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Heck’s son inflammatory on Twitter

It’s likely to be an awkward Father’s Day in the Joe Heck household after it was reported Thursday the Nevada congressman’s son has made racist, sexist and homophobic remarks on Twitter.

With Triple Crown done, attention turns to older horses

The Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday marks a turn-the-page moment in racing from the end of the Triple Crown. Orb, Oxbow, Palace Malice plus the other top 3-year-olds will return soon enough in the Haskell and Travers. But for now the attention will be on the older horses.

Versatility propels Velazquez to peak of swimming ranks

Michael Velazquez was in the middle of the dog days of the high school swimming season, so he asked Green Valley coach Bob Swift if he could swim the 500-yard freestyle during a dual meet against Las Vegas on April 20. With one twist.

Is this a veto message or a talk radio script?

The objections lodged by Gov. Brian Sandoval to a bill that would have required background checks for gun sales between private parties are notable primarily because they’re mostly wrong.

The next Vucanovich?

Can’t drive 55? Thank Barbara Vucanovich. Because of her legislative efforts, you haven’t had to crawl along major highways at that speed in quite some time.

Better highways can diversify economy

Infrastructure was an under-the-radar issue during the 2013 Legislature, which got its biggest headlines out of lightning-rod policy issues ranging from gay marriage to illegal immigration, from coal-fired power to guns. Lawmakers should have spent more time discussing the state’s capital needs and their importance to the state’s economic development efforts.

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