Time to make an example of open meeting scofflaws

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Nevada’s open meeting law has been widely flouted and largely ignored by numerous public agencies across the state who find it inconvenient and unseemly to conduct the public’s business in public, and the attorneys general over the years have been … [Read more...]

Delaying marijuana vote the right thing to do

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To the editor: I attended the City Council Technical Review meeting on July 15. An interesting fact came out of that meeting. There are only 30 - 50 people in Mesquite with cards for medical marijuana. This represents less than a quarter of 1%. … [Read more...]

Pipeline a mistake despite circumstances

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The Las Vegas newspaper this past week editorially pointed out the city's primary water source is drying up. That's obvious from the broad white bathtub ring around Lake Mead. To slake Las Vegas’ thirst, the editorialists suggest tapping … [Read more...]

Mesquite’s ‘Transparency’ filled with hurdles

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By Robert Fellner Nevada’s Public Records Act — long a part of state law — gets lots of verbal support from people in state and local government. “Certainly the voters have a right to know how their money is being spent,” politicians and … [Read more...]

Kick the boss out of your bedroom and your medicine cabinet

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We couldn’t agree more with Nevada’s senior senile Sen. Harry Reid. “When it comes to a woman’s personal health, that is a decision she has to make. Bosses shouldn’t be in the same room. They shouldn’t even be in the same ZIP code,” said … [Read more...]

Make casinos smoke-free

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To the editor: The American Gaming Association just released the results of its annual poll on gambling attitudes and habits, stating “Casino visitors are a portrait of the American electorate, and voters are giving policymakers permission to … [Read more...]

Thanks to the Mesquite Community

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To the editor: I’ve always known how special the Mesquite community is but it was reinforced all the more during my husband Scotty’s recent illness and passing. The outpouring of love, concern, and caring from so many people through cards, emails, … [Read more...]

Klasik Kloset bids farewell for summer

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To the editor: Saturday (June 26) was a great day to start my summer vacation. Friends came in to wish me well and to let me know they would miss the great conversations and the terrific bargains they always find at my shop.  Then in the afternoon … [Read more...]

Illegal immigrants bringing epidemic

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This isn’t just an immigration crisis. It is a health crisis that could cost innocent lives. Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders in record numbers. Along just one section of the Texas border agents have detained 150,000 illegals this … [Read more...]

Are We Doomed to Polarization?

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We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both … [Read more...]