Nevada challenges California’s sanctuary cities

This past summer Nevada joined with other states in challenging a California federal judge’s decision to block President Trump’s executive order that would deny some federal funding for sanctuary cities, saying that such cities near Nevada pose a thr … [Read more...]

Another senator spotlights federal wasteful spending

Back in the 1970s Wisconsin U.S. Sen. William Proxmire began handing out his monthly Golden Fleece Award, recognizing wasteful spending by government agencies, such as a $4 million advertising campaign by the Postal Service to encourage Americans to … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Most of us take for granted that our kitchen cupboards and pantries will always contain a few cans of soup, pasta, canned vegetables, peanut butter and other packaged foods that will fill our bellies and make us smile.  Not everyone … [Read more...]

Anti-conversion therapy law tramples free speech rights

With the turning of a page of the calendar to a new year comes a host of new laws on the books in Nevada, among them is a law banning therapists from engaging in something dubbed conversion therapy. The new law makes it illegal for any … [Read more...]

Nevada should challenge constitutionality of federal pot law

A week ago the Trump administration rescinded a series of Obama administration memos instructing federal prosecutors to back off enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it, sending legal pot businesses into a dither, including … [Read more...]

BLM moving forward with fire prevention effort

The Bureau of Land Management posted on the Federal Register a couple of weeks ago a notice that it is beginning the tedious paperwork process to finally do something to prevent the devastating wildfires that have plagued the Great Basin region in … [Read more...]

Why Nevada must hit the brakes on taxes

It’s called voting with your feet. A remarkable number of well-heeled Americans are doing just that, and it should serve as a warning to Nevada voters and candidates as we enter an election year. Though Republican governors in recent years have s … [Read more...]

Time to reopen Ash Springs to swimmers

The Lincoln Country Record reported that the popular swimming hole at the Ash Springs hot springs north of Alamo was shut down because of possible safety hazards. Someone had noticed a child playing near a wall of rocks that looked as if it might … [Read more...]

What evidence is pertinent in Bundy trials?

Pardon us plebs, but we are a tad bit confused about just what is admissible evidence in the Bunkerville standoff trials. This past week, about a month into the second of three scheduled trials, the judge declared a mistrial because the … [Read more...]

Military Christmas celebrations often come from afar

By Adam Paul Laxalt The holiday season is a time when millions of Americans get to take a break from the stress of their daily lives and devote their attention to their faith, their family, and their friends. For the men and women who serve our … [Read more...]