Trump administration settles suit over habitat rules

The Trump administration has settled a lawsuit filed by Nevada and 19 other states over Obama administration rules that sweepingly redefined what constituted critical habitat for endangered species and has agreed to rewrite those rules. The suit, … [Read more...]

Latest wind turbine project is a bad idea

Less than a year after backers of a proposed wind turbine farm near Searchlight threw in the towel after failing to convince a federal judge their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was accurate, an even bigger project just 10 miles to the west has … [Read more...]

Two different approaches to Internet access

When boiled down to its essence, the key difference between the two major political parties is this: Democrats believe government is the solution. Republicans believe government is the problem. This difference is on display with bills being pushed … [Read more...]

PERS should stop trying to hide public records

The Public Employees’ Retirement System should stop wasting taxpayer money and release the records of Nevada public employee retiree payments as the courts previously ordered them to do. The Reno Gazette-Journal sued for these records in 2013 and w … [Read more...]

How schools must handle diverse gender identities

In 2017 Nevada legislators passed a bill requiring schools in the state to establish policies for “addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions.” A month ago the state Department of Education published a dr … [Read more...]

Let the public see the work of public servants

Next week is Sunshine Week, March 11-17. The annual observation was created by the American Society of News (formerly Newspaper) Editors to spotlight the importance of public access to government information in a democratic republic, … [Read more...]

An immodest proposal for a 28th Amendment

The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at the hands of a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle has again set off a flurry of rational and emotional … [Read more...]

Second Amendment is not a second-class right

Do the courts treat the Second Amendment like a second-class right? Supreme Court Justice Clarence believes they do and makes a compelling argument. This past week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

Wild horse issue needs a compromise solution

Let the caterwauling continue. The headline over a press release by a group calling itself the American Wild Horse Campaign reads, “80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs.” The trigger for the press re … [Read more...]

Neighbors hope Little Ash Springs remains closed

There are two sides to every story. Four years ago the Bureau of Land Management locked the gate to Little Ash Springs north of Alamo for what was described as a couple of weeks due to a crumbling wall on a manmade pool. It remains … [Read more...]