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May 25, 2017

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Municipal elections: Ross, Seroka and Marz are the best choices
In 2016, Nevadans listened carefully to a political candidate who railed against the federal government, stoked unwarranted fears of crime and vilified ...
Frustration and fear: What it’s like to live near a Las Vegas squatter house
Metro Police receive thousands of calls per year to investigate squatters. Here's the story of one the houses they've been called to, a place where carloads of people have shown up to ...

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Climate change must be fought
The real victims in gutting the EPA will be my children and grandchildren as well as the author’s progeny. ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
Solar measure good for state
AB405 is a thoughtful measure that addresses the needs of customers, the solar industry, public health and the utility’s mandate to keep the lights on. ...
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By Krystal Hosmer, Las Vegas
Profits drive voucher issue
Recent reports in the local newspaper have disclosed research that says that children away from the public schools on voucher programs do no better and often worse on achievement scores than children in public schools. So why are they …
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By William C. Marchant, Henderson
Another view of the nation
If aliens from another planet saw pictures from the White House, they would think 90 percent of Americans are …
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By Alberta Gresh, Las Vegas
This is what you wanted?
The congressional Republican leadership doesn’t ask the Democrats to work on new policies with them, they just start creating policies on their own and vote for their approval using their …
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By Dave Starr, Las Vegas
Russians’ visit was disgusting
Every time I see those Russian-supplied photos of the president and Russian officials in the Oval Office, I want to puke. ...
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Trump clearly unfit for office
Donald Trump clearly has no clue about how to do the job. ...
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By Larry Burgess, Henderson
ACA a boon for small businesses
As a small-business owner, I am disappointed by the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act. ...
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By Ron Nelson, Las Vegas
Let’s oust GOP in midterms
Amid the hullabaloo and Republican rigmarole on health insurance reform, where reform means to Republican legislators an opportunity to give huge tax cuts to the rich, there is that ever-present elephant in the room: Medicare for all. ...
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By Cesar F. Lumba, Las Vegas
Trump disasters should cost GOP
Pick your poison: Are you angry over the environmental impacts of President Donald Trump’s executive orders? ...
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By Marilynne Hauser, Duvall, Wash.

Other Voices »

  • Energy measures deserve support
    Our elected state representatives have the opportunity to make Nevada the nation’s solar energy leader, creating jobs and generating other benefits for Nevada and the nation. They are about to vote on the bills needed to realize this goal. ...
  • Financial analysis shows $636,000 to $1.1M benefit
    While a college education improves earnings, we also know about the rising level of student debt (now $1.4 trillion). ...
  • Higher education pays off, but not like it should
    If you are prepared for college-level work, and especially if you intend to major in something in demand in the economy, by all means go to college. ...
  • Can Pope Francis save Donald Trump?
    If anyone ever needed a conversion experience — and fast — it is President Donald Trump. ...
  • Freedom Caucus policies would shackle US workers
    After all, America is an open society, in which everyone is free to make his or her own choices about where to work and how to live. Everyone, that is, except the 30 million workers now covered by noncompete agreements ...
  • Communities must unite to aid wounded warriors
    The conflicts of the post-9/11 era are the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has attempted to fight extended wars with an all-volunteer force. ...
  • Web of influence: How far does power of federal government extend?
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the Endangered Species Act, is blind to the limits of its imperium, which it thinks encompasses telling John Yearwood what he can and cannot do on the ranch that has been in his family since …
  • Enemies of US military include bureaucracy
    The Pentagon’s current testing, development, and acquisition bureaucracy is simply too slow to deliver the advanced capability that is required for the rapid nature of 21st-century warfare. Time is a prized commodity, as successful …
  • Severe lack of talent fueling meltdown inside the White House
    Few people of any quality or experience are going to want to join a team that is toxic. Nobody is going to want to become the next H.R. McMaster, a formerly respected figure who is now permanently tainted because he threw his lot in with Donald Trump. Nobody is going to want to join a self-cannibalizing piranha squad whose main activity is …
  • Air traffic control system desperately needs update, not upheaval
    The air traffic control system is one of the miracles of our infrastructure: an essential and silent cornerstone of modern transportation. ...
  • Assuring our security? Trump isn’t even close
    Wow, Donald Trump can’t even give a commencement speech to the military without making it all about him. ...
  • Slow-walking on Trump situation would be disastrous for America
    There is really only one issue in American politics at this moment: Will we accelerate our way to the end of the Trump story, or will our government remain mired in scandal, misdirection and paralysis for many more months — or even years? ...
  • Time has come for 25th Amendment solution
    This will not get better. It could easily get worse. And as hard and controversial as a 25th Amendment remedy would be, Trump’s removal today should be less painful for conservatives than abandoning him in the campaign would have been. ...
  • Amid echoes of Watergate, courage under fire is a necessity
    So, here we are in 2017, some 45 years after the break-in and the specter of Watergate has raised its ugly head again. This time, however, the questions to be answered are not about a third-rate burglary of the Watergate Hotel ...
  • Food for Peace measure a boon for US security
    Millions are on the verge of starvation as humanitarian crises in Africa intensify. In this environment of growing despair, the Food for Peace Reform Act, a bill being introduced by Bob Corker and Christopher Coons of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, rekindles hope for much-needed reforms in U.S. emergency food aid programs. ...