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On this, anyway, father and son agree: Turning schools into armed fortresses a bad idea
On this, anyway, father and son agree: Turning schools into armed fortresses a bad idea
Friday, December 21, 2012
NEWTOWN MASSACRE:
My father and I don’t agree on much. One thing we do agree on, however, is that America’s obsession with security is destructive to our way of life.
Steve Wynn much better suited to casinos than politics
Steve Wynn much better suited to casinos than politics
Thursday, November 15, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
For years now, we’ve been hearing the rich baritone carnival bark of Steve Wynn, who never misses an opportunity to attack President Barack Obama for his economic policies. His passion on the subject is a little obscure.
Photo: Mitt Romney supporters watch Romney give his conce
Republicans nationally can learn from Nevada GOP ... at least in some respects
Thursday, November 8, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Tuesday was a disaster for the national Republican Party, as President Barack Obama won an election that secured a new governing majority and the Senate remained in Harry Reid’s hands. Elizabeth Warren, pot and gay marriage were just salt in the wounds. In Nevada, however, it wasn’t so bad.
Photo: President Barack Obama waves to the crowd at his e
Election results don't bode well for GOP, future local TV revenue
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Coolican offers his take on the election results.
Despite efforts to beat them blue with our shoes, bedbugs are winning
Despite efforts to beat them blue with our shoes, bedbugs are winning
Friday, September 7, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
My bedbug obsession began about a decade ago, when I read a story in The New York Times that I was certain was an April Fool’s joke.
Six questions I'd like to ask President Barack Obama
Six questions I'd like to ask President Barack Obama
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Last time Mitt Romney was in town, I had six questions for him and promised I’d do the same for President Barack Obama, who will be in North Las Vegas today. So, here goes.
It's time local government stop asking the state for permission to act
It's time local government stop asking the state for permission to act
Friday, July 27, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Clark County says the state of Nevada owes it $102.5 million and has sued to get its money. But state government, which took the money from county property taxes and sales taxes to solve its budget crisis, has all the leverage in this fight.
Governance is so bad, firefighters won't even live in North Las Vegas
Governance is so bad, firefighters won't even live in North Las Vegas
Friday, July 13, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Off-duty North Las Vegas firefighters walked precincts this week, telling residents to pressure the city to reverse cuts in emergency services. The firefighters can’t rely on their own votes in upcoming elections. Very few of them live in North Las Vegas.
Photo: A very long engagement: Nancy Williams Baker came
Nancy Williams Baker has been bringing color to Downtown for decades
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Neon Eden:
The costume shop owner intended to stay in town for two weeks — she stayed a lifetime.
Finally buying into the Zappos hype
Finally buying into the Zappos hype
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tony Hsieh's dreams seem lofty, but they are worth pursuing
As a journalist, my job is to be skeptical, and given the incessant flimflammery in Las Vegas, I think I was entitled to be extra wary of the Tony Hsieh-Zappos-downtown craze. My outlook is deeply influenced by the “Simpsons” episode when the charismatic charlatan Lyle Lanley sells Springfield a rickety monorail (sound familiar?), so I always try to question what’s in that delicious Kool-Aid. For years I’ve been reading glowing profiles of Hsieh, the prodigy founder of an Internet company he sold to Microsoft for millions before becoming CEO of online retailer Zappos.
Photo: Nancy Menzel is a board member at the Southern Nev
Board member's resignation shines light on region's unhealthy habits
Sunday, June 17, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Nancy Menzel, a professor of nursing at UNLV, is leaving the Southern Nevada District Board of Health in frustration after just one term. Menzel describes a dysfunctional board burdened by conflict with Clark County while public health problems fester. Menzel is supportive of the district but was scathing in her critique of its board.
Photo: Keith Milgaten, left, and Mike Griffin of Jamuel S
City Council's decision further brands Las Vegas as kid-unfriendly
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Until they can score a fake ID, there’s not much for kids to do in this town. Las Vegas is like most American communities that way, but gambling and alcohol are central to life here, making the problem even worse.
Not so neighborly: Group essentially says, 'Schoolchildren: not in my backyard'
Not so neighborly: Group essentially says, 'Schoolchildren: not in my backyard'
Friday, June 8, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like we live in a ridiculous town. In the latest example, Clark County has put the squeeze on a Montessori school — a Montessori school! — to appease unhappy neighbors, so the school has decided to pack up and leave.
TVs, home goods, Gatorade and wisdom — all 99 cents at Henderson store
TVs, home goods, Gatorade and wisdom — all 99 cents at Henderson store
Friday, May 25, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Regina Burns got in line for Thursday’s grand opening of the 99¢ Only Store on Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. She spent 30 hours securing a spot as one of the first nine customers, each of whom had the chance to buy a 22-inch flat-screen TV for, yes, 99 cents.
Though religious group's efforts are noble, tackling issues won't come without making enemies
Though religious group's efforts are noble, tackling issues won't come without making enemies
Thursday, May 24, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
As Cantor Mariana Gindlin sang “Eili, Eili,” the packed ballroom at UNLV hushed. Just moments before, they were boisterous and cheerful, singing “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Now, though, the solemnity of the Hebrew song hit the crowd fiercely, and I felt a bit of a chill.

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