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April 30, 2017

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Editorials

Trump’s vitriol toward Mexico is dangerous to U.S.
April 24, 2017
Donald Trump promises to crack down on drug trafficking from Mexico to make the United States safer from cartel violence. But his policies not only will fail to ...
UNLV makes deft choice in hiring A.D. with a J.D.
April 20, 2017
Incoming UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois has spent nearly 20 years as a college athletics administrator, including at such high-level universities as Virginia Tech University and the University of Tennessee. ....
Why can’t Team Trump remember meetings with Russians?
April 17, 2017
Americans deserve to know every detail about conversations between Trump’s inner circle and the Russians, given the possible ramifications of those discussions ...
Using paranoia as ammo, gun lobby targets U.S. consumer
April 10, 2017
Gun makers are hardly the only U.S. industry engaged in misleading marketing and questionable sales strategies. But given that ...
If Trump is innocent, he should welcome investigation
April 3, 2017
Instead of demanding an investigation that would clear his name, Trump has chosen to shoot the messenger, try to deflect attention, and in essence say ...
Experts: Public schools superior to private
April 1, 2017
In 2015, Harris Polls asked 2,073 people if they thought private schools, public schools or home schooling provided students with the best education. ...
Let’s get ready for the Raiders, Las Vegas
March 28, 2017
Monday was a momentous day — one worthy of a celebration that would be spectacular even by Las Vegas standards — but a lot of work is in store to …
Lawmakers have every reason to speed along light rail plan
March 27, 2017
Southern Nevada’s transportation system is long overdue for an update, and the RTC has come through with a plan that would connect McCarran International Airport to the Strip. Senate Bill 149, introduced by Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas ...
Cha-ching! AHCA will be bonanza for the rich
March 24, 2017
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., came out swinging on the American Health Care Act this week on the House floor, zeroing in on a report from the congressional Joint Economic Committee showing that tax cuts in the legislation would save the wealthiest 0.1 percent of Americans $207,390 each in a single year. ...
Putin would be overjoyed by Trump's budget plan
March 21, 2017
In producing President Donald Trump’s budget, his staffers said they “wrote it using the president’s own words.” Funny, we could have sworn …
Las Vegas in desperate need of diversifying economy
March 20, 2017
At a brief glance of a new study recently released by the Brookings Institution, Las Vegas looks strong. But dig into the research a bit deeper, and the outlook goes downhill ...
Rehabilitated felons are still Americans and deserve to vote
March 13, 2017
Today, Nevada is one of only 12 states that considers it the loss of one of the most cherished American liberties — the right to vote — even after an offender is released from prison and has gotten off of parole.
Cruel immigration policies would hurt all Nevadans
March 6, 2017
Just imagine what would happen in the valley if 8 percent of the population — the equivalent of the size of the undocumented-immigrant group here — were to vanish overnight. The effect would be on par with Great Recession ...
Trump still has a lot to learn from generals like John Allen
March 5, 2017
Contrary to the statements coming out of the presidential administration, Allen said, religious extremism wasn’t the driving force behind the proliferation of terrorist organizations. ...
Demonstrators hold a rally Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The rally is one of several Not My Presidents Day protests planned across the country to mark the Presidents Day holiday. Protesters are criticizing President Donald Trump's immigration policies, among other things. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Time to rally, America: Efforts to stifle protesters are out of line
March 3, 2017
The right to protest peacefully is a fundamental American liberty, but Republican lawmakers in at least 16 states are working to rein in demonstrators. That's fundamentally wrong. Any effort by the government to erode the right to assemble must be met with full-force opposition, utilizing ...

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How to pay for infrastructure
By the end of World War II, the U.S. had sold more than $185 billion ($2.5 trillion in today’s dollars) worth of war bonds to finance the war. War bonds were government-issued savings bonds that generated capital for that war and made citizens feel involved in the national effort. ...
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By Ed Mikula, North Las Vegas
Land program deserves support
For many of us in Southern Nevada, the public lands that surround Las Vegas are a place to picnic with our children, hike, mountain bike, camp and boat. Many of the amenities that we enjoy and make our experiences richer have been funded through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA). Recently, a leak of the federal budget proposal revealed a plan to remove $230 million from the program. ...
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By Paula Garrett, Las Vegas
President’s word means nothing
During a recent interview with CNN about President Donald Trump’s commitment to early campaign promises, Vice President Mike Pence said, “President Trump is a man of his word.” ...
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By Sam Pizzo, Henderson
State should lead on clean energy
I appreciated your article examining some of the great work being done by the Nevada Legislature this session on making Nevada the national leader in clean energy. ...
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By Jerry Holliday, Las Vegas
Rebutting letter on death penalty
The writer of the April 19 letter headlined “Death penalty should endure” claims that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to future crimes. He argues that death penalty opponents ignore “the obvious fact” that executing someone deters that individual “100 percent” from committing another crime. ...
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By Steve Danning, Las Vegas
Help environment by changing diet
At a time of concern over environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling and our diet. ...
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By Lester Valez, Las Vegas
Beastiality bill deserves support
It’s a sensitive subject, but having sex with animals in Nevada is still surprisingly legal. ...
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By Annoula Wylderich, Las Vegas
I’m hanging up on Las Vegas
On March 15, I was enjoying my annual trip to Nevada and Arizona. ...
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By Paul Smotas, Calabash, N.C.