These days Jeff Wayne is known on the comedy circuit as “Big Daddy,” but 50 years ago he was just another Kentucky kid kicking around the glare of Newport trying to decide his next move.
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Some of the worst wounds in political campaigns are self-inflicted.
If you want to know where the medicinal marijuana issue is going in Nevada, don’t sweat the future location of the pot shop nearest you. Instead, just drop by Richard “Tick” Segerblom’s downtown law office.
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.
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.
The marathon hearing for the herd of medical marijuana dispensary license applicants hadn’t even begun, but Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly already appeared to have the munchies.
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.
After getting a look at the upstanding citizens elbowing their way like fiends to the front of Clark County’s medicinal marijuana business line, I am reminded of a saying favored by an old illegal bookmaker.
A semi-automatic pistol stolen in a burglary was found in Family Court Judge Mathew Harter’s garage last October, but no one from his own family was arrested, reliable sources report.
The proposed 2 percent business tax has gone from a reasonable plan to help fund public schools to one lonesome and unloved idea.
The stage belonged to casino industry titan Sheldon Adelson on Monday afternoon at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, and what he had to say about his early business career would have made Horatio Alger blush. Blush with pride perhaps, and envy certainly.
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.
The Turkish judicial contingent was a respectful group, but try as they might members of the delegation couldn’t remove the looks of surprise from their faces.
This one’s worth a cackle. It appears the testy Republican primary pitting Sue Lowden against Mark Hutchison in the race for lieutenant governor is about to become poultry in motion.
Our cops-and-gangsters history continues to capture the public’s imagination. It does so in no small part because of former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb’s out-sized personality and some of the controversies he survived during his long career.
If you know anything about the history of the Clark County School District, you know that it is often short of money and classroom space, but it has never suffered from a lack of costly expert analysis and commissioned studies.
If there’s one more thing we know about rancher Cliven Bundy, it’s that he doesn’t know two things about “the Negro.”
Beacon Academy of Nevada, the charter school dedicated to serving at-risk high school students, will plead its case for reaccreditation before the State Public Charter School Authority Board at 9 a.m. today at the Grant Sawyer Building.
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.
Beacon Academy of Nevada, the charter school dedicated to serving at-risk high school students, will plead its case for continued certification before the State Public Charter School Authority Board at 9 a.m. Friday at the Grant Sawyer Building.
Some people are waking up today with indigestion courtesy of Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. And that’s a good thing
International counterfeit merchandise expert Bob Barchiesi has an eye-opener for you. The traffic in phony goods is about much more than the sale of knockoff handbags and imitation Viagra.
A couple of protests took place this past week in Southern Nevada. One made big news.
Las Vegas socialite and hotel director Elaine Wynn’s impeccably crafted image took a knock this past week after an article in The New York Times tied her to an Oregon law that provides a tax shelter for wealthy art owners.
If anyone can feel Cliven Bundy’s pain, it’s a man like Demar Dahl. But while some members of the public are on Bundy’s side, that doesn’t mean Bundy is on stable legal footing, Dahl says.