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October 18, 2019

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Workers walk by a sign showing the official name of the Raiders' stadium, now known as Allegiant Stadium, during a topping off ceremony, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.
Stadium has been a success story for diversity in local construction industry
Oct. 18, 2019
Look at it this way: Of the $1.1 billion in subcontracting work awarded through July, $231 million went to small local businesses. In addition, 2.37 million work hours were …
Barr’s speech on religious freedom tramples on our founders’ vision
Oct. 16, 2019
This wasn’t simply a leader promoting the societal benefits of religious values and observance of faith, or expressing concerns about secularism. It was the top law enforcement officer of the U.S., whose duty is to uphold all parts of the Constitution and ensure equal protection for all Americans under the law, attacking the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state in this nation and demonizing …
Republicans have sold out their nation in service of political power
Oct. 15, 2019
With the arrests last week of Rudy Giuliani’s associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, it’s become clear that GOP influence is for sale to virtually any buyer who would help ...
Phoenix's Valley Metro Rail system, shown here, became operational in late 2008 and since has been expanded from 20 miles to 26. As Phoenix proceeds with plans to add 40 miles to the system by 2034, officials in the Las Vegas Valley have begun discussing proposals to establish a light-rail system here.
Phoenix lights a path for Las Vegas to follow on public transportation
Oct. 14, 2019
For anyone wondering whether light rail is popular in communities that have invested in it, check out what happened this past August in Phoenix.
The world has become a more dangerous place in the Trump era
Oct. 13, 2019
With President Donald Trump’s 1,000th day in office approaching this week, it’s a fitting time to assess the status of the United States in key global strategic and economic affairs.
President Donald Trump speaking to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, before his departure to nearby Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
President is testing the bounds of unconstitutional executive overreach
Oct. 10, 2019
This is a president who shows a flagrant contempt for any limits on his executive power, whether formal checks and balances or unwritten rules of decorum …
It’s time for principled Republicans to take a stand for truth and justice
Oct. 8, 2019
The Republican Party’s descent into lawlessness and corruption is accelerating at frightening speed, threatening to …
By turning blind eye to worker safety, Trump turns his back on his base
Oct. 6, 2019
President Donald Trump would have American workers believe he is their champion. But when it comes to protecting them from workplace accidents, nothing could be further from the truth.
Studies show value of Obamacare, and the importance of keeping it
Oct. 4, 2019
There’s strong and mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act is a godsend for Americans. About 20 million people are now covered under Medical expansion or …
In today’s GOP, anything less than blind support is considered heresy
Oct. 2, 2019
Mark Amodei, Nevada’s only GOP member in the U.S. House of Representatives, got carved up by his fellow Republicans this past weekend after saying Congress should examine …
Insidious tactics of old tobacco industry echoed to today’s youths
Oct. 1, 2019
As the numbers of deaths and health problems related to e-cigarettes keep skyrocketing, responsible broadcasters are doing their part to address the problem. Such major media companies as CBS, Viacom and WarnerMedia recently pulled ads for e-cigarette makers amid …
Modern GOP has strayed far from the path of principled conservatism
Sept. 30, 2019
Certainly, today’s Republican Party is in some ways unrecognizable compared with previous iterations. Fiscal conservatism has been tossed out the window in favor of ...
Side by deadly side: Comparison shows why assault-type weapons must be outlawed
Sept. 29, 2019
After mass shootings, we often hear that the perpetrators used “military-style” or “assault-type” weapons. So what does that mean, exactly?
Worthy goal of protecting children entails more than a ban on vaping
Sept. 26, 2019
If President Trump is truly committed to safeguarding children, why won’t he protect them from gun violence by supporting expanded background checks on …
Americans deserve immediate access to money in their accounts
Sept. 24, 2019
Imagine depositing your paycheck in the bank one morning, then going back in the afternoon to withdraw cash for necessities only to be told your funds weren’t available. Inconceivable?

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Kurds not our responsibility
In the Oct. 16 letter “We are enabling another genocide,” the writer says she is a third-generation Armenian-American. I am a 91-year-old second-generation Armenian-American whose father was …
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By Malcolm Telloian, North Las Vegas
Even presidents subject to law
President Donald Trump doesn’t think he’s accountable to anyone. In court, his lawyers argue that only Congress — not prosecutors — can hold the president accountable to the rule of law. But when Congress tried to do just that, the White House …
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By Rick Hall, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
New campaign slogan: MIGA
President Donald Trump is …
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By Carl Heck, Aspen, Colo.
Horses’ fate best left up to nature
Exactly what plan does Congress have for “fixing” the wild horse issue other than …
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By Ron Moers, Henderson
Turkey decision stains presidency
No matter what he says or does next, President Donald Trump made a deep and painful mistake when he …
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
We are enabling another genocide
As a third-generation Armenian-American, whose ancestors fled their ancient homeland in the 1890s during the Ottoman Empire, I fear and tremble at …
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By Sandra Miner, Las Vegas
People can’t stop nuclear progress
Some letter writers are stuck in the past; nuclear energy is the way of the future. Nothing can stop …
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
GOP has lost its respectability
In the Trump era respectable Republicans are nearly extinct. The party that used to speak of fiscal responsibility — but which never seemed to practice it — has totally abandoned even a façade of …
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By Ed Ewert, Las Vegas