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Letters to the editor for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 (1)

October 24, 2014 — 

Wants spirited debate on same sex marriage OK, it is time for a spirited debate. If same sex marriage is going to be legal across the country, and it looks …

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Being unarmed sometimes ‘ain’t good for nothin’ (2)

October 24, 2014 — 

Under cross-examination in an opening scene of the movie classic True Grit, John Wayne’s character, U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, was being grilled over a confrontation with some suspected outlaws he …

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Sage grouse conservation in the Silver State (3)

October 23, 2014 — 

Much of rural and small town Nevada depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including …

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Republicans: Get yourself to the polls (4)

October 23, 2014 — 

During a fundraiser in San Francisco in April 2011, President Obama insisted that how an immigrant comes to be in America — whether by way of “Ellis Island,” that is …

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Pentheraphobia, pelicans and other stuff (5)

October 23, 2014 — 

The world is a whacky place so I rarely have to look far for material for this column. As I sit here writing this, I can see a pelican fishing …

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Lieutenant governor’s race makes national news (6)

October 23, 2014 — 

The lieutenant governorship of Nevada has historically been considered a second-tier position with comparatively negligible responsibilities and modest visibility. But when the returns are counted following the Nov. 4 election …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 (7)

October 23, 2014 — 

Carson Tahoe explains stance on sexual assault exams Lately there has been some discussion about the process of treating sexual assault victims in Carson City. Misinformed statements insinuate that Carson …

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Miller and Spees excellent Democratic candidates (8)

October 23, 2014 — 

Every election is important and should command the interest and participation of all eligible voters. The Nov. 4 ballot this year is no exception. A single column can’t adequately cover …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 (9)

October 22, 2014 — 

Woodbury responds to Rombardo letter For several months, I have tried to show voters what kind of a District Attorney I would be with a principled, professional, hard-working campaign. That’s …

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Legislators have failed; Americans deserve better (10)

October 22, 2014 — 

I, for one, have grown tired of hearing about the latest results of opinion polls. We are constantly being informed the approval ratings of the president and Congress are at …

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Chuck Muth: Do not be shafted, vote no on No. 2 (11)

October 21, 2014 — 

In an editorial voicing support for Question 2, the Las Vegas Review-Journal began: “If voters approve Question 2 on this fall’s ballot, they will not increase taxes on Nevada’s mining …

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October 21, 2014 — 

AMERICAN HISTORY CAN’T BE CHANGED Editor: I wish everyone in America could read ”The Book That Set My People Free” by Rochunga Pudaite, available on Internet. Though the present resident …

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Right to vote shall not be denied (13)

October 21, 2014 — 

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude ... on account …

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Margin Tax Initiative is not the solution (14)

October 21, 2014 — 

A Trojan horse could descend upon the Silver State if Nevadans are not savvy enough to figure out the Education Initiative is nothing more than a ruse to levy additional …

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Time to review your Medicare coverage (15)

October 20, 2014 — 

Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage. Open enrollment began Oct. 15 and …

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Sam Bauman: Over-the-counter drugs can be dangerous (16)

October 20, 2014 — 

More on pain killers. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the two main types of over-the-counter pain relief products. They come under different brand names and have different side effects. …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 (17)

October 20, 2014 — 

Vote no on state question 3 Another tax, really? In 1980 or thereabout, we were convinced that if we voted to allow a state sales tax of only 3 percent …

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Lyon County Sheriff endorses Torres (18)

October 20, 2014 — 

It has been an honor to serve the residents of Lyon County for the past 34 years with the last 8 years as your elected Sheriff. As your Sheriff, I …

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Guy W. Farmer: Midterm election thoughts (19)

October 19, 2014 — 

Early Voting started Saturday at the Courthouse, so today I’ll offer a few random thoughts on the 2014 midterm election. And if you don’t go to the polls on or …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 (20)

October 19, 2014 — 

Focus efforts to Curry Street Leave Carson Street alone! Instead, make Curry into a cobblestone walking street. Add benches, tables, fountains, areas where impromptu entertainers can perform. More family businesses …

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