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THE HAPPY SIDE OF THE SHUTDOWN

Nevada Governor Sandoval warned this week that the federal government shutdown, beyond putting thousands of people out of work, could lead to an end to food stamps for more than 390,000 and the...

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Not the kind of favors usually exchanged at political conventions

Open Letter: To the Democratic and Republican national parties

Every four years, America has a national election. And every four years, Americans pretend that our huge political confetti-tossing fiestas are integral to picking the next president. Students of...

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Martin Dupalo can't afford to fight City Hall

News portrait: Martin Dupalo can't afford to fight City Hall

PORTRAIT BY JEFERSON APPLEGATE

WE’RE CUTTING YOU OFF. NOT YOU, WALMART. YOU, AVERAGE CITIZEN: Liquor. Beer. Wine. Nectar of the gods. Elixir of stupid human tricks, drunk drivers, shattered...

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Ten (more or less) random sentences from Oscar Goodman's new book

Absolutely nuts! (p. 34)
His knees had been smashed and his genitals had been poked and crushed with a cattle prod before he died. (p.74)
I think he invoked the Fifth Amendment thirty-...

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Ten years of Iraq

Ten years: Visual commentary by Aaron McKinney

On the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Topical art by Aaron McKinney.

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Quote of the week (so far)

“JOHN, YOU’RE GOING TO BE PAID FOR TWO MORE YEARS, NO MATTER WHAT.”

— County Commissioner Tom Collins, offering a single morsel of good news for Constable John Bonaventura on Tuesday....

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Bill-rush the Legislature

Among the 383 bills introduced in the Legislature during the five days before Monday’s cutoff were proposals that would:
• Pardon black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, convicted by an all-...

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Yerington lawmaker thinks Vegas should keep its own revenue!

Clark County's chronically underfunded schools could see their money woes vanish in an instant if state lawmakers heed the advice of Assembly Minority Whip Tom Grady, of Yerington. Last week, Mr....

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Going through the motions at the school tax hearings

In a perfect world, legislators would convene hearings to ask probing questions on important issues, carefully weigh the facts and opinions from the experts and ordinary folks on the matter at hand,...
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Is the county GOP infatuated with a British ichthyologist?

The Clark County Republican Party is selling tickets to a Feb. 16 event called the Lincoln-Regan Day Dinner. We’d guess this was a misspelling of “Reagan,” as in Ronald, but it is repeated three...
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