Successful grouse conservation efforts should prevent listing of bird

Gov. Brian Sandoval took the opportunity to bend the ear and twist the arm of President Obama when he was in Las Vegas this past week, urging him to throw his weight around and prevent the greater sage grouse from being listed this month under the … [Read more...]

An anniversary love note to my wife

By Ron Knecht Nevada State Controller Cartoonist Gus Arriola knew he was a blessed man in many ways – one in particular – and he illustrated it beautifully in his 1941-85 daily comic strip Gordo.  I, too, am blessed many ways, especially the … [Read more...]

Born in the USA—Congress may decide whether that warrants citizenship

When Donald Trump released a position paper on immigration earlier this month, he could not resist taking a potshot at Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid. “End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, … [Read more...]

How the U.S. Department of Labor threatens Nevada’s Sheepherders

By Adam Paul Laxalt 33rd Attorney General of Nevada My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country, and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives … [Read more...]

Judges find in the folds of the law a right to watch predators

You never know what new, previously unheard of rights some federal judges can find tucked in the folds of the law. Earlier this month a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, of course, rejected a decision by … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people that worked on getting a library and computer lab in Lund.  Thank you for writing the story.  It is important for our community to have this in our town.  I am glad that the old school is being used … [Read more...]

Kirner’s state spending and taxing claims: false

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  Nevada State Controller and Assistant Controller A recent article by Assemblyman Randy Kirner claimed that the record spending and largest-ever tax increase adopted this year by Nevada legislators and Gov. … [Read more...]

Tax hike battle should prove to be a bruiser — politically and legally

This should get interesting. A group of people calling themselves the We Decide Coalition has filed an initiative petition with the Nevada Secretary of State that would give voters a chance to repeal the $1.4 billion in tax hikes passed by the … [Read more...]

Innovation is better solution for energy supply than regulation

The left never lets the facts get in the way of a good harangue or the profits of their cronies in the renewable energy business. The well-being of the citizens and communities be damned. For example, in 2009, after a three-year battle with Sen. … [Read more...]

BLM’s rejection of western states land use plan shows true intent

By American Exploration and Mining Association Recently, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) released it latest land use plan amendments for eleven western states. These plans were drafted with the intent of saving an already flourishing … [Read more...]