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Guy W. Farmer: Midterm election thoughts (1)

October 19, 2014 — 

Early Voting started Saturday at the Courthouse, so today I’ll offer a few random thoughts on the 2014 midterm election. And if you don’t go to the polls on or …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 (2)

October 19, 2014 — 

Focus efforts to Curry Street Leave Carson Street alone! Instead, make Curry into a cobblestone walking street. Add benches, tables, fountains, areas where impromptu entertainers can perform. More family businesses …

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SILVER DOLLARS & WOODEN NICKELS (3)

October 19, 2014 — 

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. SILVER DOLLAR: To all …

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Cher Haack: Spend time visiting assisted living communities before choosing (4)

October 19, 2014 — 

Assisted living communities have changed so much over the years. Twenty years ago if you walked into an assisted living community it may have been a little unsettling or even …

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Cheers & Kudos: My Les Schwab story (5)

October 19, 2014 — 

While driving home from Gardnerville, my car notified me that my tire pressure was at 12 pounds. I decided to get to a gas station on my way home. I …

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Scene In Passing: Let ‘em eat cake, or urge ‘em to meander? (6)

October 19, 2014 — 

Downtown’s design isn’t a cakewalk yet, but it’s heading toward cake status. Many ingredients are chosen, the recipe is in front of the baker and the stove is heating up. …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 (7)

October 18, 2014 — 

Sheriff Antinoro deserves to be re-elected I got to know Sheriff Antinoro when he testified at a jury trial last summer in Virginia City. Storey County government was on trial, …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (8)

October 17, 2014 — 

State Supreme Court needs to gain our trust The Nevada Supreme Court wants voters to authorize a Court of Appeals. Following are some reasons why voters have rejected this in …

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Chuck Muth: Do not be shafted, vote no on No. 2 (9)

October 17, 2014 — 

In an editorial voicing support for Question 2, the Las Vegas Review-Journal began: “If voters approve Question 2 on this fall’s ballot, they will not increase taxes on Nevada’s mining …

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Doing time in the Intensive Care Unit (10)

October 16, 2014 — 

I recently spent most of a week in a local hospital, and I can’t help but feel that I just did a short stretch in prison. I can honestly say …

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Talk nerdy to me: School funding and the margins tax (11)

October 16, 2014 — 

As a plain-speaking nerd, I talk numbers, policy and operations a lot, a habit I try to curtail in my columns. I’m driven today to talk nerdy in public by …

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Election is coming, election is coming (12)

October 16, 2014 — 

It is that time again. Elections are nearly upon us with early voting starting soon. Are you tired of campaign ads yet? One of the advantages of writing this column …

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Bo Statham: Yes on 1 and 2, vote your conscience on 3 (13)

October 16, 2014 — 

There are three petitions on this year’s November ballot. The first two deserve to be approved overwhelming by a vote of the people, and the third petition is one on …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 (14)

October 16, 2014 — 

Margins tax adversely affects all of us The “margins tax” is not a margins tax. It is a gross receipts tax. It will not affect only two percent of the …

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Fred LaSor: Democrats don’t walk the walk (15)

October 16, 2014 — 

An opinion column last week urges women to vote, then describes at great length all the horror Republicans have allegedly brought to American women but disingenuously refrains from telling readers …

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I’m glad we will walk the walk on Carson Street (16)

October 15, 2014 — 

Soon after I moved to Carson City 26 years ago I took my toddler son to story hour at the library and afterwards I decided to take him in his …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 (17)

October 15, 2014 — 

See you next year at the fair Congratulations to the four of five supervisors who cast their vote to continue the existence of the Nevada fair, although held at bay …

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Seven running for tribal chairman (18)

October 14, 2014 — 

Seven candidates have filed to run for Washoe Tribal Chairman which is up for election on Oct. 18. The terms “elected” and “appointed” denotes how the individuals became members of …

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Nevada urgently needs an appellate court (19)

October 14, 2014 — 

Nevada voters face a plethora of ballot measures this year ranging from a tax initiative that levies an additional 2 percent on a firm’s gross sales of $1 million or …

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Reactions to Obama’s war on Ebola (20)

October 14, 2014 — 

President Obama’s plan to stop the Ebola virus will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. troops under the command of the U.S. African Command. Briefly the plan is to control the …

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