State Constitution does not allow laws regulating political speech

The Nevada Supreme Court made the right decision but for the wrong reason. In the case of Citizen Outreach vs. State, the court ruled 5-2 a couple of weeks ago that the organization did not violate a 1997 law requiring those who engage in express … [Read more...]

Laxalt proven correct in joining lawsuit challenging Obama Executive order

When Nevada’s new Republican attorney general, Adam Laxalt, joined in the lawsuit with 25 other states challenging President Obama’s executive fiat granting amnesty from deportation and granting green cards and Social Security cards to millions of … [Read more...]

Rep. Hardy expects to see some action on federal land issues

Freshman 4th Congressional District Rep. Cresent Hardy, whose district covers the southern half of rural Nevada, foresees considerable debate and action coming during this 114th session of Congress on various issues concerning use and control of … [Read more...]

Las Vegas water grab is a waste of time and money

The Nevada Supreme Court has dealt another blow to the Las Vegas attempt to snatch groundwater from Lincoln and White Pine counties. In December 2013, state court Senior Judge Robert Estes ruled that State Engineer Jason King had failed to … [Read more...]

State of the City Address

By Melody Van Camp City of Ely Mayor I compare Nevada to a fancy car show. Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City are like the soup-ed up version of a new sleek, fast sports car. They look good; they look flashy, but is there any substance associated … [Read more...]

New Nevada or Brave New Nevada? It’s just a matter of degree

In his State of the State speech Gov. Brian Sandoval called for the creation of a “New Nevada.” He used the term eight times in the speech so he must have meant it. “Because of our collective effort,” he said, “I believe we now stand at the … [Read more...]

Governor’s proposed tax hike is unnecessary

Both the state’s newly elected Republican controller and treasurer have come out against Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to raise taxes by $1.3 billion over the next two years, primarily to fund education. State Controller Ron Knecht in what … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, For the past 12 months, scarcely one issue of the Ely Times has been published that has not had something negative in it concerning the Nevada Northern Railway. Usually this involved reporting on the Ely City Council members … [Read more...]

Laxalt correct to join suit over immigration executive orders

The primary thrust of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join 25 other states in suing over the president’s executive orders blocking deportation of millions of illegal immigrants is strictly about the rule of law and the limited … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Historic Preservation is a hard sell. As you may or may not be aware the Ely City Council voted last week to purchase the office building at 480 Campton St. more commonly known as the old JOIN office. If you’ve spent any time … [Read more...]