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April 20, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

Know the benefits of animal trapping
March 24, 2014
Trapping is beneficial for all fur-bearing animal populations. Data obtained from the carcasses of these animals are recorded and used in population modeling.
Writers off base about Obama, GOP
March 23, 2014
I read the letters to the editor submitted by the 75- and 85-year-old gentlemen regarding their political views. Could we look forward to centenarians giving us an idea of what the days of President Woodrow Wilson were like in 1914?
Agency’s key role in search for plane
March 23, 2014
President Barack Obama recently said all possible U.S. resources are galvanized to determine what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 aircraft. The FBI and National Transportation Safety Board are assisting in the investigation.
Unfounded fears about sage grouse
March 22, 2014
I read Terry Murphy’s guest opinion “Listing sage grouse as protected would be disastrous for Nevada” with an almost humorous sense of déjà vu.
The Legislature and property taxes
March 22, 2014
In the March 7 story “Property tax caps now a hindrance?” Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani was quoted as saying property taxes are the most stable funding. It’s true, as long as government doesn’t intervene without considering the consequences.
Too many people are uninformed
March 21, 2014
For a long time, I’ve considered it a tragedy that such a large percentage of Americans know nothing of the world outside their personal space and lives. Now, with the technology that exists, it is even more of a tragedy and also much more dangerous.
Economy would survive bird listing
March 21, 2014
Based on her experience when the desert tortoise was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1989, Terry Murphy provided a grim prediction in the March 10 guest opinion “Listing sage grouse as protected would be disastrous for Nevada” about what would happen to development in Nevada if the sage grouse receives similar protection. She says that land development projects will be “stopped dead in their tracks” like it did in Las Vegas 25 years ago. But the future won’t be as bleak for several reasons.
Connecting the dots with Obama
March 20, 2014
In the Sunday letter “Show more respect to our president,” the writer says in his 75 years he’s seen many presidents come and go, but never seen such disrespect and disdain for the leader of the free world coming not only from political pundits but from our elected representatives.
How officials can end long-hauling
March 20, 2014
Long-hauling by cabbies is a million-dollar-a-year racket for the cab companies. It’s clear they do not want this practice to stop.
Higher tuition hard on students
March 19, 2014
There are many reasons why increasing UNLV tuition is a bad idea. As stated previously, UNLV’s tuition rate has more than doubled in the past decade, from $2,370 a year in 2002 to $5,740 in 2012.
Wishful thinking and the Big Bang
March 19, 2014
In his letter “The magic tricks of the universe,” David Baker says of the Big Bang, “Scientific reasoning dictates that consciousness was there at that moment.”
Fracking and drought don’t mix
March 18, 2014
Fracking poses an unacceptable risk to Nevada. In other parts of the country, fracking has caused ...
The Fed, inflation and deflation fears
March 17, 2014
In his Wednesday column “Problematic inflation obsession,” Paul Krugman rails against the Federal Reserve for its presumed inflation fears when it’s obvious that it has been working overtime, albeit unsuccessfully, to create inflation for the general public.
Stopping violence against women
March 17, 2014
Violence against women is not just a domestic problem but has become a global epidemic. Every community and every country is deeply affected by violence against women, and an astounding 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence during her lifetime.
Show more respect to our president
March 16, 2014
In my 75 years, I’ve seen many presidents come and go, but I have never seen such disrespect and disdain for the leader of the free world coming not only from political pundits but from our elected representatives.

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