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Many see licensing process as a sham

He saw the question coming, but then who wouldn’t? Having failed to receive a recommendation from the Clark County Commission for a coveted state medical marijuana dispensary license for Southern Nevada, the jilted applicant knew he’d be asked if he was just a sore loser.

Segerblom breath of fresh air on pot

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.

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.