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Yucca Mountain sequels never end

I’ve lost track of the number of times that storing high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain has been declared dead, only to climb up from the grave like Hollywood villain Freddy Krueger.

Veteran Buckley likely out of politics

Former Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley said she would decide in 2013 whether she would run for another office. “I won’t need all of 2013 to make my decision,” she said. It looks “pretty much” like she won’t.

Democrats let politics trump education

The Assembly, controlled by Democrats, those stalwart advocates for improving education, passed on the opportunity to add 100 new teachers from the Teach for America program to work in at-risk schools in Clark County over the next two years.

Museum informs, entertains thousands

Touring the Discovery Children’s Museum with a group of first-graders from Givens Elementary School seemed like a smart idea. I could follow them around, watch their reactions, see what they liked best. It would be a reality-based column.

Loss of nonprofit status foolish

The UMC Foundation losing its nonprofit status is more of an embarrassment than a serious problem for the organization, but somehow it doesn’t inspire confidence. It makes one wonder: Who is minding the store?