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2014 American Legion State Tournament Glance

Follow the link for the schedule and scores (when available) for the American Legion state tournament, being held July 26-Aug. 2 at UNLV.

Showtime hopes Floyd will lure Eastern audience

In recent years, almost every boxing pay-per view-event in the United States has had a 6 p.m. Pacific start time. But Showtime is going outside the norm for its Sept. 13 PPV telecast of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana welterweight title rematch.

Deporting burros not the answer

The management of the wild horse and burro program is in crisis, with animal advocates rightly fretting over excessive roundups, and ranchers worrying about too many horses on the range and competition for forage in the arid reaches of the West.

Teachers need better professional development

Nevada faces a student literacy crisis that demands solutions. The state ranked 46th in the nation in fourth-grade reading and 40th in the nation in eighth-grade reading on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Recently, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranked Nevada 50th in education.

ACLU’s growing pains

Nevada, like many places in America, badly needs a strong, vibrant, high-profile chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Fractions matter in Assembly races

This year’s legislative campaign will be all about the state Senate. Democrats hold the slimmest of majorities, at 11-10. If Republicans can pick up a seat and seize control of the upper chamber, it will change the power dynamic in Carson City in 2015.

Rams rally past Titans in ninth

The Post 8 Rams took care of that problem in dramatic fashion, rallying in the ninth inning to beat Bishop Goman 9-8 in the championship game of the American Legion state tournament at UNLV’s Wilson Stadium.

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