Improving Mesquite, one happy thought at a time

On a daily basis, there is always someone, somewhere, complaining about something. Mesquite is no exception to that rule. Working in the media for the past four years has opened my eyes to more of that than I could have ever imagined. Some of it is … [Read more...]

Congress should block EPA effort to impose lower ozone standard

Just think of the Environmental Protection Agency as the princess and ozone as the pea, and you will get some idea of the scope of the problem. In 2008, the EPA set the ground-level ozone standard for air quality at 75 parts per billion (ppb). Tha … [Read more...]

First thing to do about getting your news in the paper is to let us know

During the past few weeks, I have been approached by several readers and friends asking me about the content that has been published in the Mesquite Local News. I recall one of them suggesting that we were favoring a specific group in town, like … [Read more...]

Reid schedules Senate vote on repealing free speech section of First Amendment

The U.S. Senate slipped out of D.C. for its August recess just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal the free speech section of the First Amendment. The vote on S.J. Res. 19 will take … [Read more...]

Margins tax could scare off potential job creators, like Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors has now confirmed it has broken ground on land outside Reno for a potential site for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery factory that would employ as many as 6,500 workers. According to a Las Vegas news account, in a letter to s … [Read more...]

Time to make an example of open meeting scofflaws

Nevada’s open meeting law has been widely flouted and largely ignored by numerous public agencies across the state who find it inconvenient and unseemly to conduct the public’s business in public, and the attorneys general over the years have been loa … [Read more...]

Pipeline a mistake despite circumstances

The Las Vegas newspaper this past week editorially pointed out the city's primary water source is drying up. That's obvious from the broad white bathtub ring around Lake Mead. To slake Las Vegas’ thirst, the editorialists suggest tapping gr … [Read more...]

Kick the boss out of your bedroom and your medicine cabinet

We couldn’t agree more with Nevada’s senior senile Sen. Harry Reid. “When it comes to a woman’s personal health, that is a decision she has to make. Bosses shouldn’t be in the same room. They shouldn’t even be in the same ZIP code,” said Reid. N … [Read more...]

Illegal immigrants bringing epidemic

This isn’t just an immigration crisis. It is a health crisis that could cost innocent lives. Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders in record numbers. Along just one section of the Texas border agents have detained 150,000 illegals this … [Read more...]

Background checks for gun purchases has many hurdles

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — Second Amendment A petition is being circulated in Nevada that would make criminals out of law-a … [Read more...]