Whither renewable power after wind farm rejected?

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The Bureau of Land Management has rejected a bid by a Swedish firm to construct a mammoth wind turbine project on the Nevada side of the border with California near Searchlight. The Crescent Peak Wind Project was to have covered 32,000 acres of … [Read more...]

Supreme Court should limit civil asset forfeitures

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The U.S. Supreme Court finally has taken up a case that could result in the reining in of the larcenous practice by local and federal law enforcement agencies of seizing private property to pad their budgets. This past week the court heard … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Williams

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Desert Rose Residents The night of Dec 3 someone was in the area going through cars looking and taking things. It is a sad thing that something like this would be happening. We all enjoy ( usually) not having to worry about things like this. My … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Montgomery & Smith

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We think Mesquite should be voted the "Most Generous and Giving City in America" The Virgin Valley Community Food Bank is so grateful for all the recent donations. Overton Power, Keith and Mike especially, orchestrated an unbelieve Food Drive with … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-McGreer

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The Barbara Ellestad November 15th opinion piece in the Mesquite Local News (MLN) is a veiled threat to elected officials to support her view of what she thinks the public wants or face her wrath in print. She threatens those recently elected to … [Read more...]

Repeal of IRS deductions for state and local taxes unfair to Nevada

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Now that Democrats — who have made a career out of demanding soak-the-rich taxes in order to redistribute it to the poor — are in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, one of their first priorities will be to provide a tax break for the rich … [Read more...]

PERS reform needed to curb ever higher costs

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The PERS cost creep continues. Earlier this month the board of directors of the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System authorized an increase in the amount state and local public employees and their employers — read: taxpayers — must … [Read more...]

Open Enrollment Season Underway in Nevada

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By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto  As the holiday season approaches, Nevadans have the opportunity to ensure that they have the health insurance coverage they need to protect their families and their finances in the New Year. Those looking to … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Fielding

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First of all, I would like to congratulate Ms. Black on her victory. I am disappointed that we came up just a few votes short, but found comfort in knowing what this election meant for Mesquite as a whole. I have seen Mesquite change so much over … [Read more...]

Reflections on an election

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I just finished my seventh round of covering elections in Mesquite as a news reporter. After covering city hall and its occupants off and on since 2007, I have some advice for the winners and losers in this year’s election. First, to those who … [Read more...]