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January 20, 2018

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A person holds up a sign in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, and Temporary Protected Status programs during a rally in support of DACA and TPS outside of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
How long should TPS recipients have to prove their worthiness?
Jan. 16, 2018
What does it take for an immigrant to prove that he or she is worthy of being here? Working hard, staying out of trouble, raising families, practicing their faith, contributing to their community — sounds like bedrock American values here ...
We stand with our neighbors against unfair deportation
Jan. 15, 2018
Kicking out people who have been a part of our community for decades would hurt the economy and weaken the social fabric of Southern Nevada.
Convention center expansion a cause for celebration in Las Vegas
Jan. 14, 2018
The ground didn’t shake in a literal sense Monday when dignitaries met near Las Vegas Boulevard and Elvis Presley Boulevard to official launch the second phase of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project. After all, the ceremony only involved …
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, to travel to Nashville, Tenn., to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention.
Is Trump a genius? Let’s find out by holding a solo news conference
Jan. 11, 2018
It would be simple for Donald Trump to prove that he is a “very stable genius” and refute the idea presented in the best-seller “Fire and Fury” that he’s an idiot with …
Officers staring down the barrel of political cowardice
Jan. 8, 2018
Among the reasons the U.S. needs to curb gun violence, the deaths of officers and security personnel are high on the list ...
Chris Thompson holds up a sign during a news conference at the Apothecary Shoppe marijuana dispensary on West Flamingo Road Thursday, Jan. 04, 2018.
Butt out, feds: Nevada voters have spoken on legal marijuana
Jan. 7, 2018
So much for Donald Trump’s claim to be a supporter of states’ rights. He’s a pick-and-choose advocate at best, as proven when Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy that allowed for …
As voters stray from Trump, they need a vision to follow
Jan. 1, 2018
Democrats need to offer solutions, not just bash Trump. They need to get people excited about their mission, not just rail against ...
New year brings new hope: 10 reasons for optimism in 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Coming off of a year that inundated us with a relentless string of disasters, tragedies, sorrows and clashes, it’s time to close the 2017 calendar and look forward to 2018 with ...
In fighting for the ‘Dreamers,’ Sandoval shines brightly
Dec. 25, 2017
For a prime example of good, responsible leadership, look no further than a group of 11 governors, including Nevada's own Brian Sandoval.
Clark County makes the right move in veering away from expressway
Dec. 24, 2017
In withdrawing the elevated expressway, staff members cited opposition from the public, UNLV and the…
In standing for decency, Alabama sends message to GOP
Dec. 18, 2017
Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama’s Senate race last week was a much-needed win for decency in what has been a profoundly indecent year. In voting for Jones over Roy Moore, Alabamians didn’t simply choose a Democrat over a Republican. They selected a candidate of ...
Michael Dourson speaks Oct. 4 at his nomination hearing to serve as head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical regulatory program, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Last week, Dourson withdrew from consideration.
Americans to Trump: We will not stand by as you bulldoze the EPA
Dec. 17, 2017
The day after watching Republican candidate Roy Moore lose the election despite Donald Trump’s endorsement, the president suffered another setback when his nominee to ...
Nevada’s safety should not be in the hands of Missouri
Dec. 11, 2017
It’s nauseating that the House bill is the first gun legislation passed since the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, while proposals to ban bump stocks have ...
Public schools could lose billions in funding under tax proposals
Dec. 10, 2017
Public education, a bedrock of the American experience, is under heavy attack by the Republican Party via its via its tax measures. Both the House and Senate versions contain provisions that would ...
Cruelty to our hardworking neighbors is not an American ideal
Dec. 4, 2017
Recipients of Temporary Protected Status in this country are law-abiding, honest people who make the United States a better place. America should not ...

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AGs could ask for notification
State attorneys general might be able to accomplish the intent of the proposed NICS Denial Notification Act, which would …
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By Steven P. Haver, Las Vegas
Enough with the taxes!
God help us, they will never stop! (“Segerblom floats proposal to boost CCSD funding via county sales tax hike,” Jan. 3, Las Vegas Sun.) So now that he’s term limited out of the state Senate, Tick Segerblom is running for Clark County Commission so he can continue to ;
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By Josh Kunis, Las Vegas
Why is Trump barking?
If there was nothing wrong with the conduct of the Trump campaign, why is Donald Trump so dismissive of the Russia investigation? It is said that the dog who barks the loudest is …
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By Don Hiddleson, Millcreek, Utah
Trump goes his own way
President Donald Trump doesn’t fit the mold, which is why almost every working citizen I know …
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By Victor Homick, Las Vegas
He’s a genius, all right
Donald Trump recently tweeted that he was a “stable genius.” Nobody would disagree with him, as long as …
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By Steve Danning, Las Vegas
Tune in while you can
The latest hit reality television show is being produced, directed and staged at the …
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By Thomas Hayden, Henderson
Columnist out of line
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s column on Mitt Romney and the Repubican Party (“Romney has opportunity to cure illness he helped create,” republished Jan. 8 in the Sun), was interesting but included one glaring …
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By Michael R. Stilley, Mesquite
Time to address isolation
Repulsed at this horrific massacre, I still wonder: Where were we as a society — teachers, family members, personnel at …
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By Carol Mason, Las Vegas