I sometimes write about things that are expected to happen. Then they don’t. Here are three recent examples.
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Wynn Resorts Ltd. recently announced it is placing an Amazon Echo in every Las Vegas guest room. How many visitors know that their requests could be stored and retrieved, not by the hotel, but by Amazon?
Dario Herrera says he has turned his life around. Again. “As long as you align your actions with what is right, honest and kind, you’ll be OK,” he said at a mentoring session. Good advice. If only he had followed it when he was younger.
The days of wine and roses, when lobbyists courted Nevada legislators with lavish meals and gifts, have ended.
During her State of the City speech when Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stressed cooperation among government entities, she mentioned the city may leave the county’s Regional Justice Center and build its own municipal courthouse.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has delivered six State of the City speeches, and I’ve critiqued every one of them. No. 6, delivered Jan. 12, wasn’t brilliant, but clearly she’s improving.
Air travelers already face shrinking seats, smaller bathrooms, fear of terrorism and outbursts of rage. A Department of Transportation proposal would create a new annoyance to drive us mad in a confined space: cellphone chatter.
Governmental ethics agencies have been favorite targets of politicians, nationally and statewide.
I know how you can get free parking at MGM’s Las Vegas properties, whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner.
A public service announcement featuring Levi Krystosek and UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies is intended to raise awareness about Las Vegas-based Miracle Flights, not raise money.
Ryan Crosby’s story and another involving a class from Canyon Springs High School are extraordinary testimonials about a program that receives little publicity yet changes lives. We the People is a nationwide competition started in 1987 by the Center for Civic Education.
Harry Reid isn’t your typical politician. He isn’t handsome or charming, he doesn’t like to socialize and he is barely civil at times, much less warm and friendly.
Victoria Seaman believes she would have won a key state Senate race — and helped Republicans retain control of the Legislature’s upper chamber — if she hadn’t faced a primary challege from a fellow Assembly member.
Before she died, Phyllis Frias created a trust to ensure the riches she and her husband, Charlie, built through their seven transportation companies returned to Southern Nevada.
What started out as a way to tout the spirit of cooperation between the IRS and the Mob Museum in Las Vegas ended up as an embarrassment to the IRS.
Robert Griffin could have used his photographic memory to count cards in Nevada casinos. Instead, he used it to identify card counters and stop cheaters.
A federal lawsuit accuses Las Vegas attorneys Dennis Prince, George Ranalli and Sylvia Esparza of racketeering and civil conspiracy for trying to defraud an insurance company out of more than $18 million.
After watching Mark Wahlberg’s new movie “Deepwater Horizon,” I immediately thought of Glen Lerner.
A local 6-year-old girl is called fat by her peers. Research says such harmful behavior is quite common.
Child custody cases have become far more complicated today because the definition of “family” is so much more complex. Case in point: A Nevada custody battle over the child of two lesbian women and involving the definition of motherhood is still in the courts some eight years after it began.
The FBI’s ongoing probe of Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow offers a good opportunity to remind the public that Nevada’s financial disclosure statements are useless.
Catching up on the news after a week’s vacation in Seattle, I spied a front-page story in the Review-Journal that lifted my spirits. A group of local art lovers is giving it a go to create a fine arts museum.
The former Nevada first lady, who died last month at age 77, was famous for the warmth she showed everyone she touched.
Thalia Dondero was a trailblazer and a magnificent storyteller. Friends at the celebration of life for Dondero, who died Sept. 4 at age 96 remembered her achievements, spirit and her willingness to get things done.
For the past 13 years, my trips to the Utah Shakespeare Festival have been enriched by the presence of Nancy Melich, a former journalist who guides give-and-take discussions about plays the morning after performances.
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