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September 25, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

Legalizing weed will cost lives
Sept. 20, 2016
In Nevada we have the same issue: Politicians who support the sale of marijuana are those most likely to own and operate exchanges that sell the drug. Of course all these “legitimate” dealers claim they sell marijuana for medical reasons only, but in reality, we all know …
Why some people oppose Question 1
Sept. 20, 2016
I also believe there are two more underlying reasons why many self-described “law-abiding gun owners” and the National Rifle Association officially oppose Question 1. First, I believe there are many self-described “law-abiding gun owners” who are either …
Rubber-stamper Heck hamstrung
Sept. 15, 2016
There is one feature of Congressman Joe Heck’s record that should disqualify him from office. Like most of his Republican colleagues, Heck has signed …
9/11 showed US at its caring best
Sept. 15, 2016
I spent last weekend watching and listening to stories about what happened on 9/11. I found myself crying at how wonderful people were to each other. One such story was about …
Last presidential debate needs better moderator than Fox News' Wallace
Sept. 14, 2016
I agree with your editorial Sunday (“Here are some tougher questions Lauer should have asked Trump,” Las Vegas Sun, …
Stronger laws are needed to prevent cruel horse ‘soring’
Sept. 14, 2016
As someone with immense respect for horses, I am appalled at the treatment of Tennessee walking horses, which are forced to perform the “big lick.” Trainers pursuing this artificial gait …
Solar roofs are key to reducing carbon waste
Sept. 14, 2016
Nearly all understand that we need to heal the Earth to survive. Carbon pricing is one …
Stop stalling on mass transit
Sept. 13, 2016
If we want to bring the masses in, we need to put on our “big pants” and make this happen. Stop postponing a mass transit solution or we will be …
Fund programs that help seniors
Sept. 13, 2016
As Congress considers funding for FY2017, I urge our local congressional delegation to fund these nutrition programs at this bipartisan agreed-upon level. With more than 12,000 people turning 60 every day, now is the time to …
College should not be a burden
Sept. 13, 2016
In my two years at College of Southern Nevada, I have accrued $4,000 in student loan debt. I have a high GPA, a ton of community organizing and volunteer experience, and a deep love for education. The only thing that holds me back from my dream of attending a major university is …
Gun lobby lies about Question 1
Sept. 12, 2016
Recently, the Secretary of State’s Office released ballot language for the statewide ballot initiatives. As a longtime gun owner and a military veteran, I was looking forward to reading the specifics …
Trump has a history of stepping on the little guy
Sept. 11, 2016
Donald Trump espouses a mandate to increase the middle class’s economic status, providing jobs in the private sector and social and financial security for citizens. While he has yet to enunciate his plans to …
Don't believe lies; gun rights aren’t going anywhere
Sept. 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton cannot get rid of the Second Amendment, as Donald Trump claims, and neither could all the liberal judges she …
Help Heck give up Congress job; vote him out
Sept. 11, 2016
Congressman Joe Heck argues that he deserves to win the election for U.S. Senate because he is a physician. If he returned to medical practice, he could do some good; let’s free up his time by retiring …
Greed deprives fans of Scully's swan song
Sept. 11, 2016
Memo to Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Dodgers management …

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