No charges are anticipated

In July 2000, then-Review-Journal police reporter Glenn Puit wrote about a 60-year-old resident of South Tenaya Way being awakened by his barking dogs at 5:15 in the morning. The man retrieved a handgun and went downstairs to investigate. When he opened the door to his den he was confronted by an armed intruder. Both men immediately opened fire.

More Cops means more cops

Oh, for the days of 2004. When jobs were abundant. When voters had enough confidence in the security of their income to support tax increases for targeted purposes.

Teachers' contract

Some good news for taxpayers, parents and students: Last week an arbitrator sided with the Clark County School District over the local teachers union in their contract dispute, a decision that will allow the district to restore some teaching positions lost in last year’s arbitration debacle.

Congress ducks postal reform

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s move to halt Saturday delivery of first-class mail, effective in August, saying that’s a decision reserved for Congress.

Death of 'jobs council': Mission accomplished

Two years ago, President Barack Obama, perhaps sensing from GOP gains in the 2010 elections that voters hadn’t been overwhelmed by his economic accomplishments, announced with considerable fanfare the creation of a jobs council comprising leaders of such prestigious businesses as General Electric, American Express and Boeing. The members were supposed to advise Mr. Obama — who has almost no private-sector work experience — how to boost job creation.

'Belly up in 60 to 90 days'

The union that represents Clark County School District teachers has been merciless in panning the management skills and salaries of the system's administrators. What's that expression about people in glass houses and stones? Last week, Clark County...

Teaching kids to throw away food

School meals have become a $3 billion industry in this country, funded by federal tax moneys funneled through the Department of Agriculture. That industry has more than doubled since 2000, when Washington reimbursed local schools $1.39 billion. And...