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Today's Opinions

  • Keeping It Simple: Renovation projects

    The Grand Avenue renovation project seems to be coming along nicely. The summer travelers had some maneuvering to do in order to find their destination and local residents are still having to find new routes to get around.


    Since the renovation involves Grand Avenue from Tilden to National Avenue, I am wondering how the abyss at the corner of Lincoln and Grand Avenue is going to be resolved.  This ugly hole in the ground has been with us far too long.

  • Addressing bullying

    It’s good to see Las Vegas City school officials grappling with the problem of bullying. Not only are they taking the matter seriously, but they’re being open about how the problem exists, persists and must be addressed.


    Superintendent Richard Romero is right to make it a top priority. Bullying isn’t a “kids will be kids” issue; at best, it’s a form of harassment, at worst it’s, well, terrorism. In a few cases, it even results in someone’s death.

  • Work of Art: Try these movie titles

    Ah, the best-laid plans of mice and men ...            We wanted to provide an accurate list of movies you might enjoy seeing, but the poofreader took a few days off, and the typist got a bit careless. Nevertheless, let’s see how many movie titles you can ferret out of these descriptions.

  • Find common ground

    Last week, the Republicans won the House and gained much strength in the Senate. Rather than seeing this as the next partisan confrontation, President Obama should strive to find common ground with at least some in the GOP:

     

  • A Richardson factor

    People are sick of Gov. Bill Richardson. And that’s largely why Republican Susana Martinez did so well in last week’s gubernatorial election. 

     

    The Democrat, Diane Denish, was inextricably tied to Richardson because she served as lieutenant governor. 

     

    Richardson’s approval ratings in the last few months have been around 25 percent — which made it tough for Denish, try as she may have, to distance herself from Richardson. 

     

  • New CEO improving Alta Vista

    By Kait Saboe of Las Vegas

     

    In March 2009 I had the misfortune of breaking a leg and the  unfortunate experience of spending seven days at Alta Vista Hospital,  where I experienced the worst nursing care and most horrible food ever.  The surgery department was great and physical therapy was wonderful, but the nursing staff assigned to me was non-caring, lazy and very unfriendly. ...

     

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... OVER AND DONE. Whew, finally, one of the more brutal elections in recent memory is through, and now we can look forward to new leadership addressing many of the same old problems. And just as Barack Obama took the burden and the blame for two wars and an economic crisis he didn’t create, now a whole lot of newly elected officials must inherit a mess. Good luck, all.

     

  • Dulcey Amargo: 'Ultima' a substantive play

    By Lupita Gonzales

     

    As I mentioned in a column a while back, I have sworn off sitting too long in front of the TV or the computer screen, but there are some sites I receive online that I follow for the fun of it. One of those is the Astrology  Astro Slam, which often puts me in my place.

     

    A couple of weeks ago, the slam told me that most people are boring, including me, and that I should do something exciting, like attending a play, or some such.