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July 27, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

Trump must answer: How?
July 26, 2016
I, like several million other Americans, watched the Donald Trump reality/acceptance show. He spent more than an hour of prime time telling the world about the many things that will magically begin on Jan. 20, 2017. I was beyond fascination by his ability to weave an almost hypnotic spell over the hundreds of convention delegates …
GOP, practice what you preach on guns
July 26, 2016
his country is having an internal debate concerning guns. The Republicans and the National Rifle Association believe that if everyone had a gun, we would be safer. The GOP has made it clear ir intends on passing no legislation that in any way …
Make weed legal if it’s done safely
July 26, 2016
The problem I find is this: How do you test to assure that people who show up for work are not impaired? With alcohol it is simple; you blow into a machine, and if you are impaired you go home. Marijuana is different. The THC stays in your system for weeks, if not months. So if you are at a party Saturday night and you smoke, how do you prove …
As ex-LAPD chief pointed out, police officers are only human
July 21, 2016
The late Daryl Gates, former Los Angeles Police Department chief, said it best when he stated, ““I’d have a perfect police department if …
NRA wears the pants in its marriage with GOP
July 21, 2016
Who carries the most weight, 90 percent of Republicans who say yes to a law that would prohibit people on the no-fly list from buying a weapon, or the NRA? What about 92 percent of people who …
Say yes to Question 1 to curb gun violence in Nevada
July 21, 2016
We cannot afford to stand idly by any longer as our communities are hurt by gun violence. As a mom, a businesswoman and a Nevadan, it is imperative to me that we stand together as a community to help prevent …
Hispanics are great for America
July 19, 2016
The truth is, Hispanic immigrants have helped make America the great country it is with their contributions: hard work, intelligence, family values, etc. Illegal immigration is wrong but it’s a problem in which …
Gold Butte should get designation
July 19, 2016
We have an incredible resource in our backyard: Gold Butte. A 350,000-acre scenic wonderland, Gold Butte is truly one of this country’s most beautiful and culturally diverse landscapes. Visitors are treated to such sights as …
Secure energy future is key to Nevada's tourism success
July 16, 2016
Arguments on global warming aside, I think we need to look at this from another perspective. I see our major industry, tourism, and energy inextricably linked. Energy is what allows people …
Democrats clearly far more unified than Republicans
July 16, 2016
Party unity on both sides of the aisle is the topic of political conversation nowadays. The sooner it happens and the more complete it is, the better for the …
We're all the same inside; celebrate what makes you unique
July 16, 2016
Trying hopelessly to make sense of this year, I came to a conclusion. It didn’t start in Newtown, Conn., and it …
Recent violence is slavery's tragic legacy
July 15, 2016
I have been watching the civil rights movement for most of my 75 years. In the 1960s it was the Watts riots in …
Addressing economic inequality is key to easing racial tensions
July 15, 2016
I watch the incidents in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, and I believe several things are integral to them all. Until more of us can honestly face and talk about these things, nothing …
Signs were ignored before slaughter in Dallas
July 14, 2016
They did it. They accomplished what they intended to do in Dallas. All law enforcement officers in every city now seriously fear for their lives at the beginning of their shift. And their families pray for them to return …
Those who dislike Clinton as candidate usually like her as leader
July 14, 2016
Most of the people who hate Hillary Clinton when she’s running for office end up liking her just fine once she has won. I have every confidence that history will repeat itself this November. I have been watching presidential elections since …

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