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Oct. 25, 9a-3p. The premise is simple: Get outside and meet community groups, non-profits, government organizations, retailers, outfitters and...
Oct 25. Nevada State Museum. Historians Larry Gragg, Eugene Moehring and Michael Green hold forth on the fabled home of the Rat Pack, that...
Oct. 25, 3:30-8:30p. Are you ready to run for your life? Lace up your sneakers and try to survive the post-apocalyptic world. Outsmart dozens of...
Influence: Power Circles
Maybe it's some kind of ectoplasmic spillover from the let-it-all hang out hedonism promised by the Vegas brand - or maybe it's a testament to the personalities who built that image - but power doesn't exactly try to speak softly in Nevada. Oh no. This is a brash, brassy, big-stick, kinda place. Steve Wynn rails against Obama's economic policies during investor conference calls. Sheldon Adelson dashes off eye-poppingly fat checks to political causes and has developed a curious side hobby of fulminating against online gambling whenever a mic is nearby. Gaming and mining juggernauts mobilize instant armies any time the words "tax" and "education" get muttered in the same breath. Meanwhile, Tony Hsieh shouts with his wallet - and downtown is his sounding board...
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