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August 28, 2016

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Rising tax tide here also would lift boats in Northern Nevada
Between possibly attracting the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center and …
Light rail key to ensuring visitors enjoy Las Vegas — and come back
When a big event such as a marquee fight or a major concert happens on the Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard turns into a gridlocked disaster of honking horns, grumbling tourists and …
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Damaging rules are hidden within Question 1
Here in Nevada, we are fortunate to have Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt continue their principled opposition to Ballot Question 1, the background-check/gun-control proposal. This position proudly continues the tradition of our nation’s …
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By Alan Smith, Henderson
Time for state, like businesses, to tackle pollution
It is time to move forward with reducing pollution and the use of non-renewable resources. Big industries like MGM Resorts International and NV Energy are looking to go solar. The proof has been in the local news. Note the Washington Times article: NV Energy is …
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By K. Looker, Las Vegas
Regatta trash solution simple: Add cleanup cost to entry fee
To solve the trash problem caused by the River Regatta at Bullhead City, why not figure the cost of the cleanup, then simply add that cost to the entry fee? That would keep the crowds (revenue) coming to town. There are …
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By Glenn Crabtree, Las Vegas
Gun lobby the only opponent of background checks
Recently, a number of Republican elected officials have announced their opposition to Question 1, which would require a criminal background check before anyone buys a gun in our state. Polls show that requiring background checks has more support than just about …
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By Angela Angers, Las Vegas
As NV Energy stonewalls, don’t give up fight for solar
To see the two sides of NV Energy on the rooftop solar issue, start by looking at the television ads being run by Citizens for Solar Energy Fairness. The ads state that solar companies want Nevada residents to pay higher electricity bills …
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By Charles Parrish, Las Vegas
Exercise rights women fought for
America’s freedom fighters were publicly humiliated and beaten, unlawfully detained and tortured for over a century to gain the freedom of speech and the right to vote. And Aug. 18, we celebrated the …
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By Erin Bilbray, Las Vegas
GOP hinders the right to vote
Has the irony been lost on the GOP’s flag bearer? As Donald Trump complains about the election being rigged against him, Republicans in a number of states have …
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
For sake of nation’s prosperity, elect a Democrat
Lying Donald continually lies by omission and exaggeration. He is quick to point out numbers such as America’s trade deficit in only one category, never mentioning our very significant offsetting trade surpluses. Unlike the Clintons and every …
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas
Trump doesn’t seem to want to be president
Is it possible Donald Trump never wanted to be president and was just as surprised he beat out 16 others as everyone else was? He opened with …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Get Trump a dictionary
The Republican presidential nominee has claimed he can be the Secretary of Keeping All the Jobs in the U.S. He has a close friend who is building the eighth wonder of the world in Mexico. He never tells us who, what and how, only that he knows this great man. He is going to charge carriers 35 percent to bring products into the U.S. He has no idea …
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas

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