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June 28, 2016

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GOP candidates who support Trump must explain why — in detail
The most important and telling litmus test of all is one that we put to the Republican candidates, and which will speak volumes about their character. The question requires a simple yes-or-no answer, no equivocating, no waffling, no shrugging it off. Do want Donald Trump to be ...
Health board’s priority should be patient care, not money
There are times when government identifies smart ways to operate as efficiently as possible. Witness how city halls have trimmed their days of business back to four a week, or various …
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Ban the open sale of fireworks; keep pets safe on the Fourth
The time has come to ban the open sale of fireworks and just let professionals handle them in safe areas for people to enjoy ...
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Linda Faso, Las Vegas
Hockey team will make Las Vegas proud
Finally, happiness is here. Las Vegas officially has a major sports team. On June 22, the NHL awarded Las Vegas the next expansion team. Hockey is coming to the desert ...
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By Ryan Czajkowski, Henderson
Heller needs to act on Garland’s appointment
It’s time for Sen. Dean Heller to fulfill his oath of office. When, as a citizen, I decided to serve my country, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Every person who serves — whether military, civil servant or elected official — has to take that oath ...
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By Steven Horner, Las Vegas
Light rail good for valley’s future
Regarding the editorial “Commission owes it to residents and visitors to consider light …
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By Paul Thornquist, Henderson
At least Trump can collaborate
It is interesting when people play the “what-if game.” Many people are wondering what a Donald Trump presidency would look like. They would be better served wondering what a Ted Cruz presidency would …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Gun owners need insurance
vThere appears to be a good case for federal legislation requiring high-dollar liability coverage protecting “anyone wrongfully injured” by discharge of a rapid-fire weapon. Anyone in …
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By Steven Haver, Las Vegas
NRA is avoiding a slippery slope
The National Rifle Association fights all changes in gun control even though some changes are reasonable and needed. We don’t need semi-automatic, 30-round magazine, war-type assault rifles ...
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By Terry Puckett, Las Vegas
Assault weapons ban is nonsensical
The shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla., was a horrific tragedy, but not an assault weapon issue. There are more than 9 million assault weapons owned by civilians in the U.S., and those types of weapons are responsible for less than a few hundred deaths every year. The only time anyone pays attention is when someone goes off the deep end every couple of years ...
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By Dan Ward, Las Vegas
Obama should act on monument
I was happy to see that the Sun carried two articles about President Barack Obama’s visit to Yosemite National …
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By Jane Feldman, Las Vegas
Efforts of Las Vegans praised
The residents of Las Vegas, employees of the Yellow Checker Star cab company, police and security personnel saved an old couple’s day. They are to be commended, saluted …
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By Richard Selzer, Rockwall, Texas

Other Voices »

  • Republicans can save their party by not bankrolling Trump
    In the Claremont Review of Books, Martha Bayles says, “There’s an old adage about a vat of wine standing next to a vat of sewage. Add a cup of wine to the sewage and it is still …
  • Doctor in Russia has become so much more
    When I get the blues, I turn to Gennady. He treated my bipolar disorder in Moscow in the late ’90s, when I worked there as an American journalist. Even though I’ve been back in the U.S. for nearly two …
  • Keep it civil: Not standing up for those who were sitting in
    Any reasonable American who watched the Democratic congressmen and -women taking over the well of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening had to be somewhat sympathetic to …
  • Technology challenges traditional real estate
    Since electronic computing’s introduction in the 1950s, it has been changing the way people do business, making employees more productive and allowing businesses to do more with less. The greatest impact from a real estate perspective has been on office space.
  • There’s no faith in Trumpism
    Where religion is concerned, Donald Trump’s bigotry is his biggest problem, but his ignorance comes in a close …
  • Trump’s campaign in dire straits, but it’s all GOP has
    Donald Trump’s firing of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, sounds like a big deal, until you realize how little of a Trump campaign there is …
  • Big Marijuana here to dupe Nevadans
    Nevada voters should now brace against millions of dollars from out-of-state Big Marijuana interests supporting Question 2, the legalization of recreational marijuana, on the November ballot. Voters need to realize …
  • Party support has served Clinton well
    Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. It had tanks, guns and nukes, but …
  • Misled about Clinton’s qualifications? Read on
    Misled about Clinton’s qualifications? Read on
    Let’s look at the issues people are using to disparage Hillary Clinton. Let’s consider the issues of dishonesty, scandals, money and Wall Street. 1) Honesty: Hillary is a politician, and like all politicians she is no …
  • Could Indiana mayor be the first gay president?
    If you went into some laboratory to concoct a perfect Democratic candidate, you’d be hard-pressed to improve on Pete Buttigieg, the 34-year-old second-term mayor of this Rust Belt city, where he grew up and …
  • Trump’s vitriol turns journalist into an activist
    For months, Donald Trump’s words and the public’s reaction escalated. Now because of Trump some think it’s acceptable to divide Americans into different categories, to insult others based on their religion, ethnicity, gender or disability ...
  • Trump attacks freedom of religion, and GOP allows it
    Donald Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants …
  • Trump attacks freedom of religion, and GOP allows it
    Donald Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants …
  • Rebel presidential campaigns just beginning
    He says his rival has “put political correctness above common sense, above your safety and above all else.” She says his views are “shameful” and he is “temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified” to be president. So much for unity in the face of …
  • Republicans’ gay ploy is too little too late
    One of the most brazen — craven even — ploys by Republicans in the wake of the Orlando massacre has been to suggest, incredibly, that they would be better for the LGBT community …