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In U.S., justice truly is blind

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.

Three little words: the Mob Museum

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.

Foster kids have ally in legal aid center

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.

Stench of waste still stains North Las Vegas

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.

Recalling cop who took on the mob

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.