Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson is editor of the Nevada Current.

Nevada Current is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization.

Under pressure from all sides, Brown backtracks, says Yucca ‘should not be revived’

By: - May 25, 2024

After weeks of taking heat from opponents and critics Democrat and Republican alike for expressing a willingness to bring nuclear waste to Nevada, Republican Senate candidate Sam Brown on Saturday said that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project should not be considered. “Over the past month, I’ve invested time speaking with engineers and experts on […]


Lombardo tries to hog credit for Biden administration achievements (again)

By: - May 24, 2024

“I’m pleased to announce the allocation of $250 million towards Middle Mile Infrastructure,” Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo said in a statement released by his office this week. “This significant investment will enhance internet connectivity in communities across Nevada that have struggled with inadequate internet access. By addressing these critical gaps, we are ensuring that all […]


Brown said he wants to ax multiple federal departments, promised spending cuts will ‘be painful’

By: - May 17, 2024

Two years ago, when Republican Sam Brown was running for a U.S. Senate seat for the first time, he was debating Adam Laxalt and the topic turned to federal spending. “One of the things that I’ve been proposing,” Brown said in that debate, “is that anywhere you have a duplication of a department or agency […]


3 out of 5 NV congressional Democrats want to let the mining industry party like it’s 1872

By: - May 10, 2024

Three-fifths of the Democrats in Nevada’s congressional delegation agree with the state’s only Republican in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei: If there’s one thing the federal government should do, that thing is whatever mining wants. Amodei got a bill passed on the floor of your United States House of Representatives this week.  First, congratulations, Congressman. A […]


If you can’t beat ’em, nullify their votes: Trump’s latest suit against Nevada and its voters

By: - May 5, 2024

Donald Trump along with the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party, both wholly owned Trump subsidiaries, sued Nevada Friday saying any mail ballots that are not received by or on Election Day must not be counted. Nevada law requires mail ballots to be counted as long as they are postmarked no later than […]


Calling Jeff Gunter a swamp creature would be an insult to swamp creatures

By: - May 3, 2024

Jeff Gunter’s self-financed Senate campaign has thus far earned him little chance of winning the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen in the general election. But it has secured him a spot among the ranks of the most offensive office-seekers in Nevada political history. Last month Gunter ran an attack ad on the […]

Brown: Failure to bring nuclear waste to NV is an ‘incredible loss of revenue for our state’

By: - April 30, 2024

While campaigning for U.S. Senate in 2022, Sam Brown, now the Republican frontrunner for the U.S. Senate nomination in 2024, told a campaign gathering that he supported bringing nuclear waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants to Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The Los Angeles Times Tuesday published audio of previously unreported remarks Brown made during […]


Cool. Now do transit for people who live here.

By: - April 25, 2024

Both of the state’s U.S. Senators, three-fourths of Nevada’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, your governor, and several lesser mortals lined up together to get their pictures taken Monday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a high-speed train. Scheduled to begin operating in 2028, the Brightline train […]

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Trump, RNC promise ‘aggressive’ election interference in battleground states

By: - April 21, 2024

Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee on Friday announced a “100,000 person strong” program designed to harass election officials and their employees and discredit democracy in Nevada and a dozen other states. In a statement announcing its Orwellian named “election integrity program,” the RNC said it is “establishing a robust network of monitoring, and […]


Yucca 2025

By: - April 18, 2024

Some Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives went full-on blast-from-the-past last week, re-upping the idea of putting the nation’s nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. And so at a Senate Energy Committee hearing Tuesday, Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto had U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirm yet again that nope, the Biden […]


Lombardo should have run against Rosen

By: - April 12, 2024

Gov. Joe Lombardo issued another press release masquerading as a letter to President Joe Biden about housing Thursday. Lombardo’s latest idea to address affordable housing – or rather, for the federal government to do it – as articulated in his press release/letter to the president Thursday, is to tell Biden to “embrace free market principles […]

Brown reportedly went to Mar-a-Lago seeking Trump’s endorsement

By: - April 9, 2024

Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Brown went to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last week to seek Trump’s endorsement, CNN reported Tuesday. Brown, who lost the 2022 Nevada Senate Republican primary to Adam Laxalt, has been presumed the frontrunner in the race for the 2024 nomination, in large part because of early backing […]