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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.
Las Vegans are conditioned to see road construction as a bad thing. Orange barrels usually mean lane reductions and closures, which can turn traffic chokepoints into parking lots.
The death of Las Vegas' latest Arena Football League franchise — the third such team to be sacked in 20 years for lack of local support — is not a reflection on the valley's viability as a major league sports city.
North Las Vegas Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey believes she's above the law and above the Nevada Constitution. It's a big reason why she's on the verge of being recalled.
It's been said that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. There is most definitely a third: the federal government will never cease in its zeal to regulate you into those first two certainties. The latest example of this comes courtesy of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Parents and school choice advocates wanted state Treasurer Dan Schwartz to move fast in settling the details of Nevada's new Education Savings Accounts, and he and his staff have done so — and then some.
The feud between NV Energy and the rooftop solar industry is flaring up again. The power provider has proposed a new rate structure that lowers the net metering credit for future rooftop solar customers, who use what they need and sell their surplus power to the utility. Solar proponents have said the proposal will irreparably harm the industry.
Six years ago, in June 2009, we were told the Great Recession had ended and recovery had begun. So by now, you should be able to feel that recovery like the scalding August sun on your skin, right?
Tonight brings the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 cycle, and with it, the elephant in the room.
In its purported quest to save time on emergency calls, it appears the Las Vegas Fire Department has plenty of time to waste — at substantial cost to businesses and property owners.
If proponents of the taxes approved by the 2015 Legislature look worried these days, they have good reason.
Move over, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant. The Major League Baseball stars from Southern Nevada have been bumped from the national sports headlines by another pair of valley products: Kyle Busch and Inbee Park.
When Hillary Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign this spring, she boldly proclaimed on social media that she, unlike the GOP, was "looking forward to a real discussion" about the issues facing Americans. As we saw last week, however, her desire to have "a real discussion" about the issues does not apply to the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Fremont Street Experience can turn into quite a freak show. And not in a good way.
Nevada's Education Savings Accounts are moving forward quickly, and if interested parents fail to react accordingly, they might lose the chance to take advantage of the program.
Clark County government decided more than a year ago that it wanted medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in unincorporated areas. We know this because county commissioners last year passed an ordinance allowing the dispensaries, then spent weeks meeting with lobbyists and juiced insiders before awarding coveted licenses.
Competition is ruthless and relentless in driving advancement and efficiency. As a result, Southern Nevada transit is about to change for the better.
Some of the victims of Dipak Desai's massive health care fraud have been victimized again, courtesy of the U.S. attorney's office.
Boston bailed out of its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Monday, ending a seven-month courtship that was more costly, dysfunctional and embarrassing than the reality TV series "The Bachelorette." Taxpayers across New England breathed sighs of relief.
There will be a lot of handwringing and fear-mongering surrounding Friday's expiration of the federal government's major transportation funding.