Opinion

Be prepared for the recession’s second act
Monday, May 30, 2016
GUEST COLUMN:
Many caught in the recession consented to the bank’s claim with the expectation that nothing would come of the judgment because assets were protected or because the banks would lose interest. People who chose this path should continue to read carefully, because they have defenses that should not be overlooked.
Many suffer with improper mental health treatment
Monday, May 30, 2016
guest column:
Say “mental illness” and a lot of other words come to mind: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anger, suicide, crying, hopelessness. I should know. I’ve spent a life living with bipolar disorder and a lot of adjectives that describe …
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How many houses can one city keep full?
Sunday, May 29, 2016
OPINION:
How many arenas are too many? How many are enough? In Las Vegas, we’re about to find out. Announced last week was a partnership between Las Vegas Sands and Madison Square Garden for a 17,500-seat entertainment venue to be built on the …
Trust the data: Solar energy benefits everyone
Trust the data: Solar energy benefits everyone
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Where I Stand:
We are blessed with an extraordinary abundance of natural resources, especially solar energy. Yet, a decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in December has virtually eliminated the residential rooftop …
Trump masters new political game, which may help him win
Saturday, May 28, 2016
other voices:
A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That’s an 11 percent swing against Clinton …
Teacher-shortage crisis hurts students with disabilities most
Saturday, May 28, 2016
guest column:
The teacher-shortage crisis in Nevada has reached a disturbing level, especially in the Clark County School District, with 961 reported teacher vacancies as of April 1. As summer approaches, state education and political leaders must consider real solutions to address …
New American’s faith in elections isn’t rattled despite Nevada’s flare-ups
New American’s faith in elections isn’t rattled despite Nevada’s flare-ups
Friday, May 27, 2016
where i stand:
My wife, Perla, recently became a citizen of the United States. She was born in rural Aguascalientes, Mexico, and raised on a farm. Her parents decided to pursue …
Next president should, but won’t, make this address
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Other Voices:
The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps have a salutary effect. It might demystify an office that has become now swollen with inappropriate powers and swaddled in a pretentiousness discordant with a republic’s ethic of simplicity ...
Obama hasn’t won war on inequality, but he did fight
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Other Voices:
There were two big economic policy stories last week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Barack Obama has accomplished and the stakes in this year’s election ...
Question 1 would make Nevada safer, including for veterans
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Letter to the editor:
In November, we can make Nevada a safe place to live, and as a veteran I am pleased to help make our state safer by supporting Question 1 ...
Leaving dogs in hot cars is deadly
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Letter to the editor:
Every year, dogs suffer and die when careless people leave them in a parked car even for “just a minute while they run an errand ...
Move cones when roadwork is done
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Letter to the editor:
Again this week I was stalled in horrible, unnecessary traffic caused by traffic cones that were not removed or moved to the curb after construction was finished ...
Do something — don’t just say something — about children’s future
Monday, May 23, 2016
Other Voices:
U.S. politicians love to pose as defenders of family values. Unfortunately, this pose is often, perhaps usually, one of remarkable hypocrisy ...
Change comes one community at a time
Monday, May 23, 2016
Other Voices:
What is the central challenge facing our era? My answer would be: social isolation ...
Clinton, Sanders can use their shared vision to defeat Trump
Monday, May 23, 2016
Other Voices:
The success of Bernie Sanders’ insurgency is a marvel and an achievement. His showing is a mark of the anger and frustration felt by so many Americans over the ...