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Jason Zona: Pioneer High School: Small school with big options (1)

April 26, 2015 — 

Pioneer High School, the “Home of the Panthers,” a free alternative public high school, was created in 1998. It’s fully accredited in Nevada and allows students in grades 9-12 to …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, April 26, 2015 (2)

April 26, 2015 — 

Senate approved business tax voters rejectedIn the last election, voters overwhelmingly voted down the large business tax. Now the Senate passed Gov. Sandoval’s tax bill, the largest tax hike in …

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Scene In Passing: Carson City needs real, magical fool’s gold (3)

April 26, 2015 — 

In the esoteric tradition of Tarot, the magician and the fool represent the paired persona of any protagonist traveling through life’s tantalizing temptations.Each of us is hero and ghost, or …

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Guy W. Farmer: A short course in U.S.-Latin America relations (4)

April 26, 2015 — 

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jeffrey Davidow offered a short course on U.S.-Latin America relations nine days ago at a breakfast meeting of Ty Cobb’s National Security Forum (NSF) group …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Nevada has always kept its guard up (5)

April 26, 2015 — 

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.While we’re always thankful for …

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Jim Shirk: Facts and opinions (6)

April 26, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. Supervisor Karen Abowd will appear next Sunday:John Barrette …

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While lake clarity results are positive, new challenges loom (7)

April 26, 2015 — 

The University of California, Davis and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently released their yearly water clarity readings for Lake Tahoe. The good news: Mid-lake water clarity improved significantly in …

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Is This You?: A barrel of crackers (8)

April 25, 2015 — 

I try my best to let gossip pass through my delicate little ears without stopping. I want to know if someone is sick or going through a rough time so …

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Teri Vance: Pair walking to New York City; locals finish Boston Marathon (9)

April 25, 2015 — 

Both 27 years old, Rebecca Geissler and Tim Garibay decided it was the perfect time in their lives to walk away from all they knew and into the unknown. “We’re …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, April 25, 2015 (10)

April 25, 2015 — 

Sensible budget plan necessaryNevadans thought they were electing a small government Republican when they put Brian Sandoval in the governor’s seat a second time, but we see now that Progressivism …

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Fred LaSor: Don’t cry for me Santiago (11)

April 24, 2015 — 

This is my last column from Chile, as the flight to Reno leaves in 48 hours. It has been a wonderful four weeks with my 2-year-old grandson and his parents. …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, April 24, 2015 (12)

April 24, 2015 — 

It’s still a Margin TaxHow naive does the governor believe his constituents are? The Margin Tax Initiative was overwhelmingly rejected last November. A tax by another name, “business license tax,” …

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Tank 843 made history in Saigon 40 years ago (13)

April 23, 2015 — 

In six days, we will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a conflict that killed 58,220 and wounded 153,303 American military personnel and uncounted …

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Moore’s Law and our children’s futures (14)

April 23, 2015 — 

Two years ago, our daughter got her first computer. With software, it cost about $500.Daddy noted that her laptop, which is nothing special by today’s standards, had more computing power …

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Explaining the Y chromosome (15)

April 23, 2015 — 

I’ve written several columns over the years giving marital advice to men even though I know nothing about being a good husband. One of the great things about being a …

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Moore’s Law and its lesson for our children’s future (16)

April 23, 2015 — 

Two years ago, our daughter got her first computer. With software, it cost about $500.Daddy noted her laptop, which is nothing special by today’s standards, had more computing power than …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, April 23, 2015 (17)

April 23, 2015 — 

Legislature doesn’t care about middle classThis Legislature doesn’t care about middle class Nevadans. It doesn’t care about developing a government that works effectively for the middle class. It doesn’t care …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (18)

April 22, 2015 — 

The aches and pains of growing olderA good night sleep to which the bones to acheThe pain we try to hideThe bones break as the age creeps inYouth steps away …

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Fresh Ideas: Time and practice easy conflict resolution (19)

April 22, 2015 — 

This column is the second, in a two-part series, on handling conflict effectively. The first half ran in the Nevada Appeal on March 3, 2015.My daughter has been playing soccer …

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Chuck Muth: Dickman tax restraint initiative would close tax-hike loophole (20)

April 21, 2015 — 

It’s a law of human nature. If you give students a week to complete a term paper, they will take the full week to complete the term paper. If you …

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