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July 28, 2016

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Opinion Stories

  • To heal our nation’s divide, we must stop shouting and listen
    July 26, 2016
    The “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”? There is no freedom for any of us in what is happening right now. Hatred and violence are the tools of cowards, not the brave. We may be united as a residents of these states and territories, but we are deeply divided in so many other ways. It’s in the news …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • A Dallas police officer receives a hug at the headquarters, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Five police officers were killed by a gunman in downtown Dallas the night before.
    Not 'Cops vs. Us': In Dallas to honor fallen officer, Metro sergeant saw unity
    July 17, 2016
    This weekend I had the honor to go to Dallas to pay my respects to Officer Patrick Zamarripa. I have attended far too many police funerals in Southern Nevada, but this was my first time going to another jurisdiction to honor a fallen brother. I did not know what to expect ...
  • Wild Wild West site looks like ideal place for NFL stadium
    July 17, 2016
    Welcome to your new home, Oakland Raiders. OK, that’s more than a bit premature, but Las Vegas appears to have come up with …
  • Las Vegas a standard bearer in involving citizens in holding the police accountable
    July 17, 2016
    The recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and then the attacks against the police in Dallas, have thrown the issue of police use of force …
  • Blame should fall on criminals, not police
    July 17, 2016
    The recent slayings of five police officers by a lunatic thug in Dallas should deeply disturb every American to their …
  • Fallen Dallas heroes prove police do ‘protect and serve’
    July 17, 2016
    Summertime, and the living is anything but easy. Only the people can make it better. First, we have to talk about the tragic events that took place 10 days ago …
  • In shootings, police often protected more than those killed
    July 17, 2016
    We all remember placing our right hands over our hearts, and taking that pledge to our great nation every morning during our school years. But do we truly live up to that last part of the pledge? The sad reality is ...
  • Dallas police chief is right: We're asking law enforcement to do too much
    July 17, 2016
    The men and women who serve as law enforcement officers in Las Vegas fully understand the risks and consequences of their jobs. However, none of us took an oath to become pawns and ultimately victims of murder due to ...
  • Las Vegas a standard-bearer in involving civilians in holding police accountable
    July 17, 2016
    In the wake of so many deaths due to police officer shootings, many believe that police departments are running wild. But today, at least in the city of Las Vegas, nothing could be further from the truth. The group that investigates use of force by Metro police is ...
  • To fight injustice, be the change you want to see
    July 17, 2016
    Without stating the obvious, we have all come to the realization that the United States has become a divided nation, in more ways …
  • In shootings, police often protected more than those killed
    July 17, 2016
    We remember placing our right hands over our hearts and taking the pledge to our great nation every morning during our school years. But did we ever really think about what it meant? Do we truly live …
  • Well-wishers line the entrance of Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery as the processional carrying Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith arrives for the burial service, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in Dallas. Officer Smith was one of five police officers killed during a protest in Dallas the week before.
    Police and citizens, like nation as a whole, should stand united
    July 17, 2016
    As every city turns to its leaders for answers in times like these, we are poised to use this moment to drive positive change. The most effective weapon is knowledge, because hatred often thrives on ignorance. So we must ask ourselves, what is ...
  • Police and citizens, like nation as a whole, should stand united
    July 17, 2016
    We learn as children that words have power. We learn that words hurt and we need to control what we say. They can incite fear, anger and even …
  • To fight racial injustice, be the change you want to see
    July 17, 2016
    Without stating the obvious, we have all come to the realization that the UNITED States of America has become a DIVIDED nation, in more ways than one. The horrific crimes that have taken place over the last five years, five months, five days, are an evil that has been deeply rooted in ...
  • To fight injustice, be the change you want to see
    July 17, 2016
    Without stating the obvious, we have all come to the realization that the United States has become a divided nation, in more ways …
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