’s Sept. jobless rate stays at 13.4 percent – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada attracts 300 customer service jobs – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ- Mulroy to receive first-ever reviews on water work – LINK
  • RJ – Ex-HOA board member pleads guilty to charge – LINK
  • LV Sun – Survivors of abuse and violence march to ‘Take Back the Night’ – LINK
  • RGJ – Amount Washoe County owes Reno might be difficult to compute, agree on – LINK
  • RGJ – Nevada ranks 2nd in nation for residents thinking about, planning suicide; ranks much lower for actual attempts – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Board moves forward with connecting trails – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – New Medicaid Contractor Misses Deadline After Controversial Bid Award – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Lake Mead’s rising water has marina on the move – LINK
  • RJ – Nye County official sees no alternative to Yucca Mountain – LINK
  • RJ – MGM Resorts listed among top green companies in U.S. – LINK
  • LV Sun – Solar arrays bring CCSD $6.25 million – LINK
  • LV Sun – MGM Resorts makes list of America’s most environmentally responsible companies – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Patterson recommended as interim Nevada State College chief – LINK
  • LV Sun – School District issues memo to quell fears about outsourcing – LINK

 

Friday: Berkley Continues “Jobs Here, Not China” Tour in Reno

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2011
Contact: Jessica Mackler
702.723.7987

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will continue her “Jobs Here, Not China” tour in Reno tomorrow. Berkley will highlight her commitment to creating jobs in Nevada, in contrast to unelected Senator Dean Heller’s votes to protect the Chinese government’s unfair trade policies that are cheating Nevada workers out of their jobs.

The event will highlight the clear choice Nevadans have in next year’s election between Berkley’s commitment to creating jobs in Nevada and Dean Heller’s standing with the Chinese government over unemployed Nevadans.

The press conference will be at 1:30 pm tomorrow afternoon at the Washoe Democratic Party headquarters.

 Who: Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley
 What: Reno stop on her “Jobs Here, Not China” Tour to highlight Berkley’s commitment to creating jobs in Nevada, not China.
 When: FRIDAY, October 21st, at 1:30 pm PT
 Where: Washoe Democratic Party HQ
1465 Terminal Way , Suite 1
Reno, NV. 89502

November 5th is Bank Transfer Day

First, the banks held the nation hostage as they held onto capital, refused to loan money to small business owners, refused to allow homeowners to equitably refinance their homes, fraudulently robo-signed documentation and foreclosed on millions of homeowners — all while receiving a bailout from the US Government (that would be us) and interest-free loans the federal reserve.  Now, it appears they want to step up their hostage-taking another notch or two by not just refusing to allow ordinary Americans to close their banking accounts with them, but by having them arrested by attempting to do so.

Folks … it’s time to move your money out of the big banks (Citigroup, Chase, Bank of America, etc.) and move it to an unaffiliated local bank or credit union.  If you consider yourself one of the 99%, and if you have your money in one of these mega-banks, OWS (Occupy Wall Street) protesters are asking you to stand with them and transfer you money out of these megabanks on or before November 5th.

Together we can ensure that corrupt crony-capitalist banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November! If the 99% removes our funds from major banking institutions to non-profit credit unions on or by this date, we will send a clear message to the 1% that conscious consumers won’t support companies with unethical business practices.

Did you know you don’t even have to go to your bank to transfer your money.  All you need to do is go to your new bank or credit union and do an electronic transfer of funds and closure of the old account.  I learned I could do that years ago whilst in the U.S. Navy.  I’d leave my funds intact in the old account and when I got to my new duty station, I’d set up a new account and give them permission to electronically transfer the funds from my old account to my new account in their bank.  So, if you’re afraid you also might get arrested in the process of doing as those in the following YouTube videos did, just let your new bank do all the work for you.  I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to have the new business.