The Justice Department went to outrageous lengths to keep its Southern Nevada homeowner association fraud case cloaked in secrecy for seven years. Federal prosecutors are prepared to go even further to keep the public from ever knowing the depth of the conspiracy and the scope of the investigation.
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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.
President Barack Obama says climate change is a national security threat. As a result, virtually every industry is threatened by his administration’s regulatory wrath.
Former Clark County School District administrator Priscilla Rocha stole from the system to enrich herself, and she was caught. Now she must be made to pay back every dime she took — and she can’t argue that she lacks the means to do so.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Roger Goodell.
The health plan that covers thousands of teachers and their families, which has been insolvent for years, is on the verge of collapse. It’s time for law enforcement to get involved. And if local authorities don’t want to look at the trust’s books, then Attorney General Adam Laxalt should.
The Public Utilities Commission says it’s not in the public interest to allow data storage giant Switch to stop buying electricity from NV Energy and begin purchasing cheaper power from the wholesale market. The PUC couldn’t be more wrong.
Karma can be a bear. Just ask the Service Employees International Union Local 1107.
You’d think the federal government was prosecuting terrorists. Or hiding the existence of aliens. Or prosecuting hidden alien terrorists. But the alarming secrecy surrounding one of the biggest and most complicated criminal cases in Southern Nevada history had nothing to do with national security or saving the world.
Our federal government is so bloated, inefficient and wasteful that it can’t calculate just how bloated, inefficient and wasteful it is.
The noisy, headline-generating work of the Nevada Legislature is done. Which means the quieter, low-profile work of state regulatory bodies is about to begin.
Gun control advocates, in their never-ending quest to take firearms from those who are licensed and trained to legally carry them, are trying to advance a bill in the House of Representatives introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. But the bill itself stomps on constitutional rights, and Rep. Maloney’s arguments for it can be shot so full of holes that the legislation would look like a target at a shooting range.
You’d be hard pressed to find bigger masters of ineptitude and humiliation than the screeners of the Transportation Security Administration. Despite the fact that the tiniest percentage of airline passengers could be considered even partial matches with existing terrorist profiles, all travelers — including children and the elderly — are subjected to an intrusive and insulting cattle call before being allowed to proceed to their gates.
For years and years, the Nevada Legislature never failed to disappoint the citizens it serves. And so, being conditioned to expect the worst from the state’s most powerful body, it’s shocking to look at the work of the just-completed 2015 session and say … “Bravo.”
Las Vegas doesn’t have a Major League Baseball franchise, but it soon might have its own All-Star team.
Not so long ago, Las Vegas residents held unfavorable views of gaming corporations that expanded outside Nevada and the United States. The narrative held that casino companies were amassing profits made in Las Vegas, then, instead of investing them here, were creating jobs elsewhere while eagerly subjecting themselves to higher gaming tax rates.
Three Cabinet secretaries visited Las Vegas this week and vowed to end veteran homelessness. We hope they take lessons from how Las Vegas has made progress tackling the problem and tell President Barack Obama that more expensive federal interventions will never get the job done.
The Nevada Legislature moved quickly at the start of the 2015 session to solve an urgent problem. Then, at the very end of the session, lawmakers repealed some of that fix to ensure part of the existing problem continues.
The Nevada Supreme Court won’t issue a clearer decision than the public records ruling it handed down Friday. Whether District Judge Doug Smith is competent enough to follow the court’s direction is another matter entirely.
Hats off to the union cabdrivers who exercised their constitutional rights in a peaceful, dignified manner Friday on the Strip to protest the passage of legislation that will allow transportation network companies to operate in Nevada.
If the Nevada Legislature went into special session early this morning — as of this page’s deadline last night, overtime appeared unlikely — it wasn’t because of tax increases.
Socrates once said that he was “really too honest a man to be a politician and live.” While Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appears to be in good health, his unabashed honesty means his White House campaign is dead on arrival.
Embarrassingly low turnout makes Southern Nevada’s off-year municipal elections a waste of public money. It appears North Las Vegas voters will get a second ballot this year, but one that could actually pay for itself and save city taxpayers thousands of dollars more.