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Ric Anderson

Editorial Page Editor

As a reporter for 20-plus years, Ric covered beats ranging from police and courts to major-college sports. He came to Greenspun Media Group from Kansas in 2011, first serving as the business editor and then managing editor before taking over editorial and advocacy operations for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday. He is a runner and a motorcyclist.

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  • A&E

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    He’ll also replicate two of Knievel’s other jumps. In one night. On a throwback bike.

  • Sports

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    With its corporate-sponsored competition teams, crisply organized race operations and vehicles with sophisticated electronics and mechanical components, the race has come a long way since its first year.

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    The proposed cuts, along with tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported solar panels, threaten to slow the development of Nevada’s renewable energy industry ...

  • Business

    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

    Kirk Kerkorian never defaulted on a loan, was allergic to taking credit for his accomplishments, hated being the center of attention and didn’t want his name on anything — not even his company parking space. So imagine William Rempel’s surprise when, while writing a new biography on Kerkorian, he discovered that ...

  • Business

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Las Vegas has taken a beating from the architecture establishment over the years, with critics characterizing the city’s resorts and casinos as a carnival of ...

  • Breaking News

    Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

    Although Hustler publisher Larry Flynt failed to keep Donald Trump out of the White House, Flynt said he’d be watching the president-elect closely, especially for any attempt to restrict First Amendment freedoms. “If he wants a fight, I’m ready,” Flynt said ...

  • Business

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Las Vegas is back in the implosion business, picking up where it left off after a string of iconic resorts were brought down with explosives from 1993 to 2007. A quiet post-recessionary period followed in which implosions were limited to such structures as ...

  • Features

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Don’t be surprised if you walk away with a surge of adrenaline and maybe even a tinge of invincibility.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    The Valley is home to a diverse collection of racers and motorsports performers.

  • Business

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    From the patio dining area of Tacos El Gordo on Las Vegas Boulevard, there’s a view of the city’s past five agonizing years, its uncertain present and its possibly exhilarating future. Look, past the roadside signs for the tattoo parlor, smoke shop and foot reflexology joint in the strip mall between Encore and the Riviera. There, stark against the desert sky and the western mountains, are the skeletons of two unfinished buildings on the former Echelon property, one made of concrete, one of steel and both abandoned when the recession took down Las Vegas’ economy.

  • News

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Smoke billows from a fire on Mount Charleston west of Las Vegas, Thursday, July 4, 2013.

  • Weather

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Rain falls on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, April 8, 2013. The National Weather Service reported that scattered showers and wind are expected through Tuesday.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Competitors stage for the start of the Mint 400 off-road race Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas. The event drew more than 1,000 entrants in 19 pro classes and two sportsman classes.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Competitors in the Mint 400 get a wave. The race was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Trucks roll to the starting line of the Mint 400 off-road race on Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas.