Imposing vigorous county and state regulation upon an industry is old hat in Nevada. Look up and down the Las Vegas Strip for proof of how well that relationship can work.
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Voters in a pair of Southern Nevada Assembly districts sent a strong message to lawbreaking political opportunists Tuesday: We don’t want carpetbaggers in Carson City.
Tuesday could have gone worse for Harry Reid. The U.S. Senate majority leader could have been on Nevada’s ballot.
Nevada voters sent a pair of messages in Tuesday’s midterm elections. They trust Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to deliver on his promise to improve the state’s underperforming education system. They did not trust the promises of Question 3 supporters to do the same.
It’s Election Day. If you haven’t voted, today you have an opportunity to prevent great harm to Nevada, its economy and its ability to attract new industry. And for thousands of Nevadans, the stakes are even higher. You might be among the many voting to save your job.
Voters can expect bad consequences if they elect bad candidates. Bad decisions. Bad policy. And in some cases, entire government offices turned upside down.
Election Day is three days away. And plenty of Clark County voters remain stumped by the more than two dozen judicial races on the ballot — if they plan to vote on these important contests at all.
You can’t fight the spread of an infectious, deadly disease with secrecy. In fact, containing a potential outbreak requires exactly the opposite: openness, transparency and rapid disclosure.
Residency requirements for public offices are enshrined in state law for an important reason: Voters should be represented by people who live among them, not by absentee opportunists or cynical carpetbaggers who crave power but have no desire to invest in the neighborhoods they oversee.
The classic board game Life features a key moment when each player reaches the “Day of Reckoning” space. A big decision must be made.
Next week’s midterm elections are a referendum on the Obama administration’s six years of domestic and foreign policy failures. One issue is especially emblematic of White House bungling in both realms: the Keystone XL pipeline.
Nevada officials must be exceptionally protective of the state’s image. Las Vegas, especially, is a global tourist destination. Dumb policies and practices lead to bad visitor experiences, which hurt the Nevada brand.
While there may be no need for the American people to panic — yet — about the unfolding Ebola crisis, the public’s increasing worry is not based on misguided fear. No, the American people are alarmed because Washington in general and the Obama administration in particular have a long track record of incompetence (and worse) in dealing with a multitude of issues, and their response to the Ebola crisis is no exception.
Gun control supporters scoff when Second Amendment defenders accuse them of advocating the confiscation of firearms. The pro-restrictions crowd claims that our elected officials aren’t really trying to do what the gun-control set would actually love them to do.
To decide how to vote on Question 3, you don’t need to hear any of the many arguments for and against its passage. You just need to see which groups are for and against its passage.
Is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looking out for Nevada, or just himself? It’s a question worth asking after the Democrat introduced legislation to block more than 805,000 acres of federal land in Nevada from future development.
There’s a very good reason why rows of roadside campaign signs are dominated by judicial candidates: Judicial races dominate November’s ballot.
Name recognition paves the way to elected office. Voters’ short memories sometimes come into play, too. Robert Eliason is hoping the former works in his favor in his campaign for North Las Vegas constable, and Lisa Brown is counting on the latter in her run for Family Court, Department T.
Drunken drivers and other dangerous criminals deserve to be locked up. But they also deserve every protection afforded under the Constitution. Arrests and prosecutions must not come at the expense of rights, and the Nevada Supreme Court last week made sure that’s the case for Silver State residents.
The federal government stomps all over Americans’ rights on a regular basis. But when the government uses the courts — the system that is supposed to provide the final check on government overreach — to trample our liberties, it’s beyond outrageous. It’s a constitutional crisis.
No one had a bigger impact on the evolution of entertainment writing in Las Vegas than Frank Fertado, the Review-Journal’s longtime features editor.
Behold the cratering congressional campaign of Erin Bilbray, a candidate so out of her depth and so lacking in substance that her only path to victory is to smear the opposition through fabrication — and contradict her own policy priorities in the process.
The Clark County School District was starting to regain the community’s confidence. It was showing signs that it could be trusted to wisely spend significantly more tax money on public education. Slowly but surely, business leaders who had long doubted the bureaucracy’s effectiveness were joining forces to build support for a better, more accountable K-12 system.