The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars

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Part 1: Williams Station Massacre Dennis Cassinelli         This is the first in a series of articles about some of the most tragic events in the history of Nevada. About once a month, I will send out a story to describe the events that forever … [Read more...]

Child Custody and Child Support

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Divorce is tragic and all too common. It is even worse when there are disputes about child custody and innocent children are caught in the middle. Nevertheless, divorce is an unfortunate reality and when such a regrettable situation arises, … [Read more...]

Time to stop police from extorting cash and property

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The appalling Constitution-bending practice by which law enforcement agencies have for years seized private property under the presumption it is the product of criminal activity without ever having to go the bothersome effort of actually, you know, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Feehan

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I am writing in response to Frank Shannon's letter concerning a BAT. Here are the facts: 1) Taxing exports is prohibited by the US constitution. Article 1, Section 9 reads in part, "No tax or duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any … [Read more...]

Keyhole Canyon Archeological Site Hike

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by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison My wife Deb and I have visited numerous rock art sites in our 25+ years of desert exploring. They are appealing—art pecked into stone (petroglyphs) or in some cases painted (pictographs). The art takes … [Read more...]

The Silver State Flour Mill

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Dennis Cassinelli         Like many people in western Nevada, I have a few choice pieces of antique yard art at my home to remind me of the rich, cultural heritage of our area. Some people have a weathered wagon wheel or perhaps a rusty old mine car … [Read more...]

CNN starts odd trend in journalism

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CNN starts odd trend in journalism   Are you watching the snit-fight between the president of the United States and the cable news powerhouse CNN? It’s a beaut. Donald Trump called CNN the proprietor of fake news and CNN said the … [Read more...]

LTE Shannon

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We Must Tax Imports and Exports Equally The January 11, 2017 issue of the Mesquite Local News posted a letter to the editor where I laid out what a Border Adjustable Tax (BAT) is, how, in practice, it is used against America by our trading partners … [Read more...]

LTE – Lee

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Mesquite Community Youth Center DaySprings Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to help the youth population within the community. To this end DaySprings Ranch as secured a 5-year lease for a community youth center in … [Read more...]

Shining some light on the news

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  By Barry Smith In the years I’ve been writing Sunshine Week columns, rarely have I turned around the lens to examine the responsibilities of the press in making sure our role in democracy is transparent and honest. Usually I’m haranguing … [Read more...]