Las Vegas Sun

September 21, 2017

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Editorials

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 ...
Trump's crusade against the media is a chilling echo of Hitler's rise
Aug. 14, 2017
As a reminder of what can happen — and has happened in societies when media freedoms have been curtailed — we offer some of Adolf Hitler’s written and spoken sentiments on freedom of the press.
Trump's 'big, beautiful' border wall a colossal waste of time, money
Aug. 8, 2017
Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful” border wall is, in reality, a nightmare in the making. And it’s getting more dreadful all the time. Not only would the wall ...

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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
I’ve had it with Trump
I don’t regularly write letters to the editor of newspapers, but it’s time I make an exception. ...
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By Larry Burgess, Henderson
EPA must be fully funded
I was personally affected by Hurricane Irma. Hopefully my concerns, along with all the others who know the effects of global warming, will lead the powers that be to understand the importance of the job the Environmental Protection Agency has done to protect our environment, and in turn, our lives. ...
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By Eva G. Parsons, Las Vegas
Unions offer equal opportunity
In the last century, many people fought and died for the right to join a union. It was the only way they could have any say in what happened to them economically, and it was a way to band together to fight the greed of a millionaire class that used them to become even richer, while overworking and underpaying them. ...
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By Joan Bockholt, North Las Vegas
Congress must save DACA
Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the administration is adding a black mark to the United States. ...
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By John Burke, Henderson
Kudos to Brian Greenspun
Here’s a great “Rah rah!” to Brian Greenspun for his well-written article calling out the R-J for what it publishes. ...
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
Column got it right on R-J
Regretfully, Brian Greenspun announced in his editorial that Sheldon Adelson was taking the R-J even further to the right. As the state and Las Vegas specifically move from purple to blue in the coming years, the largest news outlet in Southern Nevada will provide less diverse viewpoints. ...
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By Larry I. Miller, Las Vegas