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February 7, 2016

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Editorials

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.
Editorial: Hey, parents, here’s how teens wish they were raised
Dec. 7, 2015
Teenagers at the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum shared their thoughts on parenting ...

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Despite PUC’s ruling, we have solar options
After Warren Buffett bought our electric company, why is anyone surprised at the Public Utility Commission’s ruling about rooftop solar? I’m sure Mr. Buffett bought the company to make money, and this is one way he can benefit.
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By Jack Oliver, Las Vegas
Thanks to Obama for protecting us from gun violence
Thank you, President Obama, for your courage in taking a stand against the proliferation of gun violence and protecting the rights of the innocent and unarmed. The abundance of guns and easy access to guns have a taken a huge and tragic toll on society.
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By Susan Fong, Las Vegas
GOP race’s drama has yet to unfold
Regarding the column “The GOP rebellion could change the face of politics” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 22):
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Treat solar customers fairly
I find this amazing! NV Energy is crying to its customers, saying that if NV Energy doesn’t get its way the cost of energy for nonsolar customer will increase substantially because of rooftop solar. NV Energy has convinced the Public Utilities Commission to take its side ,along with many non-solar customers. Once again a large corporation with deep pockets is able to spread false information, or at the very least deceptive information.
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By Ken Hamm, Las Vegas
Solar conflict isn’t just PUC’s fault
In the letter to the editor “PUC doesn’t act in public’s benefit” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 16), the writer repeats the oft-misunderstood idea that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s prime objective should be as a protector of consumer rights. That would be the role of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in Carson City.
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By Michael Henderson, Las Vegas
State of politics is a crying shame
I have been voting for more than 60 years and have never seen an election quite like this one.
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By Jerry Zodin, Las Vegas
Blame Democrats for nation’s health care debacle
Holier-than-thou liberals are so proud of themselves for their takeover of our health care system. They mostly needed the law to take care of injuries they suffered while patting themselves on the back.
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By Eric Yaillen, Las Vegas
King’s article tells a funny truth
Llewellyn King should take his show on the road. His article “While amid clouds, it’s hard to find silver lining” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 16) was …
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By Darlien Breeze, Las Vegas