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House wins again in employee tip-pooling lawsuit

“It is unlawful for any person to take all or part of any tips or gratuities bestowed upon the employees of that person”

Slavery is bad, mmkay, but so is moral cowardice

Let’s put aside for a moment the most outrageous part of the recently unveiled videotape of Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, saying he’d vote to bring back slavery if his constituents favored it.

EDITORIAL: Arbitrator orders fired worker rehired in tragic child abuse case

The pursuit of justice in the death of 7-year-old Roderick “RJ” Arrington goes far beyond the prosecution of his stepfather, Markiece Palmer, and mother, Dina Palmer, on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse. It’s important for county taxpayers to know there’s some accountability within the child welfare system that failed RJ, and that it won’t fail other children with tragic consequences.

EDITORIAL: Time for Wheeler to go

If an elected official is stupid enough to say there’s a circumstance under which he would vote for human slavery, he’s unfit for public service.

EDITORIAL: Light rail on Maryland Parkway a terrible idea

The Las Vegas Valley’s list of badly needed road improvement projects is longer than rush-hour backups at the Spaghetti Bowl. Especially now that the Clark County Commission has approved a fuel tax increase to fund some of those projects, the Regional Transportation Commission must put scarce road revenues to their most productive, efficient use possible.

EDITORIAL: Get to bottom of police contract talks

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie was furious earlier this month when Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak accused the valley’s top cop of working with the officers’ union and an arbitrator to rig the bargaining process and secure police pay raises. Mr. Gillespie was equally angry that Mr. Sisolak did not first call him to share his concerns about the arbitration hearings.

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