The one question to ask every candidate

The major party primaries are over and it is on to the General Election this November. The candidates will be making the rounds shaking hands and asking for your vote. So, stick out your right hand and firmly clutch you wallet with your left, then … [Read more...]

No casino employees in my backyard

Let’s get a few things straight up front about the proposed Initiative Petition for the Mesquite Clean Indoor Air Ordinance of 2018.   First, it goes far beyond ‘indoor’ air at casinos as you’ve been repeatedly told.   Second, it … [Read more...]

Commentary on smoking ban effects By Anthony Toti, CEO, Mesquite Gaming

In November 2006, the citizens of Nevada voted to approve the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA). It took effect in December 2006. Since then, Mesquite Gaming has invested a significant amount of time, expertise and money to provide clean, filtered … [Read more...]

Stop blocking public land from productive use

Several years ago a high ranking Interior Department official told a Nevada newspaper editorial board that the agency planned to maintain its level of land control by acquiring an acre of land for federal ownership for every acre of land that was … [Read more...]

Let Trump control who stands on his soapbox

The First Amendment prohibits the federal government abridging one’s free speech, but it does not, as a federal judge has ruled, require anyone to provide the soapbox for that speech. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of New York ruled r … [Read more...]

Free market is better for the Internet

The debate continues over whether the Federal Communications Commission’s December repeal of the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rule will help or hurt rural communities’ bid for greater access to high-speed Internet service, and now it has be … [Read more...]

Distance Learning Connects Rural Communities

  By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto   Nevada’s small towns and rural communities are home to some of our state’s most inspiring students. Yet, for many young men and women in Nevada’s rural and underserved communities, more needs to … [Read more...]

Primary candidates we recommend

Early voting begins Saturday for Nevada’s party primaries, so we take this opportunity to offer our two cents worth. Since none of the candidates for major statewide offices on the Democratic slate would get our backing come November, so we will a … [Read more...]

Still time to negotiate on Yucca Mountain

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 340-72, this past week to restart the licensing process to make Yucca Mountain in Nye County the nation’s permanent repository of nuclear waste. H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments A … [Read more...]

BLM publishes new plans to protect sage grouse

The Bureau of Land Management under the Trump administration has followed through on its promise to give states greater flexibility on protecting greater sage grouse. On Friday a 204-page draft management plan for Nevada and northeastern California … [Read more...]