Reid in farewell speech calls on press to criticize …we oblige

In what Harry Reid himself called “my final speech” this past week on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Nevada’s senator for the past three decades and minority or majority leader of Senate Democrats for more than a decade rambled for 77 minutes in his … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This letter is to make the people of the City of Ely aware of wrongdoing on behalf of the City of Ely. I have on several occasions gone into City Hall to obtain copies of City Council agenda item information as well as either … [Read more...]

Bunday proceedings to remain shrouded in secrecy

In order to maintain public confidence in a civil society, not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done. This past week Nevada’s Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro upheld a sweeping protective order by a federal magistrate … [Read more...]

Nevada joins challenge of Endangered Species Act rule changes

Nevada has joined an 18-state coalition that has filed suit against various federal land agencies for essentially rewriting the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to in effect give themselves potential veto power over any use whatsoever on every … [Read more...]

A suggestion for a presidential commutation

President Obama has now commuted the federal prison sentences of more than 1,000 prisoners, mostly non-violent drug offenders. Most have served far more time in prison than if they committed the same crime today, because previous mandatory sentencing … [Read more...]

Trump appointees may hold key to Nevada economic future

What does a Donald Trump presidency forebode for Nevada? It is hard to say, because Trump has never kept a firm grip on any political position for more than a few hours, seemingly changing stances depending on with whom he has spoken most … [Read more...]

State agency orders feds to return stream to church retreat

Over a tiny tract of land — nestled in the middle of the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Pahrump that a church uses for a retreat — a state agency has pierced the dark bureaucratic clouds with a ray of sunshine. In 2010 the U.S. … [Read more...]

Nevada election results: The tail wags the dog

Welcome to the state of Clark. The land mass that is Clark County was added to Nevada three years after statehood, carved from a corner of Arizona. It was a part of Lincoln County until 1909, when the Legislature split off Clark County. Clark … [Read more...]

Is This You? Salt and Go

It’s a salty world. The oceans are salty. Salt is mined, dried from salty earth, created from brine that is dried. It is white and sometimes pink. It is iodized and sometimes not. We use salt to melt ice and snow on the roads in the winter when the … [Read more...]

Be cautious before approving another renewable energy project

Nevada continues to be ground zero for all manner of grand schemes to construct ever more grandiose renewable energy projects — egged on by Sen. Harry Reid and the global warming Chicken Littles in the Democratic Party, who are more than willing to … [Read more...]