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October 17, 2021

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  • FILE - This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm. The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it in June 2021, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works.
    In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism
    Oct. 17, 2021
    The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works.
  • A man bikes under a bridge connecting the Oceanside pier to Pacific Street Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Oceanside, Calif. The iconic bridge is deteriorating because the city lacks the money for a roughly $25 million rehabilitation. One reason the project has slowed while projects in other cities are moving ahead revolves around the American Rescue Plan — the sweeping COVID-19 relief law championed by President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats that is pumping billions of dollars to states and local governments.
    Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid
    Oct. 17, 2021
    At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up ...
  • Heading off supply chain problems can start by repatriating jobs at home
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Alaska salmon caught in the American Northwest are shipped to China for deboning, then are sent back to the U.S. to be placed in fish markets, going 8,000 miles in all.
  • Under Biden, public has angst-free presidential problems
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Americans have developed a relatively new pastime. Or should I say we have overdeveloped a very old pastime. And that is picking on our elected representatives mercilessly until we either feel better about ourselves or we make those …
  • Golden Knights flash parental instincts with slick advice for new dad
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Once they take the skates off and drive home from T-Mobile Arena after a game, there are a few Golden Knights who shift from hockey player to dad duty.
  • Octavian Lither, 11, Is interviewed at Walter Johnson Junior High School Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.
    CCSD students with special needs acutely affected by bus driver shortage
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Octavian Lither is often left waiting at the bus stop each morning to be transported to his southwest Las Vegas middle school. More times than not, the bus is late. A few times, it arrived after school already started.
  • Paul Bordenkircher uses a CCS1 direct current station to charge his Chevy Spark electric vehicle Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.
    How Nevada is faring with goals to encourage use of electric vehicles
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Paul Bordenkircher drives his red Chevy Spark, bringing along the equipment he uses as a sound engineer for events around Las Vegas. He passes gas stations and never worries about filling up. That is because when he gets home, he plugs in his car to charge overnight ...
  • Interim Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders Rich Bisaccia, left, works with punter A.J. Cole (6) and kicker Daniel Carlson (2) during practice at the Raiders Headquarters/Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
    Raiders' Bisaccia faces pivotal matchup in first game as new coach
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Rich Bisaccia’s tenure as the 21st head coach in Raiders’ history begins on the road in the team’s second AFC West divisional matchup of the year.
  • US, Denmark not comparable
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Denmark has less than 6 million people, with a land area equivalent to Massachusetts. Denmark’s politics, quite different from ours, combine socialist with capitalist policies and very high tax rates.
  • Raiders couldn’t keep Gruden
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Bravo to Mark Davis for having zero tolerance for what turned out to be an ugly pattern of Gruden lobbing disparaging remarks against women, gay people and people of color.
  • Ignorance is no excuse for racism
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Wow, so much to digest; but let’s talk about the first email in which a racially charged description of a Black man was sent by former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
  • Ban on vaccine mandates is beyond unhinged
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Say what you wish about the COVID-19 vaccines — and their safety and efficacy against the disease are established facts — but their ability to turn Republican politicians batty is indisputable.
  • Moral panic is engulfing Instagram
    Oct. 17, 2021
    In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, raised a number of important and complex policy questions about how society might better regulate the wayward social media giant.
  • Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez celebrates his grand slam against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Houston.
    Grand game: Boston's 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros
    Oct. 16, 2021
    Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros ...
  • In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington.
    Biden: 'Democracy survived' Capitol riot because of police
    Oct. 16, 2021
    Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.”
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