A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Huge Weekend News Roundup

I've been busy with school, a nice test on British politics on Tuesday. Therefore I didn't get around to posting in the last couple of days. The following are the more or less important stories from the last four days and miraculously the Las Vegas Review-Journal managed not to write another Gibson-Titus attack blahblah. Maybe they finally got how boring that really is. As for the rest of the news:

  • The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza carries an AP story on the Governor's decision to preempt the voters chance to decide and just hand the office of State Controller directly to the Republican candidate making him the incumbent and favourite in November's election. You might understand how Democratic candidate Kim Wallin is a little pissed about that. Let's hope this appointment backfires. (Link)
  • The death of Kathy Augustine unfortunately turns into a family drama. The Reno Gazette-Journal has an AP story. (Link)
  • The Record-Courier has local Republicans' reaction to Augustine's death. (Link)
  • The same paper also manages to write profiles of all four Republican candidates for the District 39 State Assembly seat while somehow failing to mention that JoEtta Brown is the Democratic candidate. What's up with that? (Link), (Link), (Link) and (Link)
  • The numbers are out. The Nevada Appeal has an AP story on who raised how much in the last quarter and the only one quoted in the article is Jack Carter: "'Our goal was to raise $1 million by the end of June,' Carter said in a statement. 'Im delighted to say we not only reached that goal, but surpassed it by $100,000. Its further evidence that people are embracing my message.'" (Link)
  • J. Patrick Coolican of the Las Vegas Sun writes about an interview he had with Kathy Augustine two weeks prior to her death. He manages to unmask the human being behind the facade of the politician. (Link)
  • The Sacramento Bee calls for an investigation into Congressman Doolittle's activities. That's about time. (Link)
  • The Auburn Journal reports on ethics watchdog group "Democracy 21" and its call for a Doolittle investigation. (Link)
  • The Journal also reports on Charlie Brown's challenge to debate Doolittle and has some quotes. (Link)


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