Las Vegas Sun

August 14, 2018

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Photo: Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus
Q+A: New CCSD superintendent prioritizes curriculum, funding for his first year
The new leader of the country’s fifth-largest school district wants to work with lawmakers to update the state’s decades-old funding formula and maximize current funds by streamlining curriculum ...
Water pumping scheme is a scam
If the idea is to save up more water as an energy source when there is excess power, why not just …
Xenophobia not what unites us
In the Aug. 5 letter “Empathy for Americans,” the writer argued that immigrants come …
Boomers were raised well
I am a female baby boomer who served 15 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps during …
If you want peace, you must prepare for war
Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role U.S. policies — military, diplomatic, economic — played in bringing the Cold War to endgame and the Soviet Union to extinction. One milestone was Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative proposal, a technological challenge that could not be met by a Soviet economy already buckling under the combined weight of military spending and socialism’s ignorance. But before SDI, there was …
What's in a name? A political taste treat
As concerned citizens, I know you’re following the election action this summer. Today is another big day. Let’s look for some potential lessons. Or at least lighthearted observations. We could use a little …
Conservatives should love wind energy
Last year, wind energy officially emerged as the nation’s top source of renewable energy for the first time. That is probably not that surprising for anyone in the energy sector, but it may be surprising to others that …

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