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May 20, 2018

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Let’s talk peace in the Middle East
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Where I Stand:
This past week marked two distinct celebrations of the state of Israel’s 70th birthday. One was the official opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The other was an acknowledgment in Washington, D.C., by Israel of 70 Americans who have contributed to …
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Assassin's Creed has a new mission: Working in the classroom
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Following last year’s release of “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” set in Ptolemaic Egypt, the team behind it decided that allowing players to learn more about life in ancient Egypt might make for a pretty cool teaching aid ...
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How same-sex couples divide chores, and what it shows about modern parenting
Sunday, May 20, 2018
When straight couples divide up the chores of daily life — who cooks dinner and who mows the lawn, who schedules the children’s activities and who takes out the trash — the duties are often determined by gender ...
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Staying at Camp EDC 'way worth it' for festival attendees in Las Vegas
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Hours before the Electric Daisy Carnival kicked off a second night of utopia on Saturday in Las Vegas, some revelers took shelter in their ..
Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting
Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting
Sunday, May 20, 2018
A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with ...
GOP’s spending must be reined in
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OPINION:
Politicians’ addiction to overspending has long been bound by no political affiliation.
On Election Day, we can restore US morals
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OPINION:
President Donald Trump’s approval rating is rising. The Democratic advantage on survey questions about party preference for control of Congress is vanishing. Liberal anxiety about the fate of the midterms — and I would venture, the country itself — is rising.
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Scholars: Vote to strike by Culinary Union doesn’t mean stoppage is imminent
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Culinary Union this week will conduct its first citywide strike vote in more than 15 years, but a vote to strike by a majority of 50,000 hospitality workers doesn’t necessarily mean a crippling walkout is imminent at dozens of Las Vegas casinos and hotels.
Clinching in Winnipeg will be a challenge for Golden Knights
Clinching in Winnipeg will be a challenge for Golden Knights
Sunday, May 20, 2018
stanley cup playoffs:
The Golden Knights need one more win to reach the Stanley Cup Final, but it won't be easy. With a 3-2 win Friday night at T-Mobile Arena Vegas took a commanding 3-1 series ...
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Historic Reno neighborhood tops preservation list
Sunday, May 20, 2018
A 19th century neighborhood on the edge of the UNR campus tops a historic preservation group's new list of Nevada's 11 most ...
Politicians aren’t as dumb as we think
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OPINION:
Let’s posit three rules of political analysis. First, data are better than presuppositions. Second, actual votes cast can tell us more than the polls. Third, even when we carefully examine the facts, we’re all vulnerable to seeking confirmation of what we believed in the first place.
Nevadans must remain vigilant to protect women’s health rights
Sunday, May 20, 2018
EDITORIAL:
With the administration’s newest assault on Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump and the far right have further demonstrated their discrimination against women and disregard for their well-being.
Move toward clean energy
Sunday, May 20, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
The Renewable Portfolio Standard initiative is a modest step toward a crucial goal: protecting our health and pocketbooks by getting more of our electricity from clean resources rather than polluting and price-volatile fossil fuels.
We can stop animal cruelty
Sunday, May 20, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
After seeing the video of a baby duck being brutally killed by students at one of our schools, I feel compelled to raise an important issue.
Did the founders get it right?
Sunday, May 20, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Our Constitution has been successful since its inception, but will it continue to hold up?