Ranchers need to strike while the iron is hot

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“But do not be angry, my lord, that I make merry in this way; very often I have heard a truth told in jest.” — Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1390   AUSTIN — In late April in an old Methodist Church, ranchers and public officials huddled to … [Read more...]

What choices did Cliven Bundy have?

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Officials of the Bureau of Land Management insist Bunkerville cattle rancher Cliven Bundy “owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million” in unpaid grazing fees for the past two decades. That was their excuse for closing off 600,000 acres of … [Read more...]

A citizen’s guide to Nevada’s open-government laws

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Do you know your rights when it comes to requesting government records or attending meetings in Nevada? Here’s a quick guide in honor of Sunshine Week, which runs March 16-22. Who can request records? Anybody. Unlike a handful of states, Nevada … [Read more...]

Where Congress Falls Short … And Where It Doesn’t

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At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said, … [Read more...]

Little Changes make a big difference in serving you

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Peggy Stauffer: Social Security District Manager, Las Vegas Social Security Card Center The new year is always a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want … [Read more...]