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Fourth Mirage dolphin dies in less than a year

BY: - January 25, 2023

Duchess, the longest surviving dolphin at the Mirage exhibit, is dead according to a statement released by the hotel’s president, Joe Lupo.  “I extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Mirage animal care team and the veterinary experts who worked tirelessly to ensure Duchess was loved, received the highest quality care, and was as comfortable as […]

LV Council approves increase in pet ownership, rejects more regulation of animal pros

BY: - January 5, 2023

Residents of Las Vegas can now own up to six dogs or cats without obtaining special permits, up from the four previously allowed.  Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman voted against the measure after Councilwoman Olivia Diaz suggested small rental units could be overrun by pets.  Diaz and Goodman cast the only dissenting votes.   “We want […]

Southern Nevada has limited options to house domestic violence survivors

BY: - December 20, 2022

Sixteen. In a range from one to 20 on a lethality scale, an assessment that SafeNest does with those experiencing domestic violence who are looking to leave an abusive partner, you would need to score a 16 in order to secure a bed and a safe place to stay. Assessment questions include asking if the […]

Volunteers reluctantly give up caring for pets at LV Homeless Courtyard

BY: - December 13, 2022

Four days sick and off work cost Steve (who asked that we not use his full name) his room in a weekly motel.  For a while he lived in his car with his pets. When the car broke down, he sold it and landed at the City of Las Vegas’s Homeless Courtyard, where he’s been […]

Illegal gambling costs industry and taxpayers billions, report says 

BY: - December 2, 2022

Americans bet an estimated $511 billion each year with illegal and unregulated sportsbooks, iGaming websites and other games, at the expense of taxpayers and the legal gambing industry, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association, which wants the U.S. Department of Justice to crack down. “This illegal wagering robs state governments of […]

Cat lovers clobber CCSD trapping contract 

BY: - November 30, 2022

The Clark County School District hired a pest control company last month to trap and remove close to two dozen cats from a Las Vegas high school, but officials refuse to say what was to become of the creatures.   “Desert Squad Pest and Wildlife will do 1 month of trapping for feral cats underneath the […]

Survey says: Nevadans are happy, but not super satisfied?

BY: - November 28, 2022

Today was a good day. Nevadans are more likely to agree with that sentiment than residents of almost any other state, according to a new nationwide survey that asked people about their overall happiness, anxiety and life satisfaction. Gross National Happiness USA, a nonprofit that describes its focus as “changing the definition of progress and […]

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Why some people think fascism is the greatest expression of democracy ever invented

BY: - November 7, 2022

Warnings that leaders like Donald Trump hold a dagger at the throat of democracy have evoked a sense of befuddlement among moderates. How can so many Republicans – voters, once reasonable-sounding officeholders and the new breed of activists who claim to be superpatriots committed to democracy – be acting like willing enablers of democracy’s destruction? […]

Cortez Masto, Rosen call out Laxalt for ‘failure to condemn’ antisemitism

BY: - November 1, 2022

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Monday joined fellow Sen. Jacky Rosen and Jewish community leaders to denounce antisemitism on the campaign trail. Their comments largely criticized Republican Adam Laxalt, who polls have neck-and-neck with Cortez Masto in one of the most highly watched Senate battles this election cycle, but also highlighted a larger trend […]

Man who attacked Speaker Pelosi’s husband wanted to break ‘her kneecaps,’ DOJ says

BY: - November 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced federal charges against the man who allegedly broke into U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and attacked her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. If convicted, David DePape could receive up to 50 years in prison. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s complaint and affidavit into the […]

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America is amusing itself to death and hack politicians are taking advantage

BY: - October 31, 2022

In 1985, Neil Postman’s crowning achievement, “Amusing Ourselves To Death,” provided the most prescient analysis and forecast of the current lobotimization of American public discourse. Postman’s work drew a distinction between the Orwellian vision of a totalitarian government seizing individual rights and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” where freedom and rights were voluntarily sacrificed in […]

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Did you ever think you would see book bans in 21st century America?

BY: - October 4, 2022

If you have ignored or had doubts about whether the concern that democracy is in danger in America, just look at the growing movement to ban books in our schools and libraries. There is a history of books being banned in the United States for their subject matter and content. Most notably during the colonial era, slavery and the […]