We’re tough on crime here in Nevada. Very tough. The trouble with putting so many people in prison is that someone has to keep an eye on them.
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Reynaldo Ramos was attempting to break up an inmate fight when he repeatedly fired his department-issued shotgun toward brawling inmates Carlos Perez and Andrew Arevalo.
You have to tip your cap to Thomas W. Brooks. He was a man who took his beauty where he found it.
John L. Smith is On the Boulevard with an update on an ex-governor’s role in the war of the Wynns; the blight of the north end of the Strip; and thoughts on the passing of a beloved Review-Journal editor.
The careworn and condemned Riviera, which opened on this day in 1955, has been called many things over the years. But I’ll wager “a hotbed of Strip history worth preserving” is well down the list.
Like a slow grounder that slips between an infielder’s legs, it was an easy opportunity. And somehow we missed it, again.
Tara Sullivan, the new interim Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Nevada office of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, wants everyone to remember the adage about death and taxes this time of year. The fraud her agents investigate, including the filing of returns under the names of the deceased, costs honest taxpayers billions of dollars each year.
Three decades before the promise of construction work at Boulder Dam attracted a migration of hungry families to Southern Nevada from across a nation falling into a Great Depression, Goldfield’s glow attracted dreamers and schemers alike.
While Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn spent Thursday wowing shareholders with his big plans for the company, ex-wife and former board member Elaine Wynn this week was busy sending more legal shots across the bow of the gaming giant.
M.F. Corporate Services, the Las Vegas representative and shell corporation-creating functionary of the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co., is at the center of a swirling international scandal that has shed a critical light on Nevada’s easy and secretive laws of incorporation.
International scandal? As ever, Las Vegas plays its part. But with all the names and nations linked to the offshore accounts debacle, it’s easy to lose sight of the legal linchpin that has helped the light shine into this dark corner of commerce.
Bernie Sindler’s voice was as distant as a whisper in a well, but he had a story to tell. And something to sell.
Boulder City booster and town scribe Elton Garrett’s sense of the dramatic didn’t fail him.
The timing couldn’t be worse for Steve Wynn. The Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO on Wednesday announced a lofty, 1,000-room, $1.5 billion expansion plan for his local resort-casino. It would feature a 38-acre lake, so at least we know the drought is over.
The document is heavily redacted, but the message is clear. Elaine Wynn is trying to raise the stakes in her battle with ex-husband Steve Wynn over control of her share of Wynn Resorts.
Nevada’s lax laws of incorporation have long rolled out the welcome mat not only for legitimate businesses, but also for cockroach companies and sleazy straw men seeking to conceal their assets and identities.
One runs cocktails at a local casino. The other is finishing her education and searching for a teaching job.
Ben Collins is retired now and living in Oregon, but he spent most of his career roaming Nevada and the region with the Bureau of Land Management. When it comes to the complex discussion of the management of Western lands, he brings an even-handed perspective that only a fellow of his experience can provide.
From the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up file comes the news that former UFC champion Jon “Bones” Jones on Thursday in Albuquerque court was ordered to take “anger management and driver improvement classes” and perform additional community service in connection with his hit-and-run incident.
When the Wynns go to war, it makes front-page news. Their quarrels echo from Las Vegas Boulevard all the way to Wall Street. Some will cover their eyes. Others won’t be able to look away. I’m struck by a sense of cinematic deja vu.
UNLV has found yet another person to coach the men’s basketball team.
On the lower end of Fremont Street, where the freshly painted face of the new downtown fades and human kindness can be a stranger, angels are where you find them.
In many ways Howard Cannon is Nevada political history’s forgotten man.
The peace activists participating in the coming week’s nonviolent protest call their vigil near Indian Springs “Shut Down Creech 2016,” but they’re probably aiming high.
Imagine the congregation’s surprise when it discovered that a national political figure had added Green Valley’s Midbar Kodesh Temple to his extremely busy speaking schedule.
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