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David Sayen: Get help paying Medicare costs (1)

January 26, 2015 — 

Did you know that you may be able to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums? State-based Medicare Savings Programs also may pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 (2)

January 26, 2015 — 

Opportunities to spruce up downtown Carson City exist The closure of the Horseshoe Club is bad news for its employees, but may be good news if a buyer either renovates …

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Sam Bauman: Pitfalls to seniors when taking meds (3)

January 26, 2015 — 

Seniors often go through a daily routine of their schedule of prescription meds. Important, of course, but then there’ s the over-the-counter items that we do up to ease new …

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Ron Bliss: There is relief for those who are asked to (4)

January 26, 2015 — 

Ron Bliss of the Affordable Healthcare Pros in Carson City, is doing a blog helping explain provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. Nevadans have until Feb. …

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Joshua Moeddel: Be savvy with your finances in 2015: Know all your health care options (5)

January 26, 2015 — 

Paying closer attention to their finances and to their health will top the New Year’s resolutions list for many Americans this coming year – and what better way to accomplish …

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From Pershing County to the Pentagon (6)

January 24, 2015 — 

By May 1941 Europe had been at war for 20 months. War clouds were drifting closer to America. The War Department had 24,000 personnel dispersed in 17 office buildings in …

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Doreen Mack: Small businesses can’t afford governor’s proposals (7)

January 24, 2015 — 

After listening to all of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s speech, I agree with better education for our children; but I cannot agree with raising the State Business License Fees for small …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (8)

January 24, 2015 — 

Don’t follow too closely One thing that can lead to a car crash or road rage is tailgating. This is also known as following too closely. Nevada law states, “The …

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Guy W. Farmer: The high cost of illegal immigration (9)

January 24, 2015 — 

Here’s a question for our newly elected Carson City Assemblyman, my friend “PK” O’Neill, and his fellow legislators: Why do you think Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking you to spend …

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Kate Marshall & Elliott Parker: Public education for the new Nevada (10)

January 24, 2015 — 

With an economy based largely on casinos and construction, the old Nevada had less need of an educated population than most other states. A worker with a high school degree …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Carson City area can relax over this ranking (11)

January 24, 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: The confirmations …

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Fred LaSor: Terrorism we must not ignore (12)

January 24, 2015 — 

One April morning during the nearly five years I was Counselor for Public Affairs at the American Embassy in Kenya, horrifying stories of mass killing in the neighboring country of …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 (13)

January 24, 2015 — 

Don’t support top-heavy education bureaucracy Regarding your article “Getting down to business,” Gov. Sandoval’s conceit is that his “invest[ment] in our education system” would somehow improve schools by adding brand …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 (14)

January 22, 2015 — 

Even when Republicans win, they lose Regarding the trillion-plus-dollar spending bill, I am really skeptical about the timing and the speed in which this bill was passed. I don’t remember …

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Government creates jobs like ticks create blood (15)

January 22, 2015 — 

Why do politicians who run on promises to “create jobs” then seemingly go out of their way to do everything humanly possible to hamstring the people who actually create jobs? …

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The State of the State’s education (16)

January 22, 2015 — 

I listened to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State of the State speech last week. If you missed it, his speech centered primarily on education. The governor revealed the theory of his …

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The view from the grassy knoll (17)

January 22, 2015 — 

It’s been way too long since I’ve taken an in depth look into the world of conspiracy theories. I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist myself, but as luck would …

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Center for Rural Affairs (18)

January 22, 2015 — 

Training for farmers, ranchers The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced more than $18 million in funding available to support training, mentoring and development of beginning farmers and ranchers through the …

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Bo Statham: Gov. Brian Sandoval’s bold (and progressive) ideas (19)

January 22, 2015 — 

It’s not often a state of the state address, in any state, offers a bold and urgently needed program with funding to pay for it. Gov. Brian Sandoval did just …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 (20)

January 22, 2015 — 

Allow Romney to make his case Mitt Romney’s admirable qualities should not be overlooked — high intelligence, personal character, business success, turnaround specialist — as well as being knowledgeable and …

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