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Tales of opioid abuse hit nerve

Like voices calling from the shadows, residents touched by oxycodone continue to reach out and react to recent columns on the use and abuse of the powerful prescription painkiller.

King dream a nightmare for bigoted Howard Hughes

The late eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes fomented his racist views at a pivotal time in Las Vegas history when he was at the height of his power. And there's clear proof that those views were set to a political purpose that helped hold back minorities in the late 1960s.

Lawsuit puts spotlight on veterans' care

If advocates for the late U.S. Navy man Charlie Demos Sr. hoped their lawsuit alleging mismanagement at the Boulder City Veterans Home was going to cause a stir among elected officials who love to make political hay of their support for the military, so far they've been mistaken.

Expect Schroeder's name to keep coming up

Fallout from the Adelson family's December purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its relationship with Connecticut newspaper publisher Michael Schroeder surfaced Tuesday morning in District Court in the bruising wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Sands Macau casino executive Steve Jacobs.