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October 31, 2014

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Photo: This is a view of Highway 168 on Sept. 15, 2013. T
Still a state of pioneers
If you want to know the true nature of Nevada, whose 150th birthday we celebrate today, visit the ruins of St. Thomas, the town founded in 1865 by a group of hardy Mormons. Driven by the pioneer spirit, they…
Photo: A view of 3535 lounge and the casino area during a
Imperial Palace gets $230 million makeover to become the Quad — no, the Linq Hotel
For more than 30 years, it reigned on the Strip as Imperial Palace and was known far more for being one of the world’s Top 10 car museums with one of the largest collections of motor vehicles anywhere than it was for its corridor carpeting and rooms.
Photo: Colorful paper decorations and sugar-coated skulls
Day of the Dead is anything but lifeless in Las Vegas
Events celebrating the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are growing and spreading in the valley, and Hollywood has even had a hand in popularizing the holiday. “It’s amazing how Day of the Dead has come on, and more people are interested in the history and traditions ...
Photo: Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.
Q+A: Bebe Rexha can’t stop drinking about you at Hyde Bellagio
Singer-songwriter and producer Bebe Rexha’s career is on quite the roll. She co-wrote “Monster,” the No. 1 hit by Eminem; she’s the featured vocalist on “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash; and her single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” is all over the airwaves.
Obama should act on Ebola crisis
I just reviewed a flier sent out by the principal of an elementary school near where I live. One of the topics was “Health Issues,” specifically the upcoming flu season. The advice if your child appears to be catching the flu or otherwise feels ill? “Keep them …
Help change our democracy — vote
I am confused about an electorate that would vote based on fear and hate. Politics have become so polarized and idealistic, people vote against …
Politicians are doing nothing
Another school shooting. All we get from our do-nothing politicos is, “Ho-hum.” What a bunch of unfeeling, overpaid, do-nothings …
Worst night for Fearful Americans
To judge from the news, we Americans are the most fearful people on Earth. We’ve come to be proud of how afraid we are, strapping on our guns and parading through the streets. We may also be the dumbest people on Earth.
Police intervention replacing traditional discipline in schools
Who among us has not inwardly been gleeful at having gotten away with something at school? Knowing the teacher didn’t like the subject of our theme but blowing her mind with how original it was. Pushing the line on a high school drama performance. Forcing the administration to back down on a policy of no student cars in the parking lot. Dying your hair a slightly forbidden color and getting away with it or flaunting a fake tattoo.
Give the dying the right to pick how and when they want to die
Data from the Oregon Public Health Division show that between 1997 and 2013, 1,173 terminally ill patients received prescriptions for life-ending medication and only 752 of them decided to use the medication. Another 31 people may have taken the medication, but the information wasn’t reported to the state. California may be the first, thanks to Brittany Maynard.
The land grab out West
Like a rerun of a bad Western, the battle over ownership of the United States’ public lands has revived many a tired and false caricature of those of us whose livelihoods and families are rooted in the open spaces of the West.

Frontpage of Las Vegas Sun newspaper on October 31, 2014

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