For those who don’t fully appreciate the importance of open government in protecting the public and holding institutions accountable — or why this newspaper advocates for transparency so frequently — we present disgusting, disturbing allegations against Dr. Binh “Ben” Minh Chung.
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The efforts of elected officials to stop the spread of the Dotty’s slot parlor chain have failed because the state body that could settle the legality of the business model has no interest in doing so.
The coming resumption of Uber service in Nevada is rich in irony.
Harry Reid had quite the threefer last week. He managed to politicize a national tragedy, allege racism where it doesn’t exist and punch Nevada’s largest university in the mouth, all at the same time.
A reminder to state and local government officials about medical marijuana: It’s legal. In fact, it’s been legal in Nevada for more than 14 years.
Republican presidential candidates keep coming through Nevada. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hits town today, followed by Sen. Rand Paul on Monday.
The new law that launched Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts is still the buzz of the country’s school choice movement, but the job of getting the accounts open for parents is just getting started.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday squashed one of the country’s worst agricultural policy abominations, correctly condemning a New Deal-era bureaucracy that seized raisins from farmers without compensation, distorting the marketplace and inflating prices.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is planning to put the image of an important woman on U.S. currency. The identity of the famous female has yet to be announced — cue the debate about who’s worthy of the honor — but we do know that she is supposed to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Lightning rods have nothing on political reporters. When elected officials, candidates for office and their handlers aren’t complaining about unfair news coverage, readers of all ideologies point to particular phrases and constructions as proof of a journalist’s bias.
Now that work on Nevada’s first stretch of Interstate 11 is underway, it’s time to lay the groundwork for the rest of a freeway that promises to diversify and expand the Intermountain West economy.
The incredible effort by billionaire Bill Foley to bring an expansion National Hockey League franchise to Las Vegas is even more impressive considering the NHL hasn’t officially declared it’s expanding.
The First Amendment protects the right of the people and the press to criticize the government, especially when their opinions are presented in highly offensive terms. But the First Amendment does not prevent the government from trying to undermine and deny that right whenever it suits the bureaucracy’s interests. The Department of Justice’s recent treatment of Reason magazine and some commenters on its website highlights federal hostility to dissent and the lengths Washington will go to chill free speech.
Throughout President Barack Obama’s supposed “most transparent administration in history,” we’ve been reminded time and time again just how hostile the federal government can be to transparency, particularly when partisan political considerations are at play.
The strength of recently passed collective bargaining reforms is about to be tested by Clark County’s two-year dispute with the SEIU Local 1107. If the law doesn’t apply to this case, then the Legislature wasted its time passing it.
Nevada is about to become a proving ground for the range, practicality and rural tourism impact of electric cars — at your expense, of course.
The city of Henderson frequently gets it wrong, especially when it comes to openness. So it’s worth noting when the city gets it right.
Higher education officials, health care professionals, business leaders and lawmakers made a lot of promises in creating a brand-new medical school at UNLV. Economic development. Improved health care. New physicians who’ll stay in the valley to alleviate critical doctor shortages. Significant community and philanthropic support to accompany the state funding required to get the school up and running. The rapid development of not merely a good medical school, but a great one that can attract excellent applicants and be highly selective in admissions.
GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval worked closely with majority Republicans in the Legislature this year; he vetoed just six bills and signed almost 550. By and large, lawmakers didn’t send the governor legislation he wouldn’t sign.
Kirk Kerkorian always bet big on Las Vegas and, ultimately, he always won. The vision of one of the planet’s biggest investors touched nearly every resort on the Strip.
And now, something all Southern Nevadans can get behind: preventing more unwanted, costly IRS intrusion.
Rep. Cresent Hardy is quick to remind voters that he’s not a verbally gifted politician. In just the past year, the Republican freshman from Nevada’s 4th Congressional District has declared that he isn’t “articulate, well-spoken,” and that he’s not “slick or polished” several times.
The city says it needs more revenue because existing fees are lower than those of other cities, leaving its services underfunded. In reality, the city wants to grab more money from residents because it can’t afford its most recent rounds of employee pay raises.
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