If there were any lingering doubts about Las Vegas' status as a hotbed of baseball, those were completely erased during a historic week that would be hard for any other city to match.
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When Ed Russell, the underperforming director of the VA's embattled Reno regional benefits office, was placed on administrative leave over the summer, both Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., rightly pushed for his removal. Mr. Russell was indeed ousted from his job, but not in the way Rep. Titus and Sen. Heller wanted.
Locals might not see it, but gaming and tourism leaders sure do. A great big bull's-eye stretches from one end of the resort corridor to the other, and convention destinations around the world are taking their best shots at it, month after month.
Tuesday's off-year elections produced big wins for Republicans and bad results for Democrats, much like last year's midterms. Turnout stunk just about everywhere, and those who voted were hostile to progressives and their ideas — with one notable exception.
Americans are an exceptionally tolerant and understanding people. Time and again, entrenched prejudices have given way to acceptance. And cultural shifts are happening faster than ever. Racial and gender barriers have fallen, gay marriage is the law of the land and transgender people, long ridiculed and marginalized, are widely accommodated and supported.
The opponents of Nevada's new Education Savings Accounts, the broadest school choice program in the country, are dedicated to eliminating them as soon as possible by any means necessary.
A fiscal dispute between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County has the governments examining every line item in their budgets to make sure each is getting the last possible dime from the other.
Climate change agitators love to say the science is settled in their favor, that researchers have irrefutably proved industrial carbon emissions are causing global temperatures to rise to such an extent that irreversible environmental damage already is under way.
The private sector can help governments address a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to construction. A public-private partnership is helping the state justice system meet one urgent building need, and such a relationship should be formed immediately to tackle another.
The widespread incompetence and corruption within the Department of Veterans Affairs is irrefutable, uncovered by 138 separate nonpartisan investigations. This is important to remember during campaign season, when candidates will say anything — regardless of the facts — if they think it will help them raise money and win election.
The Public Utilities Commission would rather not have the word "public" in its name.
Today marks the start of a new open enrollment period for Nevada's health insurance exchange. The process promises to be smoother than either of Nevada Health Link's previous two signup periods, which were among the worst Obamacare debacles in the country — no small feat for a law that has caused chaos throughout the health insurance marketplace and canceled millions of policies.
Mass shootings leave Americans anguished and angry. Every time one happens, more and more voters want to know how many more mass shootings will happen before our leaders "do something" about it. The unrelenting media coverage of and emotional debate surrounding mass shootings create the impression that the country is awash in worsening gun violence.
Nevada's latest lousy performance in national school assessments creates the impression that most of the state's students are academic failures. But that's not an accurate picture.
Nevada turns 151 years old Saturday, at which time the state's nearly two-year observance of its sesquicentennial will officially end. And what a celebration it's been.
After spending part of an afternoon last week with the Review-Journal's Reader Advisory Board, I came away thinking we need to make some changes to our features section or risk losing them as readers. I wasn't the only one. We limited last week's discussion to the features section because of time constraints, but our new features editor, Stephanie Grimes, filled a notebook.
Over time, sands shift, drift and blow away. For a time, Clark County clearly hoped public complaints over new sand at the Sunset Park volleyball courts would do the same.
Another massive rainstorm in the Mojave Desert, another flood in Death Valley, another absurdly long timetable for repairs to damage that affects regional tourism.
Congress tried to end the Drug Enforcement Administration's war on medical marijuana last year. The DEA ignored the clear language of a new law in pursuit of a now-illegal agenda.
The environmental lobby claims that its strident stance against hydraulic fracturing is all about science. Those who aim to shut down the driving force behind what little growth the U.S. economy has experienced the past few years liken themselves to Matt Damon's character in "The Martian" — they've scienced the [expletive] out of it.
In today's increasingly green-minded society, private entities face a lot of pressure to follow environmental regulations at the local, state and federal levels. Failure to comply can result in significant fines, aggressive prosecution and even the shuttering and/or seizing of businesses. If private-sector firms face intense pressure to comply with environmental regulations, we could assume that entities run by governments — the institutions charged with enforcing these same regulations — would do everything they could to make sure that they are in compliance with these standards, as well.
It turns out the green energy produced at the Ivanpah solar power facility isn't so green after all.
The Clark County School District's teacher contract dispute and ongoing teacher shortage highlight the need for major public employee compensation reform — and the Legislature's missed chance at accomplishing as much this year.