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...]

Beware of California censorship law

Maybe it is time to update that old hippie paean that goes, “If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair,” to: “If you’re going to California, be sure to leave your Bible at home.” Like Nevada, California has a law o … [Read more...]

Fighting for Rural Residents’ Health Care

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Every Nevadan deserves access to quality, affordable health care, no matter if they live in Washoe, Humboldt, Lincoln, or Elko Counties. For many Nevadans living in rural counties, that care comes from a community … [Read more...]

Highway robbery on the Electric Highway

The state has released information on just how frequently those rural electric car recharging stations are being used, and it's not exactly like those lines for gasoline back in the 1970s during the oil embargo. The Nevada Governor’s Office of E … [Read more...]

ObamaCare costs keep soaring

Premiums for ObamaCare-eligible health insurance plans are soaring this year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that the lowest priced of the so-called gold plans … [Read more...]

Adam Laxalt statement on education

Education is the civil rights issue of our time. There are many important challenges I’ll address if I have the honor of serving as Nevada’s next Governor, but my top priority will be ensuring all of Nevada’s children have access to the quality educa … [Read more...]

Ms. Senior Mesquite was a great experience

I recently had the pleasure of competing in the Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant and then the displeasure of coming in last place. It’s ok though; after I left the interview portion the day before the actual pageant, I expected it. LE Ann Elder K … [Read more...]

No solution for wild horse overpopulation in budget

The wild horse can has been kicked down the road yet again. Congress could not possibly find a way in its 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion budget that President Trump signed a couple of weeks ago to do anything whatsoever about the overpopulation of wild … [Read more...]