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Today's Opinions

  • Scammed by politics

    The Victorian Triangle, taxpayer funded, Grand Avenue “beautification,” the “sewer line to nowhere” at Cinder Road (two casualties, plus family victims), Seventh Street paving, “welcome gate,” etc.: These are political ponzi schemes and/or pyramid scams, i.e., the rest of the community taxpayers can only press their nose up against the window pane, while The “Victorian Triangle” enjoys their largesse.

  • Tired of fees, city’s antics

    I have not written to you in a long while but I’ve been reading about what is going on Las Vegas. Our city officials are out of hand. I am not saying that it is all, but a few. I will say that the current Mayor Ortiz has hurt the people living in Las Vegas the most. He has increased everything he gets a hold of.
    One example is the increase in trash pick up, the city is supposed to pick up our trash once a week but there are times that they do not but we still get charged the same.

  • Mil Gracias

    I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, support, and love during my battle with cancer. I was diagnosed with throat cancer back in late October and began undergoing radiation treatment immediately. Unfortunately the cancer came back and now I am undergoing chemotherapy. My insurance has only covered a portion of all my medical costs.

  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio Romero wins, East bolts

    The stage was set for the momentous election to choose the first mayor of the combined city of east and west Las Vegas. It was July 18, 1882, and the racially charged contest was an obvious and heated struggle between the Hispanics in Old Town, and the Anglos in New Town, whose population in just three years equaled or exceeded that of the half-century-old west side.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    Savannah (Ga.) Morning News on 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals health care ruling (Aug. 15) — The flawed Obamacare health care reform act got a major thumping from two federal appellate court judges in Atlanta.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 17, 2011
  • A harmful disconnect

    Going back to school after a too-short summer is something that many children and youth actually look forward to. It’s an exciting time, filled with high hopes, great expectations and a chance to start fresh academically and socially.

    These are the times that change kids’ lives. For better or worse. Often depending on the adult supervision they get.

  • Work of Art: No one the Twain did meet

    HANNIBAL, MO. — “Tom! No answer. Tom! No answer. What’s gone with that boy, I wonder?” Is there a person in America who can’t place that partial exchange?

    It comes from the opening lines of “Tom Sawyer,” a classic of American Literature, whose author everybody remembers as Mark Twain, The Mark Twain, the one-of-a-kind storyteller, humorist, observer of American life along the Mississippi.