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Matt Hufman

Editor/editorial and opinion pages

Matt's childhood home got three daily papers, and the ink has yet to rub off. In the last two decades, he has worked at papers in cities big (L.A.) and small (Aberdeen, Wash.) He has covered pro sports, edited a small daily paper and was part of the Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2009. He's the editor of the Sun's opinion pages.

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Story Archive

Faultless: An important site far from civilization
A nuclear weapon was tested here and the results are evident
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
In the 1960s, after some earth-rattling, window-breaking nuclear tests on the Nevada Test Site, the Atomic Energy Commission started exploring more remote sites and came here.
Of aliens and other things
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Why did the cow cross the road? Or was it really a cow? These are questions you ask yourself in Rachel.
Rachel: Area 51, aliens and the bovine kind
A small town with an international reputation
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Rachel is a relatively new town, started in the 1970s by a farmer. It's small, but it has attracted attention and visitors from around the world.
Moving stones and roaming dead zones
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Can you hear me now? No? How about now? Hello? Hello?
Crystal Springs: Old West meets extraterrestrial
Once a haven for horse thieves, now it's about the outdoors and aliens
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
This is the first spot on the eastern side of Highway 375, which in the 1990s was renamed the Extraterrestrial Highway in honor of nearby Area 51. But this place has a history before there were rumors about little green men and UFOs.
No Internet par for the course in rural Nevada
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
We are wrapping up in Alamo after a long first day on the road. We’re working through one of the difficulties of rural Nevada – finding reliable Internet service.
Alamo: A piece of the old West
Small community is the heart of the Pahranagat Valley
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
Alamo is a little stop along U.S. 93 in the Pahranagat Valley, which is a long, narrow green stretch fed by a creek.
A trip back to old Nevada
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
We’ve stopped for lunch in Overton at Sugar’s Home Plate - a sports-themed joint with framed jerseys on the wall and deep red vinyl booths with sagging seats and Formica-topped tables with the wood design worn through.
Coyote Springs: An unfulfilled promise
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
The plans for Coyote Springs were grand, if not grandiose.
St. Thomas: A high-and-dry ghost town
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
St. Thomas is known for one thing: It was the town that was flooded in 1938 by Hoover Dam.
We're on the road
Day One starts out as we venture out of Las Vegas
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
Mike and I are on the road headed toward the ruins of St. Thomas to start the Finding Nevada project.
Bouncing around the back roads to find out where we've been and where we are
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
Next year, Nevada will celebrate its 150th anniversary, and to gear up for the party, editorial cartoonist Mike Smith and I are going on a series of road trips. Our objective: to explore the landscape, discover the places and meet the people who distinguish Nevada. We’re calling our journey “Finding Nevada,” and we want you to join us.
Rest in peace? Sorry, Teddy.
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
Cemeteries aren’t my favorite destination, but they offer unique insight into a place and its people, so we headed off to the St. Thomas cemetery.
The meaning of being an American
Friday, June 28, 2013
Over the past few years, there has been plenty of debate about American values and principles, but an ugly strand of divisiveness runs through it.
How do you make sense of NSA's spying
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

As you read this, a computer somewhere is sifting through data all in the name of protecting you (and me) and our country from terrorism.
Taking care of business in Nevada
Sunday, March 3, 2013
An interview with state economic development chief Steve Hill.
Clark County school superintendent: 'We are going to need some support'
A Q&A with Superintendent Dwight Jones
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
A conversation with Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones.
Schools chief: Spend money wisely
A Q&A with state Superintendent James Guthrie
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
A conversation with Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction James Guthrie.
Setting priorities
Dear reader: What should the Legislature do this year?
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
Dear reader: As the Legislature starts, we want your opinion.
It's almost over, but what's next?
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
The election is almost over, the polls close Tuesday and those fliers that clog the mailbox and fill the TV will soon be gone.
State needs an agenda for all of us
What should the candidates be talking about, working on?
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
Every election year, the Sun talks to candidates about the issues and their plans for office should they be elected.
State needs an agenda for all of us
What should the candidates be talking about, working on?
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012
Every election year, the Sun talks to candidates about the issues and their plans for office should they be elected.
A patriot by any other name
As the Fourth of July nears, what does it mean to be an American?
Monday, June 25, 2012
I received an email this week from someone I’ll call “Joe.” The email was filled with rumors, innuendos and outright lies about various people and political figures, attacking not only their positions but also their patriotism.
An important vote
What issues are important to you? What would you ask candidates?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This year, as we review the candidates for office and consider their positions, we’d like your thoughts about state and local races.
Is ‘none’ a proper vote?
Lawsuit says Nevada’s unique ballot provision is unconstitutional
Friday, June 15, 2012
Since 1976, Nevadans have had the ability to vote for “none of these candidates” in federal and statewide races.
Changes to the opinion page
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
If you haven’t noticed, we’re tinkering a bit with the opinion pages.
Raising kids in Las Vegas: Is it beneficial or a bust?
Friday, May 25, 2012
As I’m writing this, a four-month-old boy is being fussed over in the newsroom, and deservedly so.
Does who’s running in local, state races matter?
Monday, April 16, 2012
This fall’s ballot will be hefty, topped by the presidential race and the congressional elections. That’s obviously where most of the attention will be. But that’s not where the ballot ends.
Trying to find our roots
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Las Vegas is a young town filled with people from all over the world. Whether home (or the ancestral home) is Greece or upstate Pennsylvania, where do you come from? Do you have a story about finding your family roots or going home?
When children go bad
Comments on a story lead us to wonder about parents’ experiences
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
On Friday, lasvegassun.com reported the details of the arrest of Christine Gulick and Devon Cooper, who are accused of a string of burglaries and thefts over the course of several weeks.
Hunkered down and feeling all alone?
Monday, April 2, 2012
One analyst says Americans are fed up and getting further detached from civic life.
Exploring ways to fund higher education
Friday, March 30, 2012
For years, there has been a debate over how higher education in Nevada is funded, and part of that discussion includes the complaint by southerners that UNLV gets short shrift.
What keeps you up at night?
What should we be discussing on the opinion pages this year?
Monday, March 5, 2012
What are the issues that do affect you directly? The things that keep you up at night?
Why we love (and love to hate) HOAs
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Since asking last Monday for your thoughts about homeowner associations, we have been overwhelmed by the response. We’ve heard from real estate agents, management companies, HOA board members and owners who love, hate and tolerate HOAs.
HOA discussion evokes passion
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
Thank you! We've been wonderfully overwhelmed.
Are HOAs a benefit or detriment to Las Vegas?
Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
You’re accustomed to seeing letters to the editor. Well, this is a letter from an editor. I’m Matt Hufman, and I handle the opinion pages of the Sun. I and other journalists at the Sun are going to start writing to you regularly.
The flawed guardian of the First Amendment
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
She made one of the greatest sacrifices in journalism: She went to prison instead of giving in to a prosecutor and naming a source.
Reggie Jackson: LV ready for MLB team
Monday, Dec. 20, 2004
Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, who has put together an ownership group to bid for a Major League Baseball team, said he thinks Las Vegas is ready to become a big-league city.

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