Banks must cooperate with authorities if the government, working with the courts, can demonstrate that a financial institution’s customer is committing fraud or other crimes. Banks should not be expected to cooperate with authorities who, for political reasons, want to deny financial services to perfectly legal businesses.
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The United Steelworkers’ rank and file must have a short memory. Maybe they’re just exceedingly polite. Perhaps their union bosses are exceptionally good at keeping members in line.
The desert tortoise is so threatened, in such a fight for species survival, that it desperately needs birth control.
This was a story decades in the making, an achievement that would have been accomplished long ago if it weren’t for that gigantic obstacle called California. Finally, the state of Nevada, and more specifically, the Las Vegas Valley, broke through.
No political contributors are as widely vilified as the Koch brothers.
There’s waste, and then there’s downright stupidity. The Drug Enforcement Administration might have set a new government standard for the latter.
One of the most easily foreseeable consequences of Los Angeles County’s new ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms was the flight of the industry to other jurisdictions, either across the county line, state boundaries or even international borders.
The U.S. military is again engaged in Iraq. The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is getting worse by the week. And the economy, although recovering, has all the kick of a warm, flat soda.
Somebody pass out the helmets. A dispute over who created one of the most famous and effective presidential campaign advertisements in recent history is getting nasty.
The Clark County School District’s growing enrollment and pursuit of smaller class sizes has led to a familiar problem — a shortage of licensed educators.
The Clark County School District, in desperate need of nontraditional solutions to some of its most urgent and persistent problems, will tackle several of them with a single plan announced Wednesday. And it’s not a stretch to say it’s a stroke of genius.
Clark County has made strides in fixing the problems that beset University Medical Center, the valley’s only publicly owned hospital. It installed new leadership after a former CEO was accused of corruption. And, after much debate among commissioners, the county has created a new nine-member board to manage UMC’s operations, one that is uniquely attuned to the hospital’s needs.
The valley’s race to build new stadiums and arenas took an interesting turn Wednesday, and the takeaway was unmistakable: public financing increasingly looks like a deal-breaker.
President Barack Obama’s administration is all about social media. So it’s never a surprise when any of the president’s three Twitter feeds — @WhiteHouse, @BarackObama and @OFA (the last two are run by Organizing for Action) — promote his words and deeds. It’s equally unsurprising how often these tweets reveal a president and an administration completely out of touch with the country.
When the state treats children in ways that law specifically prohibits — when it holds parents and caregivers to one standard and follows another — it warrants urgent scrutiny.
When entrepreneurs buy fast-food franchises from, say, McDonald’s, the contracts they sign give them considerable independence in hiring and firing employees and establishing wages and benefits. State and federal regulators have long recognized this separation between corporation and franchisee, but if a recent, baseless order from the National Labor Relations Board’s top prosecutor stands, that separation could disappear — and unions will get a huge boost in their long-running efforts to organize the fast-food industry and win a job-killing minimum wage increase.
Perhaps you’re completely opposed to the movement to return more federal lands to local control. Perhaps you trust the distant federal bureaucracy to best manage land in your community. Perhaps you’d rather deal with a federal agency if you needed a speedy response to a land-use matter of some urgency.
So, are North Las Vegas voters ready to recall Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey yet? If not, how much of the financially ailing city’s funds must the judge squander before taxpayers realize a recall ballot actually might save them money?
The Las Vegas Valley needs a new, multipurpose stadium that’s close to the Strip. A venue capable of attracting and expanding large-scale special events is the resort corridor’s missing piece of tourism infrastructure.
With so much of Washington preoccupied with increasing federal power at the expense of our rights — think IRS, NSA, DEA, and on and on — it’s cause for celebration when someone suggests decreasing government power to protect our rights.
Media outlets and elected officials are heralding the indications of a re-emerging economy. To some extent, things are getting better, even here in the Las Vegas Valley. But for those who think the Great Recession’s effects have subsided, a tsunami-size splash of cold reality hit this week.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson wants President Barack Obama to do something about the lack of diversity in the tech industry, calling it “the next step in the civil rights movement.”
Southern Nevada’s health care system is woefully deficient in a great many medical specialties, from mental health to pediatrics. No one is more aware of the challenges of obtaining adequate treatment than the parents of autistic children.