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July 30, 2016

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Talking politics: Three ways that Clinton’s speech trounced Trump’s
A week after Donald Trump delivered a speech that seemed to be designed to make Americans grab guns and hide in their basements, Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination ...
Beware of following the lead of playground bullies
We all have an obligation to rein in violence, and the taunting threat of violence. Indulging in thoughts of violently acting out — whether it’s a renegade cattle rancher or a bully presidential candidate — rips at the fabric of law and order that we all depend on as a civil society.

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Thanks to Reid for help getting home from Uganda
Nevadans may or may not agree with Sen. Harry Reid’s politics, but our family can attest that Reid and his office represent Nevadans well when called upon. Tom Baker, who worked in the political arena for many years and is a family friend …
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By Laurie and Travis Coombs, Reno
Want continued prosperity? Continue to elect Democrats
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 …
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas
Make weed legal if it’s done safely
The problem I find is this: How do you test to assure that people who show up for work are not impaired? With alcohol it is simple; you blow into a machine, and if you are impaired you go home. Marijuana is different. The THC stays in your system for weeks, if not months. So if you are at a party Saturday night and you smoke, how do you prove …
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By Nicholas Gartner, Henderson
Trump must answer: How?
I, like several million other Americans, watched the Donald Trump reality/acceptance show. He spent more than an hour of prime time telling the world about the many things that will magically begin on Jan. 20, 2017. I was beyond fascination by his ability to weave an almost hypnotic spell over the hundreds of convention delegates …
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By Roger Warrick, Las Vegas
GOP, practice what you preach on guns
his country is having an internal debate concerning guns. The Republicans and the National Rifle Association believe that if everyone had a gun, we would be safer. The GOP has made it clear ir intends on passing no legislation that in any way …
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By John Pauli, Las Vegas
Say yes to Question 1 to curb gun violence in Nevada
We cannot afford to stand idly by any longer as our communities are hurt by gun violence. As a mom, a businesswoman and a Nevadan, it is imperative to me that we stand together as a community to help prevent …
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By Elaine Sanchez, Las Vegas
NRA wears the pants in its marriage with GOP
Who carries the most weight, 90 percent of Republicans who say yes to a law that would prohibit people on the no-fly list from buying a weapon, or the NRA? What about 92 percent of people who …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
As ex-LAPD chief pointed out, police officers are only human
The late Daryl Gates, former Los Angeles Police Department chief, said it best when he stated, ““I’d have a perfect police department if …
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By Bill Wilson, Henderson
Hispanics are great for America
The truth is, Hispanic immigrants have helped make America the great country it is with their contributions: hard work, intelligence, family values, etc. Illegal immigration is wrong but it’s a problem in which …
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By Clyde Dinkins, Las Vegas
Gold Butte should get designation
We have an incredible resource in our backyard: Gold Butte. A 350,000-acre scenic wonderland, Gold Butte is truly one of this country’s most beautiful and culturally diverse landscapes. Visitors are treated to such sights as …
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By Alan O’Neill, Henderson

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