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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. On a recent day, Bridge Street businesswoman Yvette Arellanes was seen in Old Town picking up litter around 7 a.m. as she was walking her dog.

    If more people followed her example, this town would become cleaner.

  • Letter: Buffer zones great idea

    We would like to salute County Manager Les Montoya for putting forth the suggestion of an unidentified county resident to create industrial buffer zones in the county. What an enlightened idea!  

  • To the Point: A significant resignation

    The leader of instructional reform at Highlands is giving up and going home, for reasons that will surely make the university’s leadership uncomfortable.

    Some faculty, however, rejoice over his departure.

  • As It Is: 'Can't we all get along?'

    When I see division in our town, I often mutter around the newsroom, “Can’t we all get along?”

    That’s what police brutality victim Rodney King told reporters during the L.A. riots in 1992.

    In recent times, we’ve seen a number of battles between otherwise well-intentioned folks in town: the Chamber of Commerce vs. the Old Town merchants, the Arts and Cultural District vs. Special Projects in Arts, Culture and Education, and the Fiesta Council vs. a lot of people.

  • Editorial: Privatization is an option

    Las Vegas residents will see their solid waste rates spike by 43 percent in the coming months. We supported this increase so that the city could upgrade the solid waste department’s equipment, pay for the mandated cleanup at the old  Camp Luna landfill and offset an ongoing deficit.

  • Letter: Hopeful that issue will be resolved

    I would like to start this letter by saying how disappointed I am in the manner that the Fiesta situation has been handled.

    I never meant for it to escalate to the point that certain people who have supported me are being bashed publicly via radio.

    I was only trying to defend myself and hoped to get the opportunity to speak to the Fiesta Council and explain to the members why I think I should keep my full scholarship, but I was unable to do so.

  • Editorial: Legitimate concerns

    Matt Martinez, president of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, is plenty mad at City Councilman Andrew Feldman.

    A month ago, the councilor raised some legitimate questions and criticism when city staffers requested the council approve the chamber’s annual contract.

    Martinez wasn’t there to answer them, but he directed his fire at Feldman at last week’s council meeting. When he referred to Feldman, City Attorney Dave Romero stopped him, saying he didn’t want Martinez to mention specific names of personnel, including Feldman.

  • Work of Art: Take two iambs, then call me

    What’s happening to our language? English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into South-East Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. In human time, it hasn’t been around that long,  but yet ... but yet ...

    Let me explain: