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September 2, 2014

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Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Monday, August 25, 2014
The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced ...
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SLS opening draws some real players; Jewelers of Las Vegas accessorizes Fred Segal
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fury of Friday night’s grand opening at SLS Las Vegas has subsided, when guests began waiting in line for as long as 4 hours before the requisite fireworks, ribbon cutting and flooding of the casino floor at midnight. ...
As 2016 presidential hopefuls surface, foreign-policy debate gets murkier on left, right
Monday, August 25, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For several years, debate over President Barack Obama’s international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama’s top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq war, supported his goal of lowering the U.S. profile abroad.
Arts feed curiosity, creativity, connection
Monday, August 25, 2014
Other Voices:
We need to keep teaching the arts in our schools. Classes in the arts are where kids learn that they can improvise and by making something up, make something new and better.
Are police departments in America overmilitarized and underaccountable?
Monday, August 25, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Americans have been transfixed for more than a week now by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., sparked when an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer.
‘Every student in every classroom’
Monday, August 25, 2014
Where I Stand:
A friend of mine who owns a technology company recently told me, “In my line of business, if you’re doing something the same way you did it six months ago, you’re doing it wrong.” I don’t know if change is happening that rapidly in education, but sometimes it sure feels like it.
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Tier One status vital for UNLV
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Where I Stand:
As UNLV starts a new academic year Monday by welcoming nearly 30,000 students to campus, it is evident the university is evolving. Yes, there is enormous change occurring at UNLV, and there is also excitement as we …
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As it reignites north end of the Strip, SLS means Seeking Local Support
Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s difficult not to feel melancholy as SLS Las Vegas resurrects this famous parcel at the corner of Sahara and the Strip. It’s been the zombie apocalypse on this corner long enough, three years and change since the closing of ...
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Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew
Friday, August 22, 2014
Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate The Beatles’ performances at the Las Vegas Convention Center 50 years ago this week. ...
Epidemics and the global village
Friday, August 22, 2014
other voices: Human activities have given diseases more range
The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume this kind of epidemic is unusual. However …
Photo: Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri
A message to the people of Ferguson
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other voices:
Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for …
Redistricting should be mapped by math wonks, not politicians
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other voices:
Can we agree it’s a bad idea to allow politicians to draw the boundary lines on voting districts? Look where it has gotten us. …
The man who blew the whistle
Thursday, August 21, 2014
other Voices:
Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an oblique news release announcing it was awarding an unnamed whistle-blower $400,000 for helping expose a financial fraud at …
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AFAN fills an LMNT-al need with Black & White Party host Bryan Chan
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint. ...
Where is the GOP heir apparent?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For more than two generations, the Republican presidential nominating process has had an immutable internal logic to it: The next guy in line gets the nomination. But just as the Republican Party is going through one of its periodic struggles for identity — earlier such battles were fought in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1980 and 1992 — the party finds itself without a “next guy.”

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