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Jim Hartman: Make college a better investment

February 17, 2018 — In June, the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will consider a "modest" proposed increase of 1.8 percent in registration fees and non-resident tuition for both 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. These increases come on top of major 4 percent

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Talk of the Town: Local office strives for excellence in dentistry

February 17, 2018 — Let's start at the beginning That is a must I go to a wonderful dentist One I can trust It started, I would guess 38 years ago Dr. Harrington was at Zephyr Cove In Lake Tahoe Now, he has moved down here It wasn't accidental

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: She takes aim with the best

February 17, 2018 — Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels is a weekly feature in the Appeal's Sunday 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: To Fritsch Elementary School student Braelynn

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

February 17, 2018 — When is the time? One more time. One more time innocent students are killed. One more time the weapon is a semi-automatic weapon. One more time the shooter is someone who should not have had access to such a weapon. One more time the Republican

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Guy W. Farmer: A ‘Me Too’ movement sexual harasser

February 17, 2018 — What would you say if I told you a leading member of the feminist "Me Too" movement turned out to be a sexual harasser? That's what just happened when California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell/Downey), 41, who appeared on the cover of Time magazine last year

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Teri Vance: Valentine’s love more than just a card

February 16, 2018 — I have a Valentine's card in my nightstand. It's sparkly and decorated with hearts. It's says something about love. I bought it three years ago for my now-husband when we were still dating. I forgot to give it to him that year, and every year

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Is This You?: Life is a playground

February 16, 2018 — Not to get too deep, but have you ever considered how playground equipment crosses over to how life can be thought of? Don't get too worried about having to use too many brain cells here. It's just I was driving by a school yard recently

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The Popcorn Stand: Could’ve been a contender, could’ve been somebody

February 16, 2018 — I'm getting more into the Olympic spirit which is a good thing since the Olympics are now almost half over, and in that spirit I've looked at #Didn'tMakeTheOlympicsBecause which lists some of the best excuses for not making the Olympics. I too have an excuse

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

February 16, 2018 — Trump wants to hold parade of all parades The man who recently boasted, "I'm real smart" and "a very stable genius" has ordained there shall be a parade (humongous) down Pennsylvania Avenue later this year. Not your usual parade of marching bands, floats, jugglers and

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Faith & Insight: Let’s talk about pornography

February 16, 2018 — Pornography is killing our nation. Porn is killing our marriages, our families, our children and our churches. Atheist activist Darrel Ray said, "Religious people use 10 percent more pornography than secular people. All that religious preaching does no good." Pastors.com says 50 percent of all

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What the news doesn’t report

February 15, 2018 — Do you ever get the feeling that the nightly news is missing something? Does it seem that their 15 second news clips don't tell you much? Do you feel like what you hear is filtered? Guess what. You would be right. Here are some examples.

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Olympic glory in midst of Korean rancor

February 15, 2018 — The Feb. 9-25 Winter Olympics in South Korea reach their mid-point today, and news that Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe has won the gold medal for women's slopestyle snowboarding is indeed exciting for many northwestern Nevadans and Californians. In brutally cold and windy conditions,

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

February 15, 2018 — Douglas County Republicans aren't listening It is beyond belief that the Douglas County Republicans would ask a convicted criminal to give a keynote speech for its upcoming Lincoln/Reagan dinner. This convicted criminal, a "law and order" sheriff, was anything but a law-abiding sheriff. During his

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Fred LaSor: Who meddled more in our elections?

February 15, 2018 — We're learning from congressional investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election just how much President Obama weaponized executive branch agencies. Remember the IRS delaying, and sometimes denying, tax-exempt status to nonprofit political organizations that appeared to support conservative candidates and policies? Lois Lerner was

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The Popcorn Stand: Remembering MASH

February 15, 2018 — On this date 12 years ago, a little known event happened that marked the end of an era. On Feb. 16, 2006, the U.S. Army's last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, more popularly known as MASH, was decommissioned. That last MASH unit was handed over to

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Dennis Cassinelli: Prehistoric Mexican pottery found in Western Nevada

February 14, 2018 — As a tour guide at the Nevada State Museum, I often take groups of students through the Native American exhibit titled "Under One Sky." As we go through the exhibits, we explain to the students the Prehistoric people in the Great Basin didn't make any

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The Popcorn Stand: The forgotten Olympic great

February 14, 2018 — The old fuddy, duddy has to admit he's having a hard time getting into these Winter Olympics and my inability to spell the city where the Olympics are being held is just one of the reasons. But whenever the Winter or Summer Olympics are held,

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Glen McAdoo: It ain’t golf, folks

February 13, 2018 — I have written on many occasions concerning the hypocrisy of so-called Evangelical Christians who support President Trump come hell or high water. There are actual Christians who agree with me. Billy Graham's granddaughter, Jerushah Armfield, recently criticized those American Evangelicals who call themselves Christians yet

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Slow steps in making Highway 50 safe

February 13, 2018 — It takes an earthquake for government to take action. Unfortunately, state or federal government — take your pick – always appears to be in a reactive state rather than proactive. Planning for the future, however, doesn't involve a crystal ball but better common sense and

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Love your heart

February 13, 2018 — Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. What better time to spend a moment thinking about the most important person in your life … you! Don't forget about your heart! Unfortunately, with all of the diet information floating around, many are confusing

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