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Silver Dollars: Honoring those keeping us safe after 9/11 (1)

September 14, 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: Last Thursday …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 (2)

September 14, 2014 — 

Farmer is wrong on Burning Man Mr. Farmer, I have been to Burning Man 12 times. Thank you for pointing out my motivations for going are drugs and sex. I …

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Guy W. Farmer: President Obama’s about-face on immigation (3)

September 14, 2014 — 

President Obama last June promised to take executive action on so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” if Congress failed to act by the end of the summer. But last week the president …

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Driving stick shift wasn’t so automatic (4)

September 13, 2014 — 

Driver’s Education. Words that would make the heart of a 15-year-old jump with joy and fear at the same time. That is when it was offered in school. Now, I …

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Doreen Mack: Creating a Carson downtown that makes lasting memories (5)

September 13, 2014 — 

Remember when you were young? Remember when you had hopes and dreams? Remember when you were optimistic and people were friendly? Remember when we were a downtown community with two …

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Why Washington football team’s name isn’t honorable (6)

September 12, 2014 — 

On Aug. 10, Guy Farmer opined in the Nevada Appeal he supported the racist name of the Washington professional football team. He’s entitled to his opinion, flawed as it is. …

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Limits on medical pot may lead to unintended consequences (7)

September 12, 2014 — 

I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) …

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WNC on upward trend, says president (8)

September 11, 2014 — 

It was five years ago when Jim Rogers, then-chancellor of Nevada’s universities and community colleges, announced that the state’s higher education system was a “total disaster.” The nation in 2009 …

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I took a little break (9)

September 11, 2014 — 

I took an extended break from writing several months ago. For years I’ve enjoyed living a relatively carefree life as an award winning humor columnist; it doesn’t pay well but …

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FYC numbers up, dinner on horizon (10)

September 11, 2014 — 

I would like to take this opportunity to update the community on the success of the summer programs operated by the Fallon Youth Club and invite everyone to come out …

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Ron Bliss: ACA has helped a lot of people (11)

September 11, 2014 — 

There has been a lot of misinformation about the Affordable Care Act -- better known as ObamaCare. In the beginning, there were predictions that the healthcare reform act would die …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 (12)

September 10, 2014 — 

Macquarie does take action In response to Richard Doke’s letter critiquing Anne Macquarie’s column on climate change, they are probably more in agreement than he realizes. She would agree that …

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Bo Statham: David slayed Goliath, but will we collect Tesla Motors prize? (13)

September 10, 2014 — 

David slew not one but two Goliaths to win the battle for the Tesla Motors prize. Who would have thought Nevada could conquer the giants, Texas and California, to land …

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Our Opinion: Tesla the opportunity Nevada has been waiting for (14)

September 10, 2014 — 

Nevada is a gambling state, but we believe time will tell the Tesla Motors deal is not a gamble at all. If the Nevada Legislature scrutinizes the deal as expected …

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Fresh Ideas: Come, gather around the kitchen table (15)

September 10, 2014 — 

In her poem “Perhaps the World Ends Here,” Joy Harjo, American poet and member of the Mvskoke Nation, says: “The world begins at a kitchen table.” We Americans lament cultural …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014: Where are the facts on global warming? (16)

September 10, 2014 — 

Where are the facts on global warming? According to Anne Macquarie, if we do not immediately take drastic action to stop global warming, the earth as we know it will …

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Community remembers Sept. 11 (17)

September 9, 2014 — 

Tomorrow, Americans will pay their respects to the men and women who died 13 years ago when passenger jets slammed into the World Trade Center twin towers and the Pentagon. …

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Just the facts, ma’am (18)

September 9, 2014 — 

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” In the 1950s, the TV show “Dragnet” told true crime stories using a …

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Ann Bednarski: The formal education process resumes… (19)

September 9, 2014 — 

Is every one ready to hit the books again? Oh, that’s right, there are no books; there are now laptops. Admittedly I love books; turning the pages is progress: it …

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Sam Bauman: Time is now for seniors to hike (20)

September 9, 2014 — 

I haven’t been writing much about hiking this summer nor have I been doing it, but the other day I got out my hiking stick and drove to Dead Man’s …

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