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February 13, 2016

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Editorials

Time for Sandoval to put solar energy on his can-do agenda
Feb. 8, 2016
When our governor takes an issue seriously, he gets results. So why has he been silent about an energy source that is a perfect fit for Nevada?
Let’s act responsibly when the caucuses come to town
Feb. 1, 2016
When it’s time to gather and discuss their preferences on presidential hopefuls, Nevadans would be best served to engage in civil discourse about issues important to them, rather than relying on mean-spirited and counterproductive rhetoric as too many candidates do.
New York serves as a model in how to reform electric utilities
Jan. 31, 2016
Nevada certainly is off to a bumpy start in tapping our greatest natural resource — the sun — to create electricity on rooftops. Even as photovoltaic solar panel manufacturers and …
New York serves as a model in how to reform electric utilities
Jan. 31, 2016
Nevada certainly is off to a bumpy start in tapping our greatest natural resource — the sun — to create electricity on rooftops. Even as photovoltaic solar panel manufacturers and …
New York serves as a model in how to reform electric utilities
Jan. 31, 2016
Nevada certainly is off to a bumpy start in tapping our greatest natural resource — the sun — to create electricity on rooftops. Even as photovoltaic solar panel manufacturers and …
Getting a seat at the national highway table
Jan. 25, 2016
We need effective, safe and modern ways for people to get here, now and long into the future. Our international airport is filling the bill, but we must be sure our highway system — which delivers about half of our visitors — and future transportation strategies also work to our benefit.
Sex trafficking starts on our children’s computer screens
Jan. 24, 2016
Discussion about human trafficking can conjure up images of young women being kidnapped so they can be sold as sexual slaves in another country. The imagined scenes are framed in darkness, with muffled screams and futile struggling.
NV Energy must update its business model, as others are
Jan. 11, 2016
The company shouldn’t ignore clean energy for the sake of bigger profits.
Nevada should adopt, not marginalize, solar energy
Jan. 3, 2016
If ever there was a time for a Nevada leader to capitalize on his vision and political momentum to shape public policy, it’s that time now for Gov. Brian Sandoval. His objective should be to firmly establish the important role of solar power in the state’s future.
Community must focus sooner on children’s mental health
Dec. 28, 2015
The longer we wait to address a problem, the worse the problem will get.
Here’s how energy customers can get their money’s worth
Dec. 21, 2015
How much money should NV Energy spend to push energy-efficiency programs?
Tonight’s debate is a chance for Republicans to get serious
Dec. 15, 2015
We hope to observe leadership, statesmanship, empathy and thoughtfulness among all the candidates. We are well past the point where candidates should satisfy themselves with name-calling and spreading fear. All candidates should discard this finger-pointing and undignified chest-pounding. Instead, we expect …
Regents should revisit refusal to modify CSN campus names
Dec. 14, 2015
Community leaders justifiably frustrated by being denied their simple request for new signs and promotional material for three College of Southern Nevada campuses.
Thanks to everyone, Faraday is bringing jobs and credibility
Dec. 13, 2015
The Legislature will gather Wednesday for a special — a very special — session to sign off on a most remarkable development in the state’s quest for a diversified economy. North Las Vegas is about to become …
Trump leading fearful voters along path of cowardice
Dec. 11, 2015
The compelling reasons why Donald Trump is unfit for the White House continue to mount, the latest being his threat to ban Muslims from entering the United State if he’s elected president. He apparently has forgotten that religious freedom fed this nation’s birth. His desire to play favorites among religions flies in the face of the spirit, if not the letter, of the First Amendment.

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PUC shouldn’t be an elected body
In the Jan. 26 letter to the Sun, “PUC goes against residents’ wishes,” the author suggests it would be a good idea to replace the three Public Utilities Commission members with elected officials. There are several reasons this is a poor idea.
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By Michael Henderson, Las Vegas
Choose Clinton, not a revolution
Let’s not have a political revolution. We had one. Chicago, the ’60s, the Vietnam War, hippies, Gene McCarthy. The revolution did not work then, and it’s pie in the sky now.
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By Denise Kugler, Las Vegas
Heroin scourge is scarier than ISIS
Recently, “60 Minutes” had a 10-minute segment on heroin addiction and deaths in Ohio. It claimed more people die from heroin addiction each year than from car accidents. It is way more serious than the ISIS scare in America, which has killed a fraction of what drugs have killed.
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By James Behrendt, Henderson
All cars should be self-driving here
I write to you on a very sad day. Someone in a stolen vehicle, eluding police, driving down Rainbow Boulevard at a reported speed of 100 mph, T-boned an innocent driver at Spring Mountain Road, killing her.
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By David Wisar, Las Vegas
Bad taxi experience reflects poorly on Las Vegas
My wife and I came with another couple to visit your wonderful city for a fun weekend. We arrived at the airport and hopped into a taxi to take us to the Palms.
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By Scott Schulman, Chico, Calif.
Split-second decisions often are life-or-death
The residents of Nevada must know that our police officers frequently have to make split-second decisions. I distinctly remember when I made a split-second decision as a substitute teacher in a classroom years ago in Compton, Calif. That decision saved my life.
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By Thresra Tish Pierce, Las Vegas
Refugees’ plight resonates here at home
Bill Silverstein’s donation of the flag that flew on Exodus in 1947 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington reminded me of the plight of my people, who were in the same position as the Syrian refugees today.
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By Sandra Miner, Las Vegas
Trump, not Cruz, is anti-Semitic
To me, the term “New York values” as used by Ted Cruz refers to a liberal, center to far-left view on social and political issues and is associated with the Democratic Party and not necessarily anti-Semitic. If you are looking for anti-Semitic rhetoric coming out of Republican candidates, look at Donald Trump’s address to the …
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By Fern Netzky, Henderson