In a country that can’t find many prison cells for Wall Street swindlers, rapacious bankers, and corporate hoodlums, this past week we learned there was just enough federal penitentiary space for a dove of peace.
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Sip a cup of coffee in any cafe from Searchlight to Jackpot, and before you ask the waitress for a refill, you’re likely to hear something about conservative politics in Nevada.
Candidates love to tout their experience during a campaign. They think it sets them apart from their opponents, and it often does. Take judicial candidate Nicholas Perrino, for instance.
Noah Levrant was just a kid approaching his bar mitzvah, that time when according to Jewish tradition a 13-year-old boy accepts his religious responsibility and steps through the door of manhood.
To learn about the latest twist in the story of heroin addiction in America, you needn’t read headlines about a Hollywood star’s fatal overdose or his “tragic final days.”
Because nothing says “I love you” quite like automatic weapons, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is offering free admission today, the anniversary of Chicago’s bloody St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
Although my reading of the region’s history is admittedly spotty in many places, I always believed beavers were essentially trapped out of existence on the Colorado River a century ago.
Faced with a variety of societal stresses, the Clark County School District is tasked with putting its arms around students from all walks of life. Some of those kids enter school under circumstances that are difficult for many of us to imagine. In public school, the doors are open to all.
It’s no secret that North Las Vegas totters on the verge of insolvency. New Mayor John Lee has been refreshingly candid in explaining to the public the challenges ahead. But not even the mayor and his best accountants and actuarial experts can fully know the bottom line.
Not long after she was selected UNLV president in 1995, Carol Harter knew she had landed in a very different place.
What’s a retired mob guy do to earn an honest living in Sin City? That’s the question former Chicago hit man Frank Cullotta has been asking himself since relocating to Southern Nevada last year.
The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline on Monday entered its findings of fact in the smoking wreckage that remains of Family Court Judge Steven Jones’ career.
Paul Zarzyski is a Montana poet at home in this Northern Nevada town, but he has been to Las Vegas, too.
She was just a kid. That much was obvious despite the makeup and skimpy outfit she wore as she walked uneasily on the shadowy end of Fremont Street where it hooks up with Charleston Boulevard.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t up for re-election until 2016, but he has drawn his first challenger: It’s Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers.
The local judicial system has been receiving a much-needed housecleaning, but Family Court Judge Frank Sullivan didn’t get the memo.
A good crowd of family members and friends turned out Friday morning at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Mustang Avenue for the funeral of former Metro Intelligence Bureau Commander Kent Clifford.
Nevada Smith is back on the road this week and headed to Elko for that remarkable roundup of purple sage writers, the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Harry Reid’s fever had broken, but it didn’t take much to get the Senate majority leader from Searchlight hot around the collar.
It’s not often in recent years that I’ve seen a Clark County School District superintendent appear genuinely excited to speak to reporters, but public schools chief Pat Skorkowsky was just that as he met with members of the Review-Journal’s editorial board this week.
It’s enough to drive a successful Las Vegas nightclub operator to drink. But after looking at another sexual harassment lawsuit aimed at the high-flying Light Group, LLC, hitting the bottle might not be the right answer.
Understated to the point of stoicism, Sheriff Doug Gillespie can be tough to read.
Whenever I find myself driving on the solitary stretch of U.S. 95 outside Tonopah, I often wonder what the boom years were like.
On Monday, the nation marks a federal holiday in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s honor. It’s long past time to fully embrace King’s great legacy by spreading his namesake boulevard across our valley.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee managed to balance skepticism with optimism in his State of the City speech Thursday at the Aliante. He even coined a word to describe the feeling: “skeptomistic.”