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September 26, 2021

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Nevadans have no reason to trust candidates who humor the Big Lie
Late last week, the nation learned the outcome of the circus-like Republican-led election “audit” in Arizona, and boy was it a shocker. Not.
Investing in electric bicycles would have range of benefits for Nevadans
President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better domestic investment plan packs several elements that would benefit Las Vegas, and one of them is a tax credit for electric bicycles.

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Anti-vaxxers put selves at risk
Two characteristics are prevalent among anti-vaxxers — their sheer arrogance and their unhealthy need for attention.
By Susan Fong, Las Vegas
Killing contests must be banned
There is no place in Nevada for these barbaric contests.
By Elaine Carrick, Reno
Harris deserves a fair shake
I disagree with the idea that Vice President Kamala Harris would likely be worse than President Joe Biden.
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
GOP has remade itself entirely
The Party of Lincoln should now be called the American Taliban, brought to you by the twice-impeached president with delusions of grandeur.
By William Clarke, Henderson
Debt ceiling hypocrisy again
Once again we are faced with Congress voting to raise the debt ceiling, a relic from 1917 whose purpose was to allow the Treasury Department to finance the war effort by issuing liberty bonds.
By Richard Brattain, Las Vegas
Trophy killing has no place here
Recently in another senseless slaughter reminiscent of the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, an event that outraged the world, Mopane, another magnificent African lion, was killed for a part of his body to hang on someone’s wall.
By Linda Faso, Las Vegas
Military must be vaccinated
One of my most unforgettable memories after having joined the military is that while going through processing, it seemed to me that they gave us shots for just about everything you could think of.
By Raymond Wright, Las Vegas
Climate solution is within reach
Agriculture and tourism are income streams upon which we rely for a healthy economy. Continued drought leads to desertification, rendering land useless for almost any future endeavor.
By Susan Atkinson, Durango, Colo.
Tax structure should be simple
The Sept. 5 guest column “Taxing the ultrawealthy can help every Nevada family” was an interesting read.
By Tom Kiestead, North Las Vegas
Trump is a drag on the entire GOP
I am so sick of hearing the GOP talk about President Joe Biden’s “lies.”
By Bobbie Wilkinson, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Why not make the kids alright?
    Americans love rags-to-riches stories, tales of people who transcended childhood poverty to achieve adult success. Unless you’re totally oblivious to reality, however, you surely realize that such stories are the exceptions, not the rule. The disadvantages of growing up in poverty — poor nutrition, poor health care, an impoverished environment, the cognitive burden that goes along with never having enough money — can and often do hobble children for the rest of their lives.
  • The roots of French pique
    It’s hardly surprising that France would be furious over losing a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Australia, all the more so because it believes it was blindsided as Canberra, Washington and London secretly worked to get a different deal for themselves.
  • Responsible adults protect the health and safety of children
    Over 250,000 children nationwide were infected with COVID-19 the week before Labor Day. The impetuous push of students into live classrooms (especially without vaccine mandates and mask and distancing requirements) has resulted in a vast increase of hospitalizations and deaths of children.
  • Great leadership includes ability to relax and unwind
    No real leader gets by with a 9-to-5 mentality. Leadership means giving your all to your team, your organization, your company and to your stakeholders. This is true whether you are in the public or private sector. But it has always struck me that no one talks about the idea of baking in relaxation and unwinding as essential parts of leadership.
  • Stop shipping water east across the Rockies
    It was 1952 when the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in a remote, high mountain valley on the state’s Western Slope. The valley is called Homestake, and now, those same cities want even more of its pure water.
  • The Trump-RBG Effect on Texas
    Now we know why many white evangelicals supported Donald Trump as president despite his boorish behavior.
  • Former SeaWorld ambassador working to save animals you’ve never heard of
    In her many years as director of the animal ambassador programs for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Julie Scardina was a favorite guest on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and the “Today” show. The energetic animal lover brought adorable baby penguins, a blanket-wrapped baby gibbon and a free-flying Scarlet ibis to millions of homes across America.
  • Nevada has shown a comeback that’s stronger than ever
    Nevada has shown a comeback that’s stronger than ever
    The Silver State took a big hit when the pandemic kept residents and tourists at home. Now, with reopening underway, many are once again returning for business and entertainment — and Nevada has begun its recovery.
  • White evangelicals shun morality for power
    Evangelical Christians castigated Bill Clinton in wake of his “improper relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He had sinned. He would be stoned.
  • Ignore the calls about your car warranty expiring
    Spoiler alert: That extended warranty is either nonexistent or not worth the paper it’s printed on.
  • Neglected Nevada communities need big, bold action taken on climate change
    My family, neighbors and the many people nationwide whose origin stories bear a resemblance to mine are suffering. We are unable to afford to adapt as easily to water shortages, working in increasingly hot temperatures outside, and are falling ill in outsized numbers compared with higher-income communities because there is more air pollution in our neighborhoods.
  • Broadband has become an essential need for everyone
    The infrastructure bill that recently cleared the U.S. Senate, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will make an historic investment in our nation’s critical infrastructure. It’s been far too long since the federal government seriously took on the structural issues that have divided our country.
  • Newsom not in line for presidency, yet
    Recently, as he bathed in the afterglow of his romping, stomping recall victory, Gov. Gavin Newsom was asked the inevitable question.
  • It’s not the left causing problems for Biden
    If President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” bill dies in Congress, it will be because moderate Democrats killed it.
  • ‘Death panels’ arrive — in COVID-stricken Republican Idaho
    It may be recalled that one of the chief GOP arguments against the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was that it would institute bureaucratic “death panels” to determine, in the words of former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, whether someone was “worthy of health care.”