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...]

Letter to the editor-Chacon

Offshore banking itself isn’t illegal, but hiding assets is. Most governments would rather have all their people’s wealth in the country where they can see it, tax it, and benefit from it. When does banking offshore become illegal? If you have mone … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-McCorkle

We, the people of the United States, need to think long and hard about what is happening to our country, as seen particularly in the GOP proposed tax reform bill. Most of feel that at present the rich are getting richer; the poor are getting poorer, … [Read more...]

Tax reform debate falls down a rabbit hole

If you are trying to follow the debate in Washington about tax reform in its various and evolving iterations, you are likely to come away muttering: Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure. This past week the House passed its version of tax reform … [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...]

Letter to the editor-Bley

Dear Editor In spite of what politicians would like the public to believe, the proposed legislation that is being touted as tax reform really is just a series of tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals who are already getting enough of a … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Andy Barton, City Manager

This in response to James Dartt’s recent letter to the editor “Recreation Center and Senior Center Issues Still Not Resolved.” In my estimation, Mr. Dartt’s issues were addressed some time ago.  In 2015, I commissioned an independent study (an oper … [Read more...]

Medicare changes revealed for 2018

By Andrew Bird Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) publishes updates to Medicare’s deductibles and copays for the following year. CMS recently released the changes for 2018 and there are some worthy of note if you a … [Read more...]

Carson City’s V & T Shops

Dennis Cassinelli           When the V & T Railroad reached Virginia City from Carson City in 1869, the owners built the original engine house and repair shops for the railroad in a small building at the southern end of Virginia City. By 1872, … [Read more...]