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January 23, 2018

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  • Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled
    Jan. 23, 2018
    The strong earthquake hit at 12:30 a.m. and was recorded about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak Island is located about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, which was …
  • Cliven Bundy speaks with supporters during a break in speakers at a celebratory rally in Paradise, Mont., Jan. 20, 2018. After a judge dismissed charges against the Nevada rancher related to an armed standoff with federal agents, he drove 15 hours to speak to an adoring crowd in Montana.
    Newly freed, Cliven Bundy gets a hero's welcome in the rugged West
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Cliven Bundy was fresh out of jail, and so the nation’s most controversial rancher strode into the frontier town of Paradise and called on hundreds of supporters — a sea of cattlemen, timber workers and star-struck children — to follow in his footsteps ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
    Democrats blink in shutdown impasse, hoping for a bargain
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Over the weekend it became clear that using the shutdown to insist on protections for hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants was a serious miscalculation ...
  • John Stuart Mill showed democracy as a way of life
    Jan. 23, 2018
    This year we’ve been so besieged by Donald Trump’s shriveled nature that we sometimes forget what full and courageous human life looks like. And so I’d like to hold up John Stuart Mill, the second in our Heroes of Democracy series. Mill demonstrated that democratic citizenship is …
  • Teens’ essays are terrific
    Jan. 23, 2018
    I strongly applaud the Las Vegas Sun for giving local high school students the opportunity to express their …
  • Clean energy’s benefits abound
    Jan. 23, 2018
    The move toward clean energy is already underway and there’s no reason Nevada can’t become a national leader. We have abundant sunshine, wind and geothermal resources. And the best part? It’s …
  • Republican voters are shown in line at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Western High School, a caucus site.
    Republicans, Democrats compete in Nevada to harness data for election wins
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Democrats are working to compete against a robust GOP data program that will tell the party who the likely voters are and how to get them to the polls ...
  • Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with teammate Oscar Lindberg (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C.
    Golden Knights players won't be complacent with league's best record
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Golden Knights players are well aware they’re in first place in the NHL. They just aren’t talking about it. Sporting an impressive record of ...
  • People wait to collect luggage in the baggage claim area at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas on Feb. 27, 2017.
    McCarran hits highest mark yet for annual passenger travel
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Las Vegas’ airport soared to new heights last year as a record number of travelers passed through its gates ...
  • Guns, taxes highlight differences of opinion
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and CEO/founder of the Character Lab, launched a “behavior change revolution” in which the world’s renowned social scientists gathered to converse and collectively create a behavior-change program focused on promoting health, education and personal finance. Issues were clearly outlined, ideas were exchanged and common initiatives were …
  • Attendees mill about the many bikes up for bid during the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at the South Point, Friday, June 2, 2017.
    Mecum auction turns Las Vegas into 'motorcycle mecca'
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Winter weather makes January a bleak time for motorcycle riders in much of the United States, but an event in Las Vegas offers a warm spot on the calendar. The annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction has grown into a gathering place for bike enthusiasts around the ...
  • US history littered with immigration ugliness
    Jan. 23, 2018
    In 1790, the finest mind in the First Congress, and of his generation, addressed in the House of Representatives the immigration issue: “It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us.” Perhaps today’s 115th Congress will resume the Sisyphean task of continuing one of America’s oldest debates, in which James Madison was an early participant: By what criteria should we …
  • Officials must be proactive
    Jan. 23, 2018
    The Bureau of Land Management is working on revision to its regional management plan for Southern Nevada. But all the land management planning in the world is worthless if domestic terrorists are allowed to…
  • After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse
    Jan. 23, 2018
    The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by ...
  • Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' poised to lead Oscar nominations
    Jan. 23, 2018
    Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history ...
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