Issue: July 16, 2015
Journalists are known for letting their legislative coverage turn into a
tired little whimper near the end of each session, and RN&R news editor
Dennis Myers is well aware--which is why he's compiled a thoughtful
roundup of myriad bills, plans and political talking points that either
hit the public radar, slid through or halfway disappeared as the 2015
show came to a close. His cover story is called "Mopping up" for a
reason, and somebody has to do it.
Also in this week's paper, arts editor Brad Bynum meets a musician who's
moved from Portland to Reno, presumably reversing the tide of the
universe in the process. Anna Hart tells us about a poignant and
powerful art program for service men and women; Josie Luciano introduces
us to the everyday character behind beloved drag star Ginger Devine; and
columnists Sheila Leslie, Brendan Trainor and Bruce Van Dyke consider a
host of issues: Republican Joe Heck's race for Harry Reid's U.S. Senate
seat, market discrimination toward the gay community, and the world's
response to The Donald's rhetoric, respectively.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to pick up a newsprint copy of this
week's RN&R for exclusive columns, cartoons and spitball ammo. If not
for you, we'd be stuck in detention.