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<p>Don Snyder, Executive Dean for Strategic Development, is seen at a UNLV stadium board meeting on campus at the Si Redd Room in October.</p>

Fantasy football fields

Jan 22, 2014 10:11am
Speaking of money (surely someone was?), your state of Nevada recently awarded a Dallas-area...
<p>Nevada voters will go to the polls in November to vote on raising the state mining tax on operations such as the Cortez Gold Mine in Eureka County.</p>

Now is no time to raise the mining tax, but it’ll have to do

Jan 08, 2014 2:18pm
ICYMI, gold started the year priced at about $1,700 an ounce, and finished 2013 at $1,200...
<p>Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to reporters following a ceremony honoring Jeffrey A. Hinton as the Nevada Teacher of the Year at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.</p>

Year-end factos that go in your ipso

Dec 26, 2013 8:39am
In an uncharacteristic oversight, the Tea Party has neglected to say when the founders...

The state at 150: A preemptive strike

Dec 12, 2013 9:08am
2014 isn’t just an election year. It will also mark 150 years since Nevada became a state...

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The next big thing, and why Erin Bilbray should get on it

Nov 29, 2013 2:54pm
Some Democratic lawmakers in Washington want to expand Social Security. Harry Reid has yet to publicly endorse the idea, but he should. The same goes for Erin Bilbray, the Democrat who hopes to...

Nevada Republicans defy the space-time continuum

Nov 13, 2013 5:05pm
Analysis of data collected by NASA’s Kepler space observatory and published last week concludes there are billions of potentially habitable planets out there, and that’s just in our galaxy. The...

Union’s due

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:51am
Several years ago, around the turn of the century, I published a cover story in CityLife explaining how the Culinary Union’s strength in the resort industry creates higher wages and better benefits...

What’s it all about, Joe?

Oct 16, 2013 5:44pm
The government shutdown – or the “slowdown of non-essential government services,” as U.S. Rep. Joe Heck immediately dubbed it – was all about Obamacare. Remember?Heck doesn’t.Aiming “to set the...

If Obamacare’s so horrible, why lie about it?

Updated: Oct 03, 2013 12:38pm
“Once it gets going,” Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Mining, told the Sun, “you’ll never get rid of it.”“It” in this instance being the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.Republicans like Amodei, who earlier in...


Sep 19, 2013 9:39am
“METRO,” FAMOUS MOSTLY for killing citizens whether the citizens need it or not, is officially named the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.So why don’t we appoint a police chief, or a police...
Hugh Jackson

True crime

Updated: Sep 12, 2013 7:47am
Devon Campbell Newman and David Allen Brutsche are scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Sept. 9. Authorities say the two plotted to kidnap a policeman, put him on “trial” and then execute him...

Jackson: Look who loves Obamacare

Aug 21, 2013 5:08pm
Obamacare will lead to “a brand new marketplace where Nevada consumers and small businesses can shop for, compare and purchase quality health insurance plans with ease,” providing “access to...

Jackson: Special-interest victory by default — again

Aug 07, 2013 4:27pm
Ask any Nevadan what they know about any Nevada lieutenant governor, and after a few moments of blank stares, a few folks who have been around for a while might remember that one time in the ‘90s,...
<p>Illustration by Aaron McKinney</p>

Jackson: Harry Reid, wildfires and climate change

Updated: Jul 31, 2013 3:58pm
Harry Reid blamed the Mount Charleston fire on climate change, in turn setting lots of right-wing hair on fire. Nestled in with the customary knee-jerk anti-Reid tropes (“shameless,” “senile,” etc.)...