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October 20, 2014

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Net metering is fair, benefits all communities
Sunday, October 12, 2014
other voices:
Clean energy isn’t just an environmental issue; it’s a civil rights issue. Our nation’s choice to get the vast majority of energy from dirty fossil fuel sources has serious consequences for the physical and economic health of our communities.
U.S. and its allies must save Kobani
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Other Voices:
The Syrian Kurdish leader’s voice on the telephone on Monday sounded desperate.
Still California dreamin’ despite slower growth
Sunday, October 12, 2014
other voices:
California still produces 90 percent of the country’s avocados, 91 percent of its grapes, and 92 percent of its plums and prunes. Four out of 5 almonds produced on Earth are grown here. But the growth that made California a cultural leader as well as an agricultural leader is over.
The price of One Nevada: Higher education edition
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Where I Stand:
During the 2013 legislative session, the way the state funds its colleges and universities underwent numerous changes. Yet, despite these policy changes, little attention has been devoted to assessing if these reforms delivered the promised fairness.
Music festival generating excitement on north Strip
Music festival generating excitement on north Strip
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Opinion:
The north side of the Strip stands to gain from Rock in Rio, which is expected to draw 300,000 fans across the street from SLS Las Vegas. ...
Not all accept that personhood begins at conception
Saturday, October 11, 2014
other voices:
I got an unusual letter recently from a woman who is fed up with the Republican member of Congress representing Iowa’s socially conservative 4th Congressional District but can’t support his Democratic opponent over one issue: a woman’s right to choose.
A government running on empty
Saturday, October 11, 2014
other voices:
I’m sure there are many technical explanations for the recent breakdowns in Secret Service protection that allowed an armed intruder to run right through the front door of the White House and an armed felon to ride on an elevator with President Barack Obama. But I’d also put some blame on the nation’s political class.
Incomplete caricature of Islam
Saturday, October 11, 2014
other voices:
A few days ago, I was on a panel on Bill Maher’s television show on HBO that became a religious war.
Photo: Alex Schechter proposes to Frank Marino onstage at
Frank Marino, Alex Schechter moving forward ‘regardless of idiots’; ‘Vegas Nocturne’ (kind of) plays N.Y.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Frank Marino and Alex Schechter have watched the week’s crisscrossing rulings on same-sex marriage with acute interest. ...
Photo: Wicked, starring Emma Hunton as Elphaba, the Wicke
‘Wicked’ elicits erupt-tastic response at Smith Center
Friday, October 10, 2014
At the end of Thursday’s matinee performance of “Wicked” at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, the show’s cast was greeted by the requisite standing ovation. This was another sellout performance, another standing ovation, ...
It’s time to protect journalists who risk their lives to report the news
Friday, October 10, 2014
other voices:
Journalists like to tell the story. They do not like to become the story.
Surrender to the inevitable
Friday, October 10, 2014
other voices:
By deciding not to decide, the Supreme Court may have decided: If history is a guide, same-sex marriage will soon be the law of the land.
Help the Islamic State implode
Friday, October 10, 2014
other voices:
How smart are the American people? Smart enough to be quite skeptical of President Barack Obama’s vow to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria without putting American “boots on the ground.”
Photo: Kings of Leon performs at Boulevard Brew Fest on S
Brimming with vino and music, Wine Amplified barrels into MGM Resorts Village
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wine Amplified is the first music festival in Las Vegas to go entirely cash free. This is made possible through wristbands embedded with RFID chips. Festival attendees will load Festival Bucks ...
Photo: The throwback power trio Reckless in Vegas  Michae
Reckless in Vegas, alt rock with a Rat Pack vibe, takes a swing at Downtown Grand
Thursday, October 9, 2014
It is serendipitous, and appropriate, that a band named for Las Vegas with a Vegas attitude is playing a hotel in downtown Las Vegas run by a guy who is all about classic Vegas. ...

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