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Paul McGrath: More accountability needed in use of gas tax for roads (1)

August 30, 2014 — 

This request is directed to the Regional Transportation Commission of Carson City for funding public works to repair streets in the southeastern part of town. Notably roads and streets south …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 (2)

August 30, 2014 — 

Officer innocent until proven otherwise Regarding Mr. Statham’s commentary in regards to the incident in Missouri, I guess we no longer live in a country where someone is innocent until …

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Despite fear mongering, medical pot is safe (3)

August 29, 2014 — 

In his Aug. 17 commentary, Guy Farmer related information about hash oil explosions in an apparent attempt to warn and scare Carson City residents of upcoming doom. He makes the …

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Chuck Muth: What Congress should give Google for its Sweet 16 (4)

August 29, 2014 — 

Although Google’s official birthday has moved around a bit over the years, it’s generally accepted the universe will celebrate the search engine’s 16th birthday on Sept. 27th. And I know …

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Four legendary war heroes have left us (5)

August 28, 2014 — 

Four legendary American military heroes, whose ages ranged from 70 to 97, have left us in recent weeks. The most decorated of them was Jon R. Cavaiani,, an Army Special …

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Proposed budget unfair to community colleges (6)

August 28, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Board of Regents has sent the Governor a higher education budget proposal with a 15 percent requested spending increase for the next biennium (2015-17). I voted against the request …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 (7)

August 28, 2014 — 

Disagreeing with Statham on Ferguson shooting After reading Bo Statham’s commentary in the opinion page of the Aug. 21 Nevada Appeal, I would like to make a comment myself. I …

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Bo Statham: President Obama’s uneven foreign policy still better than George W. Bush (8)

August 28, 2014 — 

As the Obama administration contemplates enlarging the engagement with the Islamic State into Syria, it’s timely to consider the broader foreign policy of the United States. Contrasting the George W. …

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Scene in Passing: Have it your way, but where’s the beef? (9)

August 26, 2014 — 

Advertising slogans often capture the public imagination because they captivate that inner resonance where the “ah hah” trigger resides. My own “ah hah” trigger and memory were tripped upon learning …

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Fresh Ideas: What goes around comes around (10)

August 26, 2014 — 

Sure, I get angry. I get frustrated. I’m human. My stern, corseted Irish grandmother, however, taught me well. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” So …

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Suffer the little children .... (11)

August 26, 2014 — 

“Suffer the little children to come unto Me...” Mark 10:14, AKJV A great many conservatives/Republicans claim to be pro-life, determined to protect the unborn. After a child is born, however, …

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August 26, 2014 — 

COMMON CORE Editor: Another school year has started, and it is time to have a serious, open, public, transparent discussion on Common Core. Churchill School Dist. has changed the name …

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Social media spawns ignorance (13)

August 26, 2014 — 

Social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook, has riled up a nation over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teenager who was shot six times by a police …

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Letter to the editor: Take down your yard sale signs (14)

August 25, 2014 — 

Take down your yard sale signs Folks, let’s take a look at the people who hold yard sales. On the corner of Saliman Road and Colorado Street there is a …

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Sam Bauman: Caregivers need care too; senior fun out there (15)

August 25, 2014 — 

Many seniors are involved in the caregiver world of tending to someone’s problems, physically and mentally. They do their patient no good when they are under caregiver stress. Caregiver stress …

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Aug. 25, 1944: Liberation! (16)

August 25, 2014 — 

Recently, I read Larry Collins’ and Dominique Lapierre’s book, “Is Paris burning?” Their book was written similarly to “Ernest Hemingway, A Life Story” by Carlos Baker and “Unbroken” by Laura …

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Media madness in Ferguson (17)

August 24, 2014 — 

If you’ve been watching cable TV news over the past week or so, as I have, you know the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., is the center of the …

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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Buglis sound off with jazz festival (18)

August 24, 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: David and …

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Scene In Passing: An ode to code, dogs, cats & privatization (19)

August 24, 2014 — 

If you see a trend toward privatization of city functions because two cropped up this summer, both since City Manager Nick Marano came on board, it’s a mirage. Not the …

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August 24, 2014 — 

State needs to look after seniors better On Sept. 4, 2013, I attended a meeting sponsored by the Aging and Disability Division of the State of Nevada. Which was conducted …

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