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December 1, 2021

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This May 31, 2018, photo shows the reduced water level of Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam in Arizona.
State would be wise to build upon Biden’s efforts on water protections
Dec. 1, 2021
President Biden’s move eases the threat of contamination for Las Vegas residents and for the rest of Nevada, most of which relies on groundwater ...
With high demand and tightened supplies of goods, experts are expecting higher prices and less availability of products at major outlets this year. Shipping delays are forecast in such major categories as toys, luxury goods and consumer electronics. But a trip to local retailers, such as Ralphies Bike Shop, near downtown Las Vegas, can help you complete your holiday shopping without the worry of supply chain issues.
Doing your holiday shopping locally can ease stress of supply chain issues
Nov. 30, 2021
For Las Vegas residents who want to keep money in the community and support local businesses, there’s an option that promises to ease the stress. Great gifts are available right here ...
Curbing speed of exotic car rentals is a reasonable safety precaution
Nov. 29, 2021
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a sleek high-performance car that is aptly named, boasting a top speed of 211 mph. That’s just 1 mph slower than the fastest recorded speed in NASCAR history.
Superintendent Jesus Jara attends a CCSD School Board of Trustees meeting at the Clark County School District Education Center Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.
If Las Vegas community wants improvements in education, leaders must step up
Nov. 28, 2021
Recent displays of dysfunctional leadership by the Clark County School District board and the Nevada Board of Regents have prompted conversations about how to reimagine those panels ...
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, speaks to the media following a tour the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, Monday, May 3, 2021.
Cortez Masto’s COPS Act shows merits of working across the aisle
Nov. 26, 2021
Because of the leadership of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., the nation now has a law to strengthen the mental health safety net for law enforcement officers. The new law ...
Carpenters David Corday, left, Shorty Lopez, center, and Rodolfo Islas work on a kitchen countertop at the Share Village Las Vegas 2, an affordable housing complex for veterans, families and those with special needs, near downtown Las Vegas Saturday, March 27, 2021. Thirty-five members of Carpenters Union Local 1977 rehabbed kitchens and bathrooms in 10 units as part of their annual volunteer work at the complex.
On Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the kindness of our neighbors
Nov. 25, 2021
Rarely does a week go by without someone in the community drawing the Sun’s attention for doing something kind for their neighbors and constructive for the community ...
Anti-mask protesters march to the home of Utah epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Salt Lake City. About a dozen protesters stood across from Dunn's home Thursday morning and evening.
Anti-mask, anti-vaxxers take protests too far, into dark place
Nov. 24, 2021
In recent years, Las Vegans watched as protesters in other states descended on the homes of elected officials and other public figures for displays of intimidation ...
Right-wing extremism has changed its name but not its goals or tactics
Nov. 24, 2021
On Thanksgiving Day 60 years ago, the Sun editorial staff’s focus wasn’t on colonial times but on a Cold War-era threat to American democracy — one that has resurrected itself today. The topic of the Sun’s Nov. 22, 1961, editorial: right-wing political extremism.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo delivers his annual State of Department address at the Smith Center Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
When a community can’t trust its sheriff, its sheriff must resign
Nov. 23, 2021
For years, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo led our community to believe his department wasn’t working with federal officials to deport nonviolent undocumented immigrants.
In this Nov. 8, 2020, file photo former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, middle speaking at microphone, and American Conservation Union Chairman Matt Schlapp speak during a news conference outside of the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas.
When you hear claims of voter fraud, remember who pleaded guilty to it
Nov. 22, 2021
This was a party that was looking for any angle to subvert the will of Nevada voters and deliver the state to then-President Donald Trump.
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, takes an elevator as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a resolution to formally rebuke him for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. In addition to the official censure, House Democrats want to oust him from his seats on the House Oversight Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.
Political threats and intimidation have no place in civilized society
Nov. 21, 2021
Here’s a question to right-wing America. What if the Sun started publishing editorials on a regular basis calling for specific conservatives and their supporters to be executed?
GOP has been derelict in its duty to address challenges nation faces
Nov. 19, 2021
Quick, name something the Republican Party has done to get the supply chain moving again. Nothing comes to mind? OK, how about the GOP’s solutions for ...
Wolf Ramerez of Houston, center, joins others with the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas in holding up his fists as Indigenous and environmental activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, Oct. 11, 2021. President Joe Biden has announced steps to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans.
Biden taking long-overdue steps to reverse neglect of Indigenous people
Nov. 18, 2021
By launching a coordinated effort to step up law enforcement on Native American tribal lands and improve justice for Indigenous peoples in ...
A man receives food at an Armed Services YMCA food distribution, Oct. 28, 2021, in San Diego. As many of 160,000 active duty military members are having trouble feeding their families, according to Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks around the country.
No excuse for military families of world’s wealthiest nation to go hungry
Nov. 17, 2021
Americans owe a tremendous debt to the members of our nation’s Armed Forces, but we’re falling shamefully short in providing far too many of them with the means they ...
A Metro Police crime scene analyst looks over a Toyota RAV4 at the scene of a fatal crash on South Rainbow Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road Tuesday, Nov. 02, 2021. The driver of a Chevrolet Corvette, identified as Henry Ruggs III, a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, will be charged with DUI resulting in death, police said.
Excessive speeding has become a dangerous epidemic in Las Vegas
Nov. 16, 2021
The horrific car crash that resulted in the death of Tina Tintor and the arrest of former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III brought public attention to ...

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Drug costs need not be so high
The cost of Lantus in Las Vegas (prescription required) is more than six times the cost of the exact same item in Ireland, with no prescription required.
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By David Eason, Las Vegas
FBI was wary of Birch Society
In response to the Nov. 24 editorial, “Right-wing extremism has changed its name but not its goals or tactics”:
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By Ernie Lazar, Palm Springs, Calif.
QB should be punished for lie
Regarding the Nov. 21 letter “Rodgers was unfairly mocked,” it is not a case of someone having a different opinion, it is the fact that Rodgers lied about his vaccination status.
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By James Hutkin, Henderson
Jail conditions suddenly matter
Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, incarcerated for his participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, has requested to have his sentence reduced because of what he considers the deplorable conditions he has been forced to put up with.
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By Raymond Wright, Las Vegas
People are free to mock any speech
The writer of the Nov. 21 letter “Rodgers was unfairly mocked,” criticizing Sun cartoonist Mike Smith’s depiction of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, writes: “We should all be entitled to our opinions without fear of retribution or ridicule.”
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By Brian Adrian, Las Vegas
Senate has no time to waste
I am thrilled that the House finally passed the Build Back Better Act. This bill is a historic investment in the American people. A huge thank-you to our Southern Nevada Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee, all Democrats.
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By Kathleen Close, Las Vegas
Rodgers’ lie was his transgression
Aaron Rodgers is entitled to his opinion, but if that opinion forces you to be untruthful, it’s time to rethink it.
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By Don Barlow, Las Vegas
Treaty has not been honored
In response to the Nov. 18 editorial, “Biden taking long-overdue steps to reverse neglect of Indigenous people”: The president has not taken action to create a reservation guaranteed by law for the benefit and protection of the Western Shoshone people, authorized by Congress in Article 6 of the Treaty of Ruby Valley.
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By Ian Zabarte, Las Vegas