Issue: February 21, 2013

Hi everybody,

We Nevadans like to think of ourselves as a pretty unique bunch. We

like to think we do everything a little differently here, and that

includes voting. In this week's feature story, RN&R news editor

Dennis Myers examines last year's election and talks to the experts

about the differences among national voting trends and the trends

here in Nevada and what those differences might mean for the future

of the state. We've gone from red to purple and are veering ever more

toward the blues. Just like B.B. King.

Elsewhere in the issue, special projects editor Ashley Hennefer

reports on a state bill regarding bear hunting in Nevada, arts writer

Kris Vagner checks out an exhibition by Native American artists at

the Nevada Museum of Art, and columnist Bruce Van Dyke reminisces

about one of his most memorable conversations, a particularly

psychedelic one with a boatsman who likes to play guitar for dolphins.

As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for

exclusive columns, cartoons and fireplace kindling.

Thanks for reading! If not for you, we'd be just like those damn Californians.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts Editor