Incumbents see little ‘red wave’ impact on Las Vegas council races

Local Democratic and Republican officials figure that the red wave that just swept congressional and Nevada legislative and constitutional races probably will reach next year’s municipal elections for city councils, though most Democrats who plan to seek re-election say they don’t expect much impact on their races.

Nevada GOP priorities: Education, collective bargaining

Protecting prayer in the public schools. Urging Congress to transfer federal lands to the control of the state. Allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. These are a few of the priorities for the new Republican majority of the Nevada Legislature.

What you should know about the ‘winter blues’ and keeping them at bay

For nearly 25 million Americans, the spring is like the beginning of a beautiful play where the curtain lifts up to reveal birds singing and flowers in bloom. However, come fall and winter, as the days get shorter and the sun retreats earlier and earlier, the curtain falls marking the end of the long day’s play. Almost like a tragedy, we are often left feeling sad and forlorn.

UNLV ends bad year with big rivals

The football season became a lost cause weeks ago, the coach’s job is anything but secure, and the stability of the program is again in question. So if UNLV’s players were going to check out on what little remains of the season, it wouldn’t be a big surprise. Except the Rebels finish against opponents that should get their full attention.

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Rights activist Hirsi Ali given Adelson award in Vegas

Author and human rights activist Aryaan Hirsi Ali received the In Pursuit of Excellence Award at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus’ In Pursuit of Excellence gala on Saturday, despite her controversial stance on the Islamic religion.

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Heavy favorites did bettors no good

Back home in New Hampshire, my buddy’s father, “Big Pete,” was a bookie. After our group of friends graduated from high school, he was gracious enough to take our action and, most of the time, our money.

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