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State of the Valley

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

Minority report

August 21st, 2008

The e-mail sat in my in-box, an angry bullet fired by a frustrated white man. Minutes before, he’d heard San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Ruben Navarette refer to white Americans as “lazy.”

  • As We See It

    Whether Robert Kennedy would have made a good president is unknowable. All that is certain is that during his campaign he convinced millions of Americans ...

  • As We See It

    The green crowd is at it again, this time pushing for wind farms throughout much of the West and Great Plains. TV commercials are appearing ...

  • As We See It

    It’s ridiculous, just plain ridiculous to assume that Gov. Jim Gibbons used any political influence to receive a special designation that lowered his annual property ...

  • As We See It

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  • Foreclosures

    The young couple stands in their Summerlin driveway, an impromptu yard sale illustrating their plight. They need cash. Their house, once the symbol of a ...

  • As We See It

    Sales are down. Tips are off. Work is disappearing. The national unemployment rate climbed to 5.5 percent from 5 percent in May, the largest jump ...

  • As We See It

    There’s always the Duke with his sing-song voice, the miles of attitude that stretched from mesa to mesa and that athletic swagger. Surrounded by marauding ...

  • Kats Report

    Taking the lead from his legendary father, Bill Boyd, the founder and executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, continues to enrich the community with his vision ...

  • Kats Report

    How many arenas are too many? How many are enough? In Las Vegas, we’re about to find out. Announced last week was a partnership between ...

  • Kats Report

    Bobby Baldwin has long been a master at turning a profit at 2 p.m. Now he’s focused on 2 a.m. ...

  • Kats Report

    When we refer to the scene in VegasVille as a participation sport, the overnight opening-night party at Jewel is what we’re talking about. The club ...

  • AP

    The Las Vegas Sands has announced plans to build a 17,500-seat concert hall behind its Venetian and Palazzo casinos. The company said it was partnering ...

  • Kats Report

    The lineup of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival has been announced, and the field of artists rivals the great expanse of the host venue, Las ...

  • Kats Report

    Sometimes we refer to him as Zowie Bowie, other times just Chris, but regardless he always brings the party. Chris Phillips-as-Zowie Bowie filled ...

  • Kats Report

    There are literary deadlines, and there are the deadlines of life. Holly Madison understands both. The due date for her second child and second book ...

  • As We See It

    Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Kats Report

    Bob Arum knows weird. In 1973, he promoted Evel Knievel’s attempt at clearing the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho, in a rocket cycle. ...

  • Kats Report

    It was a uniquely Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala type of moment when the guy on the Segway custom-painted with metallic flames arrived ...

  • Kats Report

    Tommy Wind Theater is a cozy family operation housed in the 21,000-square-foot fortress that was once Club Utopia and most recently Boulevard Theater across from ...

  • Nightlife

    Vegas pool parties are typecast and pigeonholed as some sort of Spring Break that never ends, but the experience varies greatly from club to club.

  • Kats Report

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  • Incidental Tourist

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  • Kats Report

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  • Reviews

    Our collective appetite for deep-fried, ranch dressing-dipped food existed long before Fieri got famous.

  • Kats Report

    He kept saying it, in the run-up to the party, during and after: “This is overwhelming.” We know the feeling because when Tony Bennett closed ...

  • Kats Report

    Monday By the Numbers is a mix of clipped hair, concrete, champagne and, most important from our friends at Cirque du Soleil, a healthy splash ...

  • Music

    "It gets crazy on Fremont Street. It’s already crazy. I was just out there on a Tuesday, and it was just packed with nutjobs. And ...