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August 1, 2014

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How a fight in Congress could hurt Nevada’s roadways — and much more
July 27, 2014
Congress has to pass a plan in a hurry to make sure the Highway Trust Fund has money to continue operating. If it doesn’t, it would be an economic disaster ...
Radical right’s ‘patriot’ movement is really just anarchy
July 20, 2014
That a group of U.S. citizens took up arms against their government to defend Cliven Bundy's refusal to pay grazing fees he has owed for decades is symptomatic of a larger political and cultural shift, a new report has found. The repercussions are scary and dangerous.
It’s time for state colleges to get some control
July 6, 2014
Community colleges should be innovating grass-roots programs to help their regions, but centralized governance can stifle that. In Nevada, it seems like that's exactly what's happening ...
An extraordinary moment
July 4, 2014
Today, as we celebrate Independence Day, our attention naturally turns to this nation’s successful Revolutionary War to throw off the chains of a tyrannical regime. It is a day fittingly marked by patriotic parades and, in the evening, punctuated by fireworks. It is a day also marked by a celebration of one of the world’s most remarkable documents — the Declaration of Independence.
Hemenway Harbor in Lake Mead National Recreation Area seen from Boulder City on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
How dry we are: Nevada desperate for a drink
June 29, 2014
A 14-year drought continues to drain Lake Mead. Elected officials can’t be allowed to ignore the issue.
Raising the alarm on mass shootings
June 22, 2014
Is gun control the answer? What can the nation do to limit them?
Why the minimum wage should concern you
June 15, 2014
A class-action lawsuit filed this year alleges that Nevada businesses and government officials undercut the state’s voter-approved minimum wage law. It is being joined by several lawsuits targeting specific companies. If the allegations are proven ...
There’s no good excuse for American citizens not to vote
June 8, 2014
There are all kinds of reasons why voter turnout for primary elections in Clark County is dismal. None is acceptable.
Pause to honor sacrifices of soldiers who died in service of our country
May 26, 2014
Today is Memorial Day, which to many Americans has become little more than a three-day weekend — the official start of the summer vacation season. The holiday’s founding, though, has its roots in ...
Endorsements for county commission primaries
May 25, 2014
John Bonaventura was elected as Las Vegas constable in 2010, and since then, the office has been entangled in a series of controversies, including claims of sexual harassment and a turf war with other constable offices.
Together, schools and parents can beat back bullying
May 4, 2014
A lawsuit against the School District may focus more attention on this troubling issue.
Bundy is no victor
April 20, 2014
In the aftermath of the standoff in Bunkerville between the Bureau of Land Management and rancher Cliven Bundy, Bundy and his supporters declared victory.
Mulroy’s water expertise won’t go down the drain
April 20, 2014
A rock star in the world of water policy has come out of retirement to focus on what the nation will need to react to climate change in the coming generations ...
Championing transparency
April 13, 2014
Secretary of State Ross Miller has found himself oddly under fire for aggressively upholding campaign disclosure laws, odd because some of his critics are self-professed champions of government transparency.
Court deals a blow to free speech
April 6, 2014
Many conservatives cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this past week that struck down part of a campaign finance law, claiming it was a “victory” for free speech.

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Focus on the facts in climate debate
In the July 22 guest opinion “Actually understand climate change,” Joseph Bast of the Heartland Institute says I should doubt climate change.
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By Emily Chang, Henderson
Know why Israel responds this way
Brian Greenspun’s Sunday column “Seeing the facts in a world of death” clearly outlines why Israel is defending its people and territory. For those who deride Israel, one must ask, “What would you do if someone attacks your home and threatens the health and well-being of your family?
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By Michael Klion, Las Vegas
Hamas prevents lasting peace
Enough is enough. If we look at the recent problems in the Middle East, one can only hope that Hamas is disarmed, destroyed, disabled and defeated. Forever!
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By Harry Kelman, Las Vegas
Perry makes right move along border
The characteristic that has been absent at Texas’ border with Mexico is a protected zone with a blockage that cannot be penetrated by illegal migrations from the south.
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
Attacking Mongols’ trademark is wrong
As a retired law enforcement officer from California, I have known of the Mongols and their conduct since their inception both professionally and personally.
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By John Stites, Henderson
Obama has made America better
I would like to reply to the writer of the letter “Impeach Obama to put our nation first” and others who feel President Barack Obama has ruined this country and should be impeached.
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By Jerry Zodin, Las Vegas
Protect health care for our seniors
Today marks the 49th anniversary of the introduction of Medicaid and Medicare. Nearly half a century ago, these health care programs were enacted to provide America’s seniors with reliable medical coverage.
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By Michael Martino, Henderson
Getting past GOP obstruction
So Republicans thought they could keep the Obama administration from accomplishing anything by just saying no to everything.
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Dave Starr, Las Vegas