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November 1, 2014

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Worst night for Fearful Americans
Friday, October 31, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
To judge from the news, we Americans are the most fearful people on Earth. We’ve come to be proud of how afraid we are, strapping on our guns and parading through the streets. We may also be the dumbest people on Earth.
Police intervention replacing traditional discipline in schools
Friday, October 31, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Who among us has not inwardly been gleeful at having gotten away with something at school? Knowing the teacher didn’t like the subject of our theme but blowing her mind with how original it was. Pushing the line on a high school drama performance. Forcing the administration to back down on a policy of no student cars in the parking lot. Dying your hair a slightly forbidden color and getting away with it or flaunting a fake tattoo.
The land grab out West
Friday, October 31, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Like a rerun of a bad Western, the battle over ownership of the United States’ public lands has revived many a tired and false caricature of those of us whose livelihoods and families are rooted in the open spaces of the West.
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‘The Dennis Bono Show’ airs it out; Sawchuck goes on his Murray way
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Popular among locals since it debuted 15 years ago at Sunset Station, “The Dennis Bono Show” has been buoyed by a new syndication deal Bono signed with the CRN Network. He now reaches 30 additional radio stations in 11 million more households across CRN’s 11 states, primarily those in California. CRN’s lineup of ...
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Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about
Thursday, October 30, 2014
SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with Borgore on Saturday night and Richie Hawtin on Sunday. R3hab has ...
Arbitrary changes jeopardize patient health and access to care
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Guest column:
Nevada patients living with chronic and life-threatening conditions depend on access to affordable medications to help manage their diseases. Some Nevada insurers, however, risk disrupting that access to care and jeopardizing the health of patients by …
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Choudhry and Baldizan: A couple of Las Vegas insiders who have taken it outside
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Rehan Choudhry and Chris Baldizan are two kings of the asphalt jungle in VegasVille, Choudhry as founder of the Life Is Beautiful festival and Baldizan as a high-level entertainment exec with MGM Resorts. ...
Remembering the Ben Bradlee I knew and creation of the Post’s Style section
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Ben Bradlee, who has died at the age of 93, did not so much edit The Washington Post as lead it.
The disgust election
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy I’d want to share a beer and a brat with, or be stuck next to on a long flight. But I would like for the most influential swing voter on the Supreme Court to step away from his legal aerie and wade through some of the muck that he and four fellow justices have given us with the 2014 campaign.
Election is about what women want
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
omen are big this election season. No group is more courted. It’s great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander. Candidates are reinterpreting their old arguments in a new, womancentric way.
Nevada best state for college savings
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
College is getting more expensive. Tuition plus room and board at a four-year institution cost more than $23,000, on average, in the 2011-2012 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That’s $10,000 a year more than the price tag in 1991-1992.
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Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina says of Las Vegas: ‘This is the place’
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rock in Rio USA is an extended engagement on the Strip, and this is no understated operation. Six stages will be in play during the festival, with the main acts on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage. ...
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Michael Jeffries, Pia Zadora’s husband, files suit against Metro over standoff, termination
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Michael Jeffries, the husband of Pia Zadora and a former member of the Las Vegas Metro Police force, has filed suit against Metro for allegedly violating his civil rights by firing him over a standoff at the couple’s home ...
Now’s time for U.S. to fix its education escalator
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than …
The secrets behind 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Other voices:
There’s a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What’s not being widely talked about is as important as …

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