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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 (1)

February 13, 2016 — 

Another bridge over Carson River is neededAfter living in Dayton, east of the Carson River, I’ve noticed there is only one way in and one way out. Where are the …

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Teri’s Notebook: Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day (2)

February 13, 2016 — 

I heard many years ago in life you can either have a great passion or a great love. And it made sense to me. There’s only so much energy and …

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Kyle Winter: Joint petitions and initial custody determination (3)

February 11, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: The following column is the first in a series about family law issues affecting Nevada families. Obtaining a divorce is often not only traumatic, but expensive and time …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 (4)

February 11, 2016 — 

Cruz not eligible to be presidentThe Republicans are placing on our ballot a person not eligible to serve as president of the United States. A natural-born citizen of the United …

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A man’s look at Valentine’s Day (5)

February 11, 2016 — 

It’s the middle of February, the time of year when your average American male reaches his annual low point. The Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is looming near. …

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The welfare-industrial complex (6)

February 11, 2016 — 

Long ago, as a reporter for his college newspaper, Ron covered city hall, including Urbana township, which provided public aid to poor residents.Monthly, he’d hear low-paid town board members discuss …

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Fred LaSor: The real conspiracy (7)

February 11, 2016 — 

Sen. Bernie Sanders received rousing applause during the first Democrat debate when he said he had heard enough about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.” He’s partially right: we’ve all heard enough …

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Ken Beaton: ‘Day is done, gone the sun’ (8)

February 11, 2016 — 

More than four years ago my chiropractor told me, “Ken, I have a patient who is a Pearl Harbor survivor. Here’s his number, call him.” I called him and made …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 (9)

February 10, 2016 — 

Carson offers enough talent for club soccerHats off to Ian Hill for starting a club soccer team here in Carson. When a Reno team gets second in the high school …

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It is almost time to caucus in this state (10)

February 10, 2016 — 

Nevada is in the national spotlight for the presidential race now New Hampshire voters have spoken. It’s a bit more complicated in Nevada, a presidential caucus state. Democrats will gather …

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When the lights go out (11)

February 9, 2016 — 

Twice in the last few weeks, our electricity’s gone off. The first time happened when a semi-truck crossed four lanes, taking out a power pole by the Eagles Hall not …

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Cruz’s ugly win in Iowa (12)

February 9, 2016 — 

We now have our unofficial Final Four (for now): Outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson and insiders Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The fat lady has now begun clearing her …

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Nevada must accept assistance for Anaconda Copper pit cleanup (13)

February 9, 2016 — 

For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live …

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Specific, measurable, achievable (14)

February 9, 2016 — 

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery This election year, we are hearing lots of promises. To fulfill these promises, goals must be set. An …

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Best of Fallon: let the 2016 voting begin (15)

February 9, 2016 — 

Have a favorite restaurant or watering hole? How about a great dentist or auto mechanic? Is there a special event in Churchill County you enjoy or a place you escape …

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John Bullis: No basis in stock received in demutualization (16)

February 8, 2016 — 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (our area) has held that policyholders in mutual insurance companies have no tax basis in the stock issued to them when the insurance company …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 (17)

February 8, 2016 — 

Future solvency of PERS in questionIn 2015 the Nevada Legislature made changes to Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada, or PERS. This was done to address the inadequacy of funding …

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Sam Bauman: City takes care of us stumbling seniors (18)

February 8, 2016 — 

Last week I stood at the entrance to the Senior Center off the Long Street dining room. Some 150 seniors were spread out enjoying the regular lunch. Ruben sandwiches were …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 (19)

February 7, 2016 — 

Collision repair class at CHS shouldn’t be sackedDear Gov. Sandoval,I know you are concerned about the Nevada’s education system, as we all are. That is why I need you to …

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Kelly Bullis: Rapid depreciation on building (20)

February 7, 2016 — 

Owning real estate is a great long-term investment idea. It’s just about the only investment you get to write off part of the cost every year, rather than waiting until …

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