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Differences between Canada and the States (1)

July 30, 2014 — 

My wife and I just enjoyed vacation in and around Victoria, British Columbia. Located north of Seattle on Vancouver Island off the western coast of Canada, it’s a beautiful, historic …

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Letter to the editor for Thursday, July 31, 2014 (2)

July 30, 2014 — 

Why are agencies unresponsive? On July 18, a vehicle struck and killed a fawn that had been in our yard and back and forth across the road in the field …

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HHS Acting Regional Director Ken Shapiro on 49th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid (3)

July 30, 2014 — 

In 1965, almost half of America’s seniors had no health insurance. For the men and women who survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, retirement often meant insecurity and …

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Scene In Passing: New York Times stirs pot with conversational gambit (4)

July 30, 2014 — 

Stodgy despite a left-leaning heritage, the New York Times is behind the curve again. Perhaps, however, it will make a difference this time. The Times itself made recent news by …

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Public be damned (5)

July 30, 2014 — 

And here you thought we had trouble with our local school board more than two years ago? Their actions during the Carolyn Ross era pale in comparison to the Washoe …

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Joanne Marchetta: Partnerships fundamental to protecting Lake Tahoe (6)

July 30, 2014 — 

I often speak about the importance of partnerships in this column and once again circumstances have proven the value of our collective teamwork and collaboration. Recently, the multi-sector partnership of …

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Once a year dinner on the slopes set (7)

July 28, 2014 — 

Seniors often make up a “bucket” list of things they want to do. But once in a while something comes along that is a rare chance to do something different …

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Letter to the editor, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (8)

July 28, 2014 — 

Be aware of pedestrians crossing streets In the last three weeks we have had two pedestrians struck by vehicles while in crosswalks. For many this may not seem like a …

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Cheers & Kudos (9)

July 27, 2014 — 

Thank you to Kruzers for 30 years I would like to thank and recognize the Karson Kruzers for hosting its 30th annual Run What Cha Brung car show held June …

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Guy W. Farmer: Obama’s budget: No money for Yucca Mountin (10)

July 27, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This column was modified from its original print version. President Obama did right by Nevada earlier this year when he decided to cut off funding for the proposed …

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Scene In Passing: Michelangelo paints a pretty clear picture (11)

July 27, 2014 — 

Nerve isn’t will power. It’s, actually, won’t power. Nerve, for people and for communities, is knowing where you’re going and you won’t be driven off course. Every day, put your …

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Letters to the editor, Sunday, July 27 (12)

July 27, 2014 — 

Energy independence, market driven economy are needed We’ve had continuing economic and social disaster since the 1960s, and Congress says it’s shocked at the cost of improving our veterans heath …

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Jim Shirk: Deep thoughts, cheap shots & bonbons (13)

July 26, 2014 — 

Regarding John Barrette’s commentary in the Nevada Appeal on July 23: I was not the first to share the news of the Hyatt Hotel project; as it was already alluded …

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July 26, 2014 — 

Nevada’s wildlife belongs to all Nevadans It’s too bad Beverlee McGrath didn’t wait a bit longer to summit her opinion regarding Nevada’s wildlife and the management thereof. Had she waited, …

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Chuck Muth: Execution nothing to lose sleep over (15)

July 25, 2014 — 

So bleeding heart liberals are in a tizzy over the fact that it took almost two hours for Joseph Rudolph Wood to die after his lethal injection in Arizona on …

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Letters to the editor, Friday, July 25 (16)

July 25, 2014 — 

Muth should look in the mirror Chuck Muth’s most recent column (right wing screed) exposes his right-wing idiocy. He endlessly rants against the government as he has for years. His …

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July 24, 2014 — 

Muth’s rant was outrageous It is that time again for the Nevada Appeal Editor to look at the commentators who contribute to our newspaper’s Opinion Page. Last Friday’s rant by …

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Fresh Ideas: Eating wild (18)

July 23, 2014 — 

My husband Chas and I were riding our bikes along Eastlake Boulevard last week when I heard a rooster crowing. Not an uncommon sound in a rural area, but this …

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Transparency & other assorted tee shots (19)

July 23, 2014 — 

A half century watching politicians means you rarely see something you haven’t seen before or learn something new about the breed. Certainly that is the case, for the most part, …

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If it’s too good to be true ... it’s not (20)

July 22, 2014 — 

Another scam surfaced last week. According to both the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Fallon Police Department, numerous reports indicate a caller is identifying himself with the CCSO and is …

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