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September 23, 2014

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Photo: Lisa Song Sutton, Miss Nevada United States 2014,
Volunteers helping disaster victims with a target of 100,000 relief kits
Madison Teague knows exactly what to write on the small green cards. "A lot of 'God blesses' and prayers," she said. The cards slowly pile up on her table until another volunteer comes and whisks them away ...
Photo: A member of the feral cat colony at the closed Whi
Animal Foundation pursuing new strategy to avoid euthanasia of stray cats
In its effort to stop euthanizing three out of four stray cats brought into its shelter, the Animal Foundation is favoring a new strategy: Collect stray cats, spay or neuter them, vaccinate them, then ...
Photo: Felice Garcia performs during opening night of Lim
Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city (Harrah’s and Plaza) and beyond (Laughlin). ...
Photo: UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) warms up
Rebels trying not to panic in the wake of ugly 1-3 start to season
It didn’t have to be this way. At halftime in TDECU Stadium, two teams that didn’t play well went into halftime trying to figure out what they wanted to change in a six-point game ...
Do Biden’s gaffes matter anymore?
Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that’s a personal best, or, more accurately, a personal worst. Yet, if it is better to be criticized than ignored in politics, he can take little comfort from the way that hardly anyone outside of the Republican National Committee, whose website called it “Gaffetastic,” seemed to care.
Getting it wrong
I turned on ESPN about 15 minutes before Roger Goodell’s Friday afternoon news conference. There was a round table of analysts and reporters, led by Bob Ley, the journalist who covers the serious side of sports for the network. If I hadn’t known better, I would have thought they were prepping for a coming news conference by a politician in trouble rather than the commissioner of the National Football League.
Apple Watch an ankle monitor that nags
Apple is coming out with a new device to be worn on your wrist. They’re not calling it an “iWatch” because they don’t want you to think they’ll be watching. But you know they will be. “I wanna watch” will be the cry of those asking for a verb, not a noun.
More are poor, the rest are hurting
The U.S. Census released figures recently that show the national poverty rate has decreased for the first time since 2006. Don’t rush to plan a victory parade, though. The percentage of people in poverty has dropped slightly, but the implications are more mathematical than practical: Median household income has remained the same, and the number of those in poverty in 2013 — 45.3 million — is about the same as the year before.
Giving in to ‘job creators’ depletes tax base
They say the house always wins, but the state of Nevada is letting Tesla walk away with the store.

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