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Chuck Muth: Is Congress trying to bring gas lines back? (1)

March 6, 2015 — 

I was my 14-year-old daughter’s age when the first gas lines appeared in 1973, thanks to the newly created Mideast oil cartel that we would soon know as OPEC and …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, March 6, 2015 (2)

March 6, 2015 — 

The human factor of drinking and drivingWith our unseasonably warm temperatures, it feels like it is time to light up the barbecue, invite some friends over and celebrate. If this …

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Leaving our February adventure (3)

March 5, 2015 — 

A month ago I wrote my first February column from the comfort of our waterfront townhouse in Florida, pausing occasionally to enjoy the view of the bay from the window. …

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Obama’s latest blessing for us: Internet regulation (4)

March 5, 2015 — 

In the mid-1970s, I began a life-long professional involvement in regulation. A card-carrying liberal Democrat environmentalist in those days, I believed that all kinds of government regulation, if applied aggressively …

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Liberal lies: We’re only trying to help (5)

March 5, 2015 — 

Many liberals have the idea that only they know best how we should conduct ourselves. In their view the best way to accomplish that is via big government. Along with …

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Paul Gould: The insanity of signing up for Obamacare (6)

March 5, 2015 — 

I just finished up applying for my Obamacare healthcare insurance through the Healthcare.gov website. I had almost given in to just paying the penalty, but I researched the program, and …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, March 5, 2015 (7)

March 5, 2015 — 

What is the true cost of MAC?I support the CC-MAC, and am glad to see it coming to fruition. I support public construction projects like the MAC for both the …

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Bo Statham: It’s not what Netanyahu said, but what he didn’t (8)

March 5, 2015 — 

In his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his vehement objections to the status of negotiations with Iran to limit its …

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Prudent judgment a must for CCWs (9)

March 4, 2015 — 

Nevada lawmakers will revisit legislation on Thursday to allow concealed weapons on the state’s college campuses. In addition, lawmakers will also look at expanding the law to include individuals with …

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David Johnson: Opposing voting ID laws is the fraud (10)

March 3, 2015 — 

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of voter IDs in a 6-3 decision in 2008. Since that time, 34 states have adopted some form of voter ID laws, according …

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Lisa Keating: How do you handle conflict? (11)

March 3, 2015 — 

Research shows how you deal with conflict can be a maker or breaker as you go through your life. It will determine if your romantic, social, neighborly and family relationships …

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Fred LaSor: Latinos: Avoid the fate of African-Americans (12)

March 3, 2015 — 

President Obama’s promise to fundamentally change this country was on display in Miami recently, where he participated in a townhall meeting hosted by MSNBC and Telemundo. That session was devoted …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (13)

March 3, 2015 — 

Weighing benefits, cost of religionIt appears that some of our local Christians are upset that our President brought up some atrocities committed by their ideological ancestors centuries ago. As if …

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Obama resurrects death tax, targets family farmers (14)

March 3, 2015 — 

If there’s anything more quintessentially American than baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet, it’s the American family farmer. Indeed, the American Gothic painting of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and his …

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What should we do about ISIS? (15)

March 3, 2015 — 

TV newscasts report that Americans are against sending ground troops to the Middle East. Most quote people as saying “The Middle East should clean up their own mess.” For months …

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VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY (16)

March 3, 2015 — 

COMMENDS LVN LACROSSE STORYEditor:I had the pleasure of purchasing and reading a copy of the Friday edition of the Lahontan Valley News. I was in town Saturday for the High …

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School choice and dogs in bars (17)

March 3, 2015 — 

One of the most exciting reforms on the agenda at the Legislature is school choice. Proposed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, AB165 will create an Opportunity Scholarship program that will create …

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Ground breaking kicks off ‘Big MAC’ project (18)

March 2, 2015 — 

City fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts and cousins were there for the Thursday ground breaking ceremonies.Only the kids and potential adult users of the Multi-use Athletic Center weren’t on hand as …

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John Bullis: Some Social Security benefits can be overlooked (19)

March 2, 2015 — 

One of our fairly new clients had a pleasant surprise recently. We finally got more information on her life and situation. It turns out since she is over age 66 …

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Letter to the editor for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (20)

March 2, 2015 — 

Words versus deedsOutside of the UN building is a sculpture of a revolver with the barrel tied in a knot. The mission of the UN is to take guns away …

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