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Past articles by Kyle:

The West can still be saved with smart, pragmatic water management

As Colorado River-dependent states begin working on a new management agreement to begin Jan. 1, 2026, the public must vociferously debate the options on the table. Here are a few considerations for the debate ... → Read More

A dangerous game of chicken on the Colorado River

So far, leaders in the Upper Basin states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming appear to be hoping that their counterparts will agree to use less water. This is hardly a useful strategy and seems a lot like a dangerous game of chicken. → Read More

Will others follow SNWA’s lead on conservation?

Water conservation isn’t cheap. But it’s not as pricey as 300-mile pipelines and water grabs. → Read More

St. George’s water grab worth fighting

As the Colorado River continues to shrink and demand for water in the West increases, a dangerous proposal to suck water out of Lake Powell requires all of us to ask ourselves an important question: Can Mother Nature endure the will of humanity and … → Read More

SolarCity cutting ties with rooftop solar advocacy group

The Alliance for Solar Choice, an advocacy group representing rooftop solar companies, is losing one of its anchor members: SolarCity. SolarCity will leave the alliance in December, after ... → Read More

New ad attacks Rep. Cresent Hardy over vote on education program

A national Democratic campaign group will run a digital ad this weekend attacking Nevada GOP Rep. Cresent Hardy for his support of a failed bill to cut an education program for low-income families. Hardy’s campaign dismissed it as ... → Read More

Emily’s List enters Nevada legislative races

Seven Republican state lawmakers are now “on notice”... → Read More

In Las Vegas visit, GOP governors pass blame to GOP Congress

The governors were kind of self-reflexive, saying that Republicans are part of the dysfunction in Washington ... → Read More

GOP governors in Las Vegas criticize plan to accept Syrian refugees

A panel of Republican governors in Las Vegas criticized President Barack Obama’s plan to take in Syrian refugees, saying they didn’t know enough about how the federal government vets refugees from ... → Read More

Nevada Assembly Republicans seek to block Syrian refugees

A cohort of state GOP lawmakers is joining Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and some federal lawmakers in calling to keep Syrian refugees out of Nevada. Fourteen state lawmakers and ... → Read More

GOP governors converging on Las Vegas amid refugee debate

Amid calls to block Syrian refugees from entering their states, GOP governors will huddle for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association at the Wynn Las Vegas this week. The two-day gathering, an annual meeting where politicians discuss ... → Read More

BLM brings in more than $32.6 million with sale of public lands

Federal and state government agencies in Nevada will divvy up more than $32.6 million from the sale of 260 acres of public lands by the Bureau of Land Management. The land, divided into 22 parcels, was sold ... → Read More

Hillary Clinton endorsed by Service Employees International Union

The Service Employees International Union has endorsed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton for president, championing her as a candidate for the working class. “We cannot afford four years of ... → Read More

Democratic congressional debate features plenty of agreement

The Democratic candidates running for the 4th Congressional District believe in many of the same things: more opportunity in the black community, equal pay for women, a higher minimum wage and ousting ... → Read More

Faith leaders, Latino advocates, students rally for solar at PUC

More than 75 officials from solar companies, members of faith groups and activists filed testimony and rallied at the Public Utilities Commission today, marking the first of three days this week where regulators ... → Read More

Sharron Angle inspires sharp contrasts within Republican Party

Please, don’t do it. That’s the plea some conservatives are making to Sharron Angle as she mulls another possible bid for U.S. Senate. The reason is simple: Angle would ... → Read More

PUC meetings this week a step toward ending solar wars

This week marks the next round of debate between NV Energy and rooftop solar companies. Over four days of meetings, the Public Utility Commission's three regulators will begin to decide how Nevadans will pay for rooftop solar in the future ... → Read More

Progressives eager for specifics during Democratic debate

Compared to the one held in Las Vegas, Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate will be a less glamorous affair. There are fewer candidates and what may be a greater focus on ... → Read More

Sandoval breaks ground on military memorial

Standing in front of a 7-foot aluminum statue of a Revolutionary War soldier backed by an American flag, Gov. Brian Sandoval broke ground today to commemorate the ... → Read More

What’s next for Bernie Sanders in Nevada?

The ability to pave over a potential campaign disaster in Las Vegas shows that the Sanders campaign is in it for the long haul nationwide. The campaign has made ... → Read More