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October 24, 2014

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Photo: Spring Valley High School football players Shiloh
Nevada high school sports teams deserve better
The way high school sports standings are kept by organizers in Nevada is severely broken. A tiebreaker scenario this week involving six high school football teams in the Division I-A Sunset League is so confusing, some of the league’s coaches spent Monday trying to crack the tiebreaker rules themselves to learn what outcome they will need Friday in the regular season finale to advance to next week’s playoffs. A better solution would ...
Photo: The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug.
SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say
For businesses on the north end of the Strip, the opening of the tourist corridor's first casino since the recession — SLS Las Vegas — hasn't been a game-changer. But it has led to ...
High School Football Picks: Week 9
Las Vegas Sun sports Editor Ray Brewer and reporter Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game across the valley. ...
Photo: South Point is housing bulls this week for events
‘They love it’: Prized PBR bulls bask in serene South Point digs before moments of fury
Beyond the gaming tables and past the slot machines at the South Point, crews are carefully watching over a treasure trove. Although it may not smell like it. To their owners and caretakers, the bulls being housed at the resort for ...
Photo: Jeanette Salaiz, left, and Tracy Clark listen to t
Rock strikes 12 at Fremont Street with a dozen tribute bands lined up for NYE
Freddie Mercury would have loved Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve. ...
Conservation is our water solution
We have been living with drought in the Southwest for years, so long that many of us are tuning it out.
Cowards won’t show their faces
Well, they are at it again. How exciting it must have been for the brave Hamas warriors fighting while hiding behind the women and children of Gaza.
Midterm elections to stun Democrats
With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, it’s not looking good for the home team — President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Why? The Islamic State is on the rise — strike one. Ebola is spreading — strike two. The stock market is tanking — strike three.
Who can afford kids nowadays?
Parenthood should be affordable in this country, but the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood is now a quarter of a million dollars and projected to double by the time today’s toddlers reach their teens. Will having kids soon be out of reach economically for many American families?
Potlatch for politicians
An editor with multiple graduate degrees once called me with a story idea hatched among fellow trend-sniffers in New York.
An affair to remember, differently
We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators. Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes to the truth.

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