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September 25, 2017

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Editorials

House’s actions on silencers speak loudly about priorities
Sept. 25, 2017
GOP lawmakers in the House, and even some Democrats, have galvanized in support of a piece of legislation that would reduce federal regulations involved in ...
Heller turned against Nevadans by backing Senate’s health bill
Sept. 24, 2017
The Senate’s last-ditch assault on the Affordable Care Act appeared to be all but dead heading into the weekend, but Nevadans are going to remember it even if it never comes to a vote. ...
L.V. goes to D.C.: Why 100 local leaders are headed to Washington
Sept. 19, 2017
Put the brakes on Yucca Mountain. Hit the accelerator on Interstate 11. Those are among the messages that local government, community and business leaders will take to Washington, D.C., next week during the ...
Why is DACA vital in Las Vegas? Here are four reasons
Sept. 18, 2017
Of the many reasons for Las Vegas residents to demand that our national leaders save DACA, a prominent one is the effect that rescinding it would have on ...
Rich ethnic diversity makes UNLV a paragon of ‘the real Nevada’
Sept. 10, 2017
Amid the recent controversy over UNR student Peter Cvjetanovic being photographed alongside white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., a student organization at the Reno university responded by distributing T-shirts reading, “I am the real Nevada.” ...
In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, the Planned Parenthood Action Council holds a community rally in Salt Lake City.
Abortions likely to increase if Planned Parenthood is defunded
Sept. 5, 2017
To those who would defund Planned Parenthood in the name of reducing abortion, we have an impassioned plea. Put aside your emotion, just for a moment, and listen to reason. We beg you. If you do — if you ...
Trump sends chilling message on police arsenals
Sept. 4, 2017
While many police departments have updated their look to tactical-type cargo pants, Metro has resisted the trend to avoid being seen as too militaristic by the people the department serves ...
 In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa.
In pardoning Arpaio, Trump takes stand for institutionalized racism
Aug. 29, 2017
In pardoning Sheriff Arpaio, a star among the anti-immigrant extremists, President Trump offered yet more emboldenment for the same type of hate …
Exorbitant cost is just one reason to oppose Trump’s wall
Aug. 28, 2017
Congress shouldn’t approve so much as a dime for Trump’s wall. Instead, the money should be spent on beefing up existing monitoring systems and building up ...
Truly fake news: Charlottesville story shows dangers of alt-right
Aug. 27, 2017
At one time, what happened to Brennan Gilmore in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence would likely have been dismissed as the work of a few troubled people on the lunatic fringes of American society. ...
Our fight against fascism will be staged on US soil
Aug. 21, 2017
Americans must speak out for the principles and ideals that our elders sacrificed so much in defending, and to oppose any group that threatens to overturn the progress that has been made over the past 70 years.
Trump's needless cuts put pregnancy prevention program at risk
Aug. 20, 2017
Add teenage girls and young women to the list of Americans whose health and welfare have been placed at risk by the Trump administration. A program aimed at empowering teens to avoid unplanned pregnancies and protect themselves from sexually-transmitted diseases is ...
Traffic backs up near a repair project Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, on northbound Las Vegas Boulevard north of Tropicana Avenue. In comments sent to Clark County planners and shared with the Las Vegas Sun, several local residents said a proposed elevated expressway serving McCarran International Airport would do nothing to relieve congestion on the Strip.
Blunder road: Readers speak out on Las Vegas elevated expressway
Aug. 18, 2017
On Aug. 11, the Sun noted that Clark County was seeking written statements from local residents about its proposed elevated expressway connecting McCarran International Airport to the Koval Lane/Paradise Road corridor east of the Las Vegas Strip. In an editorial critical of the proposal, we informed readers of how to ...
GOP plot against state senators an affront to Nevada voters
Aug. 17, 2017
An effort by Nevada Republicans to recall two Democratic state senators and replace them with GOP candidates is despicable in so many respects, it’s hard to know where to start criticizing it. ...
President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters' questions in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in New York.
Embraced by neofascists, Trump is the 1st un-American president
Aug. 16, 2017
As became clear Tuesday at Trump Tower, we now have a president who is loath to fight Nazis. The unimaginable has happened. The leader of the nation that sacrificed ...

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Green energy is the answer
Brian Greenspun rightly points out that Americans tend to band together in times of storms and other crises to help those in need ...
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By Joanne Leovy, Las Vegas
There’s no getting over it
>In response to the Sept. 14 letter to the editor titled “Get over it,” I have some questions. ...
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By John Dombek, Santa Clara, Utah
Wildlife needs our support
Guest columnist Rebekah May Stetson’s “Nevada’s natural resources at risk of being diminished” (Sept. 17, the Sun) initially attracted my interest, but I was quickly disappointed to read that one of her main desires for EPA regulations to remain intact was because her family wished to preserve wildlife for the purpose of hunting it down and killing it. ...
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By Annoula Wylderich, Las Vegas
Let’s step up for the EPA
In addition to protecting our clean air and water, part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s role is providing funds for clean-up of Superfund and brownfield sites. ...
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By Tori Halfon, Las Vegas
Time for action on North Korea
As of this writing, North Korea was preparing to test launch another missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
There’s hope on environment
Reading Paul Krugman’s article “Pruitt-Trump making America polluted again,” (Sept. 2, the Sun) about Scott Pruitt’s and President Donald Trump’s policy of cutting the EPA’s budget and reversing many of our environmental regulations, was extremely upsetting. ...
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By Montana Black, Las Vegas
Federal diabetes program is vital
I urge Nevada’s legislators to renew the Special Diabetes Program — historically bipartisan federal funding that is vital to finding a cure. ...
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By Laura Brigham, Reno
Heller should oppose EPA cuts
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at a potential budget cut of 31 percent. Across the nation, people are protesting bids by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to put their own special interest first. ...
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By Courtney Jones, Las Vegas