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Letters to the editor for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 (1)

February 27, 2015 — 

Get the facts on Douglas County roadsIt is rumored that Douglas County wants to form a blanket GID (general improvement district) for all developments that are not one at this …

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Obama’s death tax targets family farms (2)

February 27, 2015 — 

If there’s anything more quintessentially American than baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet, it’s the American family farmer. Indeed, the American Gothic painting of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and his …

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Death claims 7 noted vets; one was 100 (3)

February 26, 2015 — 

We continue to observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, and today I am honoring the recent deaths of seven military veterans whose unique …

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I write because I can’t dance (4)

February 26, 2015 — 

Many people ask me why I spend my spare time writing. My most common answer is, “Because I can’t dance.” The main reason I say that is because I’m a …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 (5)

February 26, 2015 — 

Folks more comfortable with falsehood than truthTo Rich Dunn: While I don’t always agree with the positions you take on various subjects no matter how well written, I had to …

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Cutting through histrionics of immigration decision (6)

February 26, 2015 — 

The latest histrionics of those opposed to rational immigration reform measures has its basis in the Feb. 16 opinion of Federal District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in the case of …

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Fresh Ideas: Hands off our public lands (7)

February 25, 2015 — 

Last summer we went to visit an old friend who lives on the banks of the River Tweed, the internationally famous salmon fishing river that separates Scotland from England. He …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 (8)

February 25, 2015 — 

Preserve history: Fund the Nevada State MuseumNevada is losing its history. This is happening slowly, year by year. Although the recession is supposedly over, our Nevada State Museum is still …

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Fiore said bullet to the head makes rapists dead (9)

February 24, 2015 — 

Liberals are having a veritable cow after the New York Times printed the following quote by conservative Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R-Clark) with regard to the reintroduction of her campus …

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Freedom isn’t free, or even cheap (10)

February 24, 2015 — 

“Your freedom to extend your fist stops where my nose begins.”Today’s Republicans/conservatives/libertarians have made personal freedom a centerpiece of their philosophy. They seem to believe that if government got out …

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Communitysteps up for youth (11)

February 24, 2015 — 

Fallon has a soft place in its heart for the youth, and history proves it.From rodeos to youth sports to high-school athletic events, both the city and county governments step …

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February 24, 2015 — 

COMMON CORE TESTS BEGINEditor:Nevada schools next month, like most schools around the country, will begin administering high-stakes field tests aligned with Common Core to students in grades 3-8. Just as …

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Ron Bliss: This year, those denied Medicaid or Nevada check-up can get plans on federal marketplace (13)

February 24, 2015 — 

Though the Open Enrollment period ended Feb. 15, some can still get health plans on the Federal Marketplace – if they have a qualifying life event. That includes a number …

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John Bullis: $840 billion spent Social Security benefits (14)

February 23, 2015 — 

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently reported some facts on the Social Security programs for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2014.Total spending for Social Security benefits was …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 (15)

February 23, 2015 — 

Tax hikes and the Nevada LegislatureBo Statham’s column in the Appeal on Feb. 12 regarding the Republican-controlled Nevada Legislature’s governance problems omits the cause: Gov. Sandoval’s cynical no-new-taxes campaign flip-flop …

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Sam Bauman: Final look at movies for seniors (16)

February 23, 2015 — 

OK, so we know what the Academy thinks thanks to ABC. Now, for the last time, let’s look back at some older movies of interest to seniors. It’s been fun …

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Robert Crowell: Everybody is an entrepreneur (17)

February 22, 2015 — 

A new and exciting educational program funded by the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation (Foundation) is being rolled out in our community. Created in partnership with the Boys & Girls …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: For Carson City team, it’s in the (bean) bag (18)

February 22, 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: Here’s to the …

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Guy W. Farmer: American innocents abroad (19)

February 22, 2015 — 

I felt terrible when I heard about the death in Syria of 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller, of Prescott, Ariz., because I met many young American idealists like her …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 (20)

February 22, 2015 — 

Apply knowledge in the real worldTypically, an advanced formal education goes a long way in opening doors for individuals during their lifetime. It promotes for the advancements in the workplace, …

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