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Report no surprise to Metro’s Lombardo

Metro Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo said this week’s generally positive U.S. Department of Justice progress report shows the department has made substantial strides in an effort to improve its use-of-force policies. But the report’s findings didn’t surprise him.

Mark Twain can still offend, enlighten

Earlier this month, the Nevada State Board of Geographic Names voted to indefinitely shelve a plan to rename a cove at Lake Tahoe after Mark Twain, who got his publishing start at the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City.

Lowden, Hutchison spice up election

Whether you’re paying attention is perhaps the most pertinent question strategists for candidates Mark Hutchison and Sue Lowden must answer as they sharpen the knives heading into the start of early voting Saturday.

Muscelli: The man to know in Vegas

There was a time on the Strip that Emilio Muscelli was an essential man to know. With a snap of his fingers he could get you an audience with the King, or a face-to-face meeting with the Chairman of the Board.

Shoshone sisters also couldn’t beat BLM

Mary and Carrie Dann never received a visit from the camouflage cavalry, and I’m not sure whether they would have welcomed the support of armed militia. But the story of the Shoshone sisters is worth revisiting in the wake of recent events at Cliven Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville.