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August 28, 2014

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Photo: Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., responds to a questi
After attending Michael Brown’s funeral, Steven Horsford steps further into spotlight on race relations
Nevada U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford's decision to join political and black leaders on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown — the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer — is the latest sign that ...
Photo: UNLV quarterback Blake Decker throws during practi
New quarterback takes the reins as Rebels prepare for 2014 season opener
Blake Decker might not have known he would be UNLV’s starting quarterback when he transferred into the program this offseason, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to say he expected himself to be in this position entering Friday’s season opener at Arizona. “That was the hope ...
Photo: Jack Rabbit, acrylic paint on a utility box by Tat
The bureaucratic hurdles of public art: Looking at Clark County’s program
“Things are going to move along at a pretty slow rate, but pretty soon we’re going to start seeing art," Patrick Gaffey
Longtime Las Vegas newsman Murray Westgate dies at 85
A memorial service for longtime Las Vegas television and radio newsman Murray Westgate is scheduled for Palm Downtown Mortuary at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 on what would have been his 86th birthday, his family announced late Monday...
Photo: Baylor offensive linesman Spencer Drango (58) help
College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the Big 12
Like a coastline vulnerable to rising sea levels, the Big 12 Conference is gradually disappearing. If one of the big five conferences were to cease to exist within the next several years, the Big 12 is the heavy favorite even though its shrinking is barely visible to the naked eye...
Photo: Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $
N.H. couple hope $2.4 million ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine will be shipped to them as gift
If Nevada and New Hampshire regulatory authorities permit it, the “Lion’s Share” one-armed bandit that finally paid out its $2.4 million jackpot after 20 years Friday night at MGM Grand will be shipped as the ultimate souvenir to Linda and Walter Misco.
Photo: Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee Russell, R
Strip Scribbles: New cause for Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’; Phil Varone’s 3,000+ women
Rick Harrison is partnering with a major pharmaceutical company to launch a national awareness campaign now that he realizes he has a medical condition that requires a drug, not a dietary deficiency that needs to be supplemented.
Photo: Holly Madison rides the High Roller on Sunday, Aug
Holly Madison rides the High Roller at the Linq Promenade
On Sunday afternoon, reality-TV star and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison made the prettiest of pictures when she took her first ride aboard the High Roller at the Linq Promenade.
Photo: Wayne Newton at Opportunity Village on Oct. 6, 201
Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to ...
Added sanctions may backfire
I had a tremendous opportunity at the end of July, as a member of a peace delegation, to visit my senators’ and representative’s offices in Washington, D.C. and the Win Without War coalition sponsored the delegation.
Idle minds in Ferguson
Some say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Are the residents of Ferguson, Mo., at the workshop’s epicenter?
The president’s golf address
Fore! Score? And 7 trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State.
Gift horses gone wild
It’s a tribute to the level of terrible news we’ve been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.
The making of a global disaster
Almost 13 years after 9/11, a jihadi organization with a murderous anti-Western ideology controls territory in Iraq and Syria, which are closer to Europe and the United States than Afghanistan is. It commands resources and camps and even a Syrian military base. It spreads its propaganda through social media. It has set the West on edge through the recorded beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley — with the promise of more to come.

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