After 48 years researching the mob, author and gaming consultant Bill Friedman knows the difference between “good hoods” and “bad gangsters,” and his new book “30 Illegal Years To The Strip” examines the differences between the two.
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Doctors have to report their medical malpractice lawsuits, why shouldn’t hospitals?
Disgraced political wheeler-dealer Steve Wark proved the benefits of being first to turn on co-conspirators in one of Las Vegas’ biggest fraud cases involving local homeowners associations.
Sanctions by a federal judge in New Orleans knocked Glen Lerner off hundreds of cases involving a 2010 oil spill. The sanctions hit the heavy hitter where it hurts — no clients, no fees.
It was a little shocking, when boarding the Amsterdam in Dubai, to see the barbed wire on the third deck, the first open deck pirates could possibly board. Then there were the water hoses, pointed down toward the water line.
I almost needed that obituary I wrote for myself. Writing about it before I left on vacation was clearly tempting fate.
A few friends looked horrified when I said I had written my pre-obit. Some of them were the same folks who thought I was foolish to plan a vacation in the Middle East.
State auditors have found the Department of Education needed to do far more and in revoking licenses of employees with criminal histories. And they found the Department of Public Safety folks did not have a plan to fix dozens of problems identified.
Readers routinely complain that the news media give the beginning but not the end of a story. Well, here are a few endings of note involving e-cigarettes and equal access to the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t find a link to tie them together, so they’ll have to hang separately.
The man who killed Las Vegas FBI agent John Bailey in 1990 may get a new trial because because of the appearance of judicial bias.
Joe Ann Ricca, Las Vegas founder of the Richard III Foundation, was invited but won’t be attending next week’s reburial of the former king, whose bones were found a few years ago under a parking lot.
Not only does she command a hefty annual salary, Ann McGee, founder of Miracle Flights for Kids, has a retirement plan costing the nonprofit more than $2.3 million.
Miracle Flights for Kids provides a great service to low-income kids in need of medical help, but try to find out how the organization operates, and you might become frustrated.
Political journalists often think they are smarter than politicians and could do a better job. But newsman Terry Care didn’t just bloviate. He put his smarts on the line, proving that he could do a better job than many lawmakers.
Not sure how many of us would work for $2.65 an hour, 32 hours a week and find it fulfilling. But for Mary Astorga, Arnetta Gardner and Irene Susbilla, it’s a rewarding gig to be part of the federal Foster Grandparent Program and teach children how to improve their reading skills.
Let’s hope Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske takes a more skeptical approach to Tony Dane than her predecessor, Ross Miller did.
The death of poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen at 81 on Jan. 29 was worldwide news, but because he lived in so many places, his Nevada days didn’t get prominent mention in his obituaries.
Last year, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s first priority was putting the city on a stable financial footing and keeping the city out of state receivership.
The man who administers a program teaching small-business people how to get contracts from Clark County, the same guy who owes the county $57,874, managed to scrape enough dough together to make $5,665 in campaign donations to mostly county candidates.
On her fourth effort, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman gave her best State of the City speech so far . And her shortest at 50 minutes.
Without any doubt, I knew the first three judges on the new Nevada Court of Appeals would consist of a minority, a woman and one white male. One would be from Northern Nevada, two from Las Vegas.
Lionel Sawyer & Collins, the top gaming firm with the most political juice in the state moves into the realm of history as 19 lawyers, including founder Sam Lionel, join a large regional law firm called Fennemore Craig, which at 130 years old is the largest continuously operating law firm in Arizona.
When I was a scrawny 8-year-old living in Cocoa, Fla., my Christmas gift desire was a pogo stick.
Call it a tale of two cases of plagiarism within Nevada’s higher education system. And two is too many.
Beware what you grab when you are selecting a rechargeable prepaid debit card at stores such as Walmart and grocery stores.
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