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Marathon ups its stake in Las Vegas event

In December 2011, the Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon/Half-Marathon was contested at night, on the Strip, for the first time. And it did not go well, to put it mildly. Such events are entirely about logistics — having everything in place to ensure as little difficulty as possible for 35,000-plus runners, as well as spectators and residents inconvenienced by street closures.

Teacher recruitment program deserves funding

I’m a Clark County School District kindergarten teacher who moved to Las Vegas in 2010 to begin my career as an educator through Teach For America.

Limiting use of federal land

For more than a decade, environmentalists have lobbied for Gold Butte to be designated a national conservation area. That push got a big shove last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., introduced legislation to fulfill conservationists’ goal.

NV Energy, gaming still rule the roost

News that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has struck a $10 billion deal to purchase NV Energy took many by surprise — but it shouldn’t have.

UMC oversight

The wounds from the County Commission’s political battles over University Medical Center are so infected, not even the hospital’s brilliant trauma unit staff could heal them.

AARP conference: Will opposition to entitlement reform ever stop?

AARP brings its Life@50+ convention to Las Vegas today through Saturday. Participants will find an abundance of personal, financial and health care advice to better prepare them for the financial challenges of retirement — especially if the economic downturn has changed their plans.

Waste of water

There’s a reason residents don’t pull their hoses to the street, turn on their faucets en masse and let water run into storm drains for days on end: They can’t afford it. The more they use, the steeper the bill. It’s a powerful incentive to conserve.

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