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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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Hugh Jackson: El nuevo GOP

Feb 06, 2013 6:32pm
Elections have consequences. As a consequence of last fall’s election, Republicans have decided that their viability going forward hinges on convincing people that no, as it happens, Republicans do...
<p>Governor Brian Sandoval / PHOTO: MARK DAMON</p>

Hugh Jackson: The measured pointlessness of Gov. Sunny

Updated: Jan 24, 2013 3:01pm
“…THE OVER-ARCHING policy of this administration throughout this economic downturn,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said as he concluded his biannual State of the State speech last week, is that “we cannot cut...
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Nevada to mining: never mind

Jan 09, 2013 4:54pm
The Legislature doesn’t start its every-other-year session until next month, but the mining industry has already won.Mining’s tiny state-tax rate is capped in the state constitution. The last time...

Hugh Jackson: Nevada’s NRA caucus

Updated: Jan 02, 2013 5:15pm
Time was when the Second Amendment faithful raised the “slippery slope” specter — ban, say, assault weapons, and next thing you know government would ban taking the 30-aught-six up in the hills to...
<p>Hugh Jackson / PHOTO: JEFERSON APPLEGATE.</p>

Hugh Jackson: Keep punching that ticket

Updated: Dec 19, 2012 4:16pm
Did you know December is Validation Month?For starters, Secretary of State Ross Miller decided to validate the Nevada kooks, led mostly by Sharron Angle, who perpetuate the fraud about voter fraud, i...
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Hugh Jackson: Sophomore swings for the lights; swish

Updated: Dec 05, 2012 7:51pm
The week after winning election to his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada Republican Joe Heck’s star looked on the rise. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, the...

Hugh Jackson: Was it good for you?

Nov 14, 2012 5:49pm
I’ll spare you yet more speculation about whether the Republican Party can adapt to shifting demographics. We’ll see how GOP windsocks like Rep. Joe Heck and Sen. Dean Heller react soon enough.My...
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Hugh Jackson: Industry apologist hits the campaign trail

Oct 17, 2012 5:05pm
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s handlers recently decided that Mitt Romney’s performance on Election Day might not be as hugely embarrassing as earlier thought here in Nevada, and so it would be safe for...

Hugh Jackson: SPECTRE’s new No. 1

Oct 03, 2012 6:35pm
The most important Republican in the world, Sheldon Adelson, granted Politico an interview the other day, in which the area casino magnate and raving megalomaniac explained why he will spend more...

Hugh Jackson: It’s not about the candidates

Sep 19, 2012 5:54pm
Before examining a surprisingly improved outlook for Democratic candidates seeking federal office in Nevada, a crucial reminder is in order: It’s not about the candidates.Democrats need to pick up 25...