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June 30, 2015

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Vet’s spouse feels Clinton’s support
June 30, 2015
My struggles have been getting my husband decent health care and getting people to listen. Recently, I found someone willing to listen: Hillary Clinton. It all started when …
A better name for Obamacare
June 30, 2015
Justice Antonin Scalia suggested renaming the Affordable Care Act …
Pipes protected more than people
June 29, 2015
I just completed installation of three backflow valves on a commercial property. To protect the valves from possible car strikes, the Las Vegas Valley Water District required installing eight bollards, each 4-inch thick schedule 40 steel pipes, 6 feet tall, filled with concrete, painted with OSHA safety paint and with reflective tape at the top.
Lack of discipline plagues our schools
June 28, 2015
In November, Nevada residents took a bold step in changing the leadership of our Legislature, a move that made education reform possible for the first time since the ’60s. Kudos to the Republicans! But have they really fixed the underlying problem by throwing money at education?
Rebel flag a symbol of racism, treason
June 28, 2015
In the wake of the mass murder in South Carolina, one of the primary topics of conversation was a flag. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley appeared on national television, sincerely upset with these racially motivated murders, yet during this same interview, she evaded the question concerning the flag flying near South Carolina’s Capitol. In many people’s view, the previous tears were political in nature. On Monday, she called for the removal of the flag from the North Carolina Statehouse. Perhaps she actually felt compassion. I think she knows this banner represents to many people the hateful era in which it ...
Cab drivers defending a bad business model
June 27, 2015
I have a message for all the cab drivers in town. I am a local (born and raised here), and the fact that you are protesting Uber is insulting and utterly ridiculous.
Immigrant issues a priority for Clinton
June 27, 2015
I grew up like any other American child, but I didn’t have the same opportunities. Why? I’m undocumented. I’ve lived in Nevada since I was a baby, but my family got caught in our broken immigration system. We fell victim to fraud: An attorney falsely promised to fix our statuses. Instead, we received deportation orders.
Guns are far from the only lethal weapon
June 26, 2015
Never passing up an opportunity to turn a solemn occasion into promoting a personal agenda, President Barack Obama managed to degrade his “heartfelt sorrow” comments on the tragic Charleston church shootings into a statement on gun control. As usual, his mindset centers not on the deranged shooter, but the fact that a handgun was involved ... as if the gun itself was at fault. Predictably, he called for new legislation to solve this pesky Second Amendment problem of private citizens owning firearms, since mass acts of mayhem like this occur “only in America and nowhere in any other civilized nation.”
Nevada should join in pot tax windfall
June 26, 2015
The Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative will be on the 2016 ballot. Our lawmakers missed their opportunity to enact the law sooner. The initiative would legalize marijuana use and possession for adults 21 and older and tax the sale of it.
Fact-based articles are worth reading
June 26, 2015
I find the articles by Kate Marshall and Elliot Parker to be quite thought-provoking and very worth reading. It is more than just ideological regurgitation put out by most of the political think tanks. I like something that is put forth with a strong factual base as opposed to those who use distortion to get their point across.
Bikini competitor shows there are indeed jobs out there
June 24, 2015
I couldn’t help but take notice of the photo of Stacey Alexander, a professional bikini competitor, in the entertainment section of the June 12 edition of the Sun (“Las Vegas’ Instahotties on Instagram tell how they keep their sexy shapes”).
Change police or get used to unrest
June 23, 2015
The recent reports of police behavior — using excessive force while apprehending suspects — are creating a groundswell of disgruntled citizens. Some see these police antics as creating …
Joining CAISO has many benefits
June 23, 2015
Who are the winners? The first is the environment. NV Energy and rooftop solar will decrease the need to use carbon-based energy. Second, NV Energy …
In major trials, using two juries would save money
June 21, 2015
What about two juries for major cases? This would eliminate a whole new trial should the outcome be a mistrial or a hung jury. The second jury would hear all the evidence during the case and their opinion would only be considered if the original jury could not come to a decision.
Fair tax a path away from financial ruin
June 21, 2015
How much do you think you pay in federal income taxes? I would bet the majority do not really know. Let me use a loaf of bread to prove my point.

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