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Feb 2, 2018

Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is running for a Senate seat in a state that President Donald Trump barely lost, says she’ll always vote in Nevada’s best interest even if that means going against her party’s leadership should she be elected to the Senate.

Jan 19, 2018

Dean Heller claims he’s the only barrier between Nevadans and the revival of Yucca Mountain as a repository for nuclear waste. The question is whether he can be that bulwark during a difficult re-election campaign.

Jan 16, 2018

The #metoo movement is all about personalizing the issue of harassment, bringing it from the abstract to the concrete and personal. But every choice to disclose involves professional and personal risks, as evidenced by one professor’s recent comments at the Southern Political Science Association and on social media.

Dec 7, 2017

Ted Jelen, a professor credited with helping raise the profile of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) political science department over the past two decades, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 65.

Nov 15, 2017

President Donald Trump’s top budget man, Mick Mulvaney, solved a mystery Tuesday. Asked who put $120 million into Trump’s spending plan to restart licensing for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and other interim storage, Mulvaney said he did.

Oct 11, 2017

After violence pierces U.S. cities and towns, Americans come together. Later politics can drive them apart.

Oct 9, 2017

After violence pierces U.S. cities and towns, Americans come together. Later politics can drive them apart.

Oct 9, 2017

After violence pierces U.S. cities and towns, Americans come together. Later politics can drive them apart.

Oct 6, 2017

Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas may have pierced the gun lobby’s no-exceptions resistance to compromise.

Sep 22, 2017

Steve Hill won’t be the last official to leave Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s administration in coming months, local analysts say. Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, confirmed Thursday that he is a candidate for a leading role at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The confirmation followed Republican Assembly Leader Paul Anderson’s Wednesday announcement that he is resigning his seat, which he confirmed is to succeed Hill at the economic development office.

Aug 25, 2017

While voters and candidates have long lamented the high cost of campaigning at the state and federal levels, even running for a part-time local seat in the Las Vegas Valley is an expensive proposition. In elections for City Council seats earlier this year, turnout was sparse, making the cost per vote more expensive.

Aug 24, 2017

Senators — who needs them? Most presidents try not to feud with members of Congress from their own party. But President Donald Trump is known for shredding the rule book, so why would congressional etiquette be any different?

Jul 18, 2017

When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of new residents to work as card dealers, cocktail servers, security guards and maids.

Jul 11, 2017

Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site is returning to prominence on the Washington agenda, according to The Hill. President Donald Trump sought $120 million in his fiscal 2018 budget for restarting the licensing process for the repository, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry also defends the project, The Hill reported.

Jul 11, 2017

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada are ramping up their advocacy efforts in hopes of swaying Congress and the Trump administration.

Jul 3, 2017

In October 2016, candidate Donald Trump came to Las Vegas to face the question all presidential hopefuls who think they can win Nevada must face: Did he support building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain?

Jun 30, 2017

The list of GOP senators unhappy with the initial draft of the Republican health care bill continues to grow. Before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided to postpone the vote, six GOP senators announced they would vote against it. Since then, that number has doubled.

May 19, 2017

Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D-North Las Vegas) introduced Assembly Bill 407 earlier this session. The bill reorganizes the management of Cooperative Extension Services (CES) into two regions, with UNLV administering the Southern Region (Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties, which collectively constitute 75 percent of the state’s population) and UNR administering the Northern Region (comprised of the 14 northernmost counties). UNR currently runs CES throughout Nevada.