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September 26, 2018

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Republicans’ self-interest shifts their standards on sexual misconduct
Sept. 26, 2018
So much for having any respect for women, for due process or basic fairness. But Mitch McConnell scored huge points for hypocrisy by guaranteeing a vote on Kavanaugh versus …
Festivalgoers are seen walking the grounds during the first day of the Life is Beautiful music festival in downtown Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
Security at music festivals rose to the task; now legislators should too
Sept. 25, 2018
In an interview this month, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Metro had also been working with first responders to enhance medical services and optimize response times to emergencies at outdoor events. The Life is Beautiful grounds featured …
A view of the Las Vegas Convention Center before a campaign rally with President Donald Trump, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas.
As Trump pushes supporters to polls, opponents must rally in kind
Sept. 24, 2018
President Donald Trump likes to accuse the media of falsifying or ignoring the crowd sizes at his rallies. For the record, the crowd at Trump’s rally Thursday in Las Vegas was epic.
Attorney general’s latest decree revs up Trump’s ‘deportation machine’
Sept. 23, 2018
Quietly, the Trump administration recently launched its latest attack on the nation’s independent judiciary system.
President Donald Trump greets Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at a Nevada GOP Convention in Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
On women’s issues, Heller can stand with or distance himself from Trump
Sept. 20, 2018
Sometime today, unless something drastically unexpected happens, Sen. Dean Heller will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with President Donald Trump and the two of them will …
Protecting Las Vegans means supporting reasonable gun policies
Sept. 19, 2018
Here’s hoping that if and when pragmatic gun legislation comes to the table in the upcoming legislative session, Sheriff Joe Lombardo …
Public-private partnership draws blueprint for improving Las Vegas
Sept. 18, 2018
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas creates a partnership between the city and private donors to identify, prioritize and fund projects to …
Don’t sit on the sidelines for the most consequential election of your life
Sept. 17, 2018
For any eligible voter who may be planning to sit out the November election, today we offer former President Barack Obama’s words from last week in Cleveland about the importance of voting this year.
Light rail gains another selling point: Fewer traffic fatalities
Sept. 14, 2018
A study shows that traffic fatalities tend to be lower in areas with heavily used public transportation systems compared to metros where fewer people …
Forget the empty praises, lawmakers should reward UNLV for its diversity
Sept. 12, 2018
With UNLV once again finishing atop U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the most diverse universities in the nation, here’s an ultimatum for Nevada lawmakers …
Knowledge is power: Breaking down upcoming ballot questions on energy
Sept. 9, 2018
If you’ve seen one ballot question on energy, you definitely haven’t seen them all. In November, Nevadans will see two ballot questions related to electrical power ...
Nevada lawmakers need to help level playing field for state’s public schools
Sept. 7, 2018
Not only are schools in low-income areas getting a smaller portion of funding for instruction, they’re subsidizing schools in wealthier areas …
Time is now for Congress to act on president’s assault on rule of law
Sept. 6, 2018
With his recent tweet criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for prosecuting Republican Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter, Donald Trump has stepped down a path that could literally lead to the end of America’s democracy unless …
Councilman Steve Seroka overlooks the old Badlands Golf Course, which sits in a natural revine, surrounded by the Queensridge master-planned community, Monday Feb 19, 2018.
Proposed redevelopment rules merit a fair hearing at City Council
Sept. 4, 2018
A proposed set of new rules for redeveloping golf courses in master-planned communities and similar areas in Las Vegas offers something for everyone involved.
Healing power of a campfire is reason enough to support conservation fund
Sept. 2, 2018
In Nevada, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided $102 million for a number of wilderness and conservation ...

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Democrats are in denial
Charles Blow, in his Sept. 22 column “Opposition to Trump is determined, not deranged,” thinks he’s got the reason Donald Trump won the presidency all figured out. He says it was “white racial anxiety, unease about the possibility of a female president, voter suppression and voter apathy, and an attack on …
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By Bob Valentine, Las Vegas
Heller, Trump go hand in hand
It’s official: President Donald Trump loves Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. He declared as much in Las Vegas last week. Heller then took the stage and returned a gushy speech of his own. Their bromance wasn’t always this lovey-dovey. Heller showed a bit of backbone by calling out the president over …
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Buyer beware on the beachfront
Thanks for publishing the article “How humans are making hurricanes worse” in the Sept. 21 edition of the Sun. The article raises some excellent points, namely that human development in flood-prone areas greatly …
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By Ed Dornlas, Las Vegas
Heller sold his soul to Trump
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., thinks an accusation of attempted rape is a “hiccup.” He has sacrificed honor and decency to support the actions of a dishonorable man, President Donald Trump. Silence in response to Trump’s despicable words and actions is unacceptable. We must turn them all out in November or be complicit in Trump’s hate and incompetence. Roland Madden, Carlsbad, Calif.
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By Roland Madden, Carlsbad, Calif.
Strides made in telehealth
In research from Becker’s Hospital Review, Nevada was ranked among the top in the country for telehealth. That’s shorthand for innovations in remote health care delivery that are improving patient care. From free nurse hotlines to …
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By Jeffrey Klein, Las Vegas
#MeToo inspires higher standards
Republicans may ask, “Why are you upset with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, since the accusations against him are not any worse than …
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By Connie Kadevari, Henderson
Don’t fall for the brainwashing
I just received a piece of voter mail called “2018 Voter Registration Confirmation Survey.” It talks about an anti-Christian left that wants to eliminate Christianity — a lie. People like my family on the left believe in religious freedom for all.
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By Karen Koehn, Las Vegas
Kavanaugh was vetted, cleared
It’s very interesting to me that the Democrats release a sexual assault charge against the Supreme Court justice nominee in the eleventh hour of the hearing process — an allegation they received, but kept under wraps, for more than two months.
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By George Gerlach, Gardnerville