Still time to negotiate on Yucca Mountain

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 340-72, this past week to restart the licensing process to make Yucca Mountain in Nye County the nation’s permanent repository of nuclear waste. H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments A … [Read more...]

Court should have let the voters decide on santuary cities

Sometimes it seems the argument boils down to: Those darned voters just aren’t smart enough to figure it out. That notion was never stated but seemed to linger in the background this past week at the Nevada Supreme Court during arguments about w … [Read more...]

BLM publishes new plans to protect sage grouse

The Bureau of Land Management under the Trump administration has followed through on its promise to give states greater flexibility on protecting greater sage grouse. On Friday a 204-page draft management plan for Nevada and northeastern California … [Read more...]

Why education spending should be cut

Teachers are walking out of classrooms in Colorado and Arizona, demanding higher salaries and more education funding. Lawmakers are rushing to meet their demands. Here in Nevada all the candidates for governor are kowtowing to the demand for more … [Read more...]

Beware of California censorship law

Maybe it is time to update that old hippie paean that goes, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair,” to: “If you’re going to California, be sure to leave your Bible at home.” Like Nevada, California has a law o … [Read more...]

BLM calculates costs of wild horse options

The Bureau of Land Management sent to Congress late this past week a report outlining four options for reducing the wild horse and burro population in 10 Western states to sustainable levels. Only one of the four options includes the use of … [Read more...]

Highway robbery on the Electric Highway

The state has released information on just how frequently those rural electric car recharging stations are being used, and it’s not exactly like those lines for gasoline back in the 1970s during the oil embargo. The Nevada Governor’s Office of Ene … [Read more...]

PUC tilts at power choice initiative

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission, which is tasked with regulating the state’s monopoly utilities, has put out a 109-page report detailing a litany of things that could go wrong if voters again approve at the ballot box in November a c … [Read more...]

ObamaCare costs keep soaring

Premiums for ObamaCare-eligible health insurance plans are soaring this year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that the lowest priced of the so-called gold plans … [Read more...]

Opposition to wind farm project expressed

As part of its review process to determine whether to approve an application to allow construction of wind turbines on 32,000 acres of public land in Nevada adjacent to the California border just west of Searchlight, the Bureau of Land Management … [Read more...]