Lawmakers should punt on stadium funding plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling the Legislature into special session in October to consider raising the room tax on Las Vegas tourists by almost 1 percentage point to put $750 million toward a $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland … [Read more...]

Time to cut occupational licensing requirements in Nevada

With Nevada still clinging to its ignominious ranking of second worst in the nation in joblessness, more needs to be done to clear away the hurdles for those seeking to earn a decent living. One place where the deadwood can be cleared is in the … [Read more...]

Question 1 is restrictive of gun control measures

By John Hambrick As a retired federal law enforcement officer and the current Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, I have taken oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, which puts reasonable limitations on the power of the … [Read more...]

Why Nevadans should vote “No” on Question 2

By Jim Hartman Nevada voters should now brace against millions of dollars from out-of-state “Big Marijuana” interests supporting Question 2 on the November ballot, the legalization of commercial marijuana. Voters need to realize that by voting … [Read more...]

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...]