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EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: Las Vegas Locomotives head coach Jim Fassell reflects on leading a team to the Super Bowl and discusses strategies for strengthening the United Football League.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
The Arizona shootings that left six people dead and Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically injured has Washington debating whether the increasingly toxic political climate needs to be changed. Several lawmakers say partisanship and harsh political rhetoric can encourage incidents like the one in Arizona. Others say there is no evidence to connect the shooting to the political debate in Congress and the state legislatures.
Do you think the rhetoric and partisanship in Congress needs to be toned down in the wake of the Arizona shootings?
Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll
Polling closes at noon Jan. 19