For many years, Laura Myers volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, in places such as Uganda, Mongolia and New York. Her family suggests that memorial contributions to the late RJ reporter be made to Habitat.
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Myers continued covering politics for the Review-Journal for two years after her diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer in 2013. Her pain remained hidden as she worked.
On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled it was OK for a company to fire a customer service representative, even though what the worker was doing on his own time was perfectly legal under Colorado law.
Myrna Williams’ party the other day turned into a reminder of all she has done for the less fortunate throughout her life, for those without a famous brother, without a political voice, without her sense of fairness.
With the 2015 Nevada legislative session safely over, now we await the unintended consequences of just-passed legislation.
After 48 years researching the mob, author and gaming consultant Bill Friedman knows the difference between “good hoods” and “bad gangsters,” and his new book “30 Illegal Years To The Strip” examines the differences between the two.
Doctors have to report their medical malpractice lawsuits, why shouldn’t hospitals?
Disgraced political wheeler-dealer Steve Wark proved the benefits of being first to turn on co-conspirators in one of Las Vegas’ biggest fraud cases involving local homeowners associations.
Sanctions by a federal judge in New Orleans knocked Glen Lerner off hundreds of cases involving a 2010 oil spill. The sanctions hit the heavy hitter where it hurts — no clients, no fees.
It was a little shocking, when boarding the Amsterdam in Dubai, to see the barbed wire on the third deck, the first open deck pirates could possibly board. Then there were the water hoses, pointed down toward the water line.
I almost needed that obituary I wrote for myself. Writing about it before I left on vacation was clearly tempting fate.
A few friends looked horrified when I said I had written my pre-obit. Some of them were the same folks who thought I was foolish to plan a vacation in the Middle East.
State auditors have found the Department of Education needed to do far more and in revoking licenses of employees with criminal histories. And they found the Department of Public Safety folks did not have a plan to fix dozens of problems identified.
Readers routinely complain that the news media give the beginning but not the end of a story. Well, here are a few endings of note involving e-cigarettes and equal access to the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t find a link to tie them together, so they’ll have to hang separately.
The man who killed Las Vegas FBI agent John Bailey in 1990 may get a new trial because because of the appearance of judicial bias.
Joe Ann Ricca, Las Vegas founder of the Richard III Foundation, was invited but won’t be attending next week’s reburial of the former king, whose bones were found a few years ago under a parking lot.
Not only does she command a hefty annual salary, Ann McGee, founder of Miracle Flights for Kids, has a retirement plan costing the nonprofit more than $2.3 million.
Miracle Flights for Kids provides a great service to low-income kids in need of medical help, but try to find out how the organization operates, and you might become frustrated.
Political journalists often think they are smarter than politicians and could do a better job. But newsman Terry Care didn’t just bloviate. He put his smarts on the line, proving that he could do a better job than many lawmakers.
Not sure how many of us would work for $2.65 an hour, 32 hours a week and find it fulfilling. But for Mary Astorga, Arnetta Gardner and Irene Susbilla, it’s a rewarding gig to be part of the federal Foster Grandparent Program and teach children how to improve their reading skills.
Let’s hope Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske takes a more skeptical approach to Tony Dane than her predecessor, Ross Miller did.
The death of poet, songwriter and singer Rod McKuen at 81 on Jan. 29 was worldwide news, but because he lived in so many places, his Nevada days didn’t get prominent mention in his obituaries.
Last year, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s first priority was putting the city on a stable financial footing and keeping the city out of state receivership.
The man who administers a program teaching small-business people how to get contracts from Clark County, the same guy who owes the county $57,874, managed to scrape enough dough together to make $5,665 in campaign donations to mostly county candidates.
On her fourth effort, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman gave her best State of the City speech so far . And her shortest at 50 minutes.