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August 19, 2018

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  • Why booming economy might mean little as voters decide
    Aug. 19, 2018
    A new survey of nearly 10,000 American adults shows that the strong economy is rallying Republicans and maybe swaying some independents. But many voters still aren’t feeling the benefits of robust growth ...
  • In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, from left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before a game against the Seahawks in Seattle.
    By taking a knee, NFL players stand up for freedom of expression
    Aug. 19, 2018
    Despite an enormous amount of criticism from fans who have misconstrued the purpose of the protests, the players have stuck to their principles and continued to conduct themselves with quiet dignity and grace ...
  • Kavanaugh may have matured
    Aug. 19, 2018
    We all have regrets about our professional life.
  • Interstate 11 in Nevada: Where do we go next?
    Aug. 19, 2018
    Now that Nevada’s initial section of Interstate 11 to Phoenix is complete, the Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting input on where the road should go next …
  • No compromise on air quality
    Aug. 19, 2018
    For years, we’ve been hearing about the importance and value of better gas mileage: It helps consumers at the pump, reduces our reliance on foreign oil imports, and protects our air quality — and it’s worked. California is a great case study. Smog alerts in LA and other areas used to be a regular event.
  • Fears may not be reality-based
    Aug. 19, 2018
    It would be helpful if the writer of the Aug. 5 letter “Have some empathy for Americans” would be more specific.
  • In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
    Elon Musk confronts a fateful tweet and an ‘excruciating’ year
    Aug. 19, 2018
    For two decades, Elon Musk has been one of Silicon Valley’s most brash and ambitious entrepreneurs, helping to found several influential technology companies ...
  • Franchise owner Alona Burns and head coach Cory Drumright pose at the Tough Mudder Bootcamp gym, 6311 N. Decatur Blvd., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. This year's Tough Mudder events take place on Oct. 20 and 21 at Lake Las Vegas.
    Tough Mudder's indoor training gym kicks off in Las Vegas
    Aug. 19, 2018
    The second Tough Mudder Bootcamp in the country opened here this month, offering specific 45-minute workouts with six exercise stations to target a different muscle group used in competition ...
  • Newly sworn in Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore with the Las Vegas City Council applauds during her first vote on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
    Fiore praises Trump’s pardon of Eastern Oregon ranchers
    Aug. 19, 2018
    Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore praised President Donald Trump’s pardon last month of Dwight and Steven Hammond, two Eastern Oregon ranchers convicted of arson under ...
  • Tips for staying safe and comfortable when traveling by plane
    Tips for staying safe and comfortable when traveling by plane
    Aug. 19, 2018
    Whether flying once a week or once a year, many people have a love/hate relationship with air travel. Yes, it can be faster than traveling by wheels of any sort, but it often comes with its own set of challenges and fears.
  • Government seemingly being run by children
    Aug. 19, 2018
    The children playing government are getting away with a no-rules-apply game. There seem to be a few elders, but they are afraid of the bad boy who has the seat at the head of the table.
  • Lights fall to Phoenix to break home winning streak
    Aug. 18, 2018
    With a record of 7-12-5 Las Vegas is eight points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 10 games remaining ...
  • An Indian woman and a child wade past floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October.
    Thousands stranded as floodwaters submerge southern Indian state
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than ...
  • LA Rams spoil Raiders' return to Coliseum with 19-15 win
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Al Davis moved the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, and their home crowds at the Coliseum quickly developed a reputation for rowdiness and occasional violence. But the Raiders also won the hearts ...
  • Jury holds Nevada liable for 2017 wildfire that burned homes
    Aug. 18, 2018
    A jury has found the Nevada Division of Forestry liable for the loss of 23 homes and 17 other buildings in a 2016 wildfire ...
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