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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (1)

April 20, 2015 — 

AB375 is bad for NevadaAs a mature member of the transgender community, I am greatly disturbed by the proposed AB375. For over 50 years, I struggled with my own gender …

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John Bullis: Catching and punishing foreign bankers who avoid paying taxes (2)

April 20, 2015 — 

A U.S. judge sentenced two former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers to five years of unsupervised probation and ordered them to pay fines of $100,000 and $125,000, respectively.Andreas Bachman and …

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Sam Bauman: Naps for seniors who live a busy life (3)

April 20, 2015 — 

Seniors who missed preschool or kindergarten probably don’t recall hearing the command “nap time!” I missed both early school classes so don’t recall it either. But here’s some thoughts about …

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Ron Bliss: Healthcare.gov will re-instate those canceled for lack of documentation (4)

April 20, 2015 — 

If you receive a letter saying your health insurance has been canceled on the Health Marketplace because you failed to provide requested documents, don’t panic.Virtually everyone who signed up on …

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Guy W. Farmer: Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio launch 2016 campaigns (5)

April 19, 2015 — 

The politics of yesterday and the politics of tomorrow were on display last week as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio launched their 2016 presidential election campaigns. Mrs. Clinton, …

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Mayor Robert Crowell: Nevada’s working capital (6)

April 19, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. Supervisor Jim Shirk will appear next Sunday:Libraries are …

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Mastery Connect: A journey in education (7)

April 19, 2015 — 

As the education world embarks on the Common Core standards journey, all educators are at a crossroad of implementing new standards and re-designing student assessments. Educators face the challenge of …

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Jennifer Mahe: Can a power of attorney avoid the necessity of a guardianship? (8)

April 19, 2015 — 

Unfortunately, situations occur in life where we are either required to make decisions on behalf of a loved one or we are unable to make decisions on our own behalf.Such …

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Scene In Passing: Of Millennials, Gen Z and ‘ready-fire-aim’ (9)

April 19, 2015 — 

If you think the generations coming into power during the next decade are different, you’re on target.Millennials will be in the 25 to 45 age range by 2025, and that …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, April 19, 2015 (10)

April 19, 2015 — 

Not so fast on land transferGuy Farmer’s April 12 column advocates the transfer of Nevada’s federal lands to the state. Not so fast.When Nevada entered the Union, it wrote a …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Secret Santa comes in the spring (11)

April 19, 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 the anonymous …

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Lincoln’s views on slavery, race (12)

April 18, 2015 — 

April 15, 2015, was the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Arguably the most beloved American president, he also is considered one of the two or three …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, April 18, 2015 (13)

April 18, 2015 — 

Staging area needed for TeslaTesla building a factory in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is good for Northern Nevada’s economy, but is bad for the already overcrowded Interstate 80.A staging area …

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Cheers & Kudos: Carson City residents make Lovely Library project successful (14)

April 17, 2015 — 

My name is Hannah Hope Hodorowicz. I want to thank the citizens of Carson City who donated books to my Lovely Library project. During the two weekends that I was …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, April 17, 2015 (15)

April 17, 2015 — 

‘Nevada — ‘A Daddy Warbucks state’When I read the article about the governor signing AB 165, I was absolutely flabbergasted! Looks like we should change our state motto to “Nevada …

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Chuck Muth: Dickman tax restraint initiative would close tax-hike loophole (16)

April 17, 2015 — 

It’s a law of human nature. If you give students a week to complete a term paper, they will take the full week to complete the term paper. If you …

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Sharpening the knives (17)

April 16, 2015 — 

The 2016 presidential elections are now officially underway. Three Republican candidates, those generally considered the most conservative, have formally announced their candidacy. Also, Hillary Clinton used Twitter to announce her …

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Morons committing crimes (18)

April 16, 2015 — 

I’ve never needed to look very hard to find news stories that prove that there’s no shortage of morons in the world. I really appreciate the foolish things people do …

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The voice of the First Amendment (19)

April 16, 2015 — 

The mind is the laboratory of human thought wherein the diverse content of one’s experience is integrated to form a body of knowledge. Speech is the mind’s messenger. It gives …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, April 16, 2015 (20)

April 16, 2015 — 

Tsarnaev should die for Boston Marathon bombingDzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother didn’t care about killing people at the Boston Marathon, so why should federal courts show him any compassion and …

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