Opinion

Money alone can’t fight poverty
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Guest Column:
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson announced a War on Poverty, and it was a war most Americans hoped we might eventually win. Today, however, poverty remains an intractable and expensive social problem.
Guest column: What you should know about CRE law
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Compared with other states such as California, Nevada doesn’t have many laws regulating commercial real estate. But if you are involved in commercial real estate in Nevada, you need to know these laws and understand how they could affect your business ...
Guest column: Commercial real estate is rebounding
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Companies no longer are struggling just to survive but again are invested in nurturing and growing the commercial real estate and development community in Southern Nevada. For the first time since the recession, NAIOP Southern Nevada, the Commercial Real Estate Association, has a growing membership base ...
Kirk Kerkorian builds; Howard Hughes buys
Kirk Kerkorian builds; Howard Hughes buys
Monday, June 22, 2015
where I stand:
Rather than write in glowing terms — as the life of Kirk Kerkorian certainly deserves from all who write about his passing — the Las Vegas Sun can provide a unique insight into Kirk’s life that will give everyone a glimpse into what it was really like in the earlier days when Kirk was taking the risks that made both him and this city that he loved so successful.
Poverty traps Nevadans like quicksand, and it’s rising distressingly quickly here
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Guest Column:
Nevada once had a poverty rate not much higher than Utah’s. Since 2007, however, Nevada has seen a larger share of its population enter poverty than any other state. Our poverty rate of 17.4 percent threatens to make us, once again, the Mississippi of the West ...
Guest column: Don’t believe the myths about SBA loans
Sunday, June 21, 2015
SBA 504 loans are a great way to help small-business owners buy, build and improve commercial real estate. Here are five common misconceptions about SBA loans ...
Guest column: Federal Reserve is walking a tightrope
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Recently, the Federal Reserve stated it planned to slowly raise interest rates in the second half of 2015 or sometime in 2016. The Fed walks a tightrope as it considers altering monetary policy ...
Addressing needs of Southern Nevada, lawmakers did us proud
Addressing needs of Southern Nevada, lawmakers did us proud
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Editorial:
The 2015 Legislature will be distinguished by the gutsy leadership of Gov. Brian Sandoval in daring politicians to deal with reality and the needs of Southern Nevada. Responsible and politically selfless Democrats and Republicans heard ...
How to run successful political campaigns
Sunday, June 7, 2015
OPINION:
The mistake most media planners make when handling political campaigns is not having enough gross rating points for their message to penetrate the audience ...
Guest column: State lawmakers given stern warning on HOAs
Sunday, May 31, 2015
As the Nevada Legislature wraps up, state lawmakers have considered several issues important to homeowners and the local housing market. One of the most crucial and perhaps most complex concerns foreclosures by homeowner associations ...
Guest column: Marijuana law creates hazy situation for employers
Sunday, May 24, 2015
As Nevada begins issuing medical marijuana registration cards, employers should consider and plan to tackle some potentially sticky issues ...
Protect Nevada utility customers’ freedom to choose rooftop solar
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Guest Column:
Rooftop solar’s popularity in Nevada is growing because it’s a reliable way for families to reduce utility costs while taking their energy production into their own hands. Unfortunately, our access to increased energy independence may soon be …
Guest column: Contracts with gaming companies are a different animal
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Law quarterly:
Gaming laws and policies affect contracts that gaming companies enter into with lenders, buyers, vendors and service providers ...
Politicians more savvy about race — for the most part
Monday, May 11, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Riots can bring out the best in politicians — and the worst.
An unlikely source for a Hillary alternative
Monday, May 11, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
America’s smallest state — Nye County is nearly eight times larger — has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The state also has a dark-horse presidential candidate who is the only Democratic candidate so far who can shoe a horse.