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August 1, 2014

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Photo: Dave Koz, second from left, with saxophonist frien
Dave Koz is bringing saxy back, talks L.V., ‘Summer Horns’ and coming out 10 years ago
Dave Koz is bringing saxy back to the Smith Center on Saturday night with his saxophonist friends Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot. The quartet had a lot of fun on Dave Koz and Friends’ “Summer Horns” — recording the album and touring.
Photo: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval delivers the State of t
Sandoval leery of new Xerox contract with treasurer
After being blamed for problems with the state’s troubled health insurance exchange and losing the associated $75 million contract, Xerox is back in negotiations with Nevada. The tech company is looking to renew two contracts worth up to $7.8 million with the state treasurer’s unclaimed property division. But the deal is facing skepticism from Gov. Brian Sandoval. The contract talks come...
Photo: Sue Meuschke is the executive director of the Neva
Advocate: It’s time to expand gun restrictions in domestic violence cases
Sue Meuschke has fought domestic violence for 25 years as an advocate for victims. Today, she'll be in Washington, D.C., to lobby lawmakers and support a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of ...
Photo: Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is lifted by team
College football by the Vegas odds: Sports book preview of the SEC
In recent years, the public had treated the SEC like the archetypal television antihero. But last year’s defeat of Auburn in the national championship will likely fall under ...
Photo: Pete the dinosaur at Shang-Gri La Prehistoric Park
Holy dinosaur! You have what in your front yard?
His previous décor was an Old English theme -- unicorns, a lion, aliens and a couple of Yeti.
Hamas prevents lasting peace
Enough is enough. If we look at the recent problems in the Middle East, one can only hope that Hamas is disarmed, destroyed, disabled and defeated. Forever!
Know why Israel responds this way
Brian Greenspun’s Sunday column “Seeing the facts in a world of death” clearly outlines why Israel is defending its people and territory. For those who deride Israel, one must ask, “What would you do if someone attacks your home and threatens the health and well-being of your family?
Focus on the facts in climate debate
In the July 22 guest opinion “Actually understand climate change,” Joseph Bast of the Heartland Institute says I should doubt climate change.
Middle foreign policy path
With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a cease-fire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals.
Black Dog Syndrome: Don’t judge a pooch by his color
It’s not easy being a black dog at the pound. “We don’t discriminate against dogs based on their color, so we don’t automatically place those dogs in a nonadoptable category,” said Dianne Sauve, the director of Palm Beach County’s Animal Care and Control. “But there are times we end up with lots of black dogs.”
Can GOP ‘ideas’ lure minorities back in ’14?
After six years of bending to the gales of Tea Party vituperation against President Barack Obama, the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls seem to be rising up like visitors to Oz — with a heart, courage and a brain.

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