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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (1)

September 21, 2014 — 

Concerned about Carson’s water supply Eight years ago, my wife and I moved to Carson City from Incline Village. I find the water situation here rather concerning. In the past …

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Scene In Passing: To lobby, or how to lobby; that’s the query (2)

September 21, 2014 — 

If the devil is in the details, as the hackneyed expression goes, where is the angel hangin’ out when it comes to Carson Street downtown? Perhaps — but only if …

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Guy W. Farmer: Drunk monkeys: Our tax dollars at work (3)

September 21, 2014 — 

Our allegedly cash-strapped federal government has decided to spend more than $3 million tax dollars to get monkeys drunk in order to study the effect of alcohol on body tissue. …

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Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Here’s to the Pied Pipers of Carson High (4)

September 21, 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: Carson High …

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Cheers & Kudos: Tahoe-Douglas flea market a success (5)

September 20, 2014 — 

A successful flea market hosted by the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge has come and gone. This would not have been possible without the support and volunteer help of members and friends …

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Cheers & Kudos: American spirit thrives in Carson City (6)

September 20, 2014 — 

This is to express my gratitude to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for opening their doors on Sept. 11 for a silent prayer vigil. It was comforting to have such a …

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Cheers & Kudos: Thank you support as we head to National Championships (7)

September 20, 2014 — 

I have been blessed with my dog, India du Loups du Soleil “Inde”, a two-and-a-half-year-old female Belgian Malinois. We have been training and competing all year in various sports including …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 (8)

September 20, 2014 — 

Green energy is killing wildlife “Green energy” is killing birds, bats, monarch butterflies and others by the millions. Windmills are put in the bird migratory paths because that is where …

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Bilbray-Kohn can curse her fellow Democrats (9)

September 19, 2014 — 

Poor Erin Bilbray-Kohn just can’t catch a break. The titular head of her party, President Barack Obama, has announced his proposal for dealing with the ISIS head-chopper Muslims running amok …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 (10)

September 19, 2014 — 

Whose side are we on? Are we participating on the wrong side? I see that our POTUS is sending Army National Guard troops to be stationed at the Israeli-Egyptian border, …

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Environmental Protection Agency is at it again (11)

September 18, 2014 — 

Old naval ships go to a boneyard when they have outlived their usefulness. Have you seen the boneyard for old government agencies to go when they outlive their purpose? No? …

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The Tesla deal’s 3 problems (12)

September 18, 2014 — 

Like many Nevadans, I have mixed feelings about the deal our state made with Tesla Motors to get it to locate its electric vehicle (EV) battery giga-plant near Reno. The …

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Things I used to know for sure (13)

September 18, 2014 — 

To quote Forrest Gump, and you should always quote Forrest Gump, “I am not a smart man” but I can’t help but notice things. One of things I’ve noticed over …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 (14)

September 18, 2014 — 

Nevada shows Washington, D.C. the way Gov. Sandoval, a Republican, and a unanimous Nevada legislature led by Speaker Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, are congratulated on passage of the Tesla-enabling legislation. While …

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Bo Statham: U.S. needs to avoid war with ISIS (15)

September 18, 2014 — 

President Barack Obama’s newly announced policy on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is not the only option to deal with that terrorist threat. For clarity, ISIS …

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Some daily ‘exercises’ for mental health (16)

September 17, 2014 — 

In our busy lives, it’s easy to put off taking care of our physical and mental health. When we do take care of ourselves, we tend to focus on physical …

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The 82nd is my division (17)

September 17, 2014 — 

Pieter Van Waal watched the director of the National Liberation Museum in Nijmegen, Holland, place a floral wreath made by Dutch elementary students at the front of the museum. Today, …

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September 17, 2014 — 

Steps to make roads safe for motorcyclists We are seeing the last few weeks of motorcycle riding time for our recreational and fair weather riders. This can lead to an …

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Speak out against bigotry and hate (19)

September 16, 2014 — 

The following is an email sent to me. It is exactly as was written, caps and all: “It’s downright appalling that the Kenyan Born Muslim Illegally Occupying the White House …

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Groups must enact better scheduling (20)

September 16, 2014 — 

It occurs too often when organizations decide — for one reason or another — to schedule their events all on the same weekend. Several years ago, we took organizations to …

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