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Archive for October 14, 2007

Las Vegas a risky-loan leader
In a city known for its risk-takers, large numbers of Las Vegans have been gambling their financial futures on risky home mortgage loans they can't afford to pay back.
1:31 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Oct 14, 2007
It was one year ago today that the first story was published that spelled the end of Jim Gibbons' political career. The piece seemed innocuous at first because it reported that the police had cleared ...
1:30 a.m.
Jon Ralston on why Nevada's weak politicians are the real culprits behind the controversial gaming tax initiative
But the potential for multiple gaming tax initiatives has less to do with the gamers' behavior than it does with a depressing failure of political leadership. The elected elite's regular submission to the gaming industry's ...
1:30 a.m.
Editorial: World is listening to Gore
The Harvard graduate and Army veteran served in the House, the Senate and as vice president. The past two years have seen him gain even more international fame than garnered by those accomplishments.
1:30 a.m.
Letter: Immigration raids were long overdue
Why do employers like McDonald's allegedly hire illegal aliens in the first place?
1:30 a.m.
Letter: Why Blackwater is a black eye for U.S.
I do not imply that those working for Blackwater deserve the title of soldiers. Rather, they are a feeble "imitation" of the characters in the movie "Dirty Dozen." This cadre might have been unleashed to ...
1:30 a.m.
Letter: Another way to increase education funding
Tax targeting has been the bane of our society for at least a century or more. A little here, a little there and pretty soon it's a lot. You just don't see it. The tax ...
1:29 a.m.
Editorial: Wildlife funding lacking
But on Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt told the Associated Press that the system's 548 refuges have fallen into significant neglect and disrepair ...
1:29 a.m.
Editorial: Giving enough guidance
The federal No Child Left Behind Act created so much testing that school have used counselors to coordinate the exams. That has left little time for counselors to address their already crowded schedules.
1:29 a.m.
The Week in Review: Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON - Of all the ways to describe Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, diplomatic is not the first to come to mind.
1:29 a.m.
LOOKING IN ON: CITY HALL
The proposed downtown arena project is looking like less of a sure bet. The deadline for REI Neon/Warburg Pincus to complete a development agreement with the city is Oct. 31.
1:28 a.m.
Jack Sheehan describes the sharp mind of the confidant Bob Maheu, who hates the word "impossible"
Every time I get together with Bob Maheu, I feel as though I'm attending a free seminar on modern Las Vegas history. Bob's recall is succinct and detailed about the time before and after his ...
1:28 a.m.
Brian Greenspun urges the county to learn from Agassi's school
The idea behind the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy charter school was to provide young people who are growing up in some of the most economically and socially depressed parts of our community a way ...
1:28 a.m.
Brass tacks: Looking for someone to tax
Teachers want to raise the gaming tax by 3 percentage points, triggering a fight that could change the way public services are funded.
1:28 a.m.
They made risky loans, so where are they now?
When Gov. Jim Gibbons convened a closed-door summit this month to address the mortgage lending crisis in Nevada, two of Clark County's largest home mortgage lenders, Countrywide Financial Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., were ...
1:28 a.m.
Economists: Casinos would shrug off tax hike
When the state teachers union announced it wants voters to approve a 3 percentage point increase in the gaming tax, MGM Mirage Chief Executive Terry Lanni offered a stark warning: "It would drive investment out ...
1:28 a.m.

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