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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.

Las Vegas mayor’s speech invaded her privacy

Most of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s recent State of the City speech tilled familiar ground. She praised members of the City Council, highlighted progress being made with downtown redevelopment and mixed in a little schtick to lighten what otherwise was a paint-by-numbers presentation.