Living in Nevada, it’s sometimes easy to forget how large a role the gambling industry plays in civic affairs. After all, we’re used to casinos running the show.
As Nevada continues digging out from the Great Recession, there have been some encouraging signs over the past couple of weeks. On July 11, the Review-Journal’s Alexander Corey reported that Nevada got out of the basement on CNBC’s annual report on the best states for business, jumping from a dismal No. 47 up to a bit more respectable No. 29. That news came on the heels of a July 8 report from the Review-Journal’s Wesley Juhl that Thumbtack.com — a website catering to small-business professionals and customers — rated the Silver State 14th in its annual small business survey.
To the editor:
The government’s budget deficit will drop by almost $100 billion this year — from $680 billion to $583 billion. The deficit is the lowest it’s been since President Obama took office, and $66 billion less than the administration predicted earlier this year when it released its budget.
Zak Avery stroked a walk-off single in the seventh inning to lead the top-seeded Southern Nevada Falcons to a 5-4 win over the Las Vegas Grizzlies in an elimination game Thursday in the Connie Mack state baseball tournament at the College of Southern Nevada’s Morse Stadium.
In several ways, Billy Beane is a gambler working with a bankroll. But there’s not much money to play with, so the Oakland Athletics general manager must be smart with it, and he needs to make the right moves.
How the Las Vegas drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession.
It’s like walking David Ortiz to get to Manny Ramirez back in the day.
As Israel launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the valley’s Muslim community organized a prayer vigil at the Jamia Masjid mosque, to remember victims of violence.