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Today's Opinions

  • Union leader angry over recall effort

    This letter is long overdue. I am writing on behalf of AFSCME Local 2851 city of Las Vegas employees on the issue of the attempt to recall our mayor, Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. of this great community. As an employee of the city, a lifelong resident and constituent I am infuriated at this vain attempt by a few malcontents who have gone to great lengths to recall our mayor, and I am truly saddened to see those large billboards with his image and the national attention regarding the issue.

  • Editorial cartoon offensive

    The editorial cartoonist in the paper last Friday attempted to bully people into accepting his/her point of view. The cartoonist depicted a woman, as mature, well-dressed and reasonable, contrasted to a fat, ugly, poorly dressed male, stating he’ll decide what’s good for women, and the incredulous lady responding, “This is my body.”

  • Let’s hear other side of abortion debate

    Regarding Frank Splendoria’s column, this American citizen is still awaiting the other and legal view in a column on a woman’s right to choose what will happen to her body.

    Pamela G. Daves
    Las Vegas
     

  • Why is East district behind on audits?
  • Writer responds to column

    This is a follow up to Mr. Tripps recent, interesting comments and thoughts regarding “42” the Jackie Robinson story. My take on this movie is if you went to see Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of Jackie Robinson you might be disappointed.

    Admittedly, I went to the movie expecting to focus on the Jackie Robinson story, but low and behold, I was captivated by Harrison Fords stunning portrayal of Branch Rickey. Just imagine for every hate letter Jackie Robinson received, Branch Rickey received 10 or more.

  • Don’t use self checkout counters

    Has anyone else noticed the sudden increase in self checkout counters at Wal-mart? Has anyone stopped to think how many of our fellow community members have lost their jobs because of this increase?

    I say don’t ever use a self checkout counter. Wait in line if you have to. If the lines are too long, go up to the manager and ask them to open another register. They can’t make us use self checkout.

    I don’t want to be responsible for my neighbors and friends losing their jobs. We are all struggling enough to get by and pay our bills.

  • Mil Gracias - July 19, 2013

    I am writing this letter to thank all of the following groups and individuals for helping me to prepare for my competitions.

    The Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Noontime Kiwanis Club, Mora Farmers Forum, Las Vegas First, Las Vegas City Schools, Tecolote Land Grant Group, Clean Water, Air and Earth, Las Vegas Key Club, Mr. Marshall Poole, Dr. Anselmo and Helen Arellano, Mr. Tim Crofton, and of course my former FFA advisor, Mr. Thomas Clay.

  • Right call by East board

    Congratulations to the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education for its courageous decision to revert back to a five-day school week when classes begin in August.

    We had serious concerns about the four-day week from the beginning. Chief among them was our feeling that it’s just not possible to cram five days of instruction into a four-day week, no matter how dedicated teachers and students are.

    The teachers we have spoken with echoed that concern.