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Poll shows court of appeals idea gains traction

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.

Lee lays out North Las Vegas plan, and sets a high bar

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.

2014 calendar already crowded with conflicts

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.

Candidate touts her youth, not hypocrisy

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.

Rumor of Smatresk's $125,000 proves false

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.

Philippines disasters hit closer to home

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.