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May 26, 2017

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Municipal elections: Ross, Seroka, Marz and Wood are the best choices
May 25, 2017
In 2016, Nevadans listened carefully to a political candidate who railed against the federal government, stoked unwarranted fears of crime and vilified ...
This Las Vegas house has been a draw for squatters since it was vacated two years ago.
Frustration and fear: What it's like to live near a Las Vegas squatter house
May 25, 2017
Squatter homes speckle the Las Vegas Valley like a rash, but few stick out as badly as this one. It’s a white rancher in an older neighborhood, surrounded by properties with such features as water gardens, yard sculptures, mature shade trees and lush expanses of grass. The ranch home's grass, by contrast, has been scalped and scorched to a dark khaki color and ...
We will have to fight to protect our national monuments
May 22, 2017
Future generations deserve to see the areas as they are now — home to unique plants and animals, breathtaking geological beauty and Native American petroglyphs and artwork dating back thousands of years — and not pocked with fracking operations or mining pits or scarred by off-road trails and vandalism.
Trump’s panel on voter fraud poses threat to access to polls
May 21, 2017
When President Donald Trump announced in February that he planned to put together a commission to investigate voter fraud, it was cause for concern but not necessarily for alarm. ...
In this July 9, 2014, file photo, a sign warns of radioactivity on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.
Nuclear scare strengthens our resolve in fight against Yucca
May 15, 2017
The emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was an accident waiting to happen, and more will follow if leaders don’t start working aggressively to ...
Nevada Republicans should learn from Texans on school vouchers
May 9, 2017
You might think lawmakers in the Lone Star State would embrace one of the centerpiece causes for modern conservatives — school vouchers. But they don’t. And the reason …
If only more Republican leaders were like our governor
May 8, 2017
In many ways, Sandoval is a throwback to an era before the GOP went down a hyperpartisan, take-no-prisoners rat hole that started with Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly and ...
Democrats' post-vote taunting was not a good look
May 4, 2017
House Democrats had every reason to be disdainful of the version of the American Health Care Act that their Republican colleagues passed on Thursday. But in jeering the GOP after the vote by singing ...
Gun background checks: Over half-million Nevada voters will not be ignored by Laxalt
May 4, 2017
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has insisted that his opposition to last November’s ballot question calling for expanded background checks on purchases of ...
Despite woes in search, NSHE needs more transparency, not less
May 2, 2017
Any movement by the regents to close off the selection process would be an affront to the hard-working Nevada residents who fund NSHE. They deserve to know …
One state has already tried the Trump tax plan; it failed
May 1, 2017
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who was elected in a landslide in 2010 after promising that his tax plan would attract new businesses to the state and diversify ...
County showing lack of vision in considering expressway plan
April 30, 2017
In their zeal to build an elevated expressway, some Clark County elected leaders are poised to send Las Vegas back to a time when you might have overheard something like this in an average American household: ...
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 ...

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Experiments on pets are cruel
As an animal lover and someone who hates wasteful government spending, I was so pleased to see on local and national news that Las Vegas’ own Congresswoman Dina Titus is leading national efforts to investigate a cruel proposed experiment on dogs by the Department of Veterans Affairs. ...
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By Alexis Young, Las Vegas
Bible lesson for Trump
Before the 2016 presidential election, we learned of Donald Trump’s propensity to lie through articles like one published Sept. 25 by Politico finding that Trump “averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and fifteen seconds over nearly five hours of remarks.” ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
Obamacare in death throes
The Democrat-sponsored Obamacare plan is imploding at this very moment in the health care market. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
Solar measure good for state
AB405 is a thoughtful measure that addresses the needs of customers, the solar industry, public health and the utility’s mandate to keep the lights on. ...
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By Krystal Hosmer, Las Vegas
Climate change must be fought
The real victims in gutting the EPA will be my children and grandchildren as well as the author’s progeny. ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
This is what you wanted?
The congressional Republican leadership doesn’t ask the Democrats to work on new policies with them, they just start creating policies on their own and vote for their approval using their …
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By Dave Starr, Las Vegas
Another view of the nation
If aliens from another planet saw pictures from the White House, they would think 90 percent of Americans are …
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By Alberta Gresh, Las Vegas
Profits drive voucher issue
Recent reports in the local newspaper have disclosed research that says that children away from the public schools on voucher programs do no better and often worse on achievement scores than children in public schools. So why are they …
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By William C. Marchant, Henderson