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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: To infinity and beyond with avatars (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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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We like prices (11)

July 30, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: Assistant Controller Geoffrey Lawrence co-wrote this column.We know that sounds strange. Most people like only certain kinds of prices: low prices if they are buying and high prices …

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U.S. war dogs helped win WW II (12)

July 30, 2015 — 

During the next two weeks, we will be commemorating the 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Japan and the end of World War …

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Arn Menconi: We suck at minimum wage (13)

July 30, 2015 — 

“I mean, we suck,” U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said in October at a Bloomberg News breakfast, speaking on minimum wage. “We really do.”Vail Resorts recently notified employees via email …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (14)

July 30, 2015 — 

Keep Medicare strong and healthyAs Medicare celebrates its 50th year, it’s the perfect time to reflect upon the difference Medicare has made in the lives of retirees. When Medicare was …

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(All) prices allow us to prosper (15)

July 30, 2015 — 

We like prices.We know that sounds strange. Most people like only certain kinds of prices: low prices if they are buying and high prices if they are selling. As economists, …

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Fresh Ideas: Not too late to enter a digital-free zone (16)

July 28, 2015 — 

“Guilty as charged,” I repeatedly murmured to myself. I was reading a two-piece article Jane Broody wrote for the New York Times about kids and electronic use: surprisingly, it’s us …

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All those crazy ads (17)

July 28, 2015 — 

Watching entirely too much television has given me knowledge of exactly what’s advertised via this particular communication system. It’s unbelievable at times just what advertisers are willing to do just …

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Trump fever: Catch it (18)

July 28, 2015 — 

If you’re a long-suffering conservative you can’t help but take at least a little perverse pleasure from the angst Donald Trump is causing the Republican Party establishment and the media, …

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It may be time to carry weapons on military installations (19)

July 28, 2015 — 

The threat to military personnel being a soft target to an active shooter or terrorist is real since events during the past six years have indicated similar scenarios.Here’s but a …

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July 28, 2015 — 

WHAT IS MARRIAGE?Editor: In last week’s editorial (7/22) the LVN encouraged readers to sound off on its editorial page, provided “the content is accurate and fair-minded.” Why then, did you …

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