Military shootings kill more than the victims

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The NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., published a history of gun attacks and violence at military facilities in the United States over the past decade. The study was published Friday following the April 3 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that wounded … [Read more...]

Mesquite city workers deserve praise

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We owe a lot to our public employees. The members of Public Sector Teamsters Local No. 14, which includes the staff at Mesquite City Hall, recently agreed to a new labor contract with the city. That three-year agreement does not include any raises … [Read more...]

I can, you can, but can ICANN

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There are many internet domain names you and I are familiar with. There’s .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .edu and .gov. But are you familiar with .asia, .mobi, .pro, .name, .cat, .travel or .coop? How about .int, .jobs, .aero, .mil, .tel, .museum, … [Read more...]

Bundy should be ashamed

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To the Editor: Mr. Cliven Bundy is back in the news I see, causing hate and contention. How dare he run his cattle on Nevada lands, without the blessing of a federal bureaucracy. How dare he run 200 head or so cattle! Mr. Bundy you should be running … [Read more...]

I can, you can, but can ICANN

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There are many internet domain names you and I are familiar with. There’s .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .edu and .gov. But are you familiar with .asia, .mobi, .pro, .name, .cat, .travel or .coop? How about .int, .jobs, .aero, .mil, .tel, .museum, … [Read more...]

Is Cliven Bundy a hero?

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If you’re a supporter of states rights, Cliven Bundy is a hero to you. If you’re an environmentalist concerned about protecting desert tortoise habitat, you might see him as a threat. Rob Mrowka of the Center for Biological Diversity fits into the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Veterans give thanks

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To the Editor: As president of the Mesquite Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 993, I would like to thank all those who supported us in our fundraisers this past week. Special thanks go to the Eureka, Gerri Chasko, and their staff for hosting the … [Read more...]

More evidence for smoke-free casinos

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To the Editor:  On the heels of the Surgeon General’s report that was released in January, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control has just published more research further supporting need for all indoor workplaces – including casinos … [Read more...]

U.S. servicemen and women always had Hope

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With so many veterans living in Mesquite with dates of service spanning more than half a century, I’m sure many of you former servicemen and women saw Bob Hope during one of his many USO tours, which date back to World War II. If you did see Hope … [Read more...]

Help on the way for poor readers

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If you can read this, you’re better off than many people in Southern Nevada. According to the National Center for Education Statistics about one-fifth of Clark County residents lack basic literacy skills. That includes not only poor readers, but … [Read more...]