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The microcosm – 330th Edition

Nobody is paying attention to the Third Congressional District. It’s the middle child, sandwiched between Democratic and Republican siblings in Districts 1 and 2, and a brand new Democratic district in CD4.By lasvegascitylife.com

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State of the unions – 329th Edition

Modern union busting doesn’t involve violent sabotage and Pinkerton guards. Instead, it happens in statehouses and city halls, where public officials whack them around like budgetary piñatas, threatening to break contracts and decertify unions unless they agree to radical concessions. It’s not just happening in Wisconsin. It’s happening here, too. (We’re lookin’ at you, North […]

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Q&A with Thomas Fay, Henderson Library director – 327th Edition

Interview by SCOTT DICKENSHEETS The full parking lot outside Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library a half-hour after it opened on Monday morning is a testament to how popular libraries are. But will those same people pay a little more to bulwark the system against declining revenues? Henderson Library Director Tom Fay and his staff hope that […]

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No child left behind – 328th Edition

The slowest students duck into classrooms. The big hand hits the top of the clock. Nothing buzzes or clangs with game-show authority to start the day. Delta Academy doesn’t have a bell system — hasn’t had one since the beginning of last year, when the old one broke. This is how it works at Delta, […]

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Hoop dreams – 326th Edition

Mayor Carolyn Goodman must be the biggest basketball fan in the valley. Twice since April, she vowed to bring an NBA franchise to Southern Nevada — “on [her] dying breath,” according to Review-Journal columnist Norm Clarke.By lasvegascitylife.com

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Patricia Spearman – 325th Edition

Interview by AMY KINGSLEY Patricia Spearman, a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Army, is running as a progressive against conservative Democratic state Sen. John Lee for District 1 in North Las Vegas. For two people who share the same party affiliation, they couldn’t be more different. If the ideological upstart wins her primary battle, she’ll […]

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Don’t fight it! – 324th Edition

There are two kinds of people in the world: hot weather folks and cold types. In a perfect world, we’d collectively flee the climatic extremes, Wyoming’s wicked winters and the sun-scorched summers of Southern Nevada. But temperate San Diego can only hold so many people. So we make an almost existential choice — hot or […]

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Lake Mead memories – 323th Edition

MY ICKIEST MEMORY of Lake Mead: being pulled on an inner tube behind a ski boat as the driver, slowly and deliberately, dragged me over a huge, decomposing carp.By lasvegascitylife.com

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Logging off – 321th Edition

FORGET EVERYTHING you know about newspaper management. Shouldn’t be hard. If you’re an average reader, you probably don’t even notice bylines, let alone mastheads, with their arcane management positions and section editors.By lasvegascitylife.com

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