Assembly Republicans to choose new speaker next week

It will be another week before Assembly Republicans choose a new speaker designate following the announcement Sunday by Sparks lawmaker Ira Hansen that he was stepping down from the post because of controversial statements he made while a columnist for the Sparks Daily Tribune.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ trailer playing in 30 theaters Friday

Lucasfilm and Disney will premiere the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 30 venues run Regal, AMC and Cinemark, rolling out an 88-second tease of the J.J. Abrams-helmed “Star Wars” in front of every movie playing at the locations over the holiday weekend.

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EDITORIAL: Blown speaker

In resigning his speakership before it ever really started, Assemblyman Ira Hansen showed he was unfit for leadership in the first place. The Sparks Republican suffers from Nixonian paranoia and Clintonian denial, blaming a vast moderate conspiracy for his demotion when, in fact, it was his own repugnant writing that marginalized him.

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Apps to make your Thanksgiving travel less exhausting

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

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