He was just 20, not old enough to legally buy a drink at the bar inside the Las Vegas Club, but he could buy a gun at a pawn shop.
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I respect my doormat, but I still wipe my feet on it. That’s the impression I was left with Thursday morning after listening to firebrand conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore discuss Gov. Brian Sandoval’s legislative agenda.
Go to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles website, and chances are good it’s the first thing you’ll notice: a pop-up ad for the agency’s new Dash Pass system.
Go ahead and say it. Arnie Wexler has heard it before. Through the years, he has been called just about every name you can think of. A traitor to the sporting life. A quitter in the endless game of sports betting. A loser.
In another neighborhood, in a better part of town, this homely piece of real estate wouldn’t be the future site of a public park. It would simply be condemned.
From the news coming out of Washoe County, you’d almost think there’s a glaucoma epidemic erupting at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village. Not one, but three licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries have been issued to companies with plans to open pot shops at Incline and nearby Crystal Bay.
What had all the appearances of a re-election coronation and cakewalk for Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman this week became more interesting with City Councilman Stavros Anthony’s announcement that he’s pursuing the job.
Gather around, kids. Look away from your smartphones for a moment. I have something important to tell you. It’s about smoking. Specifically, cigarette smoking. You need you to start.
Faced with some of the worst cards life might deal an energetic young woman Amy Purdy continues to play the hand beautifully.
At least we now know why the Democrats didn’t recruit a substantial candidate against Gov. Brian Sandoval in the last election.
His name graces an otherwise forgettable street that stretches nine short blocks in downtown Las Vegas.
If ever there was an opportunity for a little creative sentencing, the case of Lawrence Semenza surely provided it.
Leon Benzer’s capable attorneys made a game effort. But despite recent attempts to have the federal criminal charges against him disrupted, Benzer remains in the crosshairs of the FBI and Department of Justice.
The literary pranksters of Charlie Hebdo were gunned down by the sort of insane fanatics who generated so much of the satire magazine’s material in recent years.
On a Las Vegas City Council buffeted by outgoing personalities, Stavros Anthony is the quiet one.
We have “Home Means Nevada,” but with much of the state’s population in urban Southern Nevada, where the only “silvery rills” are in the fountains of Bellagio and Caesars Palace, maybe an official song for children is what Nevada’s youngsters need to prepare them for the challenges of surviving in the Silver State.
Nelson Sardelli and the gang at F.I.O.R.E were kind enough to invite me to address the group’s monthly luncheon Thursday at the Italian American Club. The buffet was great, but the characters in the crowd were even better.
Councilman Bob Beers continues to attempt to halt the city’s participation in the development of a $200 million downtown soccer stadium.
Gone just a few days and look at what I missed: There’s a new sheriff in town.
Part of me was glad to watch 2014 fade. The Smiths had their share of challenges.
Happy anniversary, Las Vegas. This marks the 25th annual edition of my Bottom 10 stories of the year. I think you’ll agree that we’re not getting older, we’re getting weirder.
Christmas is a time for giving. But as the youngest of six Smith kids, giving and receiving gifts was a fairly new concept.
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales realizes the question might jar the senses of some folks. What can Santa Fe, with its 400-year history and renowned artistic sensibility, possibly learn from gaudy and frenetic downtown Las Vegas?
It’s been a big year, Nevada. You’ve celebrated the 150th anniversary of statehood throughout 2014, and as ever plenty of books were published that attempt to capture your irascible spirit. Those books are sure to spark debate and make memorable Christmas gifts.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman sent an undeniable message with her Tuesday re-election kickoff at Cili: Her popularity and powerful friends cross party lines.