Cegavske’s background in business is important; Attorney General Pick

The secretary of state of Nevada has a number of duties relating to keeping track of business filings, commercial recordings, regulating notaries and securities. But the highest profile and most significant duty of the office is to oversee the … [Read more...]

The Truth about Road Scholars

I am writing regarding an article written by Debra Beatty on October 17, 2014 in the Mesquite Local News (http://mesquitelocalnews.com/2014/10/road-scholar/). While we appreciate the coverage, I would like to clarify some of the information … [Read more...]

Knecht has the right experience for controller; Treasurer Pick

The office of controller may be one of the least understood constitutional offices in the state of Nevada. The controller is basically the chief fiscal officer, responsible for handling the states accounting system, paying bills and collecting … [Read more...]

Vote for Ellestad

To the Editor: I urge Mesquite voters to elect Barbara Ellestad to the Virgin Valley Water District board on November 4. Barbara’s work background is not specifically water management, and this is her first time to run for a public office. That s … [Read more...]

Bring Healthy Food to Casinos

To the Editor: Are there other seniors in Mesquite who wish the local casinos would provide more healthy food options? Shouldn’t they want to help keep us healthy?! The majority of us are overweight and could be heading for diabetes and other w … [Read more...]

Why Horsford deserves your vote

To the Editor: I have never been an enthusiastic supporter of war - for any reason. I especially don’t like going to war in the Middle East. I am, however an enthusiastic supporter of benefits for veterans. I have often told friends and others that, … [Read more...]

Why Steven Horsford Does Not Deserve Your Vote

To the Editor: Freshman Congressman Horsford has conducted himself poorly in representing the people of Nevada.  He has voted in lock step with Nancy Pelosi and earns an "F" grade from Conservative Review. We don't expect Horsford to be … [Read more...]

Vote Yes on Question 2

To the Editor: Voters should say “Yes,” to question 2 in the upcoming election. Nevada is the eighth most regressive taxing state in the Nation. That means that low and middle-income people pay a larger percentage of taxes than individuals with hig … [Read more...]

Vote Ballweg and Young for OPD

To the Editor: I have attended several Candidate forums for the Overton Power District Trustees, and I would strongly recommend Dave Ballweg and Mike Young for the two Mesquite seats. They both expressed several problems with the current board and … [Read more...]

Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in go … [Read more...]