The tears no one saw

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It’s been a long, hard road for six and a half years for several folks in the Virgin Valley. And the people who took that road spent more than a few tears, a few sleepless nights and a few days wondering if they were ever going to see the … [Read more...]

Billions for billionaires, pittance for parents

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We now know the pecking order in Nevada. In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval boasted that the Tesla gigafactory near Sparks, in addition to making batteries for electric cars, would also be making electric motors … [Read more...]

Legislative priorities include rural communities

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Guest commentary by Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R-AD19)   The 79th Legislative session is upon us. State legislators across Nevada are preparing to go to Carson City to promote a variety of potential solutions to the concerns our constituents … [Read more...]

Will collaboration on sage grouse finally happen?

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Nevada has every reason to feel like a slighted wallflower. We keep getting invited to the big sage grouse dance, but never get asked to dance. Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney Adam Laxalt and others have complained bitterly that state and local … [Read more...]

I am a criminal?

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I am actually accused of being a criminal. I currently have five criminal charges pending with the State of Arizona and Mohave County, all class two misdemeanors which carry with them a potential fine of up to $750, up to four months in jail and up … [Read more...]

Give Nevadans a voice in how our land is used

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Nevada’s two remaining Republican representatives in Washington have joined forces to introduce legislation that would prevent future presidents from usurping Nevada land without first consulting Nevadans. This past week Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. … [Read more...]

Only two options on recreational marijuana-one good, one really bad

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The Mesquite City Council only has two options regarding the right to grow marijuana for recreational use in the immediate vicinity when it addresses the issue at its Jan. 10 meeting. They can either choose to have one grow facility in the region … [Read more...]

Universal gun background check law declared unenforceable

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Question 1 has been impaled on a Catch-22. You remember Question 1, don’t you? It was on all the ballots in Nevada and passed with a mere 50.45 percent of the vote, failing in every county except Clark. It requires almost all private sales or … [Read more...]

Wrong move on Gold Butte

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Guest Commentary by Nevada Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R-AD19) What good is a landscape if there are no people to enjoy it? None. Welcome to Gold Butte...or rather, stay out!! The President's designation of Gold Butte as a national monument does … [Read more...]

Past time to abolish VA health system and give vets vouchers

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This past week the Department of Veterans Affairs reluctantly released to USA Today quality of care rankings — one to five stars with one being the poorest and five the best — for its 146 VA medical centers. The VA health facilities in Las Vegas and … [Read more...]