There will be a lot of handwringing and fear-mongering surrounding Friday's expiration of the federal government's major transportation funding.
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The NBA Summer League has become an annual must-see affair on the Las Vegas calendar, putting a national spotlight on the city at a slow time of year and just a couple of weeks after the NBA Draft. The tournament-style event is in its 12th year at the Thomas &Mack Center and the adjacent Cox Pavilion, and its growth has been tremendous, going from six teams in 2004 to 24 teams this year.
Las Vegas was built on characters who were larger than life, much like the city itself. Sadly, we now have one fewer such character.
Summer is generally a pretty quiet time on college campuses, but the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is certainly trying to keep the heat on public universities that stifle the First Amendment. Last July, FIRE launched its Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project, which has been a certifiable success so far.
District Judge Eric Johnson definitely got it right in ruling that the recall of North Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Catherine Ramsey can go forward. Now we might get to see if the Nevada Supreme Court can do likewise.
Last month, a couple of dozen Henderson residents showed up at a City Council meeting to speak out against a proposal to dramatically raise recreation fees. And in a laudable moment of serving the public interest, the City Council listened, tabling the measure and voting unanimously to instead consider a revised proposal. But make no mistake, the city wants to raise those fees one way or another, and a vote to do so could happen at tonight’s meeting.
The country’s decade-old Renewable Fuel Standard requires increasing levels of plant-based ethanol and biodiesel to be added to traditional fossil fuels. It was supposed to be good for the economy and great for the environment. It has been neither — and it could get even worse.
The politics of prohibition reared its ugly head again last month when legislation was introduced to ban all Internet gambling, including the fledgling intrastate web poker industry that exists in Nevada.
Strip VIP hosts are breathing sighs of relief from Wynn Las Vegas to Mandalay Bay. They might have their hands full satisfying all kinds of requests from their guests this holiday weekend, but they know they could be stuck with far more outrageous demands. They could be dealing with the BLM.
How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, 239 years ago?
As political empires go, few state institutions rival the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Police and prosecutors have been too happy to trample the rights of law-abiding Americans by abusing the asset forfeiture process.
The Justice Department went to outrageous lengths to keep its Southern Nevada homeowner association fraud case cloaked in secrecy for seven years. Federal prosecutors are prepared to go even further to keep the public from ever knowing the depth of the conspiracy and the scope of the investigation.
For those who don’t fully appreciate the importance of open government in protecting the public and holding institutions accountable — or why this newspaper advocates for transparency so frequently — we present disgusting, disturbing allegations against Dr. Binh “Ben” Minh Chung.
The efforts of elected officials to stop the spread of the Dotty’s slot parlor chain have failed because the state body that could settle the legality of the business model has no interest in doing so.
The coming resumption of Uber service in Nevada is rich in irony.
Harry Reid had quite the threefer last week. He managed to politicize a national tragedy, allege racism where it doesn’t exist and punch Nevada’s largest university in the mouth, all at the same time.
A reminder to state and local government officials about medical marijuana: It’s legal. In fact, it’s been legal in Nevada for more than 14 years.
Republican presidential candidates keep coming through Nevada. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hits town today, followed by Sen. Rand Paul on Monday.
The new law that launched Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts is still the buzz of the country’s school choice movement, but the job of getting the accounts open for parents is just getting started.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday squashed one of the country’s worst agricultural policy abominations, correctly condemning a New Deal-era bureaucracy that seized raisins from farmers without compensation, distorting the marketplace and inflating prices.
By now, you’ve probably heard that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is planning to put the image of an important woman on U.S. currency. The identity of the famous female has yet to be announced — cue the debate about who’s worthy of the honor — but we do know that she is supposed to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Lightning rods have nothing on political reporters. When elected officials, candidates for office and their handlers aren’t complaining about unfair news coverage, readers of all ideologies point to particular phrases and constructions as proof of a journalist’s bias.