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EDITORIAL: Tarkanian’s legacy secured

The list of true Las Vegas legends — the innovative, larger-than-life locals, good and bad, who personified the city and brought national attention to Southern Nevada — is shorter than you might think. Bugsy Siegel. Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Howard Hughes. Steve Wynn. A select few others.

Schools can’t afford extremist ideology

In Clark County, we are facing a severe teacher shortage. Hundreds of openings for teachers remain unfilled by qualified, licensed professionals and are instead being covered by inexperienced long-term substitutes. Despite the best efforts of Clark County School District human resources, including offering $100 finder fees for referring new teachers to our district, we remain unable to attract the best talent, or, in some cases, any talent at all.

EDITORIAL: A good game spoiled

If the heartbroken young men of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League want some comfort in sorting out the dumb, unfair things grown-ups do to spoil youth sports, we suggest they call the boys from Las Vegas Mountain Ridge Little League, the team they beat for last year’s national championship.

Investment, reform and accountability for the New Nevada

In my first inaugural address, I spoke about the Nevada of my youth — a place of optimism and opportunity. Over the next four years, we worked together in every way to get Nevada working again, to rebuild an economy that was one of the hardest hit in the nation, and to begin to restore hope for our future. Although our success was never certain, we managed to build a state that was stronger, more stable, more nimble and more promising.

EDITORIAL: Stadium blame game

The bid to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to downtown Las Vegas is all but dead, which means it’s time for the supporters of a tax-subsidized stadium to start pointing fingers. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Councilman Bob Coffin, who want to give tax money to private developers so badly that they tried to block a public vote on the transfer, have found their scapegoat: this newspaper.