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December 10, 2016

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People get a look at the hockey layout of T-Mobile arena after the unveiling of the name of the NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
Want to see the puck drop? Better leave your house early
Dec. 5, 2016
While other cities have modernized their transportation systems with light-rail, Las Vegas has chosen to stay stuck in a car-is-king mindset straight out of the days of ...
In age of social media, fake news is becoming a real problem
Nov. 28, 2016
Two weeks before the election, listeners of the National Public Radio program “This American Life” got a chilling look at the perverse power of alt-right misinformation campaigns. The program that week focused on ...
Trump’s vow to bring back jobs sounds good, but it’s fool’s gold
Nov. 27, 2016
The past couple of weeks must have been difficult for Donald Trump’s more zealous supporters, what with the president-elect doing a 180 on some of his more extreme campaign initiatives ...
Trump opponents must move beyond grief, into action
Nov. 21, 2016
Dissent is at the heart of patriotism, because it expresses a belief that the system can be persuaded. Some of Trump’s cronies might want to silence dissent because they won’t allow a view other than their own. But if Trump wants to put his authoritarian perception behind him, he needs ...
A view of Yucca Mountain, center, as seen from Amagosa Valley town offices Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
Leaders should fight to leave door shut on Yucca Mountain
Nov. 20, 2016
Storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is a horrible idea regardless of who’s in the Oval Office. To his credit, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval recognizes that and has announced he would continue to oppose the project after President-elect Donald Trump takes office ...
An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
Community champions: Celebrating Las Vegans who made a difference
Nov. 18, 2016
It will be awhile before Las Vegas’ NFL stadium is completed, but small-business owners already have a reason to cheer over it. Thanks to efforts by advocates for small and minority-owned businesses, the legislation that authorized the project requires ...
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during the dedication of the rehabilitated historic Westside School Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The school, established as the Branch Number 1, Las Vegas Grammar School in 1923, underwent a $12.5 million renovation to update and preserve the buildings as a community resource.
Chilling effect? Trump camp's comment about Reid raises concern
Nov. 15, 2016
He told hate-mongers to “Stop it,” vowed to be a leader for all Americans and tempered his call to have Hillary Clinton investigated and jailed. But before you buy into the notion that Donald Trump has ...
Rise of Hispanic vote could pump brakes on racist rhetoric
Nov. 14, 2016
Seeing Hispanic voters here immerse themselves in the democratic process was the most inspiring and encouraging outcome of the election. Having a large and growing segment of our community exercising its rights is wonderful for our democracy.
In this photo taken Aug. 7, 2015, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt poses for a portrait in Carson City.
On gun question, Laxalt and Sandoval showed poor judgment
Nov. 13, 2016
If and when Atty. Gen. Adam Laxalt seeks their votes again, Clark County residents should remember how hard he fought against the ballot question to expand background checks on gun purchases. Laxalt didn’t merely oppose the measure, he appeared in TV commercials aimed at ...
Pot should be treated as the same type of drug as alcohol
Nov. 7, 2016
Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana is a big step, and it’s natural that some Nevada voters would be …
Clinton, Trump are no different now than a week ago
Nov. 6, 2016
Despite all the noise Donald Trump made about FBI Director James Comey's recent announcement about Hillary Clinton's emails, it doesn't drown out months of news about Trump's dishonorable business dealings, his favorable …
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks Sept. 23, 2016, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump has called Putin “a leader” who has “very strong control over his country.” But most Americans aren’t on board with Trump’s assessment of Putin’s leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.
Unlike Trump, Clinton would pose threat to Russian leader
Nov. 5, 2016
It’s sometime after breakfast Wednesday in Moscow, which is 10 hours ahead of Pacific time. Assuming he’s there, strongman Vladimir Putin is …
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks Sept. 23, 2016, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump has called Putin “a leader” who has “very strong control over his country.” But most Americans aren’t on board with Trump’s assessment of Putin’s leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.
Key reason to vote for Clinton: Unlike Trump, she's a threat to Putin
Nov. 5, 2016
It’s sometime after breakfast Wednesday in Moscow, which is 10 hours ahead of Pacific time. Assuming he’s there, Vladimir Putin is hearing the outcome of the …
Trump shows immaturity, some dictator tendencies with his comments
Nov. 3, 2016
Given that the low road seems to be the only route on his moral map, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump is presuming Hillary Clinton is guilty of wrongdoing involving her emails. But it’s slimy behavior, nonetheless, and completely inappropriate for …
Claims of rigged system are desperate and dangerous
Oct. 31, 2016
If a left-leaning cabal has the power to rig elections, why are 31 Republican governors in power? Why are 30 state legislatures under Republican control? With a 312-word news release, Donald Trump’s camp tried to explain the nominee’s bizarre claim of election rigging ...

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Trump’s actions are concerning
President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at “Hamilton” cast member Brandon Dixon’s opinion, demanding an apology to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. If this continues, all Trump will be doing for the next four years is ask for …
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By Colin J.N. Chauret, Universal City, Texas
Time for Trump to face reality
Donald Trump is faced with the stark realities of life. Either he totally divests himself of all his holdings or else all those properties will become poor investments for the following reason: Rich people don’t want to be …
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By Marvin Adelman, Las Vegas
Cost-cutting plan is misguided
If the Davis-Bacon Act is eliminated, construction contractors on competitive government contracts will tend to lower their wage rates to arrive at the winning low bid. More jobs at lower wage rates is not the answer to …
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By Stan Broselow, Las Vegas
Don’t write off populous states
The distinct advantage of a national popular vote versus the Electoral College is that candidates would have to …
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By Cesar Lumba, Las Vegas
Backing Clinton was right move
Donald Trump’s insensitivity and morals do not represent the people I know and respect …
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By Jo Ann Malkin, Las Vegas
Use funds from VW to aid police
How should Nevada spend its part of Volkswagen settlement?
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By Ann Turnbull, Henderson
Heller should oppose nominees
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller will soon have to decide where he stands on these and other nominees. Nevadans are by turns liberal and libertarian but share concern for …
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By Jeff Schauer, Las Vegas
President can’t also be CEO
When he negotiates a trade deal with a country his business has holdings in or wants to move into, who does the negotiating? Is it the president of the United States or the CEO of his family business? There couldn’t possibly be a …
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By Frank Dase, Las Vegas