LTE Shannon

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We Must Tax Imports and Exports Equally The January 11, 2017 issue of the Mesquite Local News posted a letter to the editor where I laid out what a Border Adjustable Tax (BAT) is, how, in practice, it is used against America by our trading partners … [Read more...]

LTE – Lee

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Mesquite Community Youth Center DaySprings Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to help the youth population within the community. To this end DaySprings Ranch as secured a 5-year lease for a community youth center in … [Read more...]

Shining some light on the news

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  By Barry Smith In the years I’ve been writing Sunshine Week columns, rarely have I turned around the lens to examine the responsibilities of the press in making sure our role in democracy is transparent and honest. Usually I’m haranguing … [Read more...]

NOT ALL DUIs ARE ALCOHOL RELATED (rx meds, sleep aids, etc.),

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But They’ll All Get You Busted! Clifford Gravett, Esq.   “I can’t believe I got a DUI! I’ve never done anything like this in my life.” I hear this statement, or some variation of it, in my office on a regular basis and those saying it … [Read more...]

Trump right to rein in EPA water grab

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President Trump this past week signed an executive order telling the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review the so-called waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule created under the Obama administration, which … [Read more...]

Cartoon 3-9-17

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Learning to have fun

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I have been working for 51 years. Considering I’m only 35 years old, I think that’s quite a feat. For some of you, that’s shy of – oh, I don’t know how many days and weeks. It’s time for me to learn how to have fun. I’m going on a quest to … [Read more...]

Open primary proposal would obviate political parties

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A bill is wending its ways through the halls of the legislative building in Carson City that would jettison the current Democrat and Republican primaries in favor of an open primary system, in which anyone could sign up as a candidate and anyone … [Read more...]

Cartoon 3-2-17

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Letter to the editor-DePew

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Thanks to the Rising Star The District 46 Lions Clubs, which is the entire state of Nevada and two clubs in California, held their quarterly cabinet meeting in Mesquite this past weekend. The entire event was held at the Rising Star Sports Ranch … [Read more...]