I love Nevada. There, I said it. Despite its rapacious political history and myriad present-day maladies, as it celebrates its sesquicentennial the Silver State is still my favorite place.
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The very mention of his sun-bleached hometown made Charlie Waters smile and always brought to mind a story.
Forgive some employees of KSNV-TV, Channel 3, for thinking the station is going to the dogs.
Imagine what went through the minds of bystanders Friday night at Caesars Palace when the masked men in bulletproof vests showed up.
Forget about life being beautiful. Down at Bob’s Bail Bonds, Becky Simmons will settle for life getting back to normal on the east end of Ogden Avenue.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is the biggest name in boxing, but is he bigger than the Nevada Athletic Commission?
With the rapid approach of the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood, this might be an awkward time to ask the question. But here goes: Should the Silver State secede from the Union? Should we split into two states, or perhaps even three?
Election Day approaches, and there’s at least one vote we can all agree on.
The Maddux Family Foundation on Wednesday pitched another gem on behalf of a local charity — $50,000 to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
One of the most competitive races of a generally unremarkable season is the battle for Clark County sheriff between well-respected Metro veterans Joe Lombardo and Larry Burns.
The fragile life of the 16-month-old girl was snuffed out Oct. 11 in a possible murder-suicide involving her foster father. The violent deaths have once again shined a critical light on the system and its oversight of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Workforce Connections isn’t like most agencies. Each year it shepherds millions in federal dollars to local job training and related service providers, then has the task of holding those recipients to account for the funding.
Ballot Question 3, the business margin tax, continues to take a beating in the media.
If you think Nevada faces a water crisis today, imagine how residents of booming Virginia City must have felt back in the 1870s when their fickle sources began to run dry.
The pleasant and unassuming Tim Redsull, a union stagehand by trade, was depicted playing the most notorious corpse in Las Vegas mob history on the set of Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “Casino.” He was a stand-in — or a lay-down to be more precise — for Joe Pesci’s “Nicky Santoro” character in the movie.
Rehan Chaudhry’s Life Is Beautiful festival is scheduled to hit downtown Oct. 24-26 with an all-star lineup of singers and chefs. Last year’s roaring celebration of music, food and art attracted an estimated 60,000 revelers, who no doubt enjoyed themselves but easily overran hundreds of local churchgoers in the area.
Instead of looking north for an abundant source of water for future growth in Southern Nevada, should officials be scouting West?
At Vegas Weddings on South Third Street, officials earlier this week prepared for a rush of nuptials following a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Nevada’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.
For many Southern Nevadans slammed by the recession, homeownership was transformed from a dream come true to a Sisyphean nightmare.
City Hall lobbyist Jay Brown wasn’t playing for Vegas United last Wednesday, but he did appear to be trying to save the $200 million soccer stadium proposal before it expired before everyone’s eyes.
The cult of Tony Hsieh developed a crack this past week, and that’s a good thing. Good for Las Vegans jaded by decades of hot air of an endless string of “visionaries,” and good for Hsieh and his acolytes as they attempt to put down actual business roots in downtown’s hard-packed soil.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s expensive plan to pipe water from Northern Nevada and western Utah to Las Vegas Valley spigots appears to have sprung another leak.
The only surprise is that it has taken MGM Resorts International officials this long to pull the plug on the notorious Haze Nightclub at Aria.
As he prepared to address what promised to be an adoring audience Tuesday at the Global Gaming Expo, casino king Steve Wynn was a man at the top of his game.
The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a new financial term sheet to build a $200 million stadium at Symphony Park meant to provide a home field for a Major League Soccer franchise.