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August 17, 2018

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Aug. 17, 2018

2 a.m.

Trump’s spiritual spawn are taking their revenge
The problem with being Donald Trump isn’t just being Donald Trump. It’s all the other, lesser Trumps around you. It’s the versions of yourself that you create, the echoes of yourself that you inspire. They’ll …

2 a.m.

Socialism is not communism
Letter to the editor:
Right-wing provocateurs need to stop rewriting the dictionary. Communism and socialism are …

2 a.m.

Vietnam vets did not feel the love
Letter to the editor:
In the Aug. 2 letter “Boomers preach peace and love,” the writer says she is a baby boomer who supported the anti-war policy of the day but …

2 a.m.

Rail project is a raid of treasury
Letter to the editor:
The article July 31 article concerning the “$100 billion rail line” under construction in California misses the …

2 a.m.

Trump gets an unfair label
Letter to the editor:
The racist perception of President Donald Trump is mostly a reaction to …

2 a.m.

Markets know better than bureaucrats
Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is …

2 a.m.

End the pious prevarication around crisis pregnancy centers
The Nevada Democratic Party and attorney general candidate Aaron Ford have rightly criticized Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan’s cozy campaigning with …


Aug. 16, 2018

10:45 p.m.

Photo: Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval gives opening re
Sandoval won't make gubernatorial race endorsement
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he won't make an endorsement in the gubernatorial race ...

7 p.m.

Nevada bolstering resources for renewed Yucca fight
Nevada bolstering resources for renewed Yucca fight
Nevada is shoring up two positions in its opposition to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository that has gained steam under President Trump ...

6:40 p.m.

Man again accused of selling sex with underage girls in Las Vegas
Man again accused of selling sex with underage girls in Las Vegas
Promising easy money and physical protection, a man recruited underage girls via social media and subsequently sold them for sex. William Hoard was arrested by ...

6:15 p.m.

70 pounds of meth seized, suspects arrested in North Las Vegas
70 pounds of meth seized, suspects arrested in North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas Police and federal agents today seized roughly 70 pounds of methamphetamine and made several arrests near ...

5:46 p.m.

Bicyclist, 60, is critical after being struck near Lake Mead, MLK
Bicyclist, 60, is critical after being struck near Lake Mead, MLK
A bicyclist was critically injured this morning near Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards when he was sideswiped by a pickup truck whose driver fled ...

3:59 p.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, Aretha Franklin
'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade — our power and our pain, our darkness and ...

3:42 p.m.

Birds slaughtered at community vegetable garden
Birds slaughtered at community vegetable garden
Ten chickens, four ducks and a goose were killed this week at a community vegetable garden in the north valley, leaving residents and Metro Police investigators perplexed as to ...

3:14 p.m.

Elon Musk proposes Los Angeles tunnel to Dodger Stadium
Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles — if Elon Musk's latest bold plan ...

3:05 p.m.

GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force
Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, but key Republicans in the Senate aren't sold on the idea, setting up a debate over establishing and ...

1:50 p.m.

Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in southwest valley
Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in southwest valley
Less than two days after a woman confided in a family member that she and her boyfriend were separating, the couple’s bodies were found in a south valley apartment in an apparent ...

1:39 p.m.

Photo: In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a mobile phone d
Google clarifies location-tracking policy
Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if ...

1 p.m.

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death
Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new ...

12:51 p.m.

Photo: In this March 26, 1973 file photo, soul singer Are
Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy
Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "The earth lost ...

12:48 p.m.

Los Angeles mayor: Trump doing 'racist things'
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on ...

12:41 p.m.

Nevada unemployment rate lowest since August 2007
Recent figures show Nevada added 9,500 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 4.6 percent in the state. The Nevada Appeal reports data released Wednesday indicates ...

12:37 p.m.

Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications
Prison officials have told the Nevada Supreme Court that witnesses reported no complications during an execution in Nebraska that used some of the same drugs that ...

11:29 a.m.

Official says Trump's military parade would cost about $92M
A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million — more than three times the ...

11:05 a.m.

Photo: Television personality and former White House staf
Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'
Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her ...