Senate should quickly confirm Kavanaugh to high court

When it comes to Nevada politics, principles be damned, it is all about partisanship, no matter the topic. President Trump’s nomination of federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court is still … [Read more...]

“Jeanne, I don’t think you should be living alone any more.”

By Paul Benedict At 91 years old, the time had come. Mom had lived alone in a nice apartment in Mesquite for 8 years, her fat black cat, Onyx, her only companion. She loved Mesquite, she hated snow, and we were happy she lived near us. We were … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Stilley-Next non-smoking petition will be tighter

Not exactly sure of Mr. Greer's qualifications as they relate to medical science or economics but his letter of 7/5/18 appears to be de facto proof that the original non-smoking petition was, in fact, flawed or illegal. The obtuse facts and figures … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Petrillo

I have to protest the current column from Mike Young and a response from Cindy Toutant. Mike's current column is full of distortions, half-truths and outright lies. Undocumented aliens are not eligible nor do they receive free housing, free health … [Read more...]

BLM should fight wild horse suit this time

The usual suspects are at it again, filing a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding the court halt a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to remove all the feral horses in a 40-mile radius around … [Read more...]

LTE-McGreer

Recent efforts to block a 2018 vote to ban smoking in casinos and other smoking establishments has backfired. On June 13, 2018, City of Mesquite staff presented their financial assessment of city revenue should citizens vote to ban smoking in … [Read more...]

Forget PILT checks, transfer federal land to Nevada

It’s that time of year again, when counties in Nevada and across the West squat on the street corner with their alms cups extended anxiously awaiting the tinkling sound of a few coins from the federal till — otherwise known as Payment in Lieu of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Toutant

It saddens to hear so many people talk about the President of the United States with such negativity and hatred.  I avoid facebook a lot now because of the negative and spiteful posts.  As an American, these types of comments are anti-American and … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Smith

What is broken about it? Let’s have a conversation. I am an Immigrant and remember it took my family quite some time to be admitted into the USA back around 1960. Two years if I recall correctly. It took a Sponsor (so we wouldn't become part of … [Read more...]

Online sales tax collection might not be worth it

Before jumping on the bandwagon and trying to snag sales tax revenue from out-of-state online retailers — which a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling now allows — Nevada should crunch the numbers to make sure it is worth the effort. Overturning … [Read more...]