From the news coming out of Washoe County, you’d almost think there’s a glaucoma epidemic erupting at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village. Not one, but three licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries have been issued to companies with plans to open pot shops at Incline and nearby Crystal Bay.
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What had all the appearances of a re-election coronation and cakewalk for Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman this week became more interesting with City Councilman Stavros Anthony’s announcement that he’s pursuing the job.
Gather around, kids. Look away from your smartphones for a moment. I have something important to tell you. It’s about smoking. Specifically, cigarette smoking. You need you to start.
Faced with some of the worst cards life might deal an energetic young woman Amy Purdy continues to play the hand beautifully.
At least we now know why the Democrats didn’t recruit a substantial candidate against Gov. Brian Sandoval in the last election.
His name graces an otherwise forgettable street that stretches nine short blocks in downtown Las Vegas.
If ever there was an opportunity for a little creative sentencing, the case of Lawrence Semenza surely provided it.
Leon Benzer’s capable attorneys made a game effort. But despite recent attempts to have the federal criminal charges against him disrupted, Benzer remains in the crosshairs of the FBI and Department of Justice.
The literary pranksters of Charlie Hebdo were gunned down by the sort of insane fanatics who generated so much of the satire magazine’s material in recent years.
On a Las Vegas City Council buffeted by outgoing personalities, Stavros Anthony is the quiet one.
We have “Home Means Nevada,” but with much of the state’s population in urban Southern Nevada, where the only “silvery rills” are in the fountains of Bellagio and Caesars Palace, maybe an official song for children is what Nevada’s youngsters need to prepare them for the challenges of surviving in the Silver State.
Nelson Sardelli and the gang at F.I.O.R.E were kind enough to invite me to address the group’s monthly luncheon Thursday at the Italian American Club. The buffet was great, but the characters in the crowd were even better.
Councilman Bob Beers continues to attempt to halt the city’s participation in the development of a $200 million downtown soccer stadium.
Gone just a few days and look at what I missed: There’s a new sheriff in town.
Part of me was glad to watch 2014 fade. The Smiths had their share of challenges.
Happy anniversary, Las Vegas. This marks the 25th annual edition of my Bottom 10 stories of the year. I think you’ll agree that we’re not getting older, we’re getting weirder.
Christmas is a time for giving. But as the youngest of six Smith kids, giving and receiving gifts was a fairly new concept.
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales realizes the question might jar the senses of some folks. What can Santa Fe, with its 400-year history and renowned artistic sensibility, possibly learn from gaudy and frenetic downtown Las Vegas?
It’s been a big year, Nevada. You’ve celebrated the 150th anniversary of statehood throughout 2014, and as ever plenty of books were published that attempt to capture your irascible spirit. Those books are sure to spark debate and make memorable Christmas gifts.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman sent an undeniable message with her Tuesday re-election kickoff at Cili: Her popularity and powerful friends cross party lines.
The team that has pushed so hard for a downtown soccer stadium appears to have scored enough votes from the Las Vegas City Council to declare victory.
The choice has been made. The experts have spoken. Tony Sanchez has been named UNLV’s new football coach and a substantial portion of the community has weighed in on the subject.
Somewhere in Las Vegas, Charlie Horky must have had a good laugh at the news that ride-sharing service Uber was temporarily halted from doing business in Nevada because of safety concerns.
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and representatives of Creative Santa Fe are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Las Vegas with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Downtown Project officials to explore the possibilities.
The ghosts of the Las Vegas cab racket past must have had a good chuckle. The state’s current corporate taxi service licensees surely smiled as well. Call it a fortuitous turn of events at the Washoe County Courthouse.
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