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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

    We’re reeling from a series of jolts: $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, neighborhoods shaken by empty homes, rapidly rising food prices, growing unemployment and a war in its ...

  • 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 ...

  • News

    In honor of National Aviation Day on Aug. 17, millions voted on the top ten airports in the U.S. with the hottest travelers.

  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

  • Dining News

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • FeaturedLifestyle

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Reviews

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • Incidental Tourist

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • As We See It

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Music

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • As We See It

    From a zipline over the main-stage area (!) to in-your-face brand marketing, a few elements to anticipate during the four-day festival.

  • Music

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • Politics

    The decision is the latest in a series of ongoing changes at the exchange as it tries to recover from a tumultuous first year of ...

  • MusicArts & Entertainment

    The last time the Vermonters played Halloween here, they covered The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded.'

  • Politics

    While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans ...

  • Dining

    The Chicago original is known for a very loud style of customer service. At the local version, it's straight-up Vegas hospitality.