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October 21, 2014

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Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
‘There is still one child dying every 20 seconds because of contaminated water’
Cirque du Soleil sponsors its third-annual, one-night-only fundraiser “One Night for One Drop” on March 20 in The Beatles Love Theater at the Mirage. It will be an original production created by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
‘One Drop’ plans revealed: L.V. can lead the way in solving drought, water contamination
Until now, many of us have assumed that the world’s water problems are overseas and not our concern, but now it’s becoming such a sad situation here, the impact is beginning to be felt here at home.
Photo: Sherwood Howard and State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-
A sweet triumph: Same-sex couples can finally wed on the Las Vegas Strip
Was it only seven years ago that Miles and I held a “commitment ceremony” in that fabulous suite at the Palms, “officiated” by a rabbi who choked up because he’d never presided over such a “wedding”?
Photo: Production designer Andy Walmsley at the set he de
‘ENTSpeaks’ promises to be more than just a lot of talk; Travis Cloer is lit up over Rise Lantern Festival
Andy Walmsley’s “ENTSpeaks” speaker series is set for 10 p.m. Tuesday at Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. In a rarity on that corner, a red-carpet walk is set for 8:30 p.m., and ...
Should Israel withdraw from West Bank?
Sixty years ago Algerians revolted against the French who had ruled them for more than 120 years. On Nov. 1, 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN), the leading Algerian underground, issued a proclamation calling upon the French government to enter negotiations, which eventually would lead to the creation of an independent Algeria.
No shock and no awe
It’s not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.
Failures of competence
For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been the most trusted agency in the federal government. The CDC has seen the country through SARS and the swine flu virus. The general perception was not only did it do important, apolitical work, but it was highly competent. And then came Ebola.
No reasonable alternative offered
Millions of dollars are being spent to influence Nevada voters on the education initiative. Intelligent people can disagree on issues like taxes and education spending, but some things are facts.
Consider a margin tax scenario
The proposed 2 percent gross margin business tax will hurt Nevada greatly. Here’s how.
Ulterior motives for blaming police
I must say I found the behavior of always blaming the police and taking the side of criminals a bit curious, but finally the pattern has emerged and it has become crystal clear.
Endorsements for state questions
Nevada’s Supreme Court is one of the busiest in the nation, with justices facing a crippling caseload. As a result, justice is served slowly. There’s a reason for that: The state Supreme Court is Nevada’s only appellate court for cases coming from District Courts. There’s a simple solution ...

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