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<p>FILE PHOTO</p><p>The D Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas recently announced it will begin accepting Bitcoin. Accepting the Degecoin seems like a natural fit too, because the symbol for this currency is &amp;#208;.</p>

CRYPTOCURRENCY ON THE RISE: Such doge, much profit

Jan 29, 2014 3:52pm
This is Part III of the Cryptocurrency On The Rise series. Be sure to check out Part I (http://bit....

Savage Love

Jan 29, 2014 3:44pm
I’m what was once quaintly called a “woman of a certain age” who started reading your...
<p>State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, middle, is taking the brunt of criticism for a brief filed in a court case challenging Nevada&amp;#8217;s voter-imposed gay marriage ban.</p>

The will of Nevada’s people taking a beating

Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to...
<p>Futurist Ray Kurzweil is scheduled to speak Feb. 10 at the Barrick Lecture Series at UNLV. He believes increasing technology is the next stage of evolution and that humans will will be organically bonding with their machines.</p>

And miles to go, perhaps

Jan 29, 2014 3:41pm
The universe is a psychopath. It doesn’t care, one way or the other, whether or not we...

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<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, marking an end to a dozen years of a splashy but unsustainable rally. Hundreds of jobs were eliminated at...

Water czar’s impact will live on for generations

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 10:40am
It is the year 2113 and the robotic head of Pat Mulroy has just finished presiding over a meeting in which the Southern Nevada Water Authority board meekly approved an expenditure of $3 trillion to...
<p>An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle Tuesday Aug, 16, 2005.</p>


Jan 01, 2014 9:52pm
Hot air fuels global warmingThe Review-Journal, a sister publication of CityLife, opines that global warming isn’t real because it’s cold outside and winter sea ice is up from last year - when it hit...
<p>Lisa Willardson is sworn in before testifying at the disciplinary hearing of Family Court Judge Steven Jones on Dec. 4.</p>

Tragedy follows scandal, and not for the first time

Jan 01, 2014 9:49pm
The news broke Friday morning that former Clark County prosecutor Lisa Willardson was dead. It was as shockingly unexpected as it was predictable. Another attorney in a high-profile scandal found...
<p>Bitcoins. These go clinkity-clink, but mostly they&amp;#8217;re flowing through the web-tubes.</p>

Cryptocurrency On The Rise: What The Hell Is Bitcoin?

Jan 01, 2014 9:45pm
On November 27th, after a short period of sudden and sustained growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed $1,000. From there it continued its ascent, peaking at $1,203 before undergoing a two-week...

To Our Friends, Neighbors, Frenemies, the Universe and Everyone and Everything

Jan 01, 2014 9:44pm
Two-aught-thirteen, unlike every other year in the history of ever, was a very challenging year. OK, a bit of hyperbole. It was no 1929, 1939, no 1945 or 1962 or 1974 or even, God forbid, 2001. But...

Public Education Year In Review: Who’s the enemy?

Updated: Jan 06, 2014 8:56am
Back in the day, they put Socrates and Jesus, both teachers, to death for striving for academic excellence. And, judging by the viciousness of the current corporate-based education reform movement in...
<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 wanted you to turn off your Christmas lights. So allow me: Jan. 1 is the last night that Christmas lights should...

In my work, 26 is over the hill

Dec 26, 2013 8:39am
Here in Vegas, we’re not into old shit. If a building starts accumulating too much history, we blow it up.Same with our women; once the dew wears off, we have no more use for them, and out to pasture...


Dec 26, 2013 8:38am
Successful cities, the kind where interested and interesting people like to visit and live—where the regular exchange of ideas gives rise to innovation— depend on having both economic diversity and a...