Is This You? Go With What You’ve Got

If I were Queen of the world I would… How would you finish that sentence? If you are of the male persuasion please insert King in place of queen. I’m an equal opportunity dreamer. Even though there are more things than I can count on my fingers … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should repeal football stadium funding

It is called bait and switch. Lawmakers were summoned this past fall to Carson City and asked to pitch in $750 million toward financing a $1.9 billion domed football stadium that would house the Oakland Raiders and the UNLV football … [Read more...]

New senator wants to shred First Amendment protection

Nevada’s newly elected U.S. senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, has already taken up the cudgel against the First Amendment previously wielded by her predecessor, Harry Reid. She put out a press release recently announcing that she has joined with … [Read more...]

Nutrition Facts Label Changes

In May 2016 the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) announced new changes to the Nutrition Facts label that will be required by large manufacturers to implement July 2018, or for smaller companies to implement by 2019. The Nutrition Facts label … [Read more...]

Voter registration version of don’t ask, don’t tell

After President Trump proclaimed to the world that the only reason Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million was that 3 million or more ballots were cast fraudulently — by noncitizens, by the dead or by Box 13 in Alice, Texas, where ballot … [Read more...]

Retirement system officials should respect transparency

What do you do with a rogue government agency that spends billions in taxpayer dollars but constantly dissembles, denies, deceives, dodges and dithers to avoid public scrutiny and does so by spending still more taxpayer money? For years the Nevada … [Read more...]

Billions for Billionaires, Pittance for Parents

We now know the pecking order in Nevada. In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval boasted that the Tesla gigafactory near Sparks, in addition to making batteries for electric cars, would also be making electric motors … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Must Finally Address Public Worker Retirement Reform

In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval tossed out tax money like trinkets and candy from a Mardi Gras parade float — a couple million here for this or that education program, a few million there for a veterans’ home, … [Read more...]

Is This You? Choosing Favorites

Out of the blue I asked my other half what his favorite candy bar is. He knew immediately what made his mouth water. I on the other hand still haven’t decided what mine is. Why can’t I be as quick and decisive as he and other people I know … [Read more...]

Will Collaboration on Sage Grouse Finally Happen?

Nevada has every reason to feel like a slighted wallflower. We keep getting invited to the big sage grouse dance, but never get asked to dance. Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney Adam Laxalt and others have complained bitterly that state and local … [Read more...]

This Little ‘Piggy’ is Getting Fat At the Public Trough

Back in the 1970s Wisconsin U.S. Sen. William Proxmire began handing out his monthly Golden Fleece Award, recognizing wasteful spending by government agencies, such as a $4 million advertising campaign by the Postal Service to encourage Americans to … [Read more...]

Give Nevadans a Voice in How Our Land is Used

Nevada’s two remaining Republican representatives in Washington have joined forces to introduce legislation that would prevent future presidents from usurping Nevada land without first consulting Nevadans. This past week Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. … [Read more...]

Universal Gun Background Check Law Declared Unenforceable

Question 1 has been impaled on a Catch-22. You remember Question 1, don’t you? It was on all the ballots in Nevada and passed with a mere 50.45 percent of the vote, failing in every county except Clark. It requires almost all private sales or … [Read more...]

Eye for an eye: Karma snaps back on Harry

We won’t say Harry Reid is dumb as a post. We’d need an official IQ test from the post. What we can say, however, is that what goes around comes around for Reid, and in the case of the so-called “Nuclear Option” for Senate appointees, it’s coming … [Read more...]

Congress or Trump Could Undo Monument Designation

There is a word for what President Obama did this past week in declaring Gold Butte a national monument: dictatorial. In just more than a year Obama has unilaterally declared off-limits to productive economic uses 1 million acres of Nevada land — … [Read more...]

Nevada Could Be Ground Zero for Resurgence of National Defense

Nevada knows nukes, or at least we used to. First, the election of Donald Trump reignited the debate over the possible resurrection of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository. Now, with a simple tweet Trump has reopened discussions about the … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary Nominee Should Work with States on Public Lands

It is a bit disappointing that Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, which along with other federal agencies controls 85 percent of Nevada, does not embrace his own party’s call for more federal public … [Read more...]

Why We Have a Federalist System, Instead of a Democracy

Someone buy these folks a civics textbook and maybe a Cliff Notes version of the Federalist Papers. Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by about 3 million more votes than Donald Trump, but she lost the Electoral College vote by 306 to 232. … [Read more...]

Marva Lee Stewart Sullivan

Marva Lee Stewart Sullivan, age 75, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born October 31, 1941 to Marion King and Louise Bliss Stewart in Las Vegas, Nevada. She married her eternal sweetheart, Dell … [Read more...]