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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 (1)

August 5, 2015 — 

Pork reform needed at national, state levelLegislators — federal and state — seem unable to act on important legislation. The problem is bills get deadlocked by the many amendments that …

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Fresh Ideas: Don’t you want to know what’s in your food? (2)

August 5, 2015 — 

Yes, we have no GMO bananas… yet. But when we do, will we know?Last week the House of Representatives passed HR 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” That’s …

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Conservative blueprint for making Nevada great again (3)

August 4, 2015 — 

A painful political lesson was re-learned by Nevada conservatives during the 2015 legislative session, which produced the biggest blown opportunity by Republicans in state history.As you’ll recall, following the Republican …

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Community far richer due to Mert (4)

August 4, 2015 — 

More than half of Churchill County’s population either wasn’t born or lived elsewhere when Merton Domonoske served as councilman or mayor of Fallon.Mr. Domonoske, who died on July 16, was …

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Some special memories (5)

August 4, 2015 — 

Some memories stick to us like glue. I’m not talking about the usual ones, the weddings and births that are so very important. I’m speaking instead about little things that …

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On the road again (6)

August 4, 2015 — 

Sunday, I am on the road again to Southern California to take my granddaughter home and eventually to go the UCLA Medical Center to see my pulmonary specialist. We’ll leave …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 (7)

August 3, 2015 — 

Lawmakers dropped anchor on economyYou can boil down NNDA’s Rob Hooper (Appeal, July 19) article defending Nevada’s new Commerce Tax to the rather silly claim that it damages Nevada-based and …

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John Bullis: Congress needs to act on extending tax provisions (8)

August 3, 2015 — 

Late last year, Congress finally passed various tax law extensions. That did not give much time for individuals and business owners to react. By waiting until the last few days …

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Sam Bauman: Seniors target for anti-aging schemes that offer little help (9)

August 3, 2015 — 

The fountain of youth that a Spanish explorer hunted in Florida centuries ago might have been the first potion that would return the drinker to youthfulness, but it wasn’t the …

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Ron Bliss: Early returns on rates for 2016 look encouraging; Little change (10)

August 3, 2015 — 

We won’t see the full picture until this fall in Nevada, but if actions by Covered California and, more locally, Hometown Health of Reno are any indication, health insurance premiums …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: To infinity and beyond with avatars (11)

August 2, 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 Carson City’s …

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Brad Bonkowski: Tesla not primary driver in Carson City (12)

August 2, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. Supervisor Karen Abowd will appear next Sunday. We’ve …

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Shelly Aldean: Drugged by bad choices (13)

August 2, 2015 — 

I was in one of our of local pharmacies last week standing dutifully behind the privacy line taped to the floor in front me, watching the flurry of activity unfold …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 (14)

August 2, 2015 — 

O’Neill, Kieckhefer can’t be defendedWhy is it necessary for P.K. O’Neill to “defend” his voting record? I can answer that. He won the election based on what he said he …

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Scene In Passing: ‘Truth,’ like beauty, often in beholder’s eye (15)

August 2, 2015 — 

Truth, in these days of hype and sideswipe, is much like beauty or ugliness.Quite often it’s in the eye of the beholder.To some what is beauty is ugliness to others, …

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Guy Farmer: A plea for civil discourse in politics (16)

August 2, 2015 — 

I know it’s quaint and old-fashioned to call for civil discourse in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but I’m going to do it anyway because the GOP …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 (17)

August 1, 2015 — 

Carson City doesn’t need to growThere has been a lot of discussion lately about the need for Carson City to grow. Why? Currently the city has a population of approximately …

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Is This You? Reasons vs. excuses for teenagers (18)

August 1, 2015 — 

I try not to generalize. You know, use the words “everyone,” “always” or “never” in describing the latest central point in any current tirade that’s the front runner of the …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, July 31, 2015 (19)

July 30, 2015 — 

O’Neill, Kieckhefer did what they were elected to doI read with interest Lynn Muzzy’s letter in the July 19 edition. What is not realized, either by Muzzy or other “grass-roots …

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Chuck Muth: The conservative blueprint (20)

July 30, 2015 — 

A painful political lesson was re-learned by Nevada conservatives during the 2015 legislative session, which produced the biggest blown opportunity by Republicans in state history.As you’ll recall, following the Republican …

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