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Knecht: Key facts on Nevada’s spending problems

January 15, 2019 — This is the first of a series of columns summarizing my Controller's Annual Report (CAR) for fiscal year 2018. Based on the state's official books and records, the CAR provides Nevada citizens, officials and others a summary of key facts, data, analysis and issues addressing

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Jim Valentine: New year things to pay attention to

January 15, 2019 — Here we are in 2019, full of wonderment and expectations for the new year. With all that is going on in the world one can't help but ask where our attention should be focused as it pertains to real estate matters. The first thing that

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Ask Dirk: What should I do before calling for service?

January 15, 2019 — You've turned on the heat and nothing happens. No click. No warm air flowing through your vents. And it's cold inside. Should you immediately call for service? While some situations require a call to the technician to set up a service appointment, not all do.

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Leslie Cain: Real estate trends to expect in 2019

January 14, 2019 — While it is expected that this year is still going to be challenging for buyers, there is also good news for prospective buyers in 2019. Builders are constructing more entry-level homes, lenders are gradually making it easier to qualify for a loan, and there are

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The Popcorn Stand: Not good to think outside the (Bird) box

January 14, 2019 — In my latest "these kids today, whaddaya gonna do" rant, the old fuddy duddy has just learned about another not-so common sense thing young people do that has become a trend. I just wish these young people would learn from my father's generation and go

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Trina Machacek: Clearing the air about winter scents

January 14, 2019 — Ah, winter! That time of the year when all things are kept warmly inside. Like the air in your home that's usually changed out when you can actually open the doors and windows and let fresh air in. I miss fresh air. I want fresh

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Marilyn Foster: South African safari a bucket list trip

January 13, 2019 — One of the top bucket travel list trips should be to South Africa to view the magnificent animals still roaming in the wild. As humans continue to lay claim to more and more of this earth, species are dying off, becoming extinct or threatened, and

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Faith & Insight: Reconciliation takes humility, patience

January 13, 2019 — Reconciliation is like a party you show up to but end up doing all the work. It's a beautiful concept but takes incredible humility and patience and pain to admit to your brokenness and invite the other person to forgive you. And it takes two

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 12, 2019

January 12, 2019 — Support shrinking in Trump's Oval Office reality show Only two people, Trump and Senate Leader McConnell, are refusing to fund the six government departments, which have nothing to do with the border issues. By not allowing the Senate to even vote on the House bill

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Guy Farmer: President Trump’s wall

January 12, 2019 — "Congress should urgently pass real (comprehensive) immigration reform and give President Trump something he can call 'a wall,' even if it's not really a wall." That's how last Saturday's column ended, and how this one begins. The president made another pitch for his border wall

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: A fond farewell to Sheep Dip

January 12, 2019 — Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels is a weekly feature in the Appeal's Opinion pages in which the Appeal gives Silver Dollars to those who deserve recognition and occasionally a Wooden Nickel to those who deserve criticism. SILVER DOLLAR: We bid a fond farewell to Sheep

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Talk of the Town: Hanifan’s the place for antiques

January 12, 2019 — Do you have something you treasure? An antique with a story or two? Something passed down in your family A collectable with considerable age And a history you never knew Hanifin's Arts & Antiques is on Carson Street Or Curry if you prefer They have

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JoAnne Skelly: Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

January 10, 2019 — My colleagues at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offer excellent classes for aspiring gardeners. "Selecting & Growing Fruit Trees" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Bartley Ranch in Reno. Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer and certified arborist Michael Janik will

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Get Healthy Carson City: Travel smart, travel vaccinated

January 10, 2019 — This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. Are you traveling out of the United States this year? Visiting another country can be a fun experience, but it can also put you at

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Rick Van Elfen: Democratic captain’s log of U.S. government

January 10, 2019 — Star Date 01/03/2019: Commander Pelosi has just regained the helm of the USS Enterprise. Her able officers, Captains Schiff, Nadler and Cummings, are present on the deck. Commander: "Captains, are you ready for your missions?" Schiff: "Yes, Commander. We are poised to enforce the Prime

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 — Water bills sent via e-mail could produce savings Carson City mails water bills by snail mail to customers that pay their bill with a bank draft. This costs the city approximately $100 per year per customer, which could cost the city more than $1 million

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Dennis Cassinelli: The difficulty of making arrows

January 9, 2019 — I want to thank all my readers who bought my books for the Christmas holiday, especially "Preserving Traces of the Great Basin Indians." The book is devoted to enabling people interested in American Indian artifacts to identify and date the many types of projectile points,

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Abby Johnson: Poem highlight of inauguration day

January 9, 2019 — The weather was chilly, the sky gray, the lawn muddy, the rain absent for Monday's inauguration ceremony at the Capitol Building which was elegantly draped in blue and silver for the solemn and festive occasion. Top judicial and constitutional officers took their oaths of office.

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The Popcorn Stand: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Clemson

January 8, 2019 — As Yogi Berra said it's deja vu all over again as I was able to write these words two years ago after Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship in football. So again this is all I have to say to Clemson: Thank you, thank

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Congress may again consider Nevada nuke waste site

January 7, 2019 — It's been at least two years since I last visited Yucca Mountain in Southern Nevada, the site of the nation's sole nuclear waste repository, and I understand things haven't changed much there since my drive-by. Located off Highway 95, it is closed to visitors, surrounded

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