Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie surprised the valley’s political establishment last year when he announced he would not seek a third term as chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo faces former Capt. Larry Burns in this fall’s election to replace Sheriff Gillespie.
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President Barack Obama wants what’s best for us — regardless of what the American people have to say about it or whether his idea of what’s best for us really is the best thing for us or not.
Thousands of Nevada families are done waiting for the turnaround of the state’s public schools. And thousands more would bolt their neighborhood schools if they had the chance.
They came here first. They came here again and again. And we might never know why.
Building a new medical school at UNLV won’t be enough to improve Southern Nevada’s health care system. The valley’s acute physician shortage is a result of several factors, foremost among them a lack of residency programs and positions. Medical school graduates are more likely to practice where they complete their resident training.
Across the developed world, the freedom of movement is considered an absolute human right. That freedom includes not only the ability to move within a country, but the right to leave a country without punishment.
A sure sign that a regulatory agency is outmanned and out of touch: bureaucrats surfing the Internet to identify violators.
Piles of turkey poop have provided taxpayers with more evidence that wildlife managers do not have all the answers.
Against steep odds, Nevada has won the furious chase for the country’s most coveted economic development project. But that victory comes at a steep price — with steep risks.
Southern Nevada local governments so rarely enact money-saving efficiencies that it’s tempting to applaud even the slightest spending reduction. But a well-intended attempt to consolidate some administrative functions is such a missed opportunity, it makes us wonder whether officials understand the problem they’re trying to address.
The Washington Redskins offend Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It’s not merely the name of the capital’s NFL franchise that disgusts the Nevada Democrat, but the way in which the team is defending itself against Sen. Reid’s constant attacks on the team.
The school year is underway, again putting the spotlight on the Clark County School District’s crowded campuses. Because the district has no available funding for new construction, some extreme options are under consideration to ease crowding in the coming years: allowing students to alternate days between going to school and staying home for online classes; year-round campuses; and of course, the despised solution of double sessions.
Valley drivers seldom get good news about their commutes. If the highways aren’t packed, they’re really packed because of crashes or construction. To get anywhere on time, drivers must expect delays.
It needs to be repeated again and again: There is an exceptionally short list of Nevada government entities that need more funding, even though every last one of them is clamoring for tax hikes. The state’s K-12 system is at the top of the list, and Nevada’s awful mental health care system is a close second. And improving mental health care in Nevada holds the promise of reducing costs for police, courts, jails and the overall health care system.
Protesters took to the streets in Las Vegas and other cities Thursday to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food workers. The irony of the demonstrations was lost on the participants (assuming they were fast-food workers and not operatives paid by the Service Employees International Union). If they get their way, thousands of fast-food workers will quite literally be out on the streets, priced out of their jobs and into the unemployment line.
Remember when the viability of the Affordable Care Act was said to be dependent in large part on states creating their own health insurance exchanges? The Nevada Legislature and Gov. Brian Sandoval did just that back in 2011. Good times.
The calendar has turned to September, so college students across the country are heading back to their campuses, which are supposed to serve as bastions of free speech and thought.
How appropriate that today’s soccer stadium pep rally at City Hall will feature a fresh blanket of astroturf.
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.
This holiday weekend, as the cooler weather of autumn flickers from the horizon, let’s not be alarmists: Even if there are more hamburgers and fewer T-bones on those backyard grills for yet another year, neither famine nor pestilence stalks the land.
If we were to list every federal tax and fee on these pages, we’d need a few weeks to complete the task. There are so many taxes flowing into Washington that not even the IRS can keep track of them all.
More jobs, more recreational opportunities and new tourism infrastructure for Southern Nevada could be blown away by the butterfly effect.
Students in Elyria, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, love their pink cookies. Jean Gawlik, the school district’s longtime food production manager, first introduced the family recipe to the city’s school lunch rooms more than 40 years ago, and since then the delicious homemade sour cream cake cookie has taken on a life of its own.