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The Motor City is officially broke

The city of Detroit sought bankruptcy protection last week, which was somewhat surprising. Hadn’t Detroit declared bankruptcy already?

ObamaCare a union nightmare

Remember when sane people told Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi that the health care scheme called ObamaCare needed more thought, better vetting and bipartisan support?

Stampede for school choice

To say valley parents are starving for school choice is an insult to hunger. Demand for public school alternatives to typical neighborhood campuses is so great, the state is years away from being able to meet it.

Police funding: Sheriff gets no help from city, county

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie is in quite a spot these days. He’s the elected leader of the state’s largest police force, directly accountable to voters for the performance of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

It’s hot, but it could be much worse

Several million people migrate to Las Vegas each year for a long weekend in search of it. We certainly have more than our share, and there’s no question our local economy has endured through the decades in large part because of it. We brag about it, we sell it, and we’re famous for it.

An answer to dropouts, youth unemployment

Nevada and our nation currently face a daunting challenge that directly affects the ability of our young people to find work: the high number of high school dropouts. In today’s technology-driven world, a high school education is vital to future success.

Union harassment

Conventions are critically important to the Las Vegas economy, and not just the huge expos that take over multiple venues in the resort corridor. The myriad small conferences that come to every hotel every day support many thousands of jobs as well.