Nevada attorney general hits the road to listen to constituents

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been taking a page from his grandfather’s playbook in recent weeks touring various communities in the state with some of his staff and conducting townhall meetings with concerned citizens in what he calls “AG … [Read more...]

Will Congress allow BLM to curb wild horse overpopulation

Earlier this month at a meeting in Elko the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend to the Bureau of Land Management that it actually follow the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 “by offering all suitable animals … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Fuzzy. Question 1 is written with its usual vague language which seems to be the style these days. Most of us have read some law regulation or rule that has that “What does it mean?” This, in my opinion, is done on purpose - … [Read more...]

How’s ObamaCare working for you?

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  As Barack Obama’s second Presidential term winds down, what can one say about his signature domestic initiative, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare or ACA)? Passed in 2010 by a … [Read more...]

Chronic Disease: What are you going to do about it?

By Larry Matheis As the United States heads into the final stretch of a very long election season, Nevadans need to make sure that candidates and the media focus on issues that matter to our daily lives.  Certainly, health care and the policies … [Read more...]

Fight to replace Reid in Senate becoming a proxy war

Be careful with whom you pick a fight. They might fight back with some heavy artillery. For years Harry Reid has been obsessively ranting and mewling about the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, for deigning to spend their own money to … [Read more...]

One person’s bias is another’s fact-based judgment

Fair treatment looks like bias to those who are accustomed to being shown obsequious deference. Once again federal lawyers who have been handed a rejection of their legal arguments by a federal judge are claiming that their case was not weak but … [Read more...]

But words can never hurt us

Public discourse is not for the squeamish. Governing is seldom a decorous endeavor. In fact, Nevada’s statute on public meetings encourages open debate and colloquy to the point that it absolutely exempts public officials from being sued for … [Read more...]

BLM sage grouse guidelines will bury land users in paperwork

The Bureau of Land Management this past week issued eight guideline memos instructing federal land managers in 11 Western states as to how they are to carry out policies intended to protect greater sage grouse — a move that threatens to bury … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should reject public funding for football stadium

Billionaire casino and newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson is threatening to take his football and go home if Nevada legislators don’t raise room taxes in Clark County to provide $750 million toward construction costs of his proposed $1.9 billion domed … [Read more...]