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Resistance to transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft has grounded their contract drivers at some major airports, where there's no shortage of people in need of a ride.
Tuesday was another typical August day in Southern Nevada. Today will bring more of the same. Tomorrow as well. And that's big news considering Clark County's first marijuana dispensary opened for business Monday
The Clark County School District's shortage of teachers is a massive policy failure compounded by protectionism. By retaining bureaucratic barriers to the licensing of educators, the system is forced to fill hundreds of classrooms with the very people those barriers are designed to keep out of schools.
This year's 4 percent increase in undergraduate registration fees is a heckuva deal for UNLV students when compared with the cost of school-sponsored health insurance.
Back in the 1970s, when an Arab oil embargo sent U.S. gas prices soaring and created long lines at the pumps, our leaders in Washington set out to protect our energy interests by, among other things, instituting a domestic oil export ban — a ban that exists to this day. But now, 40 years later, with U.S. oil production at an all-time high, it's time to lift the ban and sell the oil to foreign markets that want it.
Barack Obama will be in Las Vegas on Monday to deliver the keynote speech at Clean Energy Summit 8.0, where he'll no doubt receive unyielding applause for the most economically harmful, unlawful overreach of his presidency.
The Internet is the biggest platform for innovation and creativity the world has ever seen. It has revolutionized the way we communicate, research, entertain ourselves and do business. These changes have come about so quickly because, among other reasons, Internet service has been free of the taxation that boosts consumer costs for other forms of telecommunications.
Nevada's education system has been getting lots of national attention thanks to its new Education Savings Accounts. But good news is coming from other fronts.
Las Vegas can't afford to rest on its reputation as an unmatched global vacation and convention destination. Keeping up with competing cities requires reinvestment. Two stories from this week highlight the constant change that characterizes the tourism industry.
Today brings another important step in the formalization of Nevada's Education Savings Accounts, the new school choice initiative that already is changing education across the state.
Thanks to their own incompetence, the busybodies at the Environmental Protection Agency are dining on hearty helpings of crow — with large side orders of arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and mercury.
Las Vegans might yet get a chance to show whether they would support a downtown professional soccer franchise. And this time they won't be asked to pay for a new stadium.
Hillary Clinton, who's visiting Las Vegas today as part of her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, says "no family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university."
At some point, President Barack Obama will realize that his administration's policies will not allow the country to have both massive new infrastructure spending and stringent new regulations sought by the Environmental Protection Agency.
It's appropriate that Jeff Scheid's first solo photography exhibit is being staged at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Over the course of his 34-year career at the Review-Journal, Mr. Scheid has documented as much Nevada history as anyone, capturing iconic images from boxing rings and desert landscapes, courtrooms and showrooms, crime scenes and casinos.
The arrogance of the U.S. attorney's office knows no bounds.
President Barack Obama has long pushed for a higher federal minimum wage, and a handful of a U.S. cities either have proposed higher minimum wages or approved them. And while Democrats will continue to champion minimum wage increases throughout the 2016 campaign, a higher minimum wage, contrary to what progressives tell us, would end up harming the people it's supposed to help.
All eyes will be on Nevada on Oct. 13 for the first of six Democratic presidential primary debates. That the state was chosen to host the Democrats' first meaningful showcase of its presidential field says everything about Nevada's importance in the nominating process. Southern Nevada, in particular, has a substantial Hispanic population, a large labor presence and a vast middle class with stagnant wages: the kinds of voters Democratic candidates should be courting before next year's first-in-the-West caucus.
What do Uber and marijuana have in common? The fear they instill in those who resist change to the entrenched status quo.
Transparency always serves the public interest better than government secrecy -- even if the openness comes years late.
Nevada schoolchildren are preparing to head back to the classroom. Meanwhile, members of Congress are counting the days until they must head back to Washington. When students start cracking open laptops, lawmakers will be taking a crack at critical legislation affecting taxpayers.
The most important lesson of the housing collapse that triggered the Great Recession: government meddling made it worse.
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