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Wabuska Mangler

The Wabuska Mangler was the name given to a mythical newspaper in 1889 by Sam Davis, then editor of the Nevada Appeal. Davis would make up controversial news stories and opinions, then attribute them to the Mangler. Wabuska is a small community in Lyon County east of Carson City.

Since 2006, the Wabuska Mangler has been the name of a blog hosted by the Nevada Press Association and written by Barry Smith, director of  the Association.

Subpoenas against Mesquite site thrown out

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 We got word today from Barbara Ellestad that Clark County judges have thrown out all the subpoenas against her and her news site, Mesquite Citizen Journal, stemming from criminal cases involving the Virgin Valley Water District. In dismissing the subpoenas, the judges upheld Ellestad’s argument that …

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Two victories for open records

Monday, January 19, 2009 A district judge in Clark County has provided a significant ruling for open-government advocates in Nevada who worry that cost is the biggest obstacle to obtaining public records. Judge Susan Johnson’s ruling came in a case brought by activist Karen Gray, who was represented by the …

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