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 Josh Griffin, clockwise from left, former Republican Assemblyman and lobbyist; Steve Wark, Republican political consultant; Billy Vassiliadis, adviser to the campaign of Barack Obama; Mike Sloan, former state senator, now a gaming consultant; and Dan Hart, political consultant to the state teachers union, talk during a post-election political round table at Three Angry  Wives Pub in Summerlin.

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Josh Griffin, clockwise from left, former Republican Assemblyman and lobbyist; Steve Wark, Republican political consultant; Billy Vassiliadis, adviser to the campaign of Barack Obama; Mike Sloan, former state senator, now a gaming consultant; and Dan Hart, political consultant to the state teachers union, talk during a post-election political round table at Three Angry Wives Pub in Summerlin.

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Making sense of gaming's big crash

Sun, Aug 9, 2009

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What it means, what comes next

Sun, Nov 9, 2008

Five political consultants gathered four months ago at the Three Angry Wives pub in Summerlin to spend nearly two hours discussing one election.

Signs are dim, but is Vegas’ future?

Sun, Aug 3, 2008

For those of us who thought we lived in Boomtown U.S.A., the dramatic downshift in the economy has been unsettling at the least, jarring for many. On Friday, Boyd Gaming ...

Trying to script a solution

Sun, Jul 13, 2008

Sunday Conversation: Experts blame Nevada’s skyrocketing rate of prescription narcotic use on hurried doctors who don’t adequately examine the patient’s history and source of pain, leading to inadequate treatment and ...

For the long term, there’s optimism about sports arena

Sun, Jun 22, 2008

Last summer, two groups were rushing to be first to build a Las Vegas arena.

Their plans to cope with budget squeeze

Sun, May 25, 2008

What’s worse than knowing that the party is over? Waking up with a hangover when you didn’t even go to no stinkin’ party. That’s how Nevada legislators feel these days. ...

A coal-fired discussion

Sun, May 4, 2008

Proposals to build coal-fired power plants have brought the debate over global climate change home to Nevadans. Coal provides half the nation’s electricity, and a fifth of Nevada’s power, but ...

Voices of reason for health care crisis

Sun, Mar 16, 2008

In the midst of the largest hepatitis C scare in the nation’s history, many Nevadans have lost confidence in their health care providers. About 40,000 people have been told they ...

Lead us out of this mess

Sun, Jan 13, 2008

Four former Nevada governors came together last week at the Sun’s invitation to reflect on Nevada’s future and offer advice to the state’s citizens and elected officials. To a man, ...

Getting past the crises

Sun, Dec 16, 2007

The stresses facing the state are obvious to anyone who relies on public services. Public schools are chronically crowded and Nevada's universities struggle to achieve academic greatness. Highways are congested ...

Brass tacks: Looking for someone to tax

Sun, Oct 14, 2007

Teachers want to raise the gaming tax by 3 percentage points, triggering a fight that could change the way public services are funded.

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