State’s public pensions are richest in the nation

By Thomas Mitchell We knew Nevada’s state and local government employees had generous pension benefits, but now a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute has done the calculations and found Nevada’s public pensions are the richest in … [Read more...]

Editorial: Free speech a right, not a privilege that requires a permit

Pals of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, who is running this year as Democratic candidate for attorney general, are trying to gag a group that has been running a 30-second television and Internet ad ridiculing Miller for taking $60,000 in gifts … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

TO THE Editor, Love the new look of the print edition. It’s been a long time since it changed. Thank you for supporting our community   Shirley Summers   TO THE Editor, I really, really, REALLY like your new format!!!!!! The … [Read more...]

Sage grouse fair game compared to horses

By Thomas Mitchell Our government masters too often seem downright schizophrenic. Take the raging debates over what to do about two species — sage grouse and wild horses. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hell bent to list the … [Read more...]

Editorial: Education funding lawsuit not likely

Some are speculating as to whether Nevada could be successfully sued and forced to increase its public education funding, as reportedly happened a couple of weeks ago with a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court. Let’s just say we’re not in Kansas … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is my first “letter to the editor.” I have a personal interest. I am hurt and I am mad so I must tell of a recent injustice. It is a sad day in the Ely community when a person is in court representing themselves to prove their … [Read more...]

Margin tax initiative starting to heat up

By Thomas Mitchell The battle for votes over Question 3 on this November’s statewide ballot — known as The Education Initiative by its proponents, but as the Margin Tax Initiative by its opponents — is escalating. The Nevada State Education … [Read more...]

Editorial: Research foundation should cut its losses

The White House has included in its dead-on-arrival budget a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to build a laboratory and research facilities — currently housed in leased space on the UNLV campus — at the 122-acre UNLV Harry Reid … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

From The Zoo to you, Thrifty Tails will re-open Friday. The days and hours will remain the same at this time Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be marking items of clothing down. More information will be coming soon. We … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Howard E. Bohrn The new year is in full swing and the White Pine Public Museum is continuing our membership and fundraising drive in an effort to raise funds to expand and showcase our offerings to the public. Members are now being offered a 20 … [Read more...]

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