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Put the memorial back in Memorial Day (1)

May 24, 2015 — 

May 26, 2014 was the 150th anniversary of the day three women, two teenagers, Emma Hunter and her friend Sophie Keller, and a middle-aged mother, Elizabeth Myers, placed flowers on …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, May 24, 2015 (2)

May 24, 2015 — 

Thank a veteran todayVeterans, veterans, oh, what a day!Fought for our county the U.S. of A.So many troopsOn them we do bank. Our many freedomsTo them we do thank. Mothers, …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Athletes were in a great state of mind (3)

May 24, 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: It says a …

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Spheroid hire on steroids: ‘Are you crazy?’ (4)

May 24, 2015 — 

Human capital, crucially important, is either a well used or a misused investment in both business and government.Baseball, a favorite tableau of mine for assessing life’s ups and downs along …

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Don’t you know: Clintons are just everyday people (5)

May 24, 2015 — 

“Clintons Earned $30 Million in 16 Months.” If you think that’s a Fox News headline, think again. Actually, it’s the headline on a recent in-depth New York Times article by …

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Ron Bliss: Flaws in the Affordable Care Act marketplace (6)

May 23, 2015 — 

I have been complimentary of the Affordable Care Act and how it has helped people who, otherwise, could not afford health insurance. But any system is only as strong as …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, May 23, 2015 (7)

May 23, 2015 — 

Make a plan to make it home Memorial Day weekendMemorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and this much anticipated holiday is right around the corner. It’s a fun …

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Can and can’t friends are simpatico (8)

May 23, 2015 — 

I can’t strike a match on the back of the thigh of my Levis or light one with my thumbnail. I can’t spit, not a drop or a pit or …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, May 22, 2015 (9)

May 22, 2015 — 

Person/persons can still atone for shameful actI would like to shame the person or persons who absconded with three metal statues from Evergreen Gene’s on May 10 and 12. These …

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Explaining why men exist (10)

May 21, 2015 — 

I’m a short funny looking guy who’s been married for most of my adult life and raised four teenagers, so I am not easily offended but even I have my …

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Clues to a cat’s body language (11)

May 21, 2015 — 

Have you ever wondered what exactly your cat is thinking? I know that many times I have wished my cat could talk to me. Recent research has provided a means …

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Time to reform crop insurance (12)

May 21, 2015 — 

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm …

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Preventing largest tax hike in Nevada history (13)

May 21, 2015 — 

Which Nevada lawmakers are most likely to support tax hikes? A small group of Nevada lawmakers could stop the largest tax hike in Nevada history. Whether Gov. Brian Sandoval gets …

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Trip to Alabama shows how far we have come (14)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is the most important civil rights action since the Reconstruction Era. While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended legal segregation, the Voting Rights …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, May 21, 2015 (15)

May 21, 2015 — 

Community colleges deserve betterIn this state we have a business community clamoring for an educated work force, we have a governor who said we need an educated work force to …

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Fresh Ideas: It’s time to bear our feelings for climate (16)

May 20, 2015 — 

On a recent evening hike, meandering chest-high sage along the Fay-Luther Trail in Carson Valley, I was ruminating over how our culture’s values must profoundly shift if we are to …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (17)

May 20, 2015 — 

Need for correctional officers may come from lack of higher education fundingProposed cuts to Western Nevada College’s budget and those of other small colleges in Nevada were reported in the …

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Reagan proved deficits don’t matter (18)

May 19, 2015 — 

“All of us should remember that the federal government is not some mysterious institution comprised of buildings, files and paper. The people are the government. What we create we ought …

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Letters to the Editor (19)

May 19, 2015 — 

MISSING IN ACTIONEditor:Legalizing recreational marijuana is on the horizon in Nevada, and the American Lung Association is MIA.The most powerful and influential advocates of lung health in America make the …

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Chuck Muth: Republicans missed chance on taxes and Amanda’s Law (20)

May 19, 2015 — 

The GOP’s historic takeover of the Nevada Legislature should have meant, at the very least, a budget without tax hikes and passage of gun rights bills that have been bottled …

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