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January 29, 2015

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Technology’s role in the violence against journalists
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The murderous attack on the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris can be seen in the context of modern French society: its challenges …
How did Islam come to this?
Thursday, January 29, 2015
It is time for the debate on recent events to move from the relatively familiar ground of questions about freedom of speech and the importance of satire to thornier and …
How speech rights went wrong in France
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Unlike leaders in the United States, French leaders seldom talk about how much their fellow French increasingly …
What change sounds like
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Since the economic recovery is now so strong that the GOP can no longer complain that President Barack Obama failed to bring the economy back to health, Republicans need to …
Will taxing the rich save the middle class?
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Middle-class incomes have been stagnating since the 1970s, and it’s a problem that economists and observers on the left have been …
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Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.
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Bob Anderson comes face-to-face with his idol in ‘Frank: The Man, The Music’
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bob Anderson is a wonderful vocal impressionist and an expert conveyor of art by any estimation. But here, he is the tableau for another artist, makeup master Kazu Tsuji, one of the highest-regarded individuals practicing this craft in the world.
Photo: Vocalists Kerry OMalley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole
Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
Monday, January 26, 2015
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:
We back free expression in Paris but not in U.S.?
Monday, January 26, 2015
Other Voices:
Like all civilized world citizens, I was outraged by the brutal killings this month in France. Those who first died were the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo. They were slain in retaliation for their creative satire of the Prophet Mohammed by extreme Islamists who felt the need and the right to impose their own judgment on these talented writers and illustrators. The world was outraged. Why?
GOP stays stubborn on climate change
Monday, January 26, 2015
Other Voices:
We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Barack Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.
Public education for a new Nevada
Sunday, January 25, 2015
other voices:
With an economy based largely on casinos and construction, the old Nevada had less need of an educated population than most other states. A worker with a high school degree could make good money building homes, serving drinks or parking cars, at least while they were still young and healthy. Many students who wanted a good college education left the state, and the state could afford to be a tax haven for shell corporations, millionaires and retirees.
Democrats place priority on schools
Sunday, January 25, 2015
other voices:
Bipartisan agreement is often hard to achieve. But Republicans and Democrats across Nevada agree that our state’s education system is broken. For too long, we’ve approached funding education as if we were stuck in the 1950s rather than addressing the current needs of our students and preparing for Nevada’s future. Indeed, as Gov. Brian Sandoval noted in his state of the state speech, many of our educational policies and the way we fund them are based in the last century. The results have been ugly: Our classrooms are overcrowded, our teachers lack the resources necessary to educate our students and ...
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Goodman: Black Book is unconstitutional
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Opinion:
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will dedicate the next of his dinner series talks to the infamous book that bans people from casinos in Nevada.
What happens as political prodigies age?
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Guest Opinion:
What happens to young prodigies in early adult years, middle age and Medicare days? Here’s the story of one political …
Photo: Roberta Medina.
VIP tickets flying fast at Rock in Rio; Michael Grimm expands his playground
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Season 4 champion of “America’s Got Talent,” Michael Grimm has always said he just wants a place to play, and he has found that.

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