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Today's Opinions

  • Alcohol abuse is hurting state’s kids
  • Nuestra Historia: The rocky road to consolidation

    Forty-five years ago, the night of Feb. 27, 1968, East Las Vegas Mayor Ben Lingnau and West Las Vegas Mayor Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, symbolically buried the hatchet which had divided the twin cities for almost a century. Joined by a crowd of hundreds, the two mayors stood at the very center of the bridge which separated East from West, as they celebrated the successful referendum of that momentous day, merging Old Town and New Town, and establishing one unified Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - June 28, 2013

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on organ donors (June 24) — About one-third of Americans are registered to be organ donors after death, federal health agencies say — but there’s always a shortage of available organs. There’s an urgent need for more  ... folks to join the potential donor rolls.
    The Department of Health and Human Services says more than 100,000 sick Americans are on waiting lists, each desperately hoping that an organ will become available for them. ...

  • Repeal city ordinance

    There’s been much debate about whether the community rights ordinances approved by the Las Vegas City Council and Mora County Commission are lawful.

    Danelle Smith, a respected lawyer in Las Vegas and a former city attorney, weighed in on that issue earlier this month. Her conclusion is that the ordinance approved by the Council is “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 26, 2013
  • Work of Art — Water’s not portable

    “Ha! Look how those people ahead of us spelled ‘potable.’”

    “You’re far too critical. It’s still affluent water, no matter how you spell it,” my wife, Bonnie said, as we went for the fifth trip to haul effluent water from the city plant on 12th Street.

    And if this seems like a commercial, well it is. We’re pleased with the service by those people who provide recycled water to legions of pickup-driving residents trying to save their lawns, bushes and trees.

  • A painful necessity

    It’s no secret that Las Vegas City Schools has struggled with its finances for years.

    This past school year, the district implemented furloughs and even switched to a four-day school week to help balance its budget.

    Clearly, those half measures didn’t work, given that the district was facing a nearly $1.1 million deficit just a few months ago.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 24, 2013