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Die, Dotty’s, die!

It’s really too bad for the Clark County Commission that they simply couldn’t pass an ordinance that says, “All Dotty’s must close immediately!”

For Sandoval, a good-news kind of weekend

Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Western Governors Association, heard a lot of good news this weekend at the association’s winter meeting in Las Vegas.

CDC’s definition of binge drinking grossly misguided

Thinking of enjoying a few glasses of wine or spiked eggnog at your holiday party this year? Even if you have a designated driver and only consume a few beers, according to a widely publicized study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s “binge drinking” and it’s costing the U.S. billions of dollars each year.

EDITORIAL: School accountability

The public school system in Nevada, and particularly in Clark County, has many needs that will ultimately require funding, most notably capital funds to address the dire necessity for more campuses and to maintain and repair buildings on existing campuses. But with regard to poor-performing schools, it’s been shown time and time again that without accountability, throwing money at those schools doesn’t solve the problem.

EDITORIAL: Flightless foul: FAA stifles drones

Right now, Nevada stands on the cutting edge of the drone industry. A drone program at Creech Air Force Base employs 250 pilots and crew members, and in June, Nevada was designated as one of just six states that the Federal Aviation Administration approved to host drone testing. This fall, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas launched a drone studies minor program, and the University of Nevada, Reno started its drone minor last January.

Sounding the alarm on pension reform

Just in time for the start of the 2015 Legislature, outgoing Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington is helping to make the case for major public employee pension reforms.