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August 17, 2019

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee holds up a shovel during a water pipeline groundbreaking ceremony near Speedway Boulevard and Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas Tuesday, July 31, 2018. At right is pipeline partner Weston Adams. The pipeline, expected to be completed in late 2020, will jumpstart development in the Apex Industrial Park, officials said.
A mayor’s vision for North Las Vegas
Aug. 16, 2019
Let me take you on a journey into the future: It’s 2029, and North Las Vegas has hit its stride. Industry bustles at Apex Industrial Park, where tens of thousands of workers arrive …
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and current Mayor Carolyn Goodman dedicate the City of Las Vegas’ gateway sign.
In Las Vegas, life is truly beautiful
Aug. 13, 2019
It is sometimes difficult to recognize history as it is happening, but I believe our city has entered a key moment that will affect our community for years to come. Put simply, our city is on the cusp of becoming …
Effective policing requires a community effort
Aug. 7, 2019
Policing isn’t always about arresting the problem away. Sometimes, it’s about showing up. Being a part of the community means you gain understanding about the unique problems …
Follow Sheldon Adelson’s money toward gun safety
Aug. 6, 2019
I can’t think of anything or anyone who can do as much for so many Americans as Sheldon can do right now. I believe he has it in him to make this incredible gesture toward saving lives …
Why Yucca Mountain rattles us should be no surprise
July 14, 2019
The quake that was almost equidistant between Las Vegas and Los Angeles was bound to get everyone’s attention. And all I could think about was Yucca Mountain …
Where I Stand: History proves American spirit will endure
July 7, 2019
America was founded by people who sought truth and justice and who are seeking these precious commodities, so any demagogues or tyrants in our midst must be doomed ...
In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington.
Supreme Court takes an untimely duck
June 30, 2019
Many are just waking up to the understanding that the Supreme Court removed the judiciary from hearing any dispute about how the states may or may not rig the election process …
On climate change: Do something right now before we can’t do anything, ever!
June 23, 2019
Climate change is more than a looming disaster predicted to doom future generations. We are seeing the effects of climate change now, even here in Nevada, and have only a brief moment to make the changes that will …
Father's Day wisdom worth sharing
June 16, 2019
I have celebrated with my family enough Father’s Days in my life to understand that today is more about our role as fathers and the responsibilities that come with the job.
Where I Stand: Biden can’t Hyde on this one
June 9, 2019
The Hyde Amendment, for most practical purposes, has been viewed as a nuisance over the past few decades — its legal proscriptions notwithstanding — since the smart and determined people who believe a woman has a right to deal with her own personal health decisions have found the loopholes necessary to allow all women the access to such health care as they deem necessary.
Where I Stand: Impeachment drums grow louder
June 2, 2019
Should the House move toward impeachment hearings and should the evidence be elicited as expected and as Mueller reports does exist, it will become clear to one and all that our president has a lot for which to answer. That could also turn a few Republican heads in the Senate …
Speaker is spot-on: Let’s all pray for America
May 26, 2019
Forget the hypocrisy needed to allow people of faith to condone the faithless and classless acts of a man whose moral compass constantly spins out of control, what is important is that most people of faith are patriots and want only …
A Holocaust survivor cries as she arrives at the Touro University spring commencement ceremony at Westgate Monday, May 13, 2019. Twenty-one Holocaust survivors were awarded honorary degrees by the university.
Lessons these new doctors teach must be retold
May 19, 2019
Even though today we have institutions dedicated to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive and teaching its tragic lessons to the newer generations, it is all too evident that those lessons have not yet …
A mother’s role in life is the most important of all
May 12, 2019
Of all the days set aside each year to pay tribute to presidents, holy days, national holidays and other special events, I can think of none more worthy than Mother’s Day …
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks before a panel discussion with former Speaker of the House John Boehner at the Bellagio Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The panel was part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.
Even in retirement, Reid remains the leader
May 5, 2019
Unlike most people who use retirement as an excuse for taking it easy and seeking new thrills out of life, Harry Reid remains the leader. And Nevadans are …

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Same story, different city
Whenever there is a tragedy, it is immediately weaponized on social media to affirm previously cemented views.
By Thomas Grover, Las Vegas
Trump wants to divide America
Encouraging his supporters to chant “Lock her up!” and “Send her back!” shows how low President Donald Trump will go to divide this nation along racial lines in his effort to hang onto power.
By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
A good question for the census
Republicans want a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
Historically, we are the invaders
With all the talk about an “invasion” of Mexicans, I am surprised that no one has pointed out …
By Bob Litt, Las Vegas
Trump benefits by his company
The Aug. 5 letter “Billionaire birds of a feather” criticizing President Donald Trump for surrounding himself with billionaires had me remember something my late father told me: If you’re going to take …
By Malcolm Telloian, North Las Vegas
President does as bad as he says
Republicans in Congress keep saying to look at what the president does and not what …
By Charles Parrish, Las Vegas
Mental health is a red herring
How do you prevent a handful of crazies out of 327 million Americans from …
By Cesar Lumba, Las Vegas
Get involved and make a change
Maybe it’s house-cleaning time. All members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election, and a third of the Senate is. You don’t have to …
By Gil Eisner, Las Vegas