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<p>Don Snyder, Executive Dean for Strategic Development, is seen at a UNLV stadium board meeting on campus at the Si Redd Room in October.</p>

Fantasy football fields

Jan 22, 2014 10:11am
Speaking of money (surely someone was?), your state of Nevada recently awarded a Dallas-area...
<p>Nevada voters will go to the polls in November to vote on raising the state mining tax on operations such as the Cortez Gold Mine in Eureka County.</p>

Now is no time to raise the mining tax, but it’ll have to do

Jan 08, 2014 2:18pm
ICYMI, gold started the year priced at about $1,700 an ounce, and finished 2013 at $1,200...
<p>Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to reporters following a ceremony honoring Jeffrey A. Hinton as the Nevada Teacher of the Year at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.</p>

Year-end factos that go in your ipso

Dec 26, 2013 8:39am
In an uncharacteristic oversight, the Tea Party has neglected to say when the founders...

The state at 150: A preemptive strike

Dec 12, 2013 9:08am
2014 isn’t just an election year. It will also mark 150 years since Nevada became a state...

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<p>Congressman Joe Heck</p>

Jackson: What the Heck, Joe?

Updated: Jul 17, 2013 4:12pm
A “true unapologetic liberal” is how Joe Heck campaign strategist Ryan Erwin described Heck’s Democratic challenger, Erin Bilbray, in a profile of Heck published last month in National Journal.Hmm, a...

Hugh Jackson: Teachers vs. Goliaths

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 5:08pm
Banking, gambling, construction and real estate, insurance, utilities, health care, retail and pretty much every other industry in the state is going to spend lavishly to defeat The Education...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: How not to get things done

Jun 12, 2013 4:49pm
I DID NOT GO to the 2013 session of the Nevada Legislature, didn’t even parachute in for a day or two. So perhaps I should show restraint and couch my observations in caveats and caution.Ha, just...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: Sue, mining, sue!

May 31, 2013 12:38pm
If not for Republican state Sen. Michael Roberson shaming Democrats into action, it is by no means clear that the amendment to take mining’s tax protections out of the state constitution would have...
<p>Nicolas Cage and his agent Michael Nilon. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)</p>

Hugh Jackson: Policy with the stars!

Updated: May 22, 2013 6:20pm
“Conceptually speaking, we are grossly underfunded,” Elaine Wynn told the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce last week.She wasn’t using the royal “we.” At an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, whatever...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: Senator rides small in the saddle

May 01, 2013 7:23pm
The traditional mystique of the man’s man of the rural Western United States conjures the stolid individualist, a rugged, independent-minded, no-nonsense sort who is tough yet judicious, a man of few...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: Rules of disengagement

Updated: Apr 24, 2013 5:02pm
The state superintendent of education (admit it: You didn’t know Nevada had a state superintendent of education) “resigned” a couple weeks ago. James Guthrie was effectively forced out when it became...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: Mr. Brooks goes to Barstow

Apr 03, 2013 6:05pm
There’s no way to know what might happen to Steven Brooks between the time this is written and the time it is published.But we know a lot about what happened to the former state assemblyman in the...
<p>Congressman Joe Heck (Jerry Henkel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)</p>

Hugh Jackson: Likely foul and filthy

Mar 07, 2013 12:05pm
Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp., which makes most of its money in Macau, told federal regulators last week that the company “likely” violated provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,...
<p>Hugh Jackson</p>

Hugh Jackson: Nevada funds mining’s big mistakes

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 6:48pm
The biggest gold producers in Nevada (and on Earth, for that matter) have been blowing billions of dollars on sketchy projects around the world.Fortunately for the companies, the one place in the...