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JOHN L. SMITH

John L. Smith, 77, of Sardis, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at his home. He was born in New Martinsville, West Virginia Nov. 25, 1944, a son of the late Okey Smith and Dolly Anderson Smith. John was a coal miner and had worked at the McElroy Mine in...
SARDIS, OH
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JOHN L. SMITH

John L. Smith 77, of Sardis, passed away Saturday June 11, 2022, at his home. He was born in New Martinsville, West Virginia Nov. 25, 1944, a son of the late Okey Smith and Dolly Anderson Smith. John was a coal miner and had worked at the McElroy Mine in...
SARDIS, OH
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John L. Smith on crowded Ward 6 race, a Nye County scandal and Ruth Gillis

Last week, State of Nevada contributor and commentator John L. Smith detailed the ongoing fight between just two candidates running for the ward six Las Vegas City Council seat. But they aren't the only ones running. Seven people are vying for the seat that has been vacated by Michele Fiore, and she's trying to get back into state politics by running for Nevada treasurer.
LAS VEGAS, NV
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John L. Smith on abortion and status of upcoming Nevada election

We’ve been talking about the U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade — which granted women the a constitutional right choose. At least for now, it won’t affect Nevada, where it is the legal right of a woman to have an abortion. But could it have handed the governor the plan to reelection this fall?
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John L. Smith

John L. Smith, 72, of Lambertville, N.J., died on Monday, April 18, 2022. Born in Lambertville, John was a lifelong area resident. As a young man he was a successful professional horse jockey. A protégé of the legendary Willie Shoemaker, John raced at tracks throughout the eastern United States including Tampa Bay Downs in Florida, Green Mountain Racetrack in Vermont, Garden State Track and Liberty Bell Track in Bensalem.
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
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John L. Smith On The A's Saga: Follow The Money To Oakland

The dream of luring the Oakland A’s to Southern Nevada has been fueled by “hopeful optimism because the Oakland franchise officials have come to Las Vegas so often,” says John L. Smith. The State of Nevada commentator said he is more skeptical of the Major League Baseball team’s relocation from...
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John L. Smith: Nevada Unions Had Much To Celebrate On Labor Day

Nevada union members spent part of Labor Day weekend in a virtual rally with three members of the state’s congressional delegation. “In Nevada, organized labor is strong, and it's strong because it's politically active,” said State of Nevada contributor John L. Smith, who watched the event. Democratic Reps. Dina Titus,...
LAS VEGAS, NV
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Raiders Executives Walk The Plank, And John L. Smith Wonders Why

Then-Raiders President Marc Badain speaks during the Allegiant Stadium groundbreaking in 2017. The longtime executive left the team last month. Pro football teams cut players all the time, but the Las Vegas Raiders just got rid of several front-office executives amid reports of tax irregularities. President Marc Badain, who had...
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Eyes On The Fries: John L. Smith Digests Laxalt's Bid For Senate

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt served up some red meat for the base at the state Republican’s annual Basque Fry in Reno. Accompanied by former Trump Administration official Richard Grenell and possible 2024 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Laxalt confirmed last weekend he would challenge Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in next year’s election.
RENO, NV
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John L. Smith

Atkinson - John L. Smith, 71, of Atkinson, formerly of Sheffield, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Aperion Care Home, Princeton. John was born November 29, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Lawrence Smith and Margaret Bowman. John is survived by his daughter, Sherry (Chris) Stoner, Kewanee; grandchildren, Gavyn Cowling, Neenah Cowling and Beatrice Smith, all of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by his parents. John served in the Air Force. He worked as a truck driver for Kaplan Trucking and Lilley Trucking. He enjoyed working on and driving semis. He loved listening to music and watching TV. He enjoyed spending time with Sherry and his grandchildren. John also enjoyed playing euchre. Graveside services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, August 20, 2021 at Sheffield Cemetery. Pastor Terry Lancaster will officiate. Please leave an online condolence for John's family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.
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John L. Smith On The Republicans' Dueling Factions In Nevada

With the mid-term elections 15 months away, Republicans are pulling apart when they should be pulling together, says State of Nevada contributor John L. Smith. “About the time they all ought to be getting together and holding hands and making nice, there are two factions within the party in Southern Nevada,” Smith said.
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John L. Smith On The Busy Man Keeping Nye County Safe

Nye County is home to 50,000 people spread across an area bigger than some states. The director of emergency management for the sprawling county is Scott Lewis, who is just as likely to be found tending to an accident victim as he is detailing the latest pandemic statistics to the Nye County Commission.
NYE COUNTY, NV
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John L. Smith

John Luther Smith, 67 of Brackettville, died July 6, 2021, in Brackettville. Services are pending with Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.
BRACKETTVILLE, TX
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John L. Smith On The Continuing Nevada Republican Party Saga

Nevada Republican Party infighting broke into the public again with the recent TV appearance by a party elder statesman. Sig Rogich said during an interview in Reno that state GOP Chairman Michael McDonald needs to go and the party’s books should be audited. Rogich, 77, founded and later sold R&R Partners, and he also served as an image-maker and ambassador to his native Iceland in the administration of the first President Bush.
RENO, NV