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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.

New records regulations, manual

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 The Nevada Legislative Commission on Monday adopted new records regulations, and with them a new manual for how state agencies are to handle requests for public records. The regulations are a result of amendments to the state statute, NRS 239, adopted by the Legislature in 2013. …

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Nevada’s shield law could be broadened

Monday, June 2, 2014 Nevada’s shield law, one of the strongest in the nation, will get a look this week by an advisory board for possible legislation to broaden it. Proposed language would change the fundamental test from ‘journalist’ to ‘journalism’ in deciding who gets protected from subpoenas trying to …

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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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