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October 8, 2015

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Photo: Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, gives a keynote address
Zappos CEO on Downtown Project: People expected us to do what local government should have been doing
Two years ago, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh said he would have felt unsafe walking around the area where Container Park now sits on Fremont Street and 7th Street. Not only does Hsieh now feel safe, less than two years since ...
Photo: TMZ on TV executive producer Harvey Levin tries ou
Q+A: Harvey Levin of ‘TMZ’ talks his new slot machine, (lack of) height, Trump
“You know better than anybody that Las Vegas is an enclosed place. It’s not like people are walking the streets and doing this and that. A lot of what we do in Hollywood is we’re outside restaurants and bars. It’s different here.”
Photo: UNLV mascot Hey Reb! attends a cannon-painting cer
Rebels paint Fremont Cannon red amid party atmosphere
Keith Whitely put the finishing touches on his paint job and couldn’t contain the emotion swelling inside his 5-foot-9 frame. He turned away from the Fremont Cannon and let out a roar in the center of a crowd approaching 1,500, despite rainy conditions. Whitely, a junior running back at UNLV, is just so proud ...
Photo: Charles Creigh
The Desert Research Institute is a Silver State gem; don’t hide it away
This year, Nevada made historic investments to advance its beleaguered education system. Yet, the state should not forsake its long-standing high performers in education.
Say no ‘free stuff’ for anybody, Jeb
Jeb Bush wants you to know that he’s not running for president in order to give “free stuff” to black folks. I don’t have a problem with that, as long as he says he won’t give any “free stuff” to white folks, either.
Impeach the IRS director
“Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that (Abraham) Lincoln was our worst president, not our best. He should (have) let the (S)outh go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.” Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, was referring to Southern secessionist states when he urged President-elect Lincoln to “let the erring sisters go in peace.”
The secret is out about poverty; now everyone can help keep tide rolling
We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government.

Frontpage of Las Vegas Sun newspaper on October 8, 2015

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