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March 28, 2017

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Let’s get ready for the Raiders, Las Vegas
Monday was a momentous day — one worthy of a celebration that would be spectacular even by Las Vegas standards — but a lot of work is in store to …
Lawmakers have every reason to speed along light rail plan
Southern Nevada’s transportation system is long overdue for an update, and the RTC has come through with a plan that would connect McCarran International Airport to the Strip. Senate Bill 149, introduced by Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas ...

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Texting and driving: Let’s get tough
Texting while driving is a problem for all ages. It is a criminal offense and should be treated as such. ...
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
A matter of health
The religious rights of a corporation should not be placed above my health and well being. ...
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By Irera Bravo, Las Vegas
Travel ban is justified
These are anti-American and anti-constitutional doctrines which must be either uprooted or prevented from taking place in this country in order to preserve America’s political integrity and freedoms. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
All about that A
It appears the big difference between Obamacare and Trumpcare is one word — affordable!
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By Carl Heck, Aspen, Colo.
Seniors will be heard
He has promised much to many of us, but not senior citizens. ...
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By James Behrendt, Henderson
Where’s the truth?
Lying used to be a disgusting flaw in one’s character. To be labeled a liar brought shame and distrust. To be labeled a liar brought shame and distrust. We’d punish our children for doing it; a man of his word was admired. ...
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Step it up, NV Energy
I support Assembly Bill 223 (to establish new and extended energy-efficiency measures), and would like to see the state of Nevada embrace home solar power for residents and energy efficient programs in both new construction and existing homes. ...
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By David Sanchez, Henderson
This is not child’s play
The Commander-in-Tweet held a news conference last month in which he called the news media “very unfair” for reporting the truth, and for exposing his many and frequent lies to the public. ...
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By Bruce Joffe, Piedmont, Calif.
A matter of priorities
No doubt, this will be a very long four years. ...
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By Mary Mistretta, Henderson
Nevadans need tax cap
Windfall? Save or invest? Is he serious? At best, the cap gave people an outside chance to hold on to their homes. ...
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By Knight Allen, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Saving face: Here’s how to build on Obamacare
    Actually, though, health care isn’t all that complicated. Basically, you need to induce people who don’t currently need medical treatment to pay the bills for those who do, with the promise that the favor will be returned if necessary. Unfortunately, Republicans have spent eight years angrily denying that simple proposition. And that refusal to …
  • Science, engineering are not luxuries
    The administration has identified 62 programs for elimination or severe cutbacks. It has done this in a mixture of ignorance, indifference and delusion. The ignorance is that it does not seem to know how we got where we are; the indifference is part of a broad, anti-intellectual tilt on the political right; and the delusion is …
  • CBC now on Trump’s radar, but to what extent?
    Candidate Trump did not always make that “focus” easy to know or understand. His orations on “inner cities” usually painted a dystopian vision of urban “carnage” and hopelessness that teetered between pity and demonization. His best argument for African-Americans to vote for him at one point was, “What do you …
  • School vouchers tear at fabric of our nation
    We don’t give out a lot in America — one is expected to work hard and earn what he or she gets. But by guaranteeing everyone in America gets an education, we do provide an opportunity for one to succeed. ...
  • For millions of Americans, the science and safety of Yucca don’t add up
    Let’s be clear.: As a radioactive waste dump, Yucca is a sieve. It would first leak radioactive gases to the air, then would release contaminants into the groundwater. ...
  • It’s time for a few good men to step up for the nation
    I am writing you directly because I believe you are the last “few good men” who can stand up and reverse the moral rot that has infected the Trump administration from the top. ...
  • Congress must keep promises to our allies
    These days, it is too easy to get overwhelmed by the news coming out of Washington. Fights over health care, immigration and the environment dominate the airwaves. So I am here now in order to help navigate all this news by highlighting a crucial piece of legislation recently introduced to Congress by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., John McCain, R-Ariz., Jack Reed, D-R.I, and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. ...
  • Wearable technology is changing health care
    Internet pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world.” In other words, information technology is transforming the structure and sociology of virtually every economic sector. ...
  • Fragile egos causing leadership to crumble
    Two weeks after President Donald Trump claimed, bizarrely, that the Obama administration had wiretapped his campaign, his press secretary suggested that GCHQ — Britain’s counterpart to the National Security Agency — had done the imaginary bugging. British officials were outraged. And soon the British press was reporting that the Trump administration had apologized. ...
  • Movie demolishes the ‘postracial era’ myth
    The enthusiasm for the movie says a whole lot about how one group of Americans views the other, and it underscores the distance between them. I’m tempted to call “Get Out” a movie for the age of Trump, perhaps the movie for the age of Trump. ...
  • Will the FBI’s trail lead to ties with Russia?
    The FBI is investigating whether persons involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russian officials to help Trump win the election. Let that sink in for a moment. Then take a deep breath, exhale, and try to imagine where this might lead. ...
  • GOP must seek truth behind Trump’s lies
    The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is “no information that supports” the claim. ...
  • Wage equality, violence among women’s issues in need of reform
    While celebrating Women’s History Month means reflecting on all we’ve accomplished, it is more important to consider what we have left to accomplish. The reality is women are still underrepresented and face adversities across our country. ...
  • Did the Dutch reject Trumpism?
    There was always some hype in the commentariat’s obsession with Geert Wilders, the viciously anti-Muslim leader whose party managed only 13 percent of the vote in the Dutch elections. He was never going to form the next government and had already begun sagging at the campaign’s end. ...
  • Cuts to humanitarian aid could cost lives
    How is Trump responding to this crisis? By slashing humanitarian aid, increasing the risk that people starve in the four countries — Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria. The result is a perfect storm: millions of children tumbling toward famine just as America abdicates leadership and cuts assistance. ...