Can a Nevada law pass constitutional muster?

Our federal and state constitutions are meant to lay the ground rules for what our governments can and cannot do, spelling out the rights of the individual to be free from the dictates for well-meaning but overweening lawmakers. A recent obscure … [Read more...]

Stop blocking public land from productive use

Several years ago a high ranking Interior Department official told a Nevada newspaper editorial board that the agency planned to maintain its level of land control by acquiring an acre of land for federal ownership for every acre of land that was … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: If you have been paying attention to real news you already know that huge sections of Brazilian rain forests have been systematically cut down to make way for cattle so giant corporations can supply cheap hamburgers to the world. … [Read more...]

High court should stand firmly for free speech

It has long been agreed that the First Amendment right to free speech includes the right to not be compelled to speak, but this past week the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to skirt this simple premise, though it ruled in favor of a Colorado cake baker … [Read more...]

Let Trump control who stands on his soapbox

The First Amendment prohibits the federal government abridging one’s free speech, but it does not, as a federal judge has ruled, require anyone to provide the soapbox for that speech. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of New York ruled r … [Read more...]

Being ‘green’ is easy, ignore facts

If you thought the “green movement” was more about self-righteous politics than clear-headed science, here are two tales that prove the point. In Arizona a petition is being circulated in an effort to get on the ballot an initiative called the Cle … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am a nurse practitioner working once a week at the Rural Community Health Clinic since February and am so impressed with the kindness of residents here. I recently learned of the death of a good man of your community, Jay … [Read more...]

5 minutes with Jared Fisher, Republican candidate for governor

As early voting wraps ups Friday, election day is Tuesday, June 12.  Over 40 percent of voters will vote on election day. We spoke with candidate Jared Fisher, who rode his bike 1,400-miles through rural Nevada -twice- and is ending the last few days … [Read more...]

Free market is better for the Internet

The debate continues over whether the Federal Communications Commission’s December repeal of the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rule will help or hurt rural communities’ bid for greater access to high-speed Internet service, and now it has be … [Read more...]

How will energy choice affect rural Nevada? Part 2

If the Energy Choice Initiative (ECI) amending the state Constitution to create a competitive market for electricity passes again in the fall its impact on power bills in rural Nevada will depend on how the Legislature writes the rules to make it … [Read more...]