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August 23, 2014

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As it reignites north end of the Strip, SLS means Seeking Local Support
Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s difficult not to feel melancholy as SLS Las Vegas resurrects this famous parcel at the corner of Sahara and the Strip. It’s been the zombie apocalypse on this corner long enough, three years and change since the closing of ...
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Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew
Friday, August 22, 2014
Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate The Beatles’ performances at the Las Vegas Convention Center 50 years ago this week. ...
Epidemics and the global village
Friday, August 22, 2014
other voices: Human activities have given diseases more range
The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume this kind of epidemic is unusual. However …
Redistricting should be mapped by math wonks, not politicians
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other voices:
Can we agree it’s a bad idea to allow politicians to draw the boundary lines on voting districts? Look where it has gotten us. …
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A message to the people of Ferguson
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other voices:
Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for …
The man who blew the whistle
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other Voices:
Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an oblique news release announcing it was awarding an unnamed whistle-blower $400,000 for helping expose a financial fraud at …
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AFAN fills an LMNT-al need with Black & White Party host Bryan Chan
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint. ...
Doctors, police worry that medical marijuana will hurt ‘business’ — and that’s not surprising
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
It’s not surprising that both the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Medical Association oppose legalizing medicinal marijuana. Expanding public access to legal marijuana is bad for business.
Where is the GOP heir apparent?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For more than two generations, the Republican presidential nominating process has had an immutable internal logic to it: The next guy in line gets the nomination. But just as the Republican Party is going through one of its periodic struggles for identity — earlier such battles were fought in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1980 and 1992 — the party finds itself without a “next guy.”
Lake Mead levels not just Vegas’ problem
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Where I Stand:
A week does not go by without some national or international news outlet heralding the impending demise of Southern Nevada as a result of the relentless drought that has plagued the Colorado River system for well over a decade. The belief appears to be that the only location at risk as a result of this drought is Southern Nevada. There seems to be little, if any, understanding of the dominoes that begin to fall if crucial reservoir elevations are reached in Lake Mead.
Are Americans superficial for mourning the deaths of celebrities?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The deaths last week of comedian-actor Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall unleashed an outpouring of grief across the country. The shocking circumstances of Williams’ death — suicide by hanging — sent his fans reeling. Americans often react this way when a beloved actor or entertainer dies. But are we mourning the wrong people at the wrong time?
Move over, Flipper; here comes Jumbo
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Surely you remember the dolphin era of the late 20th century. Smart, lovable and (generally) friendly, dolphins reveled in their status of Man’s Second Best Friend. Hear me out: Elephants are the new dolphins. They’ve been to war; they “talk.” Can a popular TV series be far behind?
Our selective outrage
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Barack Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.
Finding your comfort food
Monday, August 18, 2014
“What,” people ask me, “do you cook when you’re not working?” The answer is pretty consistent: “pasta and fish and a vegetable, or pasta and salad and a vegetable, or salad and fish and a vegetable, or pasta and salad and fish and a vegetable.” There are exceptions, of course, but there’s a comfort level here and it’s been this way for a long time, through different kitchens and domestic arrangements.
How to lose Facebook friends fast
Monday, August 18, 2014
Shortly after Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in 2009, a close Muslim friend I’d known since elementary school suddenly disappeared from my Facebook feed. She’d been excoriating Israel in her posts, and I’d said nothing. Then I posted a statistic showing the number of Hamas-fired missiles landing in southern Israel, where my husband has family. That same day, I noticed my friend had written “OMG!!” under my post. And then she was gone.

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