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November 21, 2017

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Editorials

Voters must send message: We choose our lawmakers
Nov. 20, 2017
Candidates and political experts said that in supporting the “for cause” movement, voters sent a message that they should decide who holds elected offices ...
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.
With millions dying from pollution, Trump’s war on EPA is unconscionable
Nov. 19, 2017
The potential ramifications of the Trump administration’s dark alliance with the fossil fuel industry and other polluters are coming into increasingly sharp focus, and they’re staggering. ...
It’s time to treat gun sales with the gravity they deserve
Nov. 13, 2017
Other states have forged systems in which background checks are conducted by the state and federal government before guns can be purchased, so Nevadans have ...
Country stars deserve praise for speaking out on gun violence
Nov. 12, 2017
The controversy last week over discussion of gun violence at the annual Country Music Awards shows how dark and dangerous it can be for those who find themselves in the shadow of the NRA and the extremist-right media that abets it. ...
Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visit a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Monday Nov. 6, 2017. The gunman of a deadly shooting at the small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack, authorities said Monday.
You're wrong, Donald Trump: Killings were definitely a 'guns situation'
Nov. 8, 2017
Donald Trump’s remarks that Sunday’s mass shooting in central Texas was a “mental health problem at the highest level” and “isn’t a guns situation” is yet another sign that ...
Despite legislative ineptitude, Trump is doing plenty of damage
Nov. 6, 2017
Trump has taken a wrecking ball to regulations aimed at protecting U.S. citizens from dangerous chemicals, toxic materials, and air and water pollution ...
As wildfires proliferate, state must fight Trump on climate
Nov. 5, 2017
As fires rage and the Western environment becomes increasingly arid, Nevada’s leaders must battle the Trump administration’s assault on the environment at every turn. ...
Lowest common denominator gun measure endangers Nevada
Oct. 30, 2017
It’s difficult enough for our resorts and other businesses to keep guns off their premises, and a bill like this would lead to more guns coming in. We should have known ...
Trump has unconstitutional conception of U.S. military
Oct. 23, 2017
When the framers of the Constitution accepted the need for a standing army, they made Congress responsible for funding it. Why? They wanted to establish a check on the president’s power ...
In this April 13, 2006, file photo, an underground train at the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Northern Nevada chamber wrong not to join Yucca Mountain fight
Oct. 22, 2017
The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce didn’t just let an enemy get through the perimeter, it opened the gate and laid out a red carpet. ...
On clips, silencers, NRA an enemy of public safety
Oct. 18, 2017
On its website, the National Rifle Association has posted talking points for opponents of bans on high-capacity magazines. But what’s absent from the NRA’s list is any claim of a legitimate need for high-capacity clips.
Shooting instructor Frankie McRae aims an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.
NRA fires blanks in campaign against commonsense gun controls
Oct. 17, 2017
When the NRA argues against banning high-capacity magazines, what it is really saying is that public safety takes a backseat to gun-owner convenience ...
In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah.
Bump stocks are the tip of the iceberg in stopping the tide of gun violence
Oct. 16, 2017
The nation averaged a mass shooting every four and a half weeks between Orlando and Las Vegas. It’s way past time to take action to reduce gun violence. And the solution goes far beyond ...
President Donald Trump waves as he carries an umbrella walking on the tarmac to his limousine at Harrisburg International Airport, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017, in Middletown, Pa.
With Trump off on another tantrum, American people must help Puerto Rico
Oct. 15, 2017
Thousands of miles away, the victims of another horrible ordeal also need our help. ...
It’s long past time to engage each other on gun violence
Oct. 9, 2017
Gun-control advocates must propose solutions that focus on limiting the lethal capacity of firearms and preventing mentally ill people from getting access to weapons. Gun-rights advocates must acknowledge that ...

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Hate to see Sandoval go
I do not always vote a straight Democratic ticket, especially since moving to Nevada over 20 years ago. One of my split votes was for Gov. Brian Sandoval, whom I believe is one of the best state chief executives I’ve experienced. But he will be …
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By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
Nothing sweet about this
Judge Roy Moore’s salacious attraction to teenage girls is absolutely repulsive, especially as described by a woman who said Moore attacked her in a car in a back alley when she was …
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By Peter McMurran, Henderson
Tax plan will bring relief
Each year, it gets tougher for us to stay afloat. Although small businesses are the backbone of America, it seems we have somehow …
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By Sherman Ray, Las Vegas
Activism is fueling change
This month, in a historic sweeping fashion, the U.S. saw progressive wins across local and state elections. In Virginia, the first transgender woman was elected into office and beat the man who wrote the controversial Virginia anti-transgender bathroom bill. Voters in Charlotte, N.C., for the first time elected a black woman as the city’s mayor, and in New Jersey, a Sikh American won the race to become the mayor of Hoboken. ...
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By Karl Catarata, Las Vegas
It pays to shop around
Twenty-plus years with my auto/home insurance came to an abrupt end when, at renewal, the auto premium was increased by 42 percent from the previous six-month premium. The home insurance on my condo is on a yearly premium.
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By Dee Hopkins, Las Vegas
Did ‘lunatic’ fit the bill?
President Donald Trump recently took offense to Kim Jong Un referring to his speech in South Korea as “reckless remarks by an old lunatic.” ...
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By Michael Plaisted, Las Vegas
Leaders should hear the truth
Despite new research by the federal government, which found “no convincing alternative explanation” to climate change other than it being caused by humans, the proposal to cut the EPA budget remains. ...
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By Brandon Monson, Las Vegas
STEM measure is a winner
The National Science Foundation is proposing a nationwide bill that awards grants to institutions of higher education in order to foster young girls interested in computer science and other science, technology, engineering or mathematic occupations to pursue a degree in those fields. ...
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By Tiffany de Luna, Henderson