Readers rely on newspapers more than they think

Despite the evolution of iPads, smartphones and apps to disseminate the news in one form or another, your local newspapers still hold an integral position in gathering and reporting the news. The newspaper in its present and electronic formats … [Read more...]

Small Crowd – Great Performance – Fun Evening

On Saturday, September 19, I attended a wonderful concert that Blair Adam, the new President of Mesquite Arts Council (MAC), spent a lot of time and energy bringing to Mesquite.  The event was a Tribute to Waylon Jennings, performed by Bob … [Read more...]

Nevada Veterans Legislation passed in the 2015 Session

By Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R-AD-19) Those who have answered our nation’s call to serve in the United States Armed Forces are patriots. They made a commitment to their country and gave years of dedicated service at home and abroad, often at i … [Read more...]

What Do We Mean By “Representative Government”?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of it vague … [Read more...]

Politicians Are Failing Us on the Economy

A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the … [Read more...]

Making Your Care Wishes Known: Taking the Time to Plan

Tips on How to have Important Conversations with Loved Ones about Care Wishes By James Mittelberger, M.D., Director and Chief Medical Officer, Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care According to a national survey by the National … [Read more...]

On Voting … And Not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to v … [Read more...]

Labor Day Isn’t Your Only Reward For Hard Work

By Annaliza Gil Social Security Operations Supervisor in North Las Vegas Nevada On Labor Day, many Americans enjoy a long weekend to commemorate the hard work they do the rest of the year, as well as those who support working people. With … [Read more...]

This Time Was Supposed to Be Different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know— it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulations, and once in a while nudges our social, economic or political order in a meaningful way. But the budget … [Read more...]

Where the Presidency Is Headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever … [Read more...]