A group of Nevadans who don’t consider “moderate” a dirty word have opened the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, named after the late governor, who worked effectively with both parties. His passion was education and tax policy, and his grasp of the state budget was unparalleled.
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Twenty months after state officials with the State Parks Division ousted volunteer docents at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, the state is welcoming them back to settle a court case.
When I last saw my father, a week ago, we were in Manila. He was heading to Corregidor Island, and I was heading home to Las Vegas.
I was not shanghaied in Shanghai and yes, that was somewhat disappointing for my over-active imagination.
Going to Shanghai was meant to be an escape, a real vacation where I didn’t work. Yet I couldn’t quite let go of the job, deciding to read David Schwartz’s new book about Jay Sarno on the flight over.
Nevada voters pooh-poohed the idea of a Court of Appeals three times, but advocates have high hopes a fourth try in 2014 will succeed with a boost from a $400,000 campaign.
Last February marked the start of the Vegas PBS Women’s Engagement Council.
Memories of the good old, bad old days flooded the Mob Museum’s courtroom Tuesday as four witty men competed to deliver the funniest one-liner about the mob in the ’70s and ’80s.
If you have heard of a unique community 8 miles west of St. George called Kayenta, raise your hand. No? I thought so. Las Vegans keep giving me blank looks when I bring up Kayenta.
Clark County commissioners refused to compromise Tuesday — in particular Tom Collins and Susan Brager. By delaying a decision again, Brager and Collins cost the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department millions. Yet both claim to be advocates for public safety.
When Harvey Whittemore reports to a federal prison Jan. 31, he deserves a yard nickname. Harvey Hubris works.
A year ago, Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony read about Kenneth Epstein in the Review-Journal and went to the man’s home in Sun City Summerlin.
Many in the media, including me, bristled when first invited to meet Laura Bucheit, the new special agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI.
In 2004, water boss Pat Mulroy stood on the short list of women considered possibilities to become Nevada’s first female governor. She was praised for her administrative and communication skills. Her willingness to do battle was never in doubt.
Joe Ann Ricca doesn’t know when or how she developed her interest in medieval history; it seems like it was just always a part of her.
When experts say that torturing animals is a sign of potentially more serious violence, I believe them. That’s why I wanted to attend the 9:30 a.m. Oct 16 sentencing of the despicable character who decapitated a bird at the Flamingo and played with it like a toy.
Rarely do men who have been drugged, robbed and beaten in Las Vegas call me to reveal details, but Brian Mamak is the exception. Mamak has a bitter message to deliver: Las Vegas nightclubs are not safe.
A federal parole officer has recommended that lobbyist Harvey Whittemore be sentenced to 51 months in prison. Unbelievable.
Heavy Hitter Glen Lerner faces some heavy hits himself in New Orleans over his representation of hundreds of clients in the British Petroleum oil spill case.
The remembrance of “a kind and gentle man” and a “gentleman’s gentleman” was a perfect way to start the week for more than 150 people at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
I delivered the bad news to former Gov. Robert List. A new book showed him in an unflattering light. He hadn’t read it and was horrified after he did.
A book based on memories of Dennis Gomes, former Gaming Control Board chief of audit division, says former Gov. Robert List, when attorney general, blocked investigations into two mob-controlled casinos back in the 1970s — the Stardust and the Tropicana.
For a journalist like me, seeing a newspaper fade away is beyond heartbreaking. It marks the departure of a friend I can argue with, compete with, disagree with, and yet respect.
I have labored long and hard trying to help people block annoying robocallers and scammers only to be told this or that is meaningless or doesn’t work.
Las Vegas has some devilish people who have figured out how to annoy phone scammers. Jim Frender and John Shoots come to mind immediately.