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October 20, 2014

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Endorsements for county races
Oct. 20, 2014
In the race for Clark County sheriff, the public would be well served whether retired Metro Police Capt. Larry Burns or Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo wins. They both bring significant qualities and experiences to the race, but, in our view, one candidate stands out.
Recommendations for top statewide races
Oct. 19, 2014
This is no time for a complacent electorate, one that figures that with a shoo-in governor and no presidential race to agitate the masses, this is an easy election to take a pass.
Despite layoffs, downtown Las Vegas has a bright future
Oct. 19, 2014
Recent news of layoffs at the Downtown Project sent ripples of uncertainty through the community, but sober analysis illustrates that the area, in spite of those layoffs, remains on the upswing. Downtown Las Vegas still has plenty going for it, and one bit of sad news doesn’t destroy several years of promising developments.
Our endorsements for state legislators
Oct. 18, 2014
This year’s election for state legislators should be a call to arms for voters to endorse lawmakers who will put Southern Nevada’s needs ahead of partisan politics. For too long, we have gotten the bum’s rush in Carson City, where our needs are given short shrift — even from our locally elected politicians.
Endorsements in education races
Oct. 17, 2014
Given that Nevada has long been below the national average on any number of measures of education — student achievement, proficiency, per-pupil spending, to name a few — this has to be a top priority for the state and the next Legislature.
Your vote is no less important for lack of top-ticket races
Oct. 12, 2014
Just because there are no presidential candidates on the ballot this year, and the race for governor is a one-man affair, doesn’t mean you have no reason to vote. If you care about how Congress, the state Legislature and law enforcement are run, or about taxes and education in Nevada, cast your vote.
Nevada students, teachers need our support
Sept. 28, 2014
Nevada’s chronic struggles to create a robust education system reflect not just an unwillingness to adequately fund our schools as a public policy priority, but also ...
How Tesla, UNLV supercomputer are reshaping Nevada
Sept. 21, 2014
Critics of the $1.3 billion tax abatement granted to Tesla Motors by the state may not be looking at the big picture ...
It’s time for an honest discussion about guns in America
Sept. 14, 2014
Hyperbole from advocates on both sides of the gun debate has made it almost impossible to sort through all the shouting and have a sober, adult debate about the role of guns in modern-day America.
UNLV stadium project deserves support, now and later
Sept. 7, 2014
An on-campus proposal stadium is on hold for UNLV. Why have so many been planned through the years but none built?
A new flood of migration to US looms
Sept. 5, 2014
The swarm of immigrants who came across the border this year, including more than 60,000 unaccompanied minors, could wind up paling in comparison to an immigration crisis looming …
Unified kidnapping response needed
Sept. 5, 2014
The most horrifying aspect of the execution of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is the utter inhumanity of it — a gruesome beheading captured on video for maximum exposure. Also chilling is the cold-blooded and brutal
Why can’t we talk about this? Candidates need to debate
Aug. 31, 2014
Politicians too often duck the public when, by virtue of the positions they are trying to win, they should be telling people exactly what they think.
US policy of not paying ransoms for kidnapped Americans is on target
Aug. 26, 2014
Before decapitating American photojournalist James Foley in the desert dirt, the insurgents of Islamic State sought — and failed — to persuade the United States to pay a multimillion-dollar ransom for his release. The United States, in keeping with its long-standing policy …
Little Leaguers showing the world another side of Vegas
Aug. 24, 2014
For the first time, a team from Nevada is playing in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., and the kids of Mountain Ridge are doing our state proud. They should inspire us to present to the world another side of Las Vegas that we can all be proud of ...

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Crime pays for Hamas terrorists
Wow, $5.4 billion to a terrorist organization! If this doesn’t incentivize Hamas to continue its war on Israel, nothing will.
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By Jerry Fink, Las Vegas
Let developers pay for soccer stadium
If this soccer stadium that Cordish Companies and Findlay Sports want to build is such a great deal, why don’t they try to hustle one of the billionaires here in town?
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By Michael Kerzetski, Las Vegas
Biting off the downtown apple
Tony Hsieh. The revolutionary who was supposed to change downtown. The man who made me believe he could change the tech scene in Las Vegas. He promised changes that would revitalize a long-forgotten area of Las Vegas. I was ready to get a big T.H. tattoo on myself to show my unwavering support of Mr. Hsieh.
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By Sean Rogers, Henderson
Doing what’s best for Nevada
The past year has been a trying time for our family — the Laxalt family. Sadly, we have been forced to face the loss of several cherished family members. This challenge has made many of us stop and pause about what truly does matter in life.
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By Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt, Dr. Kristin Laxalt, Neena Laxalt, Kevan D. Laxalt, Meggan Laxalt Mackey, Michelle Laxalt and Peter Laxalt
Fuzzy math with soccer stadium
In response to a recent article about soccer stadium funding, Oscar and Carolyn Goodman, the Cordish Co. and the Findlay family just don’t seem to get it. We taxpayers flat don’t want the deal, period.
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By Bob Baker, Las Vegas
What does GOP have to offer?
As reported by Forbes, Fortune and Fox Business News, the economy is better when Democrats are in the White House. Yet, pundits and politicians on the right say …
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By Vernos Branco, Las Vegas
Stay out of the way, government
Bruce Karley said in a recent column he believes U.S. House Speaker John Boehner presides over a bunch of do-nothing Republicans who get “big bucks” for doing “zero work.” They believe the jobless don’t want to …
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By Michael Kreps, Las Vegas
It’s a tough time to be president
Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief and said “good riddance” when George W. Bush flew out of Washington, D.C., for the last time as president.
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By Michael K. Casler, Las Vegas