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Ron Bliss guest column: Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare win for common man (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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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Fresh Ideas: Summer reading has lasting impact on kids (9)

July 1, 2015 — 

Years ago, a colleague remarked that she’d asked her kindergarten class to bring in a favorite book from home. One little boy eagerly held up a newsprint coupon book, a …

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Ye grand olde bully pulpit (10)

June 30, 2015 — 

“If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” President-elect George W. Bush, CNN, Dec.18, 2000.The United States …

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Some thankful thoughts (11)

June 30, 2015 — 

There I was, making my bed when I discovered a half dozen more magazines I’d hidden under the side I sleep on. Of course, I just had to glance into …

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Politicians lie but numbers don’t lie for Tax Pledge (12)

June 30, 2015 — 

Liberals and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) hate the Taxpayer Protection Pledge with, as Diane Chambers once put it on Cheers, “the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.” And …

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From past to present vision (13)

June 30, 2015 — 

Saturday marks 239 years since a group of men opposed to the tyranny of an oppressive king risked the charge of treason and signed the Declaration of Independence.Much has changed …

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John R. Bullis: Everyone needs at least a will (14)

June 30, 2015 — 

We all will die sometime. If we care about the survivors, we need to have a will.Some folks will have a trust in addition to the will. The will usually …

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JoAnne Skelly: Using pesticides safely (15)

June 30, 2015 — 

Recently, I saw a woman in a bucket on a crane attached to a truck spraying her elm trees. She wore no protective gear while spraying. A man, also without …

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Better times for those with hearing loss (16)

June 30, 2015 — 

I’ve been having problems with my aging hearing aids lately. I’ve had them for almost a decade, long past the scheduled replacement by the Veterans Affairs facility in Reno, which …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (17)

June 30, 2015 — 

Turning NSP into museum is benefit to all of usThe Nevada State Prison predates statehood and is a major historical asset of not only this state, but of Carson City …

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Kate Marshall & Elliott Parker: Fighting poverty (18)

June 28, 2015 — 

Fifty years ago, President Johnson announced a War on Poverty, and it was a war most Americans hoped we might eventually win. Today, however, poverty remains an intractable and expensive …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, June 28, 2015 (19)

June 28, 2015 — 

Knecht should act, not complainNevada Controller Ron Knecht reached a level of tone deafness I didn’t think possible by an elected official with his June 18 Nevada Appeal op-ed describing …

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Scene In Passing: ‘Callous’ look at work’s real value explored (20)

June 28, 2015 — 

It’s time for a callous column. This offers a chance to show any tendency here toward a bleeding heart long since succumbed to a motivated mind, a busy brain and …

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