Politics + Government

Race that could decide control of Nevada Senate features testy Democratic primary

BY: - May 24, 2024

The Nevada State Senate district expected to have the most competitive general election race is also having one of the most cutthroat primaries, with two well-funded Democratic candidates actively campaigning and dividing support. State Senate District 5, which covers parts of Henderson, is considered the most flippable seat this year for Democrats, who are currently […]

Political novice out fundraising Bilbray-Axelrod in Democratic primary for Clark County Commission

BY: - May 24, 2024

Hunter Cain, a veterans advocate who works in the military department of Grand Canyon University, is winning the money race against Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod in the Democratic primary for Clark County Commission District C, which is being vacated by Democrat Ross Miller.  The winner will take on the Republican who prevails in a three-way race […]


Lessons from Riley Gaines on participation trophies and main character syndrome

BY: - May 22, 2024

Women’s sports rarely get the respect they deserve and very few female athletes ever break through to become household names. Stellar performances by Brittney Griner, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and many more have made the WNBA what it is today. But it’s not a coincidence that the arrival of Caitlin Clark, a white University of […]

Trump declines witness stand as testimony in his first trial concludes

BY: - May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON — The end of the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president is in sight as Donald Trump’s defense team rested its case Tuesday in Manhattan, where jurors have heard weeks of testimony from nearly two dozen witnesses about Trump’s alleged reimbursement of hush money meant to silence a porn star before the […]

Coalition of Trump backers attacks Democrat running for state assembly by comparing her to Trump

BY: - May 21, 2024

A coalition of business organizations are behind an attack mailer attempting to tie a progressive state Assembly candidate to former President Donald Trump, whom the groups supported in 2020. A mailer recently received by voters in Nevada State Assembly District 10 in Las Vegas claims that Democratic candidate Valerie Thomason and Trump “both hid campaign […]


Trump’s corporate tax cuts paved the way for inflation

BY: - May 21, 2024

Next year, when key provisions of President Trump’s 2017 tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations expire, we have an opportunity to get our money back. I’m not just talking about all the foregone tax revenue we’ve lost because the rich have paid so little since 2017 — though we should get that back, too. […]

State Senate

Republican challenging Nevada Senate majority leader has ties to far right Christian group

BY: - May 20, 2024

The Nevada Senate Republican Caucus-backed candidate hoping to unseat Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro describes herself on her website as having “a pragmatic and results-oriented approach” but has previously identified herself as a member of a right-wing Christian organization. Jill Douglass, a retiree who previously worked in financial services, is one of two Republicans running […]

‘Mom’ legislators see their numbers, influence grow but barriers to elected office remain

BY: - May 12, 2024

For the second time while serving in the Nevada Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro gave birth last year. And again, she publicly pledged to continue full participation in her duties. As the nation’s groundbreaker when it comes to working moms in a state capital, Nevada made history in 2019 as the only female-majority legislative […]

Culinary-backed nurse challenges Democratic incumbent in State Senate District 3

BY: - May 1, 2024

The Culinary union is flexing its political muscle this election cycle, backing the daughter of their former secretary-treasurer in a primary challenge against Democratic state Sen. Rochelle Nguyen because she supported a bill the union vehemently opposed. But Geoconda “Geo” Hughes says she wants to be the candidate for all labor, not just the powerhouse […]

NV GOP Senate primary: Gunter attacks Brown, Brown woos Trump

BY: - April 26, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed candidates in all but one of this year’s competitive U.S. Senate races, leaving an opening for a mostly self-funded dark horse candidate to make a home stretch push to secure the Republican nomination and take on Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen in November. Nevada’s 2024 GOP Senate primary is theoretically […]

Clark County School Board attracts a crowd of candidates

BY: - April 8, 2024

It is a time of transition for the Clark County School District and its school board, with a new top leader and several new trustees expected to be decided this year. The Clark County School Board technically oversees just one employee, the superintendent, who they hire (and sometimes fire and sometimes rehire). CCSD is currently […]

Only 1 vote shy of a Nevada Senate supermajority, Democrats look to flip a seat (or more)

BY: - April 2, 2024

With several competitive primaries and the machinations of competitive general election races already beginning, there’s a lot to watch in this year’s batch of Nevada State Senate races. Democrats currently hold 13 of 21 Senate seats — one shy of a two-thirds supermajority. This year, 10 seats are up for reelection. Democrats could gain a […]