Nevada court rightly upholds public right to know

The Nevada Supreme Court has made it clear that public officials cannot skirt the state public records law by using privately owned electronic devices to conduct the public’s business. This past week the court unanimously overturned a lower court r … [Read more...]

Wildlife panel drops unwise weapons restriction

At its March meeting the the commissioners on the Nevada Board of Wildlife wisely tabled a proposed regulation that would have required hunters to obtain permission of the occupant of a dwelling before discharging a weapon within a certain … [Read more...]

Latest wind turbine project is a bad idea

Less than a year after backers of a proposed wind turbine farm near Searchlight threw in the towel after failing to convince a federal judge their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was accurate, an even bigger project just 10 miles to the west has … [Read more...]

PERS should stop trying to hide public records

The Public Employees’ Retirement System should stop wasting taxpayer money and release the records of Nevada public employee retiree payments as the courts previously ordered them to do. The Reno Gazette-Journal sued for these records in 2013 and w … [Read more...]

How schools must handle diverse gender identities

In 2017 Nevada legislators passed a bill requiring schools in the state to establish policies for “addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions.” A month ago the state Department of Education published a dr … [Read more...]

Second Amendment is not a second-class right

Do the courts treat the Second Amendment like a second-class right? Supreme Court Justice Clarence believes they do and makes a compelling argument. This past week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

Fire Season is Here: Congress Must Act

By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Congress recently passed a bipartisan budget agreement that addresses many crucial priorities for Nevadan’s. Yet Congress failed to address the critical issue of empowering federal agencies and state fire d … [Read more...]

Wild horse issue needs a compromise solution

Let the caterwauling continue. The headline over a press release by a group calling itself the American Wild Horse Campaign reads, “80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs.” The trigger for the press re … [Read more...]

Head of EPA bemoans ‘weaponization’ of his agency

Under the Constitution the duty of the executive branch of the federal government is to enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Somewhere along the way some presidents and many of their appointed administrators of the various executive branches have … [Read more...]

Suit to block feral horse plan is frivolous

As sure as hogs wallow in slop, one month after the Bureau of Land Management announced a plan to properly control the population of feral horses on a nearly 4 million-acre tract of land 50 miles southeast of Elko, a New York nonprofit group calling … [Read more...]