The governor’s announcement in late May that casinos could reopen June 4 initiated a flurry of activity on and off the Strip as sprawling resorts — some offering amenities akin to a small city — prepared to welcome back guests.
The movement to “reopen” America is a fallacy based on a fantasy. The fallacy is the notion that lifting stay-at-home orders will result in people going back to their normal routines. This is false. The state-issued stay-at-home orders did not...
We all want to reopen Nevada and get back to the way things have historically been. But times have changed. This disease and the spread of it has changed all of us, and we need to continue adapting and remaining cautious.
Every cycle, it happens: Too many voters cast ballots for judicial candidates without knowing much about them beyond name recognition or what they see in fluffy TV spots/mailers. Thousands actually skip those contests when they get to them in the...
When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years ago, it was love at first sight. I cradled her in my arms, my adopted miracle, and couldn’t stop crying. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
On Saturday, officials touted their work converting the Cashman Complex parking lot into a sleeping area complete with carpeting. But by Monday, a photo of people curled up under blankets in painted rectangles on the asphalt was drawing criticism...
The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it.
Jon Ralston"The time is now to make a painful but necessary shift: Abandon most for-profit local newspapers, whose business model no longer works, and move as fast as possible to a national network of nimble new online newsrooms."
Novel idea, @benyt!
With the nation desperately in need of a president who can restore our values and be a leader for all Americans, the two are the best-suited candidates. We urge Nevadans to caucus for either one of them.
Jon RalstonThe Las Vegas Sun has endorsed Amy Klobuchar AND Joe Biden. Also nice words for other candidates except one: "Sanders is the only clear non-starter...A Sanders candidacy simply guarantees a Trump second term."
It’s particularly telling when people are criticized for using facts and reason.
Jon RalstonLate to the G-File this week -- and @JonahDispatch is always worth reading -- but this week's is especially cogent. I fear his attempt to be evenhanded and explain his conclusions will be lost in the era of The Validation Culture. But it's a good effort.
Jon RalstonAs Duncan Hunter prepares to plead guilty to campaign finance charges, don't forget he spent about two grand at the Cosmo in Vegas. FYI, the Cosmo is a very cool property and The Chandelier is a great place to have a drink (or $896 in drinks).
Jon Ralston"The fact that his corrupt schemes were stymied will likely save Trump from being removed from office. The fact that he had them in the first place is a good argument for voting him out."
This is a smart @EliLake column.