Delusional candidates think wealth can be created by robbing Peter to pay Paul

Vice President Joe Biden breezed through Nevada one afternoon earlier this month, stopping long enough to pitch the idea of increasing the federal minimum wage 40 percent from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, saying this would not cost jobs and would pump … [Read more...]

Editorials

Laxalt looks to pursue interests of Nevadans more than Miller in AG race The race for attorney general of Nevada matches two scions of political families, Ross Miller, son of former Gov. Bob Miller, and Adam Laxalt, grandson of Paul Laxalt, who … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, 18 years ago, long before I became White Pine County District Attorney, I moved to Ely as a recent law school graduate. The people I worked with treated each other with courtesy and respect, including those on different sides of the … [Read more...]

If you haven’t taken the time to study the candidates and issues: Don’t vote

Early voting starts Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 4. It is time to start cramming for the test — a test of the American democratic republic. Normally this time of year you hear: Be sure and vote. Your vote counts. It is your civic duty to … [Read more...]

Misleading question 3 is bad for taxpayers, not much better for schools

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which … [Read more...]

Hutchinson rated one of best senators, Flores tagged worst in assembly

Oddly enough, the marquee race on the November ballot is the one for lieutenant governor, usually an afterthought. But, with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval facing a Democratic opponent who came in second to “none of these candidates” in the … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Every year I see the newspaper post pictures, highlights and games of High School athletes, nothing is ever posted about Middle School athletics. Where do you think High School athletes start out? Middle School volleyball just … [Read more...]

Latest study should further dampen Las Vegas’ appetite for rural groundwater

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey published this summer has added credence and hard numbers to the arguments from opponents to a plan by Las Vegas water utilities to tap 84,000 acre-feet of groundwater from valleys in White Pine and Lincoln … [Read more...]

Question 2: Voters should just say ‘no’ to meddling with the mining tax

Only days after the state of Nevada celebrates its 150th anniversary of statehood on Oct. 31, voters will be asked on the General Election ballot whether to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution on which the very question of statehood hinged … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Lin Burleigh White Pine County Clerk My career in public service began in November 2007.  I had relocated to Ely a year earlier and figured it was time to get back into the workforce.  I wanted something new and exciting—just like the … [Read more...]