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Adios: George "Battling" Nelson, 1932-2016

Psychographic testing biases police application exams
By Patricia Gallimore and Andrew Barbano / RGJ.com 7-14-2016 / Reno Gazette-Journal 7-17-2016

Top 10 cures for what ails us: Better late than never
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
Ian Whitaker / Las Vegas Sun 7-7-2016

When public interest is secondary to public relations
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

Who owns Nevada's PBS TV 5-and-10-cent store?
Who shot JR? Ralston show axed without notice.

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-28-2016 Sparks Tribune

Major new public relations coups for the High Desert Plantation

Donald Trump, Charles Manson and Mother Theresa
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-21-2016 Sparks Tribune

Rent control, damage control and butt control
Donald Trump's VP running mate uncloaked
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-14-2016 Sparks Tribune

FINAL OFFER VOTED DOWN, CEMENT STRIKE LOOMS

Helen Chávez, widow of César Chávez, dies at 88
Elena Chávez muerta
Associated Press 6-7-2016

Nevada utilities contemptuously consume consumers
with continual legislative largesse

POOR COMMUNICATION: Construction worker dies for his cel-phone
ALSO: THE BIG 8-0 — Bedridden Hall of Fame former Nevada Assemblymember Bob Price, D-North Las Vegas, turned 80 on May 23 . Former Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, phoned in with birthday greetings.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Dirty words for dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-24-2016 Sparks Tribune

Karmic fowl, fox paws and other freakin' f-words
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-17-2016 Sparks Tribune

Be careful what you wish for: Justice is a game
Machine Gun Michele endorsed by unions
State Senate Republican Majority Leader: Funding at 1992 levels

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-10-2016 Sparks Tribune

Quick fixes & old hexes in the month of yes, you May
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-3-2016 Sparks Tribune

It's OK, that's the way we've always done it, right?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-26-2016 Sparks Tribune

When taking the cure is worse than the disease
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-19-2016 Sparks Tribune

ON THE AIR — Reno-Sparks NAACP President Patricia Gallimore and First Vice-President Andrew Barbano will guest on The Crisis Magazine Radio Program, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 10:10 a.m. PDT. The hostess will be Crisis Publisher Laura Blackburne. The call-in number is (516) 877-9843. Established in 1910, The Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP. The program will air live on WTHE 1520-am in the New York City/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area. A recording of the show will be available in a day or two at the station's website. Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.


[UPDATE 4-8-2016/U-News Exclusive] —> On Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 1:45 p.m. PDT in Washoe District Court Dept. 7, 75 Court St. in Reno, Judge Patrick Flanagan will consider disqualification of Republican Jason Guinasso's candidacy in Assembly Dist. 26 (southwest Reno/Incline Village). Stay Tuned.

Deconstruction, carpetbaggers and hall-of-famers
District attorney's court filings in the Guinasso candidacy case available with the above column
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

50th Anniversary of The César Chávez Long March remembered

Fighting for human rights on César Chávez Day
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-29-2016 Sparks Tribune

True love, machine guns and My Sharrona
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-22-2016 Sparks Tribune

3-17-2016Happy St. Patrick's Day!
On 3-17-1966, farm workers led by César Chávez began a march from Delano to Sacramento.

Those with crystal balls shouldn't throw stones
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-15-2016 Sparks Tribune

Remembering the first female U.S. presidents
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-8-2016 Sparks Tribune

TV or not TV — Oscar blackouts and PBS blacklists
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-1-2016 Sparks Tribune

2-29-2016: A mighty leap on Leap Day

Tesla Commits Teslacide
Nevada workers strike megabucks battery plant
2-29-2016 / Updated 3-1-2016

Barbano on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV show

Democrats for Trump
Running Mate Exposed

Screw the courts and screw the dealers: Wynn continues to rip off tips
Las Vegas Review-Journal 2-24-2016

Nevada caucuses: Star-studded or star-crossed?
Interview with Titanic star Frances Fisher campaigning for Bernie in Nevada
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-23-2016 Sparks Tribune

History foreshadows a GOP November win
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-16-2016 Sparks Tribune

Las Vegas Culinary Union Plans Nonviolent Civil Disobedience and
Mass Arrests at Palace Station

Sheriff Joe "Arpaio" Lombardo Denies Culinary Union Members Constitutional Right to Peaceful Protest / 2-12-2015

Psycho-spying the presidential pretenders
Psychological profiles of candidates and presidents
Previous analyses of Justice Clarence Thomas and President Obama proven correct
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-9-2016 Sparks Tribune

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016 — On this date in 1941, Betty Joyce Luffman was born to Lesley and Alton Luffman in Enid, Oklahoma.

Donald Trump: from ivory tower to Hightower
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-2-2016 Sparks Tribune

Smoking guns: Rooftop solar assassination
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

Primary colors: NAACP supports statewide faith organizing campaign

Open season on law-breaking dangerous drones
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-29-2015 Sparks Tribune

Hunka Hunka Bernie Love

Happy High Holly Days

TESLA CORPORATE WELFARE REDUX
Faraday's fair name befouled in fallow fields of North Las Vegas
Special legislative session convened, Republicans try to keep unions out of industrial job training

Nevadian hemlock: Cancer, brain damage & anti-education with a twist of racism

12-14-2015: Sparks council allows unlicensed plumbers & electricians

And we didn't even get kissed afterward
Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks City Council Special online report 12-14-2015

Don't diminish value of technical education
SAFETY WARNING: Sparks City Council votes Dec. 14 to allow unlicensed plumbers & electricians
Guest editorial from Stan Jones and Andrew Barbano
Reno Gazette-Journal online 12-10-2015 / Print edition 12-14-2015

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap — again and again
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-8-2015 Sparks Tribune

Turf and training: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-1-2015 Sparks Tribune / Updated 12-2-2015

On artificial turf, don't breathe unless necessary
Toxic turf all over town
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-24-2015 Sparks Tribune

Sorcerer's apprentices work cheap in Nevada
Want minimum-wage plumbers and electricians building your house?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-17-2015 Sparks Tribune

Machine Gun Michele Fiore wants to shoot Syrian refugees
Barbwire by Barbano / Excised from the 3-10-2015 Sparks Tribune as "not suitable" / Updated 12-8-2015

 

Las Vegas luvs El Jefe Donaldo

Trump hotel workers in Las Vegas and elsewhere unionize
Culinary Local 226 / 12-7-2015

Trump can stay at his own unionized hotel when he debates in Las Vegas next week
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 12-7-2015

Donkeyites luv The Donald, too


What a guy.

 

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Feb. 20, 1937
— May 18, 2012

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NEWLY UPLOADED: Love ain't free
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2014 Nevada Press Association Award Winner
We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII—>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

Happy New Year / Feliz Año Nuevo
May you and yours enjoy a peaceful and prosperous time

Bestest of the grotesquest for 2013
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 12-27-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune

Betty J. Barbano
2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005

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The 2013 Loony Tunes Legislative Lexicon / 5-30-2013

The politics of media ga-ga boosterism / 3-20-2014

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Barbwire wins third straight Nevada Press Association first-place award

The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
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Barbano announces formation of Democrats for Trump
on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV show

Screw the courts and screw the dealers: Wynn continues to rip off tips
Las Vegas Review-Journal 2-24-2016

 

Las Vegas luvs El Jefe Donaldo

Trump hotel workers in Las Vegas and elsewhere unionize
Culinary Local 226 / 12-7-2015

Trump can stay at his own unionized hotel when he debates in Las Vegas next week
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 12-7-2015

Donkeyites luv The Donald, too

Democrats for Trump
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HOT AUGUST STRIKE! SPFPA LOCAL 1010 security guards man picket lines in front of the Reno Grand Sierra nee Reno Hilton during the 1996 strike which resulted in the first security guard union contract at a Nevada resort in more than three decades. Left to right are Jack Stratton, Jay Vanderpool, Al Corral and Chuck Fisher. The outdoor arena where the Beach Boys appeared can be seen in the right background. Although they are members of three unions, the Beach Boys crossed the picket line and performed.The little union that could still roars in Reno and Laughlin.

Chuck Fisher, 1944-2011
Barbwire by Barbano / Daily Sparks Tribune / 12-4-2011

Tura Satana (Jurman), noted 1960's motion picture actress and Nevada security guard union hellraiser, dies in Reno at 72

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Many of the news links on this site are from Nevada dailies. In late 2006, the Reno Gannett-Journal began nuking much of its archive. If you encounter any broken links, I encourage you to contact them and send me a copy. On the one hand, they want to build their web traffic in order to increase the price of ads. On the other hand, they are killing that very traffic. Far be it from me to reconcile the Dilbert-style motivations of an outfit for which a 38 percent net profit is not enough. If you can explain it, please enlighten me. (Before you e-mail me, please read this bulletin AB) UPDATE: In early 2008, the Las Vegas Sun "upgraded " its website, nuking more than a dozen years of links. If you find an orphaned Sun story, search their site for the title.


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Follytix
"If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." — Travus T. Hipp, 1982

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
Paul Valery, French critic & poet (1871-1945)

"No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."
— Judge Gideon J. Tucker, 1866 (often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain).

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2014 MAKES A SIX-PACK—>BARBWIRE SCORES
SIXTH NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD

Democrats for Trump
Running Mate Exposed

Smoking guns: Rooftop solar assassination
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

Psychographic testing biases police application exams
By Patricia Gallimore and Andrew Barbano / RGJ.com 7-14-2016 / Reno Gazette-Journal 7-17-2016

Top 10 cures for what ails us: Better late than never
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
Ian Whitaker / Las Vegas Sun 7-7-2016

When public interest is secondary to public relations
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

Who owns Nevada's PBS TV 5-and-10-cent store?
Who shot JR? Ralston show axed without notice.

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-28-2016 Sparks Tribune

Major new public relations coups for the High Desert Plantation

Donald Trump, Charles Manson and Mother Theresa
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-21-2016 Sparks Tribune

Rent control, damage control & butt control
Donald Trump's VP running mate uncloaked
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-14-2016 Sparks Tribune

Nevada utilities contemptuously consume consumers with continual legislative largesse
POOR COMMUNICATION: Construction worker dies for his cel-phone
ALSO: THE BIG 8-0 — Bedridden Hall of Fame former Nevada Assemblymember Bob Price, D-North Las Vegas, turned 80 on May 23 . Former Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, phoned in with birthday greetings.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Dirty words for dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-24-2016 Sparks Tribune

Karmic fowl, fox paws and other freakin' f-words
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-17-2016 Sparks Tribune

Be careful what you wish for: Justice is a game
Machine Gun Michele endorsed by unions
State Senate Republican Majority Leader: Funding at 1992 levels

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-10-2016 Sparks Tribune

Quick fixes & old hexes in the month of yes, you May
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-3-2016 Sparks Tribune

It's OK, that's the way we've always done it, right?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-26-2016 Sparks Tribune

When taking the cure is worse than the disease
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-19-2016 Sparks Tribune

[UPDATE 4-8-2016/U-News Exclusive] —> On Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 1:45 p.m. PDT in Washoe District Court Dept. 7, 75 Court St. in Reno, Judge Patrick Flanagan will consider disqualification of Republican Jason Guinasso's candidacy in Assembly Dist. 26 (southwest Reno/Incline Village). Stay Tuned.

Deconstruction, carpetbaggers and hall-of-famers
District attorney's court filings in the Guinasso candidacy case available with the above column

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Voter Registration: The best method yet devised to prevent citizens from voting
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 4-7-2016

April Foolishness: How to stop a world at war
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

Fighting for human rights on César Chávez Day
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-29-2016 Sparks Tribune

True love, machine guns and My Sharrona
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-22-2016 Sparks Tribune

3-17-2016Happy St. Patrick's Day!
On 3-17-1966, farm workers led by César Chávez began a march from Delano to Sacramento.

Those with crystal balls shouldn't throw stones
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-15-2016 Sparks Tribune

Remembering the first female U.S. presidents
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-8-2016 Sparks Tribune

TV or not TV—Oscar blackouts and PBS blacklists
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-1-2016 Sparks Tribune

Nevada caucuses: Star-studded or star-crossed?
Interview with Titanic star Frances Fisher campaigning for Bernie in Nevada

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-23-2016 Sparks Tribune

History foreshadows a GOP November win
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-16-2016 Sparks Tribune

Psycho-spying the presidential pretenders
Psychological profiles of candidates and presidents
Previous analyses of Justice Clarence Thomas and President Obama proven correct
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-9-2016 Sparks Tribune

Donald Trump: from ivory tower to Hightower
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 2-2-2016 Sparks Tribune

Primary colors: NAACP supports statewide faith organizing campaign

Open season on law-breaking dangerous drones
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-29-2015 Sparks Tribune

Hunka Hunka Bernie Love

TESLA CORPORATE WELFARE REDUX
Faraday's fair name befouled in fallow fields of North Las Vegas
Special legislative session convened, Republicans try to keep unions out of industrial job training

This is not the America anyone's God blessed
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-15-2015 Sparks Tribune

Barbano announces formation of Democrats for Trump
on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV show

Machine Gun Michele Fiore wants to shoot Syrian refugees
Barbwire by Barbano / Excised from the 3-10-2015 Sparks Tribune as "not suitable" / Updated 12-8-2015

 

Las Vegas luvs El Jefe Donaldo

Trump hotel workers in Las Vegas and elsewhere unionize
Culinary Local 226 / 12-7-2015

Trump can stay at his own unionized hotel when he debates in Las Vegas next week
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 12-7-2015

Donkeyites luv The Donald, too


What a guy.

 

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On Jan. 28, 1968, responding to a complaint filed by the American Federation of Casino and Gaming Employees, the National Labor Relations Board upheld a hearing examiner's decision ordering some Las Vegas casinos to rehire 42 casino workers, halt anti-union activities, and post notices telling workers they would no longer be penalized for union activity.

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The Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City

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3-17-2016Happy St. Patrick's Day!
On 3-17-1966, farm workers led by César Chávez began a march from Delano to Sacramento.

Screw the courts and screw the dealers: Wynn continues to rip off tips
Las Vegas Review-Journal 2-24-2016

This is not the America anyone's God blessed
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-15-2015 Sparks Tribune

Bigoted Reno Gazette-Journal column debunked
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 10-29-2015
Reno-Sparks NAACP responds

 

 

 

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Ironworkers from Local 118 raising the high iron at the Reno Peppermill Hotel-Casino expansion.
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FINAL OFFER VOTED DOWN, CEMENT STRIKE LOOMS

POOR COMMUNICATION: Construction worker dies for his cel-phone
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Quick fixes & old hexes in the month of yes, you May
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-3-2016 Sparks Tribune

Tesla Commits Teslacide
Nevada workers strike megabucks battery plant
2-29-2016 / Updated 3-1-2016

Smoking guns: Rooftop solar assassination
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

TESLA CORPORATE WELFARE REDUX
Faraday's fair name befouled in fallow fields of North Las Vegas
Special legislative session convened, Republicans try to keep unions out of industrial job training

 

Nevadian hemlock: Cancer, brain damage & anti-education with a twist of racism

Sparks council allows unlicensed plumbers & electricians

And we didn't even get kissed afterward
Barbwire by Barbano / Sparks City Council Special online report 12-14-2015

Don't diminish value of technical education
SAFETY WARNING: Sparks City Council votes Dec. 14 to allow unlicensed plumbers & electricians
Guest editorial from Stan Jones and Andrew Barbano
Reno Gazette-Journal online 12-10-2015 / Print edition 12-14-2015

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap — again and again
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-8-2015 Sparks Tribune

Turf and training: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 12-1-2015 Sparks Tribune / Updated 12-2-2015

On artificial turf, don't breathe unless necessary
Toxic turf all over town
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-24-2015 Sparks Tribune

Sorcerer's apprentices work cheap in Nevada
Want minimum-wage plumbers and electricians building your house?
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NO FISHING (NO FISH) — Run-off ponds where the leach pad fluids are still collected at the Anaconda/ARCO/British Petroleum copper pit at Weed Heights near Yerington in Lyon County, Nevada.

(Photo copyright © 2006 Debra Reid/Sparks Tribune)

Nevada's Cancer Kids


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Anaconjob continues
Mining is The Pits — Business often blocks health and safety measures
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-20-2015

Federal judge refuses to stop Nevada fracking
By Scott Sonner / Associated Press 9-27-2014

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

NEVADA'S CANCER KIDS: New lawsuit claims Fallon cancer cluster isn't over and leaking fuel pipeline is cause

Remembering Mother Jones in coal country

2005-2006 Mining Archive

2004 Mining Archive

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Clinging to the Ledge


The Nevada Legislature in Carson City
The capitol dome may be seen in the left background.

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Smoking guns: Rooftop solar assassination
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

Top 10 cures for what ails us: Better late than never
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
Ian Whitaker / Las Vegas Sun 7-7-2016

When public interest is secondary to public relations
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

Major new public relations coups for the High Desert Plantation

Nevada utilities contemptuously consume consumers with continual legislative largesse
ALSO: THE BIG 8-0 — Bedridden Hall of Fame former Nevada Assemblymember Bob Price, D-North Las Vegas, turned 80 on May 23 . Former Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, phoned in with birthday greetings.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Dirty words for dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-24-2016 Sparks Tribune

Karmic fowl, fox paws and other freakin' f-words
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-17-2016 Sparks Tribune

Be careful what you wish for: Justice is a game
Machine Gun Michele endorsed by unions
State Senate Republican Majority Leader: Funding at 1992 levels

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-10-2016 Sparks Tribune

It's OK, that's the way we've always done it, right?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-26-2016 Sparks Tribune

When taking the cure is worse than the disease
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-19-2016 Sparks Tribune

[UPDATE 4-8-2016/U-News Exclusive] —> On Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 1:45 p.m. PDT in Washoe District Court Dept. 7, 75 Court St. in Reno, Judge Patrick Flanagan will consider disqualification of Republican Jason Guinasso's candidacy in Assembly Dist. 26 (southwest Reno/Incline Village). Stay Tuned.

Deconstruction, carpetbaggers and hall-of-famers
District attorney's court filings in the Guinasso candidacy case available with the above column

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-12-2016 Sparks Tribune

Voter Registration: The best method yet devised to prevent citizens from voting
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 4-7-2016

TESLA CORPORATE WELFARE REDUX
Faraday's fair name befouled in fallow fields of North Las Vegas
Special legislative session convened, Republicans try to keep unions out of industrial job training

Barbano announces formation of Democrats for Trump
on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV show

Machine Gun Michele Fiore wants to shoot Syrian refugees
Barbwire by Barbano / Excised from the 3-10-2015 Sparks Tribune as "not suitable" / Updated 12-8-2015

Parsing the paranoia of powerful penny-pinchers
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 10-13-2015 Sparks Tribune

Good news, bad news and Machine Gun Michele
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 10-6-2015 Sparks Tribune

Strange bedfellows and nubile wenches
Conservative GOP Assemblyman Hansen borrows a page from liberal Sen. Joe Neal's gross gaming tax playbook
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-29-2015 Sparks Tribune

Making it: Do casino jobs provide a way into the middle class?
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-17-2015

Another lawsuit challenges religious school tax grants
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-17-2015

Parents file second lawsuit against Republican education privatization law
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 9-9-2015
Labor Day 2016: Nevada workers' last stand
Barbwire Exclusives: Gansert will run to replace Brower in Nevada Senate
Complaint filed against welfare-bashing illegal GOP front petition

Barbwire by Barbano / Uploaded 8-30-2015/ Expanded from the Tuesday 9-1-2015 Sparks Tribune

I Didn't Come From Your Rib — You Came From My Vagina
Country wisdom for moonhowlers who salivate to take their country back
A musical reminder to the GOP / Daily Kos 8-20-2015
Hope one of your detractors attends your funeral
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 8-25-2015 Sparks Tribune
Don't call a lawyer to sue a doctor
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 8-18-2015 Sparks Tribune

Ironic colonics, shameless strumpetry & repo men
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-28-2015 Sparks Tribune

Barbano announces formation of Democrats for Trump
on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV show

Michele Fiore: the Italian girl mama wanted for me?
Barbwire by Barbano / Excised from the 3-10-2015 Sparks Tribune as "not suitable"

Who was that lady I saw you with last night?
(But can she cook?)

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Taxpayers taken for Teslacide demo ride

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

Reno Aceholes and other minor league baseball teams accused of slavery in treatment of players
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-21-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing: Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

Grim picture painted of mental health care in Nevada
By Ed Vogel / Las Vegas Review-Journal 1-29-2014

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps mean little was learned from Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Gov. Mike O'Callaghan, friend of labor, 1929-2004
Former Nevada First Lady Carolyn O'Callaghan follows Mike after five months

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Economy-Wages-Government

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Smoking guns: Rooftop solar assassination
NevadaLabor.com Energy War Room

Major new public relations coups for the High Desert Plantation

On artificial turf, don't breathe unless necessary
Toxic turf all over town
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-24-2015 Sparks Tribune

Making it: Do casino jobs provide a way into the middle class?
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-17-2015

Federal lawsuit aims to declare Nevada minimum wage unconstitutional
Las Vegas Review-Journal 6-24-2015

2015 LEGISLATIVE END GAME (at least until special sessions start)
Union workers sound the alarm door-to-door in Carson City and Las Vegas
9:00 a.m. PDT Saturday 30 May 2015

Gomorrah South casino mogul castrates First Amendment in Nevada
Lawmakers bend over to make it easier for Steve Wynn to file frivolous lawsuits that can stifle and bankrupt any critic
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 5-28-2015

Union cabbies plan mass Las Vegas Strip stoppage/demonstration May 29
Las Vegas Review-Journal 5-28-2015

Dogs and ponies, DARE traps and tokenism
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-26-2015 Sparks Tribune

In the Uber-Nevada Legislature, words can kill
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-28-2015 Sparks Tribune

Tesla rewrites history to chisel worker paychecks
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-21-2015 Sparks Tribune

César Chávez fought for the dignity of work
by Tony Mayorga

Guest Commentary / Reno Gazette-Journal / 3-31-2015

Harry Reid, Eddy Arnold, César Chávez and Gaga Madonna
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-31-2015 Sparks Tribune

Barbano: GOP strategy to cripple labor, then gerrymander Nevada control thru at least 2022
By Cole Stangler / International Business Times 3-25-2015

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Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

The Dean's List

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.

RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BRONZE 2014
Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake / 4-18-2013

The 2013 Loony Tunes Legislative Lexicon / 5-30-2013

<— The politics of media ga-ga boosterism / 3-20-2014

GOLD HAT TRICK 2010
Barbwire wins third straight Nevada Press Association first-place award

The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008

 

 



Health Care
"Washoe Med: This community has been snookered!"
—From a Reno Gazette-Journal editorial


DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN — Washoe Med (now Renown) nurses picket during a one-day strike on 6-23-2001. The issues were the same as during a 1990 organizing drive and remain today: Understaffing which erodes patient care so that the conglomerate may profit and proliferate on the backs of health care consumers and taxpayers.

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DoctorLawyerWatch.com

When public interest is secondary to public relations
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 7-5-2016 Sparks Tribune

On artificial turf, don't breathe unless necessary
Toxic turf all over town
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-24-2015 Sparks Tribune

Good news, bad news and Machine Gun Michele
Washoe County schools norovirus outbreak spreads
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 10-6-2015 Sparks Tribune
Don't call a lawyer to sue a doctor
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 8-18-2015 Sparks Tribune

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers
Associated Press 10-7-2014

Tinkle-down economics: testing Tesla's testes
Theft of Washoe Med/Renown provides cautionary tale
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 9-9-2014 Sparks Tribune

Door-to-door salesmen and stoner stores
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 9-4-2014

Labor Day 2014: Red, white and screwed
Silver State Lining: Nevada union membership 10th-highest in the nation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 8-28-2014

105 + 285 layoffs at LV public hospital called necessary
Las Vegas Sun / 8-21-2014

Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid
Joshua Holland / Bill Moyers.com / 8-14-2014

Workers Resist Scofflaw Employers in Wage Theft Capital of the US
Billions stolen from U.S. workers every year
Jordan Melograna / Truthout.org 7-2-2014

How to assassinate Medicare and Medicaid
Health Savings Accounts: The insurance industry's Trojan Horse

Andrew Barbano / Reno Gazette-Journal / 7-19-2014

Las Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014

NevadaLabor.com Exclusive
First time online:
Washoe County Grand Jury Report details the scandals and skullduggery which resulted in the theft of Reno's public hospital

2014-15 Health Care News Archive
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Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

Safety on the Job

National Workers Memorial Day of the Dead every April 28
You're not worth much dead or alive
Impose the death penalty on co
mpanies knowingly causing worker fatalities
Do you think your life is worth more than $566 a year?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 4-25-2013 Daily Sparks Tribune
UPDATED 5-7-2013 with Robert Reich commentary
Updated in the Barbwire of 11-7-2013

Please be careful out there



Wear safety on your sleeve and in your mind.

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POOR COMMUNICATION: Construction worker dies for his cel-phone
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune

Worker dies after a construction accident at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center
Las Vegas Review-Journal 9-23-2015

Laborers' Local 169 worker Ismael Mayorga-Torres flies 40 feet, lives to tell the tale
Barbwire by Barbano / 7-7-2015 Sparks Tribune

In the Uber-Nevada Legislature, words can kill
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 4-28-2015 Sparks Tribune

Road construction worker Ron Raiche Jr. of Battle Mountain, Laborers' Local 169 member, dies on I-80 East
By Dylan Woolf Harris / Elko Daily Free Press 3-31-2015

They don't do anything until somebody dies
UNR & downtown Reno theater firetraps mean little was learned from Vegas Hilton & MGM disasters
Remembering Sen. Neal's landmark high-rise fire sprinkler law
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 12-12-2013 Sparks Tribune

Remembering another local school murder
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-14-2013 Sparks Tribune
UPDATES: Peggy Pierce memorial service and I-80 road construction deaths

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable
Updates on two Laborers' Local 169 members killed and two injured on I-80
Worker dies trimming trees at MGM's Mirage on Las Vegas Strip

OSHA: Dead NVE worker's life worth only a $43,000 fine
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 3-26-2013

Barbano back on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV/radio program

Triangle Shirtwaist inferno redux a century later
Bangladesh killer inferno was Wal-Mart sweatshop
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post / November 28, 2012

NEVADA'S CANCER KIDS: New lawsuit claims Fallon cancer cluster isn't over and leaking fuel pipeline is cause
Superintendent refuses transfers from suspect school

Failing Nevada's workers
Governor vetoes bills that would have made safety a greater priority

Las Vegas Sun editorial / 6-7-2011

IN MEMORIAM: CENTENNIAL
3-25-1911 New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146, including 132 girls

Las Vegas Strip construction death scandal investigation validated
Twenty-five months after CityCenter construction workers walked off the job to protest workplace fatalities and safety conditions there, researchers have confirmed what the Sun reported at the time.
Las Vegas Sun follows up Pulitzer Prize-winning series / 7-6-2010

Las Vegas Sun wins Pulitzer Prize for ongoing series about construction worker deaths on Las Vegas strip
Las Vegas Sun / 4-21-2009 / MORE

CONTINUING NEWS ROUNDUP: LV STRIP Construction Deaths
Las Vegas has always flourished through growth. But never before has booming construction on the Strip taken such a toll in lives. Construction deaths over the past 16 months exceed the total reported for the entire 1990s building boom. National safety experts are alarmed. They say contractors are taking too many shortcuts and Nevada agencies are lax in oversight. Workers say they feel unsafe on rushed and crowded construction sites....

Cabbies: The Most Dangerous Job in Nevada
How many more have to die before in-car video is mandated?


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Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?
Barbwire wins second straight Nevada Press Association first-place award
Barbwire / Daily Sparks Tribune / 9-20-2009

The Dean's List

   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.

RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

BRONZE 2014
Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake / 4-18-2013

The 2013 Loony Tunes Legislative Lexicon / 5-30-2013

<— The politics of media ga-ga boosterism / 3-20-2014

GOLD HAT TRICK 2010
Barbwire wins third straight Nevada Press Association first-place award

The 2009 first-place Nevada Press Association award winners
Tony the Tiger & the flaky NFL
Barbwire / 11-30-2008
Deregulation is never having to say you're sorry
Barbwire / 8-3-2008
Nevada: A good place to visit, but do you want to live here?
Barbwire / 6-15-2008

 


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Endless Dark Tentacles:
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A lingering cloud
Dormant Yucca now revived
Las Vegas Review-Journal 8-13-2013

Long overdue compensation: USDOL seeks test site workers
Reno News & Review / 7-21-2011

Nuking Nevada
How Congress started a holy war by elevating dumpsite politics over science

Reno News & Review / 7-21-2011

Dr. Strangelove and Sen. Don the Dumberer
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Daily Sparks Tribune 7-10-2011


Nuclear test site workers finally receive special status for compensation

Déjà vu all over again
Red tape ties up claims of test site employees
Compensation plan mired in bureaucracy and moral obtuseness

Fallout victims still wait
The long history of federal delay on compensating atomic testing victims continues.

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Wal Mart War Room
Reno contractors sue for millions in unpaid construction costs

Service Trades and Public Sector

The Wal-Mart Solution

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BARBWIRE scores sixth Nevada Press Association Award

Report: Rise in poverty threatens to further weaken Nevada education system
Ian Whitaker / Las Vegas Sun 7-7-2016

3-17-2016Happy St. Patrick's Day!
On 3-17-1966, farm workers led by César Chávez began a march from Delano to Sacramento.

On artificial turf, don't breathe unless necessary
Toxic turf all over town
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 11-24-2015 Sparks Tribune

Sacramento mayor and Rheeactionary wife get right-wing millions to fund private schools at taxpayer expense
Who's Funding Kevin Johnson's Secret Government? Sister newspaper of Reno News & Review sued for seeking public information
By Dave McKenna / Deadspin/Gawker Media 9-18-2015

Cheering for cheating when jockocracy rules
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 9-15-2015 Sparks Tribune

Making it: Do casino jobs provide a way into the middle class?
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-17-2015

Another lawsuit challenges religious school tax grants
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 9-17-2015

Parents file second lawsuit against Republican education privatization law
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 9-9-2015

We don't need no education, biblical or not
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 9-8-2015 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education
                              — The Barbwire investigative series

Waste Mismanagement
Unappealing:
Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014

Building Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex

Hiding in Plain Sight —>
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later

By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014

2014 Nevada Press Association Award Winner
We Don't Need No Education XXXVIII—>
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism

Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune

RIPOFF CITY: Las Vegas needs to solve cab driver long-hauling of short-route customers
Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial / 3-12-2014
SAVE THE CABBIES ARCHIVE

We Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry

BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune

Remembering another local school murder
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-14-2013 Sparks Tribune
UPDATES: Peggy Pierce memorial service and I-80 road construction deaths

Death on the job: Nevada workers remain cheap and disposable
Updates on two Laborers' Local 169 members killed and two injured on I-80
Worker dies trimming trees at MGM's Mirage on Las Vegas Strip

The bloody guns of October fire on November
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-7-2013 Sparks Tribune

Prayer vigil for Sparks Middle School shooting victims

Reno City Council rolls over for Waste Management—>again
Barbano: Workers, ratepayers, taxpayers & competitors all harmed, as usual

Two monopolies for the price of one
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review / 9-5-2013

Barbano back on statewide Nevada Newsmakers TV/radio program

Triangle Shirtwaist inferno redux a century later
Bangladesh killer inferno was Wal-Mart sweatshop
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post / November 28, 2012

3-25-1911: New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146, including 132 girls

Nevadalabor.com Wal-Mart Nevada War Room

John F. Kennedy's 2013 inaugural address
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 11-22-2012 Daily Sparks Tribune


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