Brian Dewhurst grabs a pipe and cranks out a few chin-ups while waiting for his cue. It’s a twice-nightly routine to loosen up before climbing a ladder and emerging on the “Mystere” stage at Treasure Island. Dewhurst is no typical Cirque du Soleil artist. He’s a clown. And this particular day is his 80th birthday.
A congressional debate in Pahrump ended on an ugly note Wednesday night with Danny Tarkanian’s wife calling his opponents “classless” for criticizing him for skipping the event to be in Washington, D.C. Kiran Hill asked the audience to vote for him or any of the other five Republicans seeking the 4th Congressional District seat who showed up to debate.