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October 2, 2014

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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?
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
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 …
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 ...
Destruction of chemical weapons shows U.S. may know what it’s doing
Aug. 22, 2014
Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration’s foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to …
Crowding, bad school buildings hurt student achievement
Aug. 10, 2014
Communities either make education a priority or they don't. In Nevada, we don't. And while that may be gratifying to some taxpayers in the short term, it's a long-term loss for the county and the state. Here's why ...
Immigration woes point to bigger problems
Aug. 3, 2014
People are very passionate when it comes to border security, and unfortunately, that means a lot of misinformation takes on a life of its own in the echo chamber. We sort through the false arguments ...
How a fight in Congress could hurt Nevada’s roadways — and much more
July 27, 2014
Congress has to pass a plan in a hurry to make sure the Highway Trust Fund has money to continue operating. If it doesn’t, it would be an economic disaster ...
Radical right’s ‘patriot’ movement is really just anarchy
July 20, 2014
That a group of U.S. citizens took up arms against their government to defend Cliven Bundy's refusal to pay grazing fees he has owed for decades is symptomatic of a larger political and cultural shift, a new report has found. The repercussions are scary and dangerous.
It’s time for state colleges to get some control
July 6, 2014
Community colleges should be innovating grass-roots programs to help their regions, but centralized governance can stifle that. In Nevada, it seems like that's exactly what's happening ...

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Let judge pay for own imprisonment
Family Court Judge Steven Jones is probably going to prison after pleading guilty in a federal fraud case.
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By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
A lesson for a Nevada rancher
In my humble opinion, Cliven Bundy needs to learn three simple words: accountability, culpability and responsibility.
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By Steven Ginsberg, Las Vegas
Why are groups silent on Cordish?
In regard to allegations of racial discrimination on the part of Cordish Cos. employees at entertainment venues throughout the country, I find the collective silence by the Las Vegas chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and NAACP disillusioning and dismaying.
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By Mark H. Ladenson, Las Vegas
Margin tax hurts business
Would you think it fair if you were taxed, even if you had little or no take-home pay? The Education Initiative does!
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By Lex Adams, Stateline
Seeking changes on Linq’s wheel
I’m a longtime resident of Las Vegas, love living here and support most of the attractions we have in town.
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By Charles Berberian, Las Vegas
Golden age turning to rust
I am a 68-year-old diabetic with heart disease. My Medicare plan changed this year. I used to pay $65 for a six-month supply of insulin; this year, I have to pay $600 per month for the same thing.
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By Linda LaLonde, Las Vegas
Extend vacation for congressmen
For the past two weeks, I have read pretty much every page waiting to read some editorial, some conservative or liberal columnist, responding to these so-called members of Congress taking two months off at taxpayers’ expense.
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By Carole Fishman, Las Vegas
So this is justice?
Judge Steven Jones gets still another break. This judge and friends knowingly stole over $1 million from various people, committing ongoing …
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By Bradley Kuhns, Las Vegas