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September 2, 2014

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Columnist off-base about disease
Aug. 27, 2014
Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, obviously has not had a loved one die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His Saturday column about the ice bucket challenge is a travesty. He implies that since ALS is a rare disease, far outstripped by many other conditions, it does not warrant so much attention and money.
Reason behind teacher shortages
Aug. 26, 2014
What other profession offers raises for the first 12 years of employment and then expects those employees to work for 18 more years without a raise? No cost-of-living raises for going on six years means most …
Tax-paying secularist objects
Aug. 26, 2014
Tax the churches (and temples, mosques, etc.). It needs to be said. And while we’re at it, let’s stop pretending that religious institutions aren’t in the business of …
Questions about Lake Mead
Aug. 24, 2014
Every day there is something about saving water in the other paper. We all have seen Lake Mead recede …
Will NRA back this plan?
Aug. 24, 2014
Nicholas Kristof is right on (“Our blind spot about guns,” Aug. 6) when he compares automobile and gun deaths in the past century. The automobile industry, either voluntarily or by government mandate, has done a tremendous job in …
An important question
Aug. 24, 2014
When we invaded Iraq in 2003, Saddam put up his military against ours in conventional fashion …
Don’t raise my sales tax
Aug. 24, 2014
Regent James Dean Leavitt proposes a sales tax to fund a stadium at UNLV and a $100 per year charge on students to finance a “perpetual fund” for UNLV capital projects. …
Big-league ambassadors
Aug. 23, 2014
How refreshing to see some good news coming from the state of Nevada. Nevada is taking the Little League nation by storm. What a great …
It’s no wonder police are on edge
Aug. 23, 2014
Thank goodness our county sheriff has a cool head. He was aware of all the gun-nuts in the area, and coolness ruled. …
Wars are all about the money
Aug. 23, 2014
I agree with Vernos Branco’s letter to the Sun (“Thoughts on war, critics and pundits,” Aug. 18) stating that the U.S. shouldn’t be the world’s policeman. …
Don’t miss more opportunities
Aug. 22, 2014
Threats against the United States must be taken seriously these days. …
Fracking concerns go unanswered
Aug. 22, 2014
In January, my wife and I purchased a home in Gillman Springs, smack in the middle of Nevada. We fell in love with the people and scenery that …
Take a look at the flat tax
Aug. 21, 2014
The national debt is still going up. The nation’s jobless are still looking for work. Illegal immigration seems to be out of control. …
Point about Obama misses mark
Aug. 21, 2014
I was watching “WYP?” (“What’s Your Point?”) and became angry at the disingenuous remarks made by Amy Tarkanian over Syria, Ukraine and Iraq. She and many other conservatives …
Sheltering the valley’s pets
Aug. 20, 2014
hank you so much for your wonderful article on the Lied Foundation (“The No-Kill Dilemma,” Aug. 10). I have lived here for 51 years and sadly have seen so many people come and go and leave animals behind. I know all the sadness and tragedies of the years and can say I’m happy things have changed.

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