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Nevada Clips 12.2.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Institute defends challenge to public employees’ right to serve in Legislature – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: It’s long past time to stop ignoring the constitution – LINK
  • LV Sun – Obama campaign takes aim at Romney – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: NPRI has political motive, but is right on the law – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Chuck Muth: Hey, Mitt, what did you do in the Great Ideology War? – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – Heller’s plan to bring sailors’ remains back to U.S. hits roadblock – LINK
  • LV Sun – Payroll tax cut proposals die, but debate over what the rich should pay rages on – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Mark Amodei: Claim that GOP is anti-entitlement is pure fantasy – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Pipeline plan vital to the future of Las Vegas – LINK
  • RJ – Deadly force: Training, transparency can reduce police shootings – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: The unborn need to be represented – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: U.S. on a fiscal spiral downward – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: Slower service won’t help the Postal Service survive – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Zappos becoming downtown’s magnet for startups – LINK
  • LV Sun – Station Casinos takes back reins on its restaurants – LINK
  • LV Sun – Closed Atrium Suites hotel may be sold – LINK
  • LV Sun – Forbes lists Las Vegas company as one of America’s most promising – LINK
  • LV Sun – McCarran traffic hits high in October – LINK
  • LV Sun – Report confirms improvement in Las Vegas job market – LINK
  • RGJ – Rebuilding after Caughlin Fire won’t save construction industry – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – North Las Vegas celebrates grand opening of new city hall – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas ranks 10th among saddest cities – LINK
  • RGJ – Reno tentatively approves new voting wards over NAACP leader’s objection – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Idea of splitting county gains momentum – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Nye County line moved repeatedly in history – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Tax Collections Remain On Track Overall Despite Gaming Volatility – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – New members to study energy-transmission issues – LINK
  • LV Sun – Energy task force named – LINK
  • RGJ – Group: BLM ecological study ignored environmental effects of grazing – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Richard Bryan: Guard against possible Yucca Mountain revival – LINK
  • Ely Times – Substation will help bring on wind generation – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – UNLV officials now planning a 50,000-seat stadium – LINK
  • LV Sun – Negotiations extended for UNLV stadium project – LINK
  • AP – Nevada university regents make decision today on tuition hike – LINK
  • RGJ – Board of Regents urges ACT for all high school juniors, might require it for college – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Improves Data Collection To Measure Student Achievement, Still Faces Access Challenges – LINK

Hartmann: Massive Strike Shuts Down UK – Winter of Discontent?

Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. Massive labor strikes rocked the U.K. today – as public workers took to the streets to protest ongoing austerity measures. Last year – the Conservative government passed a slew of austerity measures – laying off public workers – cutting back on pensions – and ending social welfare programs – claiming it was what needed to happen to get the British economy back on track. A year later – the British economy still hasn’t grown – and now the government is calling for more austerity. In response – over two million civil servants are protesting. Schools, hospitals, airports, courts, and government buildings are all being affected by the strike – which is the largest in over a generation in the U.K. since the “Winter of Discontent.” According to the Guardian – 19,000 out of 21,700 schools in England and Wales are closed or partially closed – and roughly 6,000 non-urgent operations have been cancelled …. Watch the Broadcast

Is the IRS Looking for You?

It’s not often that Nevada taxpayers might be glad to know the Internal Revenue Service is trying to track them down, but that’s the case for hundreds of them today.

The IRS announced today that it is attempting to return undelivered refunds to 1,501 taxpayers in Nevada. The refunds were returned to the IRS due to mailing address errors, government officials said in a news release.

The Nevada taxpayers who didn’t receive their checks, including 1,238 in Clark County, are owed a total of $2.7 million. Nationwide, 99,123 taxpayers are due refund checks, with an average refund of $1,547.

Taxpayers can find out if they’re owed an overdue refund by accessing the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov. A telephone version of the service is available at 800-829-1954.

Nevada Clips 12.1.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Lawsuit targets public employees serving in Legislature – LINK
  • RJ – Republicans rap Berkley’s husband for investing in foreclosed homes – LINK
  • LV Sun – Conservative group sues to ban public employees from the Legislature – LINK
  • AP – Group files suit challenging the ability of public employees to serve in the legislature – LINK
  • RGJ – State Sen. Lee says it again: Harry Reid did not ask him to drop out of congressional race – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Suit: Senator can’t also hold PUC job – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Think Tank Files Court Complaint Challenging Ability Of Government Employees To Serve In Legislature – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: End of ‘Viva Elvis’ show not a big surprise – LINK
  • RJ – Unintended consequences – LINK
  • RJ – A hog-killin’ time – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas has become a great rodeo town — and it should stay that way well – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas is the perfect fit for the rodeo – LINK
  • LV Sun – After 30 years of AIDS, people under 30 face greatest risk – LINK
  • LV Sun – Michael Gaughan: ‘It’s great for us, it’s great for them’ – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: It’s time to shut the doors to university’s fire academy – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Southern Nevada economic index augurs flat growth – LINK
  • RJ – Survey war: Study disses Nevada but some question analysis – LINK
  • RJ – Macau gaming revenues up 33 percent in November – LINK
  • RJ – Stock market surge boosts casino stocks – LINK
  • LV Sun – Key stakeholders gather to map out Nevada tourism efforts – LINK
  • LV Sun – Resorts’ brands are all in for the go-round that is NFR – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas’ gold buckle — the NFR — is likely here to stay – LINK
  • LV Sun – UNLV forecast says economy will remain flat – LINK
  • AP – Top Nevada marketer: Businesses, casinos need to agree – LINK
  • Lahontan Valley News – Nevada finishes dead last in opportunity index – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – BETTER OVERSIGHT, CHECKS ON PROBLEM OFFICERS COULD REDUCE POLICE USE OF DEADLY FORCE – LINK
  • RJ – Nevada agrees with California to make run at ’22 Olympics – LINK
  • RJ – Judge upholds Wagner victory in North Las Vegas election – LINK
  • RJ – Commissioners to discuss tweaking ethics policy – LINK
  • RJ – No matter what he does, Josh Reid can’t shake father’s shadow – LINK
  • RJ – Challenge of police inquest policy argued in federal court – LINK
  • LV Sun – Judge rules Wagner rightful winner in NLV council election – LINK
  • LV Sun – IRS after Nevada taxpayers — to give them money – LINK
  • AP – Report: Nevada last place in anti-smoking funding – LINK
  • AP – Krolicki: 2022 Olympics in Tahoe ‘very tangible’- LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – Leaders Quibble Over Kibble – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • LV Sun – Consumer advocates: Smart meters could increase electric rates – LINK
  • RGJ – Erosion concerns after Caughlin Fire have experts racing to beat winter rain – LINK
  • RGJ – Despite ban being lifted, BLM has no plans to sell wild horses for slaughter – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Memo outlines possible teacher layoffs – LINK
  • RJ – New commission at UNR will focus on university’s future – LINK
  • LV Sun – Principals warned of layoffs if teachers union wins arbitration – LINK
  • RGJ – Regents to consider 5-13 percent tuition increase for Nevada colleges – LINK

Nevada Clips 11.30.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Former Henderson councilman earns Republican caucus endorsement – LINK
  • RJ – Cain files to compete in Nevada GOP caucus – LINK
  • LV Sun – Ralston: Nevada’s Godfather fixes the primaries – LINK
  • RGJ – Heller vs Berkley: It’s all or nothing, a battle of political survival – LINK

CONGRESS

  • LV Sun – Harry Reid calls efforts of bipartisan group looking at cuts ‘happy talk – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: UNLV program can help many students – LINK
  • RJ – Frank and gaming – LINK
  • RJ – Both sides push to get justices off ObamaCare – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Lack of trust dogs our society – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Monetary system is destined to fail – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: UFC doesn’t merit positive publicity – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: We must learn to be smart consumers of health care – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • RJ – Retiring lawmaker will continue Internet gaming push – LINK
  • RJ – Cantor Gaming to build, operate new Palms race and sports book – LINK
  • RJ – Hooters Hotel management agrees to auction – LINK
  • RJ – Officials tout indicators tied to Nevada tourism – LINK
  • RJ – Airport passenger traffic continues upward ascent – LINK
  • RJ – Report: Las Vegas hits new post-peak housing low – LINK
  • LV Sun – In wake of real estate collapse, crazy deals abound – LINK
  • LV Sun – Project to create new Nevada tourism brand speeding up – LINK
  • LV Sun – At tourism conference, Sandoval encourages collaboration – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas tops list of travel searches – LINK
  • LV Sun – Hooters hotel-casino to be sold at auction – LINK
  • LV Sun – Palms, Cantor sign deal to launch new sports book – LINK
  • LV Sun – Las Vegas home prices fall to February 1998 levels – LINK
  • LV Sun – McCarran’s No. 5 carrier, American Airlines, seeks bankruptcy protection – LINK
  • RGJ – Homes in Washoe County see increase in taxable value despite tough economy – LINK
  • RGJ – TRI uses demographics from UNR to help attract tenants – LINK
  • RGJ – Tourism: Rural areas receive tourism grants – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Nevada finishes dead last in opportunity index – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DOESN’T TREAT POLICE SHOOTINGS LIKE OTHER LAS VEGAS HOMICIDES – LINK
  • RJ – Henderson council hires Josh Reid as city attorney – LINK
  • RJ – Pedestrian vs. motorist law needs clarifying – LINK
  • RJ – Effort to recall North Las Vegas mayor stalls – LINK
  • RJ – Henderson councilwoman’s resignation will have to wait – LINK
  • RJ – Sebelius: To avoid accidents, teach kids physics – LINK
  • LV Sun – Sen. Harry Reid’s son Josh named Henderson city attorney – LINK
  • RGJ – Washoe District Court now complying with gun law regarding mental health issues after RGJ investigation – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – BLM Rejects Sandoval Proposal To Speed Up Mining Permit Process, But State Says Progress Being Made – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Pipeline project opponents’ protests get lost in the din – LINK
  • LV Sun – Group delivers petition with 21,000 comments against water pipeline – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Concerns shared that solar plant might harm river – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – BLM rounding up wild horses – LINK
  • Pahrump Valley Times – Solar project raises concerns over Spanish trail, fire service – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Coalition Calls For Rejection Of Groundwater Pumping Project By Southern Nevada Water Authority – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – Panel approves $150,000 study to compare higher education funding – LINK
  • RJ – Role of education called key in Nevada’s economic recovery – LINK
  • LV Sun – Secretary of Education: ‘We have to look for radical change’ – LINK
  • LV Sun – School District approves hiring $138,650/year general counsel – LINK
  • LV Sun – Legislative panel begins work on higher education funding – LINK
  • RGJ – A complex curriculum – LINK
  • RGJ – UNR Faculty Senate forms Commission on Future of the University – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Committee studying higher education funding sets deadline for report – LINK
  • AP – Education chief: Higher learning will fix economy – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Study Of Nevada Higher Education Funding Formula Gets Under Way – LINK
  • Nevada News Bureau – Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program Open Enrollment Period Begins – LINK

Holiday Cards for Military/Veterans

Hope this note finds you doing well! With the holidays upon us I know you are getting ready to send out your holiday cards. It would be great if you could include our military so far away from home and those injured and under care in our hospitals.

Here are two addresses for you. The first address goes to the Red Cross who will ship your card overseas. The deadline to send that card is December 3rd — so please don’t wait on that one. The second address goes to an injured member of our military.

Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20889

[UPDATE:  Letters addressed to “A Recovering American Soldier” are rejected for security reasons. Walter Reed suggests using the first address (Holiday Mail for Heroes). http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/walterreed.asp ]

It will make someone’s day for sure! Feel free to pass this info along.

Have a great day … Marla Turner, NSDP Secretary

Nevada Clips 11.29.11

2012 ELECTION

  • RJ – Upheaval continues for Democrats vying for Nevada Legislature seats – LINK
  • RJ – Titus campaign releases poll showing big lead over Kihuen in congressional race – LINK
  • RJ – Flip-flop ad suggests Dems think Romney is The One – LINK
  • LV Sun – Member of Harry Reid’s re-election team returns to run Democrats’ 2012 war room – LINK
  • LV Sun – Campaign poll shows Dina Titus with large lead over Ruben Kihuen – LINK
  • AP – Kelvin Atkinson to run for Steven Horsford’s Nevada Senate seat – LINK
  • RGJ – Congresswoman Shelley Berkley views Caughlin fire devastation in Reno – LINK

CONGRESS

  • RJ – Key on-line gaming lawmaker announces retirement – LINK
  • RJ – Partisan clash coming over payroll tax break extension – LINK
  • LV Sun – Harry Reid committed to extending payroll tax holiday – LINK
  • Nevada Appeal – Janice Ayres: Supercommittee adjourns – LINK

EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • RJ – Letter: Look at police shootings long overdue – LINK
  • RJ – Run, Rebels, run: New coach has UNLV in national spotlight – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: Politics needs a dose of humility – LINK
  • LV Sun – Letter: The tale of the toxic Newt – LINK
  • RGJ – Editorial: Court must comply with law on the mentally ill and guns – LINK

ECONOMY/GAMING

  • LV Sun – Subcontractors fight Harmon demolition plan – LINK
  • LV Sun – Debt counselors say underwater homeowners overlooking assistance programs – LINK
  • LV Sun – Report: Nevada ranks last in nation in job opportunity – LINK
  • LV Sun – Boyd says deal to sell Dania Jai-Alai called off – LINK
  • AP – Wynn stock gains 8 percent today on Macau strength, Vegas recovery – LINK

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • RJ – Flaws acknowledged in system that never finds fault with police in deadly shootings – LINK
  • RJ – Police panel OKs changes in discipline procedures – LINK
  • RJ – Councilwoman to give up post – LINK
  • RJ – Reid should have stayed out of son’s job hunt process – LINK
  • AP – Critics say animal cruelty law inadvertently keeps cases secret – LINK
  • LV Sun – Native Nevadans remain a small minority among residents – LINK
  • Daily Sparks Tribune – Council approves capital improvement projects – LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT

  • RJ – Regulator to see deluge of pipeline input – LINK

EDUCATION

  • RJ – U.S. education secretary to join town hall meeting – LINK

HEALTH CARE

  • RGJ – Cardiology wars: patients’ wallets are casualties – LINK
  • RGJ – Patients love their doctors, hate rising costs – LINK
  • RGJ – FTC, state investigate Renown Health for possible antitrust violations – LINK