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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (1)

April 1, 2015 — 

Where would state find funds to manage public lands?Let’s find win-win solutions to public lands issues. There are plenty of issues the Nevada Legislature could be taking on. Instead, lawmakers …

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Fresh Ideas: Climate change: Individuals can make a difference (2)

April 1, 2015 — 

There I was, foil strips spiked around my head, hair-coloring ammonia burning my eyes and annoyed at Lisa, my hairdresser and friend of 30 years. Earlier, I’d walked into her …

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Ken Beaton: Remembering WWII’s assault on Okinawa — a costly battle (3)

April 1, 2015 — 

April 1 is the 70th anniversary of World War II’s largest Pacific amphibious assault, Okinawa, a large island 340 miles south of mainland Japan. This island had to become the …

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Chuck Muth: Why your power bill is higher than it should be (4)

March 31, 2015 — 

When it comes to electricity generation and transmission, I don’t know a kilowatt from J.J. Watt. But I do know this: If the government gets involved, someone’s gonna get shocked. …

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Irresponsible citizenship and parenting (5)

March 31, 2015 — 

I’ve told the story many times about my grandmother not having a mastectomy because rumors floating around the rural South claimed cancer surgery would only cause it to spread throughout …

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Voice of the Community (6)

March 31, 2015 — 

SEEKS PARENT INPUT ON COMMON CORELast Thursday night I attended a regular meeting of the Churchill County School Board at the Old High School. The main agenda item was a …

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John Bullis: Social Security benefits for government retirees (7)

March 30, 2015 — 

A recent Tax Court case, McCarthy v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2015-50, is an illustration of how it is easy to be confused about retirement benefits and taxation of some of …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (8)

March 30, 2015 — 

Repair Carson City’s roadsRight on, Jim Shaw! Don’t ruin our downtown; it’s not broken. I say, repair our roads!Louisa VanderlindenCarson CityFocus on younger, not older votersConcerning Lori Schaefer’s commentary of …

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Sam Bauman: If I can walk I can still ski happy (9)

March 30, 2015 — 

When I slipped into the senior ranks, I did so gradually, slowing down some things but keeping up others. I’ve written about the sport of skiing often in the past, …

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Ron Bliss: Feds are serious about information they are requesting from ACA signees (10)

March 30, 2015 — 

Most who sign up for healthcare through the HealthCare.Gov are getting a request for information to confirm their eligibility for the subsidy they get that helps pay their healthcare premiums.Most …

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Scene In Passing: Sex isn’t only dirty linen washed in public (11)

March 29, 2015 — 

Fireworks and the earth moving were the metaphorical stuff of sex scenes for novelists back before steamy films made such word-play limp rather than lurid.Today’s world of commerce is neither …

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Tonja Brown: Support bill to create court of inquiry (12)

March 29, 2015 — 

Assemblyman Munford and Assemblyman Moore’s Assembly Bill AB401 creating a courts of inquiry to review wrongful convictions is long overdue. Please support this bill.I became an advocate for the innocent …

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Kate Marshall & Elliott Parker: Balancing Nevada’s need for higher education (13)

March 29, 2015 — 

Ever since the Morrill Act of 1862, Nevada’s public higher education system has been a balancing act between what is good for our students and what is good for our …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Carson culinary a cut above (14)

March 29, 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 Carson …

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Is This You?: A box of rocks (15)

March 28, 2015 — 

I can still reach my toes in the morning. Might have to coax my back into bending all that way by testing it a few times, but eventually the tips …

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Teri’s Notebook: Carson City business owner plunges again (16)

March 28, 2015 — 

For the 11th straight year since the event began, Ted Rupert, general manager of Rupert’s Auto Body, has taken the plunge into Lake Tahoe to raise money for Special Olympics. …

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Concerns persist about the RPM (17)

March 27, 2015 — 

Government agencies have lost trust from the people they serve. The Bureau of Land Management has been conducting town hall meetings to discuss its Resource Management Plan, which according to …

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Chuck Muth: Why your power bill is higher than it should be (18)

March 27, 2015 — 

When it comes to electricity generation and transmission, I don’t know a kilowatt from J.J. Watt. But I do know this: If the government gets involved, someone’s gonna get shocked. …

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Nevada congressman friend of Abe Lincoln (19)

March 26, 2015 — 

In less than two months, we will be observing the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a strong supporter of Nevada statehood and confidante of Nevada’s first …

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Sometimes a haircut is just a haircut (20)

March 26, 2015 — 

I got a haircut last week. Normally that wouldn’t be a newsflash, but it was the first haircut I’ve had in several months, so it was kind of a big …

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