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Appreciating Nellis, Dorinson
Monday, March 18, 2013
For many Southern Nevadans, Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind only when they see contrails in the sky. But Nellis’ impact on the economy is unmistakable.
Kids’ education affects us all
Monday, March 11, 2013
Even if you don’t have a child enrolled in the Clark County School District, its success rate should concern you. The state of education locally long ago became an issue that transcends parental concerns.
Miller’s fascinating memoir
Monday, March 4, 2013
The first time I met former Gov. Bob Miller, it was in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. I stood with a long line of kids waiting to meet him, my son among them.
Where does Las Vegas rank?
Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Everybody likes a list, and a city such as Las Vegas naturally makes it onto quite a few.
Growing literary reputation
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
Las Vegas may be many things to many people. But it’s fair to say we rarely are seen as a literary center. We should be.
Every day is a celebration
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
To everything, there is a season. And sometimes, a dedicated day, week or month. Take February, for example. We celebrate Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day and Mardi Gras. But there are several other, more obscure observances that fall on the calendar.
How to keep the city growing
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
Tom Skancke spoke Jan. 24 at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Preview Las Vegas about globalization and the central role transportation plays in economic development. He easily described the connection.
Fun with science and history
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Museums and tourists typically go hand in hand, but here in Las Vegas, the Natural History Museum is busier with locals than out-of-town visitors.
Good year for United Way
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Like so many other charitable organizations around the world, the United Way of Southern Nevada relies heavily on contributions from businesses and their employees. So it would come as little surprise to hear it had struggled in the recent economy.
How’d we live without cellphones?
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
If it seemed tough to put away the cellphone over the holidays, you weren’t alone. Under oath, many of us would plead guilty as charged.