Hey, everyone, it’s a guy from Brumby! Reading Desert Companion! He’s in a picture on Facebook, reading our February edition — “Best of the City,” though surely you haven’t forgotten because how could you?
The new year’s fresh bouquet of Chris Brown headlines (sample: “Chris Brown allegedly punched woman in the eye at Palms hotel in Las Vegas”) nicely underlined Tovin Lapan’s tough piece about alleged celebrity abusers in our January issue.
Following Sheldon Adelson’s surprise $140 million purchase of the Review-Journal, the paper’s editorial staff weighed in on social media; national pundits also had their say. But what about that other set of stakeholders — the angry, libtard-hating, syntax-mauling denizens of the paper’s comment threads? A sampling …
In 2007, seven people were infected with hepatitis C, making it one of the worst outbreaks in Las Vegas history. Local doctor Dipak Desai was charged criminally for unsafe injections. One of those victims recently died, which could bring murder charges against Desai. Rodolfo Meana had gone home to the Philippines to die, saying hepatitis C had changed his whole life. Reporter Paul Harasim tells us about Rodolfo's life, and the repercussions of the hepatitis outbreak.
They broke up in October 2011, but the drama is just beginning. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and former Henderson City Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion dated and swapped barbs at separate press conferences.
The coroner's office has a backlog of 14 inquests into police-related shootings. Thanks to a legal battle, it may not get to those inquests anytime soon. The inquest process was recently revamped after a series of officer-related shootings, but a recent court challenge filed by three Metro police officers is delaying that process. The last coroner's inquest was nine months ago, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that they might not catch up until 2013. So what happened? What led to this delay, and when might families and police next see an inquest process?