After living for 43 years with incessant newspaper deadlines, the joy of semi-retirement is that I’ve cut back to one deadline a week as my Thursday column resumes today.
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I’m going back to my roots. No, I’m not going back to Arkansas, I’m returning to reporting.
My first visit to the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial bridge overlooking Hoover Dam was planned weeks ago as a photographic excursion for two friends. One is an excellent photographer, while his wife has cut off my head in many travel photos.
New Acting UNLV President Don Snyder didn’t lobby for the job. And that’s one reason he won it Friday.
Showing that persistence prevails, Nevadans seem prepared to vote in favor of creating a three-judge Court of Appeals next November, according to a recent poll that showed the majority favor it and a mere 9 percent are undecided.
The Mob Museum is no boondoggle. Oscar Goodman’s crazy idea has proved itself a smart one, well-executed, well-operated and profitable.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s concise 25-minute State of the City speech was serious. Of course, he has reason to be serious. The city’s financial shape is dismal. A projected deficit of $152.6 million over seven years must be taken seriously.
The First Ladies First conversation will be remembered mostly for the hysterical stories the five women told, which showcased their humor, warmth and intelligence. But the Nevada Women’s Legacy event also needs to be remembered for former first lady Dawn Gibbons’ restraint and good taste.
The residency program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno ranked at the top of a recent list by Washington Monthly magazine. About 54 percent of UNR’s grads between 2006 and 2008 became primary care physicians.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman struck out Thursday with a third self-indulgent speech that sometimes sounded like she was reading the back of a cereal box and sometimes made little sense but contained plenty of jokes and plenty of shout-outs to people in the audience.
Larry Brown wasn’t sure Friday whether he had four votes from his fellow Clark County commissioners to become the new general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District. By Monday, he knew he did not.
When John Entsminger met with six Clark County commissioners to ask for their support and name him to replace water czarina Pat Mulroy, the question he was asked most often was: “Are you tough enough?”
Cohorts of Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown may vote to give him another job Tuesday. But they probably won’t.
Bought my new paper calendar, opting for an artistic look at birds from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and am starting to pack it with important dates. Friends’ birthdays. Homeowners association board meetings. Standing hair appointments that are sacrosanct.
A daunting, even dismaying thought: All Clark County voters will be faced with selecting 54 countywide or statewide judgeships next year.
I’m wondering why the advice given to 40 million Target customers who may have had their credit and debit cards hacked doesn’t include what I did Thursday night: Call and cancel my card and order a new one.
It simply wasn’t believable when Tim Poster told the Nevada Gaming Control Board he didn’t know it was illegal to place sports bets via the Internet.
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores decided to test her strengths and weaknesses before declaring herself a Democratic candidate in the 2014 lieutenant governor’s race. That’s smart on her part. Except she didn’t test the things that mattered to me.
The basics are well known to Las Vegans. Actress Carole Lombard died in a plane crash on Mount Potosi southwest of Las Vegas on Jan. 16, 1942, coming back from a trip selling war bonds just weeks after war broke out in the Pacific.
There are tips that are based on rumors and there are tips that are based on facts. Often, they are based on a sliver of partly true, partly false information. But sometimes a rumor needs to be set straight, even if it’s not true, or else it will live on in history.
Two or three times a year since 1998, Philip Pro has received a James Bondish call, usually on short notice. Would he like to go overseas, often to countries many of us cannot spell or pronounce? If he can, he does, usually for about a week.
Two Christian missionaries from Henderson moved to the Philippines in 2007 with the intention of making that country their permanent home. No agency sent them, they just went on their own and settled in Bohol Island.
Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki is a long-range and positive thinker.
Call me a grumbling Grinch, but the thought of UFC-style shopping on Thanksgiving Day is revolting.
It’s not cheap to get your name on a building, institute, center or program at UNLV (or any other university); nor should it be.
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