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Scene in Passing: Carson City’s conundrum: Force of nature (1)

April 20, 2014 — 

You can’t step in the same river twice, according to my late father and Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher who was the font of that pithy wisdom. Like many a writer …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, April 20, 2014 (2)

April 20, 2014 — 

Nation is becoming a habitation of devils Responding to Spencer, Steingrebe, Vandenais, the three blind mice, you may be content living your lives in ignorant bliss. If you feel that’s …

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Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: BLM did at least one thing right (3)

April 20, 2014 — 

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, then warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark. SILVER DOLLAR: Sherry Rupert, …

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Guy W. Farmer: Root for state or BLM? It’s an easy decision (4)

April 20, 2014 — 

The tapeworm of the livestock industry, also known as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is at it again. I’ve been following federal-state land battles for some 50 years …

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Bo Statham: Civil Rights Act changed the fabric of our country (5)

April 19, 2014 — 

The enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous event. More than any other law or court decision, it ended lawful segregation. The act provided that “all …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, April 19, 2014 (6)

April 19, 2014 — 

Woman was speeding with no hands on wheel I have written the sheriff’s department and the highway patrol on previous occasions regarding this situation — all to no avail. They …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, April 18, 2014 (7)

April 17, 2014 — 

Supreme Court makes mess of nation’s Clean Water Act It was good to read about the EPA’s recent ruling clarifying what bodies of water should be included under the Clean …

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April 17, 2014 — 

What kind of an example are we setting for the world? Are we setting an example for the world? Our government complains about the Russians in the Ukraine. It complains …

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Past Pages for Thursday, April 17, 2014 (9)

April 17, 2014 — 

140 years ago No school this week. Too many Easter eggs for that, you know. 130 years ago The Nevada Life Stock Association recently formed has surprised a good many …

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Ursula Carlson: Russian policy could be bad for the Baltics (10)

April 15, 2014 — 

My native country, Latvia, one of the Baltic states, feels threatened by Putin’s aggressive policy in Ukraine. Here’s why: Latvia, according to the CIA World Factbook, has a Russian population …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (11)

April 15, 2014 — 

Dini set a great example with his bipartisan spirit On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and Lyon County, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, …

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Scene in Passing: At times, it’s best to let others do the work (12)

April 15, 2014 — 

Micromanagement is a two-edged sword. It’s a good idea to remember that he who lives by the sword also can die by the sword, at least metaphorically speaking. A pair …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (13)

April 15, 2014 — 

Letter draws ridiculous conclusions about candidate Interesting Mr. Robbins believes that Ms. Helget lacks necessary experience for the Board of Supervisors because of her job with NDOT. What are the …

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Sam Bauman: Skiing is done; now it’s time to hike the hills (14)

April 15, 2014 — 

I wound up the ski season Saturday at Heavenly’s Boulder base. The usual gang of seniors was there celebrating the end of the snow. But the lift wasn’t running, so …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, April 13, 2014 (15)

April 13, 2014 — 

Exercise leader provides great service at community pool I would like to sing the praises of an exceptional leader. She isn’t paid for this service and rarely misses coming to …

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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Dini served state well for decades (16)

April 13, 2014 — 

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, then warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark. SILVER DOLLAR: Dayton High …

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Scene in Passing: If the shoe fits, federalize it for posterity (17)

April 13, 2014 — 

President John Adams, the nation’s second chief executive, for my money is a man whose highest achievements were marrying Abigail and fathering John Quincy Adams. John Q., the son, was …

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Nice houses in perilous places (18)

April 13, 2014 — 

I was about 20 miles south of Oso, Wash., on Saturday, March 22, when a huge mudslide buried most of that small town, killing more than 40 people and ruining …

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April 12, 2014 — 

Column about e-cigarettes mangles facts about health Cortney Bloomer’s March 26 Get Healthy article, “E-cigarettes are billed as safe but still may pose danger,” in effect urges smokers who can’t …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, April 10, 2014 (20)

April 10, 2014 — 

‘Progressives’ aim to make pot use a normal behavior Mr. Farmer’s column was on target, but the target is bigger. The Nevada System of Higher Education approved a plan to …

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