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Wabuska Mangler

The Wabuska Mangler was the name given to a mythical newspaper in 1889 by Sam Davis, then editor of the Nevada Appeal. Davis would make up controversial news stories and opinions, then attribute them to the Mangler. Wabuska is a small community in Lyon County east of Carson City.

Since 2006, the Wabuska Mangler has been the name of a blog hosted by the Nevada Press Association and written by Barry Smith, director of  the Association.

Retirement reception for four at RGJ

We headed for Reno on Wednesday afternoon to the reception for retiring Reno Gazette-Journal reporters Bill O’Driscoll, Susan Skorupa, Jeff Delong and Ray Hagar. There was a good turnout while we were there, and Publisher John Maher and Editor Kelly Scott gave warm farewell speeches about the longtime employees.   …

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Open government for real people, too

Angel DeFazio, who got a trespassing citation for recording a Public Utilities Commission hearing with a video camera, called to talk to me about the open meeting law. The 62-year-old Las Vegas resident is a reporter for Vegas Voice, a newspaper for seniors, although the Las Vegas Review-Journal called her …

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Ghost Walk strolls the neighborhood on Saturday

Three young women in period dresses and hats stand on the front steps of the Rinckel Mansion.

If you’ve been waiting for a good time to tour Carson City’s historic west side, tomorrow (Oct. 24) is the day. The Ghost Walk will be strolling the neighborhood starting at 10 a.m. and continuing the tours until 2:30 p.m. Check out the web site for details. We’re pleased to …

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Four veteran reporters retiring from Reno Gazette-Journal

  Update: Four reporters for the Reno Gazette-Journal are taking Gannett’s buyout package and will be retiring  next week. Here’s the story in the RGJ. The four — Ray Hagar, Bill O’Driscoll, Susan Skorupa and Jeff Delong — all are longtime journalists in Northern Nevada. O’Driscoll has been with the …

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Confidentiality: The curtain behind which institutions hide

Here’s what I hate — I said in my best Andy Rooney impersonation. Ogus and his successor Craig Evans, the interim chair of the Berkeley math department, said confidentiality rules prevented them speaking publicly about Coward’s case and referred queries to the university’s spokesperson. And … In a statement Janet …

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