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September 18, 2014

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Photo: This artist's rendering shows what the redesigned
Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
After a frustrating seven-month delay to allow for hundreds of tests of asbestos-tainted soil, construction of a bypass highway around Boulder City is back on track. Officials concluded that ...
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2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho describes herself as role model, mentor
Our Asian community is abuzz now that the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant, the second one, is Sept. 28 at Palazzo. It brings to an end the reign of the first winner, UNLV student Catherine Ho, 21, who will crown the new titleholder.
Photo: Suzanne Shiffletts biographical exhibit The Su
Suzanne Shifflett brings ‘The Sum of All Its Parts’ to Sin City Gallery
The San Francisco tattoo artist pairs the art historical with the queer contemporary.
Photo: Three and 4-week-old lion cubs are shown with Keit
Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive
It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old then, a $9 million operation just off the casino floor. ...
Nevada schools left shortchanged
I find it interesting that the governor, who often claims education is his No. 1 priority, and the Legislature can quickly and easily vote $1.2 billion in tax breaks to attract new industry to this state but continue to shortchange our Las Vegas school system.
The reality of smoking at casinos
“Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?” was a published article that I am sure concerns the majority of our local residents.
UNLV needs new football stadium
What are the stadium people thinking? UNLV needs a new football stadium, built to NFL specs, and it should be on campus.
Specifics needed in health care debate
I admit it: I haven’t read the Affordable Care Act, but I do read the critiques of Obamacare and the desire of some to repeal it.
Farewell to the iPod
Quietly, even stealthily, Apple last week brought about that moment that many of its most loyal followers dreaded would happen: it killed off the iPod.
Obama the reluctant leader
Moses, famously, tried to get out of it. When God called on him to lead the Israelites, Moses threw up a flurry of reasons he was the wrong man for the job: I’m a nobody; I don’t speak well; I’m not brave.
What if this doesn’t work?
President Barack Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good.

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