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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Carson City Chamber of Commerce celebrates 70 years in style (1)

July 5, 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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Scene In Passing: Knowing yourself its own reward; or is it? (2)

July 5, 2015 — 

Three years and three days ago, my tenure with the Nevada Appeal began. Even then I was a septuagenarian; now I’m in my 74th year (zero to one counts, folks).This …

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Kelly J. Bullis: Small business health insurance not loosey-goosey (3)

July 5, 2015 — 

Them times, they are a changin’! Even when it comes to providing healthcare insurance to employees for small business owners.Let’s get something straight first. If you have 50 full-time employees, …

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Shelly Aldean guest column: Fix poverty by addressing underlying causes (4)

July 5, 2015 — 

I read with interest the recent guest column co-authored by Kate Marshall and Elliott Parker regarding the ongoing effort in this country to combat poverty. One of their assertions was …

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Ken Beaton: Taking one step at a time (5)

July 5, 2015 — 

How do you eat an elephant? Answer, one bite at a time. How do you assist a veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, or other service related issues? …

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Guy W. Farmer: Charleston shows the way (6)

July 5, 2015 — 

How could Charleston, South Carolina, defuse racial tensions so quickly after a deranged white gunman killed nine African-American worshipers in an historic black church? Peaceful Charleston represents a stark contrast …

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Cheers & Kudos: Good Samaritans come to aid of Carson woman (7)

July 4, 2015 — 

On Saturday, June 13, I was shopping at the Market Street Walmart. After I turned my back for a minute to pick up a rotisserie chicken, I screamed because my …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, July 5, 2015 (8)

July 4, 2015 — 

A bad month for RepublicansOh my goodness! I’m trying to muster some compassion for all the no-taxers, the naysayers, the no-progress conservatives who have just gotten their right-wing heads handed …

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Cheers & Kudos: Kids & Horses golf tournament exceeded expectations (9)

July 4, 2015 — 

The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament for the Kids & Horses Therapeutic Center was more than a sellout. Held at the Championship Course in Incline Village on June 9, the tournament …

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Cheers & Kudos: GraceWorks event was a tremendous success (10)

July 4, 2015 — 

To all of you who participated, thank you for making GraceWorks-2015 on May 15-17 the wonderful event and success that it was! We had more than 350 volunteers donating their …

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Is This You?: Learning, always learning (11)

July 4, 2015 — 

My dad played the drums. A little known fact that even my brother didn’t know until recently when we were talking about cleaning out junk in our respective houses. I …

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Thane Cornell: A letter to Lady America (12)

July 4, 2015 — 

Dear Lady America, Clothed in the Constitution of the United States of America and under garmented with its amendments, you are being celebrated because you’ve consistently stood up in a …

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Ron Bliss guest column: Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare win for common man (13)

July 3, 2015 — 

The Supreme decision this past week was mildly surprising to me – not that I didn’t expect a decision affirming ObamaCare. What surprised me was the 6-3 margin.It was a …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, July 3, 2015 (14)

July 3, 2015 — 

No need for new execution chamberSpending $858,539 to build a new execution chamber is worse than “building a bridge to nowhere.”There hasn’t been an execution in Nevada in nine years …

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Vienna again a center of intrigue and spying (15)

July 2, 2015 — 

VIENNA, Austria – It is perhaps fitting that our visit to Europe to observe some of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II should …

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Taxpayer’s guide to the state’s record tax hike (16)

July 2, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: Assistant Controller Geoffrey Lawrence co-wrote this column.This column reviews the new and increased taxes, totaling $700-million per year, passed recently by Nevada’s Legislature at the behest of Gov. …

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My trip to Jordan - part 2 (17)

July 2, 2015 — 

Queen Alia International Airport Amman, Jordan — As we taxi in the pilot tells that we will be required to show our boarding pass and passports in order to disembark …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, July 2, 2015 (18)

July 2, 2015 — 

Don’t drink and driveThis Fourth of July, Americans will toast the country’s independence with friends, family and fireworks. Before celebrations begin, Capital Beverages reminds adults 21 and older to make …

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Bo Statham: Supreme Court got it right twice last week (19)

July 2, 2015 — 

The United States Supreme Court rendered two momentous decisions last week. In this writer’s opinion, the Court reached the correct judgment in upholding a key provision of the Patient Protection …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (20)

July 1, 2015 — 

Politicians act when they are called outWhy does it take a racist massacre for Dean Heller and his fellow Republicans, Walker, Cruz, Santorum, et al., to find a conscience and …

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