Politics & Policy

Nevada Mid-day Round-up

  • The latest statistics from the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation show Nevada had an August jobless rate of 14.4 percent, up from 14.3 percent in July and 12.5 percent a year ago. With such dismal numbers at hand, Sharron Angle has been consistently going after Harry Reid on jobs and economy.

  • Jon Ralston announced this weekend that Republican Joe Heck and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-3) will debate on his political TV talk show, Face to Face, on Wednesday, October 20.

  • A Washington Examiner op-ed says the media is being duped by Harry Reid’s cries of wolf obstructionism on food-safety legislation.

  • Rory Reid and Brian Sandoval have settled on three gubernatorial debates in October.

  • GOP registrations are outpacing nonpartisans and Democrats in Clark County’s new online registration system. Clark County is the most populous county in the state and contains greater Las Vegas.

  • Nevada congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV), who is up for reelection but whose seat is considered safe, has pointed to a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study that recommends the nation’s high-level nuclear waste be kept in “interim” storage for the next 100 years. Her web page said the report “shatters the nuclear industry myth that there is an urgent need to dump nuclear waste in Nevada.”


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