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J. Patrick Coolican

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  • Business

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Shouts of joy rang out among Nevada’s political elite on the news that an entity owned by famed investor Warren Buffett is buying the state’s electric monopoly, NV Energy.

  • Politics

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    The unfortunate truth is that story of expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, sad as it is, could have been even more tragic.

  • homelessness

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    Craig Blankenhorn has spent most of his professional life on film and TV sets — “Sex in the City” and “The Sopranos” among them — shooting photos for the big advertising displays you see in newspapers and magazines. But now he’s also traveling the country, documenting the lives of homeless families. In Las Vegas he met Tom, Angela and little Kaleb, who is one of 1.6 million homeless kids in the United States, and he won't soon forget them.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    King Richard’s realm is not a conventional one. It is the weathered sides of Downtown cinder block.

  • Sports

    Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

    On Friday, we posted a long piece that I wrote tracking Canyon Springs High School’s football season. Now comes this addendum, because I must share with you my personal feelings after having found myself becoming attached to the team.

  • Development

    Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

    A last installment of Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican's Neon Eden column.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

    Will the wrecking ball arrive after all is said and done?

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

    Chicago's turnaround mayor is in Las Vegas this week for a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

    Some poor soul bought a two-bedroom, two-bath unit at the Juhl tower Downtown in 2009 for $465,804. The same unit sold earlier this year for $104,500. And yet, things are looking up at Juhl.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

    The retro homes were designed smarter than the track homes lining suburban streets.