Nevadans should not have to change our clocks twice a year

It is time to cast off our chains and free ourselves from slavery to the clock. Mankind once worked from can till cain’t, as my ol’ grandpappy used to say — from the time you can see till the time you can’t — and farmers and ranchers such as … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must jettison proposed doubling of minimum wage

In a sane world, one would feel reassured that Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 would never see the light of day, but we are talking about the Nevada Legislature, where anything can and does happen. Therefore, we feel obliged to shine a bright light on … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Mark Bassett Nevada Northern Railroad Executive Director The long awaited forensic audit was released last week by Larry Bertsch, CPA. In his presentation, Mr. Bertsch stated, “…the railroad is on a ‘going out of business’ curve.” Candidly, … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must reform public employee retirement system

Most of the blather coming out of Carson City this legislative session has been about the various means that can be employed to tap more tax revenue from the citizens. But finally someone has introduced a bill that would curb the state’s profligate … [Read more...]

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...]