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The following is a recap of the January 4th Board of County Commission (BOCC) meeting:
County criminalizes stopping for a selfie on Strip pedestrian bridges
Catching a glimpse of the Las Vegas Grand Prix from a pedestrian bridge on Las Vegas Boulevard, or stopping to get directions or snap a selfie will now be illegal, following a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Clark County Commission.
2023 YEAR-END RECAP (Commentary)
County Staff
Jenifer Davidson took over as the county manager and provided a refreshing approach to what I consider the most important aspect of a County Commissioner’s job, constituent services. Nothing makes me feel better about the job I am doing than to help a constituent solve a problem. I am not successful all the time, but I always try.
National Anthem
My father was a college basketball coach. He had great success coaching inner-city black basketball players who had trouble on and off the court. He was heavily criticized for recruiting these players. He was told they did not belong on a college campus.
COMMENTARY: Affirmative Action
No one can dispute that slavery, segregation, and racism has made it much more difficult for Black Americans to achieve success in America. Only the plight of Native Americans is close. America should help Black and Native Americans attain a level playing field with the rest of its citizens.
Basic Consideration and Courtesy (Commentary)
I run a nonprofit sports facility called the Tarkanian Basketball Academy. We teach young kids the life lessons they learn through playing sports such as work ethic, handling adversity, and winning with class and losing with dignity.
The History Chicks : Two Women, Half the Population, and Several Thousand Years of History
In 2011 Beckett Graham and Susan Vollenweider began a podcast they refer to as "Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history". This clever podcast rebukes any resemblance of their podcast to a boring old history lesson as purely coincidental.
Demystifying “Initial” Communication
English is the language of computers, diplomacy, science and tourism. Today it is not only important to learn English but it is beneficial to understand acronyms, abbreviations and initialism. Ever wonder what someone means when they say “STAT” or B2B? Let’s remove some of the mystical from today’s English language.
The Bowery Boys : New York History Podcast
In keeping with our commitment to bring history and civics to the forefront of our work at Battle Born News we would like to introduce to you a podcast born of the passion of two men for New York history.
COMMENTARY: People Who are the Most Successful Lie the Best and Have the Most Money to Lie Most Often
My wife, Amy, just won the first part of her defamation lawsuit against the Executive Director of the Nevada GOP. The District Court ruled that the Executive Director, Alida Benson, had not offered any evidence at all establishing any truth to her comments.

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