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April 25, 2019

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Controversial call will sting awhile
Controversial call will sting awhile
April 25, 2019
The Golden Knights' Game 7 overtime loss Tuesday night was heartbreaking. But worse yet was how it happened — triggered by a horrible call that allowed the San Jose Sharks to …
Pushback against Trump is good for the GOP as well as the country
April 21, 2019
It may be too good to be true, but it appears that Republican Party leaders in Congress may finally be growing a spine and trying to exert at least some control over President Donald Trump.
Continued conversation is key in fight against rise of anti-Semitism
April 19, 2019
Former Sen. Harry Reid says he hopes there will be no need to hold another anti-Seminism event like the program he organized this month at UNLV. But if the need persists, he says, he’ll stand ready to act.
Is Pence in favor of religious freedom or simply opposed to LGBT equality?
April 18, 2019
Amid the recent back-and-forth between Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Mike Pence, conservative media sided with Pence by saying there was no proof that he was anti-LGBT. Rather, commentators said, he is a Christian who believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Energy secretary endangers us by shrugging off grave warnings
April 15, 2019
Once again, Rick Perry is treating Nevadans like the stuff he used to scrape off of the bottom of his boots in Texas. Perry is proving to be a key threat to our state, not only with his stance on Yucca Mountain but in ...
Tadone Phengrasamee, left, and Stephen Molina, HVAC technicians for the Clark County School District, work on air conditioning units at Cashman Middle School Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. As the effects of the recession continue to affect school operations and deferred maintenance costs continue to rise, the CCSD is finding it difficult to maintain school facilities.
CCSD approaching event horizon for school maintenance repairs
April 14, 2019
As pointed out in a study of the district’s operations, CCSD hasn’t had an overall plan for predictive, preventive or routine maintenance for its 360 school buildings ...
The Nevada State Legislature building is pictured on Friday, June 2, 2017.
Revised open records bill deserves to advance in Nevada Legislature
April 12, 2019
A bill to beef up Nevada’s open records statutes has undergone some key changes since it was introduced early this month ...
In standing up to Trump, panel members shine in climate fight
April 10, 2019
President Donald Trump could break up their panel, but he couldn’t stop their work or silence their voices. Last week, the members of an Obama-era climate group that was disbanded by Trump in 2017 issued a new report after reassembling independently and completing …
An American hero blows the whistle on security clearance scandal
April 8, 2019
In a bleak time for our nation’s democracy, it’s a relief knowing that courageous and patriotic Americans like Tricia Newbold are still serving our country.
Plan to consolidate election days has more rewards than drawbacks
April 7, 2019
Just 8.8 percent of registered voters cast ballots for municipal races in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City. That’s the second-lowest turnout since 1999 ...
Don’t put nation’s immigration policy in the hands of political extremists
April 4, 2019
Ken Cuccinelli and Kris Kobach have something in common beyond being on President Donald Trump’s short list to serve as the nation’s “border czar.” They’re both political losers whose views on immigration and other issues were seen as far too extreme by …
Lawmakers’ moves to curb gun violence are admirable and overdue
April 2, 2019
No state understands the pain and horror of gun violence at a deeper level than Nevada after the Oct. 1 shooting. But we also know the problem goes far, far beyond that shooting …
Lawmakers’ moves to curb gun violence are admirable and overdue
April 2, 2019
No state understands the pain and horror of gun violence at a deeper level than Nevada after the Oct. 1 shooting. But we also know the problem goes far, far beyond that shooting …
Annual legislative sessions would better serve the needs of Nevadans
March 31, 2019
State legislators are out to fatten their paychecks by raiding your wallet, some conservatives would tell Nevadans. Sounds terrible. Until you realize it’s a spin job.
Before deficit gets out of control, lawmakers should act responsibly
March 29, 2019
The deficit hit a record monthly level in February and is running around $1 trillion for the year. That’s due to congressional lawmakers in both parties who have thrown fiscal responsibility out of the window and a president who reportedly told senior White House officials that he didn’t care about …

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Embrace change to clean energy
The renewable portfolio standard and the New Green Deal are for the …
By Dennis Raatz, Las Vegas
Trump must be held accountable
As most of us feared, the new attorney general turned out to be a toady of President Donald Trump who significantly misrepresented to the American public the findings of …
By Richard Strickland, North Las Vegas
Veteran should get that medal
Does anyone else think it is a slap in the face to all veterans — and those civilians who put their lives on the line for our country — that the president said he is going to honor Tiger Woods, who has a reputation of …
By Sharolyn Craft, North Las Vegas
People deserve clear pricing
Congress and the administration have recently appeared to acknowledge health care consumers’ concerns with hearings about surprise billing and rising health care costs. However, Americans across the board agree that …
By Donna M. Christensen, Catharpin, Va.
Reserve medal for the worthy
I read the standard rules for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Many who have received it made outstanding contributions to society or country. Our latest recipient wins golf tournaments, has affairs, was on drugs, has been known to …
By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Let migrants find sanctuary
Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California Gov. Gavin Newsom steam over the possibility that President Doanld Trump will send Central American caravans and Mexican immigrants to …
By Earl Beal, Terre Haute, Ind.
State prospers with renewables
In November, Nevadans voted overwhelmingly in support of Question 6, raising our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to at least 50 percent by 2030 …
By Sayda Galvan, Las Vegas
Respect each other’s free will
How have we sunk to the level of hating people who disagree with us? How have we come to believe that only we and the people who agree with us are absolutely right? Is it a form of narcissism or inflated self-worth? God is the only one who …
By Peggy Smetana, Pinehurst, N.C.