Water District and Golf Courses Debate Future Water Needs

Editorial from the Virgin Valley Water District As residents of the Virgin Valley know, we live in a desert where water is a scarce and important resource. Ensuring that the limited water available is put to the best possible use has long been a … [Read more...]

Accountability Act leaves Congress unaccountable

Isn’t it nice to know your tax dollars have been used to payoff employees of Congress who have been subjected to civil rights, labor, and workplace safety and health law violations — presumably including sexual harassment? Under the Congressional A … [Read more...]

Sanctuary city suit makes political, not legal case

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit this past week in Carson City attempting to block the voters from having a say on an initiative petition that would amend the state Constitution to prohibit sanctuary cities in … [Read more...]

Nevada’s own sex scandal needs a full airing

The year 2017 will go down as the year sexual harassment claims erupted — from Hollywood to D.C., from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, from senate candidate Roy Moore to Sen. Al Franken. Lest we forget, this year Nevada had its own sex scandal, b … [Read more...]

VA health system continues to need bandaging

A month ago USA Today published the results of a months-long investigation of the Department of Veterans Affairs that found the agency covered up mistakes and misdeeds by doctors, nurses and staffers, often by cutting secret severance agreements and … [Read more...]

An ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure

Wildfires have become an increasingly costly and devastating problem in the West over the past decades as federal land managers have increasingly restricted logging and road building and maintenance. The average number of acres burned each year in … [Read more...]

How long will it take

“How long will it take for the wounds of war to heal?” That was the most intriguing question I heard while watching Ken Burns’ documentary about the VietNam War recently aired on PBS. If you haven’t watched it, if you haven’t made your children … [Read more...]

Time to relax professional job licensing burden

We have ranted and railed for years about the excessive and job killing professional licensing requirements in Nevada — to no avail. Nevada has long ranked among the worst locales in the nation for limiting competition for jobs in certain p … [Read more...]

Good riddance to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has pulled the plug on the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which called for power plants in every state to reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 — a not so thinly veiled … [Read more...]

Commerce tax is unnecessary and burdensome

Gov. Brian Sandoval has been crying about a paper cut as though it were an amputation. Ever since Attorney General Adam Laxalt stated that he would run for governor next year and one of his platform positions would be the repeal of the 2015 commerce … [Read more...]