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July 31, 2014

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Photo: FILE: Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) attends a ra
As Congress debates VA reform, Rep. Dina Titus spends long nights in committee hearings
While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans issues to ...
Photo: Cass Via, a maintenance worker at the High Roller,
New-home sales in Las Vegas slide in first half of 2014
Sales of new homes in the Las Vegas Valley are down sharply in the first six months of this year compared with the first half of last year. Prices have risen dramatically and builders continue to pull permits, but the reasons some prospective buyers aren't closing deals are ...
Photo: Arbor View High lineman Keenen King is one of Sout
Arbor View junior lineman draws recruiting attention, grabs first offer
Arbor View High junior football player Keenen King isn’t your typical big guy on the line. Yes, King is big — he’s 6-foot-5, 285 pounds and has the frame to continue growing. But he’s ...
Photo: Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men performs on opening
Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman: Our job is to test the limits of how bright our spirits can shine
We live in a brave new world where old-fashioned customs are being challenged with fresh perspective. The world is created and driven by individuals who aren’t afraid to uncover a new route to get to the same destination — or a previously unimagined destination.
Photo: Brannon Braga.
Brannon Braga discusses his ‘Star Trek’ legacy, ‘Cosmos,’ haters and James Bond
Ask 100 Trekkies what they think of Brannon Braga, and you’ll get 100 answers. In addition to his work as writer and producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Braga has produced “24,” “Cosmos” and “Salem.”
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‘Star Trek’s’ Walter Koenig still secure playing Chekov (with a V)
Walter Koenig is an easygoing sort — until you question the Russian accent, which he exaggerated on a famous TV show a long time ago. ...
Attacking Mongols’ trademark is wrong
As a retired law enforcement officer from California, I have known of the Mongols and their conduct since their inception both professionally and personally.
Perry makes right move along border
The characteristic that has been absent at Texas’ border with Mexico is a protected zone with a blockage that cannot be penetrated by illegal migrations from the south.
No war is an island
It’s amazing how much of the discussion of the Gaza war is based on the supposition that it is still 1979. It’s based on the supposition that the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is a self-contained struggle being run by the two parties most directly involved. It’s based on the supposition that the horror could be ended if only deft negotiators could achieve a “breakthrough” and a path toward a two-state agreement.
We’re teaching to the test — not students’ futures
I’m worried that we’re no longer teaching students how to think critically or to write well.
GOP is absent on immigration
The Republican Party’s paralysis on immigration is so complete — and so utterly irresponsible — that President Barack Obama has no choice but to act on his own.

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