Lately it seems everyone wants to get their hands on the Vickers Reports. Haven’t heard of them? They’re not on any best-seller list. In fact, they’re not even in circulation.
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When I raised the subject of investing in desalination a few months ago, I got the strong feeling there wasn’t much active interest at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Their experts knew all about it, of course, but they also recognized it was expensive and probably wouldn’t be needed for decades to come.
Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman managed to navigate the 2015 Legislature’s many political potholes. It was the one she and husband John Seaman encountered Wednesday that was really painful.
Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman managed to navigate the 2015 Legislature’s many political potholes. It was the one she and her husband John Seaman encountered Wednesday that was really painful.
Promoters of an upcoming medical marijuana industry job fair believe they can avoid the notoriety generated by a recent gathering sponsored by another outfit. They’re leaving the marijuana at home.
The Las Vegas Chamber is paying the price for its perceived lack of leadership on education tax reform in the 2015 legislative session and its funding of an independent Tax Policy Foundation study of Nevada’s revenue structure.
In agreeing to stand with the majority — and telegraphing it with a long, almost pleading missive to the press — Pahrump Assemblyman James Oscarson has distinguished himself among his conservative peers.
According to the folks at WalletHub.com, St. Louis is the country’s No. baseball town. Where is Las Vegas? That’s hard to say. For some reason, the survey outfit listed “Paradise, NV” at No. 210.
Following Sunday’s column on a lengthy and frustrating schlep through the DMV, I’ve received some jaw-dropping letters and emails from citizens whose experiences make mine seem like a day at the beach. (Yeah, pal, Omaha Beach.)
A day at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles last week was like winning a date with Dante. Just when you think it’s over, it just keeps on going.
Time is on the side of Las Vegas water officials in its effort to pump water from eastern rural counties to the Las Vegas Valley.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, who once lived in Las Vegas, made a stop Thursday at Rick Harrison’s Gold and Silver Pawn Shop at 713 S. Las Vegas Boulevard.
In year three of downtown’s Life is Beautiful festival, nearby residents are hopeful but skeptical that by working with city officials they’ll be able address some of the issues the pary creates during the three-day event.
Since Bob Meyers’ wife, Tammy, was shot to death in February, he has had a difficult time coping with her losss. “I don’t function well. She was much more than just a wife and a mother. … I’m just doing what I can do to not fall apart.”
If an insurance industry-friendly bill survives the waning days of the Legislature, you will be putting more than your safety at risk by failing to wear a seat belt when you ride in a cab.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt scored a real attention-grabber in January, signing the state onto a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. On Tuesday morning outside the Sawyer Building, our activist attorney general received more attention.
There are rules, and then there’s reality. And the reality is, Nevada’s corrections officers are regularly ordered to do more with less.
A King walked among us for decades, and we took him for granted.
Best-selling author Joshua Wolf Shenk is the new executive director of UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute literary center. Shenk’s selection signals a new chapter in the relatively brief but remarkable history of the creative writing center.
Steve Jacobs’ personal fight of the century is still in the preliminary stages at the Regional Justice Center, but casino titan Sheldon Adelson is already taking punches.
National Correctional Officers Week came and went with little fanfare inside the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Hours after Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery was declared a success this past week, boxing promoter Bob Arum considered the possibility of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. despite losing a lackluster unanimous decision.
Sometimes the efforts of the paid and volunteer teams of forestry firefighters come together in beautiful way. A cardiac incident just after 7 a.m. on April 25 at Mt. Charleston Hotel was one such event.
Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar continues to dig for answers over the confusion and obvious miscommunication surrounding the shoulder injury of boxer Manny Pacquiao.
For a reminder that it never pays to paint a professional boxing event as a morality play, remember the silly white hat some people placed on Manny Pacquiao’s head.