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   The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.

RENO NEWS & REVIEW, 11-9-2006

 

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"Our republic and its press will rise or fall together." — Joseph Pulitzer

Updated 9-21-2022 GMT

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Murder, mayhem & rape R Us
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno
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Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 9-21-2022
TWO MAJOR UNION EVENTS TODAY

Truth in Advertising 101
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 9-14-2022

Of giants, legends & lessers
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 9-7-2022

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY at Reno's Idlewild Park, 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m. this Monday. Years ago, I recommended that union leaders bail out of Virginia City which had allowed its Labor Day parade to become a celebration of the Confederacy. I'm glad to see the new Laborfest. Live music, food trucks, beer garden, kids zone and a huge Mother Jones inflatable to scare the children. Info at RenoLaborFest.com/

LABORFEST 2022 SNAPSHOT SCRAPBOOK
By ThisIsReno.com

Robbing Peter to Play Paul
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 8-31-2022


Dirty cellos playing oxymorons for peccadillos
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 8-24-2022

Trump & Khomeini: Soul-less Brothers
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 8-17-2022

Nevada mines unsafe, UPS & healthcare workers likewise

Culinary Union pickets LV Valley Hospital as workers push for a new contract
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Congressman Steven Horsford and Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom join in support
Culinary Union Local 226 / 8-18-2022

Worker safety long secondary at Nevada’s largest gold-mining outfit
Nevada Independent & High County News joint investigation
By Daniel Rothberg and Nick Bowlin / 8-15-2022

Nevada: Company town, corporate dumpster
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 7-20-2022

NEVADA STILL A COMPANY TOWN: Gross mining mega-merger turns gold to dross
By Daniel Rothberg / The Nevada Independent & High Country News / 1-3-2022


Teamsters protest at Sparks UPS after workers suffer from heat-related illness
By Kristen Hackbarth / ThisIsReno.com 8-24-2022

UPS drivers push for air conditioning as temperatures soar: ‘People are dropping weekly’
Drivers report grueling toll of making hundreds of stops a day in sweltering conditions, as UPS makes record profits.
Drivers represented by the Teamsters are pushing for air conditioning in vehicles and better protections on the job.
By Michael Sainato / The Guardian / London U.K. 8-8-2022

NLV council rules against putting rent cap proposal on ballot
Next step for Culinary Union Local 226 initiative: Court
Sen. Joe Neal sorely missed on his home turf

Much more at Rentvolution.org
By Jessica Hill / Las Vegas Sun 8-5-2022


Unsafe at any speed dept.—>

For Sale: Unsafe at any speed, $40,000
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 8-10-2022

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE?
Be careful what you Make-A-Wish for
Hot August Nights auctioning a death trap for charity
By Faith Evans / Reno Gazette-Journal front page / 8-4-2022

FACEBOOK COMMENT APPENDED TO RGJ.COM ONLINE EDITION

RE: He built a Jeep when he was in high school. Now he's auctioning it for Make-A-Wish.

Dear Ms. Evans: Your story can kill people. If you will call me, I will put you in contact with some top gun trial lawyers who have tried and won "Jeep cases." Just about every personal injury lawyer of long standing has had one or several. The post-WW2 commercial/consumer Jeep had to be engineered for consumer comforts. (Ask a few WW2 vets about how many soldiers died or were seriously injured because their cute little Jeeps flipped like pancakes.) Young Mr. Halford has already exacerbated the problem of the original manufacture by adding higher suspension. Raising the center of gravity means easier rollover, especially to an inexperienced driver. See the DJ Benardis death case your paper covered extensively. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and Mr. Halford and Hot August Nights are heading straight for a cliché ending and a plethora of lawsuits. Please call me ASAP. Be well. Raise hell. Stay safe. Andrew Barbano/Reno / barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us Barbwire.US 775-747-0544

Subject: Re: Your Jeep death trap story
Date: 2022-08-04 12:12
From: barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us
To: "Evans, Faith" <FEvans@reno.gannett.com>
Cc: "Santoro, Peggy" <psantoro@reno.gannett.com>
Dear Ms. Evans:
Here's a consumer site with relevant information. Hope it helps.
https://www.jeepforum.com/threads/cj-rollover-tendencies.332401/

At minimum, we should hope that Mr. Halford has added anti-roll modifications into his renovation. Nonetheless, the photo showing the heightened suspension remains quite troubling.
Thanks.
Be well. Raise hell. Stay safe.
Andrew

Subject: Re: Your Jeep death trap story
Date: 2022-08-04 11:55
From: barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us
To: "Evans, Faith" <FEvans@reno.gannett.com>
Cc: "Santoro, Peggy" <psantoro@reno.gannett.com>
Thanx! I am at your service. AB

On 2022-08-04 11:40, Evans, Faith wrote:
Dear Mr. Barbano, Thank you for bringing this concern to my attention.
I will discuss this with my editor.

 

Outlive them all
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 8-3-2022

How to live forever
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 7-27-2022

Nevada: Company town, corporate dumpster
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 7-20-2022

Attorney and former Reno-Sparks NAACP President Jeffrey Blanck has passed away. Memorial service expected in Reno. More as information arrives. May our friend Jeff rest in peace.

The wages of sin
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 7-13-2022

Poison Annie's Revenge Executed
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 7-6-2022

The Fall of Camelot
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 6-29-2022

Fight back against white elephants
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 6-22-2022

SORE LOSERS: Transit system loses legal actions
Taxpayers hit with hundreds of thousands in costs while rewarding chief executive
"Keolis and their mouthpiece, RTC, spare no expense at losing"— Gary Watson, Teamsters 533 President
U-News June 17, 2022 / Turn on, tune in and tell a friend

Eagles, chickens & Treasongate turkeys
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 6-15-2022

Stealing from starving babies
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 6-8-2022

Holding guns to our heads
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 6-1-2022

War in moderation?
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 4-13-2022

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STORIES WITH LEGS
Barbwire by Andrew Quarantino Barbáno / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune 1-5-2022

Help a union family in their time of need

NEVADA STILL A COMPANY TOWN
Gross mining mega-merger turns gold to dross for tribes, workers & environment

The Nevada Independent and High Country News / 1-3-2022

Happy High Holly Days to all
Merry Christmas/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Festivus/Chanukah/Thanksgibleting
Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !
HAPPY NEW YEAR / Feliz Año Nuevo
/ Felice Anno Nuovo
Frohe Weihnachten und beste Wuensche fuer 2022

Betty J. Barbano
2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005
Remember her kindness and laughter

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2-7-1941 / 12-27-2005

In memoriam: 62 years ago toward a lonely road

January 16, 1959, brought the births of Debra Joyce Donlevy/Carson High '77 (1959-1978) and Donna Leslie Cline (1959-1999). Their youth was cut in twain on the same night in 1978 within the loneliness of the High Desert Outback of the American Dream. Remember them fondly.

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