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    Irish Dancer Readies for Her Green Christmas

    By Cindi Reed

    March 17 is a busy day for Irish step dancer Tara Reid, who will perform with the band Sin E Ri Ra at the Celtic Feis Festival at New York-New York.

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    Three Questions for USA Sevens Rugby’s Zack Test

    By Sean DeFrank

    USA Sevens rugby returns to Sam Boyd Stadium for the fifth consecutive year on January 24-26. Zack Test, Rugby Magazine’s Sevens Player of the Year in 2012-13, leads the U.S. squad into the 16-team tournament.

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    Ruvo Center Leading Research with Tau Imaging

    By Heidi Kyser

    Among the big achievements in Alzheimer’s research this year, one stands out for Jeffrey Cummings, the director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: tau protein imaging.

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    UNLV Team Tackles Mars’ Phosphate Problem

    By Heidi Kyser

    Let’s be clear about one thing: UNLV’s Christopher Adcock, Paul Forster and Elisabeth Hausrath did not discover life on Mars.

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    Finance Park Teaches Kids Fiscal Responsibility

    By Heidi Kyser

    The Great Recession brought into sharp focus the need to educate ourselves on financial matters—and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada believes the learning should start early.

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    Three Questions About Breast Cancer

    By Heidi Kyser

    In her 17 years of helping women with breast cancer, Souzan El-Eid has seen a startling evolution in their views on mastectomy.

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    Three Questions: Benefit Corporations

    By Heidi Kyser

    Let’s say you wanted to follow in the footsteps of Blake Mycoskie, the icon of philanthropic capitalism who, for each pair of TOMS shoes his company sells, gives another pair to a child in need somewhere in the world. Would you start a nonprofit? A for-profit? What’s the business model for that?

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    Three Questions: Gold Butte

    By Heidi Kyser

    As executive director of Friends of Gold Butte, Nancy Hall scored big this summer when U.S. Senator Harry Reid and U.S. Representative Steven Horsford of Nevada proposed bills to protect the culturally and ecologically rich area between Lake Mead and Mesquite. Here is Hall’s overview of the protections, which would designate a 350,000-acre national conservation area, including 130,000 acres set aside as wilderness. How do the conservation and wilderness areas differ?

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    The Roots of List Lust

    By Heidi Kyser

    “Top Ten Signs Your Country is Too Fat.” “100 Ways to Love a Cat.” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Admit that you want to see all these lists, by David Letterman, YouTube’s TravisAndJonathan and Paul Simon, respectively. We love lists! The media obviously knows this, but why is it so? Why can’t you resist Seven's Best of the City issue, or the Most Beautiful People, or Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed?

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    Three Questions: Mount Charleston Fire


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    As Mount Charleston continued to burn on July 11 and Valley residents were warned to stay indoors to avoid the smoke-tainted air, Las Vegas native Milo Kostelecky found out the fire had engulfed his investment partners’ mountain property, Prospect Springs Ranch, off of Kyle Canyon Road. We spoke to Kostelecky—who is the director of the Las Vegas Film Festival—shortly after he got word.

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    Three Questions: Supreme Court

    By Heidi Kyser

    Before recessing for summer, the U.S. Supreme Court sprinted through so many decisions, it was hard to keep up. For the nitty-gritty, we turned to Maggie McLetchie, partner in Las Vegas’ Langford McLetchie law firm and former legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. What’s the most important decision the Supreme Court made in the last term?

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    Three Questions: Gun Control

    By Heidi Kyser

    On June 13, Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed Senate Bill 221, Nevada’s version of the law requiring universal background checks for firearm purchase and closing the so-called gun-show loophole. Senator Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, included language from the gun lobby’s issue du jour—barring the criminal mentally ill from legal possession—but it wasn’t enough to override libertarian angst about infringement of Second Amendment rights. Gun control advocate Teresa Crawford, a 64-year-old registered nurse, is already moving on.

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    Three Questions: Neon Reverb

    By Sean DeFrank

    Much attention has been given to the announcement of Life Is Beautiful, a music, food and arts festival coming to Downtown on October 26-27. But the twice-yearly Neon Reverb has been featuring national and local musical acts at Downtown venues since 2008. Neon Reverb organizer Jason Aragon weighs in on the impact Life Is Beautiful will have on his festival.

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    Three Questions: Shade Tree

    By Heidi Kyser

    Since 1990, women and children have found refuge from abuse, poverty and other dangers 24 hours a day at the Shade Tree shelter. Director Marlene Richter says the facility’s 364 beds are full every day of the year, but Mother’s Day—when ideals of maternity take center stage—is especially difficult. She reflects on life at the Shade Tree for this year’s resident moms. Can you describe the typical mother that you see taking shelter at Shade Tree?

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    Three Questions: Marriage Equality

    By Heidi Kyser

    The most dramatic non-Steven Brooks moment in the 77th Nevada Legislature so far was the Senate’s April 22 passage of Joint Resolution 13, which proposes to amend the state constitution’s language on marriage. It began as a request to repeal the 2002 constitutional amendment defining marriage as a male-female union, but a revision to the resolution pushed it further: As passed by the Senate, it would require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender (with the exception of churches, which don’t have to bless unions they object to).

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