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December 18, 2014

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Print edition for December 17, 2014

Photo: Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $
Jackpot: Here are some of the biggest slot payouts in Las Vegas history
Seven- and eight-figure slot machine jackpots are rare, but they happen. What were the biggest payouts in Las Vegas? Read on for ...
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Photo: An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
A $15 million renovation has given the Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower a sparkling look. Also, restaurant openings spread across the Las Vegas Valley, Cox Communications celebrates added services, and a popular comic-book retailer ...
Put the run back in the Rebels
I was interested in your article a few days ago about the transfers from the UNLV basketball team.
Support inclusive conservation plan
The sage grouse was all over the headlines last week as the Western Governors Association and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met, in part, to discuss its fate.
Details are lost in racial outcry
Lost in the racial outcry over the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of black petty criminal Eric Garner is the key fact that the attempt to arrest Garner was overseen by a black female police sergeant.
On anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy, Congress should act on gun laws
Two years ago this week, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 20 children and six adults were killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in our nation’s history. I will never forget the horror of how those children died — shot at close range with a high-powered rifle, with each child hit as many as 11 times, as a shooter fired more than 150 rounds of ammunition within five minutes. The tragedy was magnified by the realization of what could have happened if the killer had more time — given the time and capacity, he would have killed hundreds of ...
The cheerfulness of tax reform
If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness. If long-term growth is closer to 2 percent, the result will be continuing social disappointment and political crankiness.
Cop cams: A good tool, not a cure
As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints. But they can bring a much-needed clarity to what we’re arguing about.

Frontpage of Las Vegas Sun newspaper on December 17, 2014

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