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May 26, 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
Squatter homes speckle the Las Vegas Valley like a rash, but few stick out as badly as this one. It’s a white rancher in an older neighborhood, surrounded by properties with such features as water gardens, yard sculptures, mature shade trees and lush expanses of grass. The ranch home's grass, by contrast, has been scalped and scorched to a dark khaki color and ...

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Experiments on pets are cruel
As an animal lover and someone who hates wasteful government spending, I was so pleased to see on local and national news that Las Vegas’ own Congresswoman Dina Titus is leading national efforts to investigate a cruel proposed experiment on dogs by the Department of Veterans Affairs. ...
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By Alexis Young, Las Vegas
Bible lesson for Trump
Before the 2016 presidential election, we learned of Donald Trump’s propensity to lie through articles like one published Sept. 25 by Politico finding that Trump “averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and fifteen seconds over nearly five hours of remarks.” ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
Obamacare in death throes
The Democrat-sponsored Obamacare plan is imploding at this very moment in the health care market. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
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
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
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
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
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
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

Other Voices »

  • Portentous election for congressional seat approaches in Georgia
    By the time Georgia’s 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million — perhaps more than $130 per ballot — will have been spent to pick one-435th of one-half of one of the three branches of one of America’s governments. ...
  • Politics of alienation come home to roost
    The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working for them ...
  • Reconciliation, not hostility, should drive US-Iran relations
    President Donald Trump seems to be reconciling with Saudi Arabia. Why does he not do so with Iran? The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani shows that Iranians want a more open society and normal relations with the world. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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). ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Can Pope Francis save Donald Trump?
    If anyone ever needed a conversion experience — and fast — it is President Donald Trump. ...
  • 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? ...