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So much to be thankful (1)

November 28, 2014 — 

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because watching football and shameless gluttony are among my favorite things. I do believe, however, that we should all take some time to …

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Some things for which I am thankful (2)

November 28, 2014 — 

Some of the many things for which I’m grateful this Thanksgiving: Per usual, first, the most important ones: wife Kathy and daughter Karyn, my parents, siblings and extended family, and …

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Liberals love our government (3)

November 28, 2014 — 

“Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals. Alinsky was …

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Corleone, Escobar would be proud of this process (4)

November 27, 2014 — 

It’s hard to imagine how much worse the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) could have possibly screwed up bringing legal marijuana sales to Nevada despite the stated objective …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 (5)

November 26, 2014 — 

Thank you to another honest person It is well known that there are numerous honest, helpful people in our lives today and I am so grateful that one of them …

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Protecting Lake Tahoe’s communities, forests and water (6)

November 26, 2014 — 

With California and Nevada grappling with a third year of drought, one of the largest and most complex challenges we face over the long run at Lake Tahoe is adapting …

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Letter to the editor for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 (7)

November 25, 2014 — 

Nevadans are a government-owned ATM Buried near the bottom of “Power struggle over tax and revenue system lurking ahead of 2015 Legislature” in the Appeal on Nov. 15 was the …

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Fresh Ideas: A good week for bicycling and more to come (8)

November 25, 2014 — 

Last week two great things happened in Carson City. First, we were designated a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Second, the 7-mile-long Ash to Kings …

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Voice of the Community (9)

November 25, 2014 — 

Sen. Reid’s vindictiveness Editor: The blatantly vindictive action by Sen. Reid to declare some 3 million acres of Southern Nevada, parts of it used for decades in Cliven Bundy’s ranching …

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Remember traditional Thanksgivings (10)

November 25, 2014 — 

The Thanksgiving weekend focuses on the tradition of families assembling to enjoy each other’s company, a game of football and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. In what has …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 (11)

November 24, 2014 — 

Keep the new city center simple With regards to improving Carson City’s tourist industry, what’s all the fuss about? You either improve the city’s historical atmosphere in the tourist shopping …

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Sam Bauman: Ways to improve seniors balance and prevent falls (12)

November 24, 2014 — 

Every year one out of three seniors over the age of 60 falls and injures themselves, reports that National Institute of Health. That’s not a happy figure for seniors. Most …

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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Thanks to Carson City’s Salvation Army, WKRP not needed (13)

November 23, 2014 — 

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 …

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Scene In Passing: Polishing the gem a reason to give thanks (14)

November 23, 2014 — 

The Very Reverend Jeff Paul, my rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, isn’t always very reverent. But he was, after a fashion, as he opened the recent Carson City Board …

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Allen Rowe: Taking steps to protect your valuables (15)

November 23, 2014 — 

We live in a smaller town where we feel safe and do not always see the need for extra security, but lately we have seen a rise in burglaries. With …

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Guy W. Farmer: Obama says so much for the Constitution (16)

November 23, 2014 — 

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to sign an executive order that grants conditional amnesty to nearly five million illegal immigrants. Not long ago, however, he said that …

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Cheers & Kudos: It is a Cinderella story (17)

November 23, 2014 — 

It’s not often that people go out of their way for veterans; you normally hear horror stories. But in this case, the story is not only far from a horror …

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Re-examining church’s historic role (18)

November 22, 2014 — 

Your guest column on Nov. 7, was titled, “Examining church’s historic cultural role, by Rob Jennings-Teats, senior pastor. It missed the two (2) questions of paramount importance on his “issue …

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Is This You?: A small gesture with big rewards (19)

November 22, 2014 — 

There are too many types of art in the world to discuss in this space. So I have chosen one we can all claim we are artistic at: Waving. Yes, …

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Teri’s Notebook: Running to end Alzheimer’s and drunk birds in Carson City (20)

November 22, 2014 — 

Mark Struble has been busy raising money and training for the California International Marathon in Sacramento on Dec. 7. “My personal campaign is to raise $10,000 in my Run to …

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