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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 (1)

August 31, 2015 — 

How to stop the violence?I was horrified to wake up and hear of the on-air murder of two television journalists in Virginia the other day, yet their bodies were still …

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Sam Bauman: A battle to get new hearing aids up and working (2)

August 31, 2015 — 

Readers of this column know that I have been switching hearing aids through the Veterans Affairs facility in Reno. The hearing battle goes back more than 30 years, starting when …

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John Bullis: Is a CRUT something to consider? (3)

August 31, 2015 — 

About 99.7 percent of folks who die do not need to file a U.S. Estate Tax Return, form 706. The exclusion (before adjusting for taxable gifts) is currently $5.43 million. …

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They place their lives on the line (4)

August 31, 2015 — 

Our policemen, sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers put their lives on the line every day for Nevadans. Major incidences do not occur often, but when they do, the …

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Scene In Passing: Bacon brought home by those in know (5)

August 30, 2015 — 

About four centuries ago, an Englishman named Bacon blazed a trail on the path a Nevadan named Bacon follows to this day.Francis Bacon, credited with being among the fathers of …

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Cheers & Kudos: Fundraiser for family in need successful thanks to community (6)

August 30, 2015 — 

What a wonderfully generous, supportive community we have. Ethan McKinney’s Benefit Dinner/Auction on Aug. 8 brought the family financial and emotional support as over 400 people participated. So many individuals …

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Bob Fredlund: The Comstock Loop Nevada style (7)

August 30, 2015 — 

It’s amazing the difference 162 years can make — what started as a mining area in 1853 and the site of “The Comstock Lode” has now become “The Comstock Loop” …

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Proud to be a Carsonite (8)

August 30, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. City Manager Nick Marano will appear next Sunday.On …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 (9)

August 30, 2015 — 

Feral cats shouldn’t be releasedIn response to the current feral cat issue, use common sense and say no to the release of feral cats. When these animals are allowed to …

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Guy W. Farmer: Recent tragedies show us all lives matter (10)

August 30, 2015 — 

“All lives matter,” I thought to myself Wednesday as I watched news coverage of a horrible shooting incident in southern Virginia, where two TV journalists were shot to death by …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: CTH determined to beat cancer (11)

August 30, 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.SILVER DOLLAR: To all those …

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Cheers & Kudos: S.T.E.P. doing good work (12)

August 28, 2015 — 

I attended a fundraiser for S.T.E.P., Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a non profit organization, 33 Bellevue Drive, Washoe Valley. I’d never heard of S.T.E.P., and everyone should. Organized by Connie …

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Jim Powell guest col: Urban deer in Carson City; it’s not like a zoo (13)

August 27, 2015 — 

Over the course of the last 30-40 years three significant events have taken place regarding our urban deer population. One event developed slowly while the other two have evolved rapidly. …

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Our Opinion: Name freeway after Deputy Carl Howell (14)

August 26, 2015 — 

We think Carson City resident Steven David’s idea to name the Carson City Freeway after Deputy Carl Howell. It would be an excellent way to honor the deputy who gave …

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Bo Statham: An inconvenient truth: Biden better than Clinton (15)

August 26, 2015 — 

To borrow a phrase from former vice president Albert Gore, Democrats must face an “inconvenient truth” about presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That exercise leads this writer to the judgment …

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Dan Mooney: Naked power and Donald Trump (16)

August 26, 2015 — 

Over the years, I have wondered about the differences between how our American democracy controls power as compared to other nations. After studying and writing about power for more than …

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‘Not much’ is not enough for an authentic discourse (17)

August 26, 2015 — 

Routines can be our best teachers. For me, it’s grocery shopping: load the shopping cart, pay, load the car, squeeze in a few more errands, unload the car, load the …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 (18)

August 26, 2015 — 

Carson, Fiorina not lifetime politiciansThe comment “conservatives like to use scare tactics” is so funny considering Obama wants to delay Social Security checks just so he can screw the Republicans …

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Donald Trump’s tremendous fantasies (19)

August 25, 2015 — 

Donald Trump is an American billionaire businessman running for president of the United States. He has made many claims, one being that he would bring jobs back to America from …

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The U.S. Department of Labor threatens Nevada’s sheepherders (20)

August 25, 2015 — 

My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives …

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