Rededication of the Historic Asylum Cemetery

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Dennis Cassinelli           During the past several years, I have written several articles about the plight of the historic cemetery located at the old Nevada State Asylum in Sparks, Nevada. Many of Nevada’s old cemeteries have long existed in a … [Read more...]

LTE – Vaccaro

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As new business owners in Mesquite and a vendor participant in Mesquite Days this year, we like many others were disappointed with the weather which had an impact on activities and business etc. We understand that weather has also presented … [Read more...]

Conversion therapy ban violates First Amendment

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Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law this past week a legislatively passed bill that makes it illegal for any psychotherapist in Nevada to provide conversion therapy to anyone under the age of 18. Senate Bill 201 defines conversion therapy as “any … [Read more...]

The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, Part 3: The Second Battle

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Dennis Cassinelli           In my previous article, I told about the ill-prepared attempt by the quickly formed Comstock militiamen to retaliate for the massacre at Williams Station. This group of 105 untrained volunteers was gathered from the … [Read more...]

Legislature time squandered

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By Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R-AD19) The 2017 Legislative Session has roughly three weeks remaining to finish Nevada’s business. I think it’s going to be a mad frenzy to do so because the Democrats in charge have squandered much time on low … [Read more...]

The Mean Streak

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Everywhere you go, there is a dark story. Every city and town has one. Mesquite, however, has several. Over the past seven years that I have had a magnifying glass over this city, watching the moves of the chess pieces and seeing the constant … [Read more...]

Cartoon May 18, 2017

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Rip the veil of secrecy from the Bundy case

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Justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done. The wheels of justice continue to grind in the federal criminal case against Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and a dozen co-defendants over the April 2014 armed standoff with federal … [Read more...]

Basic Steps Upon Death of a Loved One

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When you lose a loved one, many things are more important than tying up the legal loose ends. But, after the more important issues are addressed, you might ask what legal steps are necessary? In terms of legal matters, there are three primary things … [Read more...]

Transcontinental Railroad

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  On May 10, 1869, the railroad   was completed with the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Point, Utah. This followed an intense year of construction of the Central Pacific Railroad through the mountains and deserts of the Great Basin known … [Read more...]