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August 29, 2016

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Rising tax tide here also would lift boats in Northern Nevada
Aug. 28, 2016
Between possibly attracting the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center and …
Light rail key to ensuring visitors enjoy Las Vegas — and come back
Aug. 25, 2016
When a big event such as a marquee fight or a major concert happens on the Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard turns into a gridlocked disaster of honking horns, grumbling tourists and …
Anti-Cortez Masto advertisement guilty of deceit
Aug. 22, 2016
Political ads offer a terrific demonstration of persuasion tactics. And they can be quite sneaky and disingenuous if not downright dishonest. Newspapers try their best to …
GOP-voting Murren astutely gives Clinton public support
Aug. 21, 2016
The safe approach would have been to stay quiet, cast a vote and let what happened at the polls stay at the polls. Jim Murren, to his credit, didn’t play it safe. Instead, he offered a strong and very public opinion about the 2016 presidential election …
Off script, the bully candidate betrays his menacing mind
Aug. 15, 2016
The president’s words are expected to reflect intelligence, thoughtfulness, reason and responsibility, thanks to command of the language (which includes speaking in complete sentences) and critical thinking skills ...
5 Nevada politicians stand by Trump; here’s what that says
Aug. 14, 2016
Donald Trump has become so unhinged in his ravings, so removed from reality, it’s no surprise that bedrock Republicans — headliners and rank-and-file, donors and operatives, economists and national security advisers …
Trump supporters best be careful what they wish for
Aug. 8, 2016
Trump is unfailingly demonstrating why he is unfit to lead the United States, in terms of both intelligence and integrity. The egomaniac’s reliance on bombastic rhetoric and ...
Don’t underestimate the importance of Clinton nomination
Aug. 1, 2016
The Democratic Party’s salute to Clinton as its choice for the nation’s commander in chief will spawn now-achievable dreams among young girls. It will not just free them to pursue any job, but empower them with confidence that their gender won’t hold them back.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles as she addresses members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union during their 42nd International Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
Race is about what’s right, not left vs. right
July 31, 2016
In terms of common decency, history of public service, depth of knowledge, the art of compromise, experience and demeanor, Hillary Clinton is the only candidate worthy of the vote. Donald Trump not only stoked fear with his acceptance speech, but followed up
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves after taking the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Talking politics: Three ways that Clinton's speech trounced Trump's
July 28, 2016
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
July 25, 2016
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.
Trump and truth start with letter T but have little else in common
July 24, 2016
We applaud Donald Trump for his promise, at the start of his acceptance speech as the Republican Party’s candidate for president, to set out “a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. I will …
Short-term loans shouldn’t make finances even worse
July 18, 2016
There’s no limit to the interest payday and title-loan companies can charge borrowers in Nevada (payday lenders charge an average annual rate of 521 percent, one of the highest in the country, according to 2014 Pew data).
Wild Wild West site looks like ideal place for NFL stadium
July 17, 2016
Welcome to your new home, Oakland Raiders. OK, that’s more than a bit premature, but Las Vegas appears to have come up with …
Soccer star David Beckham, center, smiles during a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV Thursday, April 28, 2016. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is at left.
Touchdown: Wild Wild West site looks like ideal place for NFL stadium
July 12, 2016
Welcome to your new home, Oakland Raiders. OK, that's more than a bit premature, but Las Vegas appears to have come up with an ideal site for a stadium to house the team. It is ...

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Damaging rules are hidden within Question 1
Here in Nevada, we are fortunate to have Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt continue their principled opposition to Ballot Question 1, the background-check/gun-control proposal. This position proudly continues the tradition of our nation’s …
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By Alan Smith, Henderson
Time for state, like businesses, to tackle pollution
It is time to move forward with reducing pollution and the use of non-renewable resources. Big industries like MGM Resorts International and NV Energy are looking to go solar. The proof has been in the local news. Note the Washington Times article: NV Energy is …
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By K. Looker, Las Vegas
Regatta trash solution simple: Add cleanup cost to entry fee
To solve the trash problem caused by the River Regatta at Bullhead City, why not figure the cost of the cleanup, then simply add that cost to the entry fee? That would keep the crowds (revenue) coming to town. There are …
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By Glenn Crabtree, Las Vegas
Gun lobby the only opponent of background checks
Recently, a number of Republican elected officials have announced their opposition to Question 1, which would require a criminal background check before anyone buys a gun in our state. Polls show that requiring background checks has more support than just about …
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By Angela Angers, Las Vegas
As NV Energy stonewalls, don’t give up fight for solar
To see the two sides of NV Energy on the rooftop solar issue, start by looking at the television ads being run by Citizens for Solar Energy Fairness. The ads state that solar companies want Nevada residents to pay higher electricity bills …
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By Charles Parrish, Las Vegas
Exercise rights women fought for
America’s freedom fighters were publicly humiliated and beaten, unlawfully detained and tortured for over a century to gain the freedom of speech and the right to vote. And Aug. 18, we celebrated the …
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By Erin Bilbray, Las Vegas
GOP hinders the right to vote
Has the irony been lost on the GOP’s flag bearer? As Donald Trump complains about the election being rigged against him, Republicans in a number of states have …
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
For sake of nation’s prosperity, elect a Democrat
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 Clintons and every …
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas