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March 4, 2015

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Sandoval has a chance to make a major investment
March 1, 2015
If Gov. Brian Sandoval really wants to make an economic impact on the state, he’ll make room in his budget for a UNLV medical school.
Nevada state treasurer’s budget calls into question his seriousness
Feb. 22, 2015
Dan Schwartz is using his position to take political swipes at Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
Voter ID laws are a solution in search of a problem
Feb. 15, 2015
State and local officials already have a series of tools to help prevent and detect voter fraud, and they appear to work ...
Sun editorial: Without required resources, police can do only so much
Feb. 9, 2015
As reported in last week’s edition of The Sunday, Metro Police made more than 7,700 DUI arrests in 2012. A year later, the number fell to about 5,800, and in 2014, it was fewer than 4,750. But that doesn’t mean fewer drinkers are getting behind the wheel. Sheriff Joe Lombardo attributed the drop to fewer ...
Recalls aren’t meant to be used for political bullying
Feb. 1, 2015
As state lawmakers prepare for the start of their regular session Monday, there has been a stir in the Assembly about the potential recall of several Republicans.
Is this lawsuit good for Nevada, or just for Laxalt?
Feb. 1, 2015
The state’s new attorney general is wasting taxpayer money needlessly fighting the president’s immigration policy.
Resolve is needed in war of ideas; right to self-expression must prevail
Jan. 25, 2015
A few weeks removed from the terrorist attacks in Paris, we are still struck by the tragedy and how the world has responded. There is a clear division between those who support the basic human right of freedom of expression and those who don’t.
Governing for the good of Nevada
Jan. 18, 2015
After Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State speech Thursday, some people said he sounded like a moderate Republican, others said he sounded like a conservative Democrat.
Metro officer’s racist rants are cause for real discipline
Jan. 18, 2015
Bobby Kinch says his comments were taken out of context, but it's hard to imagine a context in which they are acceptable.
How lawmakers can best use their time in Carson City
Jan. 11, 2015
Every elected official says they want to move Nevada forward. The question is how to do it. Here's our take on three areas that the Legislature must focus on this year ...
Road project another example of Southern Nevada getting the shaft
Jan. 4, 2015
State officials recently approved a $100 million plan to extend a four-lane road to help the planned Tesla battery gigafactory east of Reno, and critics have …
Human lives can be saved if we all take responsibility for traffic safety
Dec. 28, 2014
Over 13 days in November, 20 people in Clark County were killed in an astonishing string of traffic collisions.
When it’s about education, let’s not cut corners
Dec. 7, 2014
It’s possible that Catherine Cortez Masto was the best candidate for the executive vice chancellor position filled by Chancellor Dan Klaich. Her credentials are not in dispute. But some regents are justifiably irked that they were not involved in the hiring process and a more extensive search was not undertaken.
Voters want to see GOP’s vision
Nov. 9, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval rode a Republican surge in his re-election bid Tuesday, one that swept not only through Nevada but also throughout the nation.
Give the dying the right to pick how and when they want to die
Oct. 31, 2014
Data from the Oregon Public Health Division show that between 1997 and 2013, 1,173 terminally ill patients received prescriptions for life-ending medication and only 752 of them decided to use the medication. Another 31 people may have taken the medication, but the information wasn’t reported to the state. California may be the first, thanks to Brittany Maynard.

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Giuliani playing past his prime
The recent flap over the comments by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani questioning President Obama’s love of America is akin to watching a …
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By Peter McMurran, Henderson
Reserve uproar for lax representatives
What an insightful, thoughtful and enlightening summary of “BibiGate” by Brian Greenspan (Sun, March 1)! He dissected and analyzed the unfounded, ill-inspired and shameful …
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By Kenneth Hines and Mary Lindsay, Las Vegas
Does punishment fit the crime?
ou mean to tell me a woman gets five to 14 years in prison for burning down a pet shop and a servant of the public …
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By John Walsh, Las Vegas
Fiore further denigrates women
Regardless of one’s point of view on the subject, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore should be …
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By Sandra Tessler, Sarasota, Fla.
Since when are two stamps not enough?
For as long as I can remember, and I’m 66, two first-class stamps would get a letter delivered to our friends in Canada. This last Christmas, I had a letter returned demanding 17 extra cents in postage. Not only did that return cost more than 17 cents, but it seems to point to other problems.
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By Joseph DuPont, Towanda, Pa.
Choose to protect Lincoln County
Rachel Carson wrote telegraphically, “The real wealth of the nation lies in the resources of the earth ... and cannot be a matter of politics.” Despite our state’s empty coffers, Nevada is rich. The intrinsic value of …
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By Demi Falcon, Las Vegas
Give retired Nevada teachers opportunity
Regarding the article titled “Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs” (Feb. 20): It’s worth noting that Nevada prohibits offering most teaching jobs to retired Nevada teachers, although retired teachers from other …
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By Lana Hess, Mesquite
Health insurance subsidies for all
At first glance it appears that Americans who live in states that do not have their own state-run exchanges are not entitled to premium subsidies provided by the federal government. To those celebrating the inevitable gutting of the Affordable Care Act, allow me to bring up the Second Amendment.
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By Cesar Lumba, Las Vegas