TV station pulls the plug on Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston’s ‘Ralston Reports’

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Jon Ralston

I liked his shows even if he was a Democrat mouthpiece.

By Kyle Roerink

Nevada will have one fewer pundit on television at the end of the month.

Jon Ralston’s KSNV News 3 program “Ralston Reports” will air for the last time on Dec. 12.

Ralston made the announcement via his email news flash on Monday.

Ralston told the Las Vegas Sun that he will remain in journalism and continue to operate his email news flash service and website. Ralston is also a contributing editor to Politico Magazine.

On Twitter, Ralston said he’s “not going anywhere.” He hinted that he may do the “unauthorized” biography of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.

Lisa Howfield, KSNV News 3 president, said the station is cutting back on its political commentary.

Ralston’s 6:30 p.m. timeslot, which airs in Reno and Las Vegas, will be filled with “expanded local news,” she said.

Ralston has been a reporter in Nevada politics for three decades, having worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun before starting his own news outlet in 2012. He’s hosted “Ralston Reports” for 14 years.

For now go to his website:

state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson was 75 percent sure he would run for Nevada secretary of state, Treasurer Kate Marshall announced early endorsements

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Submitted by jon.ralston on Wed, 09/04/2013 – 13:56

On the same I reported in my email newsletter that state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson was 75 percent sure he would run for secretary of state, Treasurer Kate Marshall announced early endorsements.

This is classic:

In a rare early move, the Northern Nevada Building and Trades Council has endorsed Kate Marshall. “Breaking with our normal practices the Council last Thursday made the decision to step out early,” said Paul McKenzie, Secretary Treasurer of the Northern Nevada Building & Construction Trades Council, who noted Kate’s solid record of supporting working families and their belief that she is the best candidate for the position of Secretary of State. The Council represents the interests of Northern Nevada’s construction workers.

Additionally, the Las Vegas Police Protective Association Metro Inc. Board of Directors endorsed Marshall, citing her strong commitment, community involvement and dedication to the residents of the community. The organization represents 3,200 Police and Corrections Officers and the Las Vegas Municipal Court and Deputy City Marshals. KATE MARSHALL

Chris Collins, Executive Director for LVPPA, states in a letter to Kate endorsing her that Kate’s “…community involvement and dedication to the residents of our community speaks volumes of your character.”

“I’m honored to receive the support of these organizations. As Secretary of State, just as I’ve done as Treasurer, my commitment every day will be to the middle class families of Nevada and I will always work tirelessly for them.”

Are you listening, senator?

Subtle, Madame Treasurer.

Kate Marshall (born July 22, 1959) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently the Nevada State Treasurer.[1] Marshall is unable to run for a third term in 2014 due to term limits.