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Today's Opinions

  • Anti-tethering law now in effect

    (Today it has been) a year since the “Anti-Tethering of Canines Ordinance” was adopted and passed unanimously by the Las Vegas City Council and so shall become effective. From this date on, it will be unlawful to tie a dog outside unless a number of conditions are met.

    The first and most easily observed such condition being that a responsible party (person) be also outside and within sight of the dog. Other conditions include types and weight of tethers, weather conditions, and the age and health of the dog.  

  • Minerals rights were stolen

    There are a very small handful of individuals who own the mineral rights on their land. These are the people who stand to make millions of dollars from the oil and gas industry. My question is: How did they get the rights to these minerals in the first place?

  • Intensifying the water crisis
  • Amend cartoon, call out the liars

    (Regarding the Feb. 4 editorial cartoon:) Man oh man. Nothing like a balanced presentation. How can we have a balanced and calm discussion of gun control when both sides scream and rant at each other?

    From reading various articles and hearing several newscasts it does not appear that crime or mayhem was any less when we did have a ban on assault weapons and enlarged magazines.

    Perhaps we should indict (Attorney General Eric) Holder for the stupid plot to place assault weapons in the hands of known narcotic dealers in Mexico.

  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz embraced Gorras Blancas crusade

    As noted in our last column, when Felix Martinez established La Voz del Pueblo in Las Vegas in 1890, a growing tempest was forming along the Gallinas and throughout San Miguel County — and La Voz would soon be at the head of the storm.

    Smoldering for decades, discontent among the Hispanic population came to a climax when Judge Elisha Long made his momentous 1889 decision in the Millheiser case, ruling that the common lands of the Las Vegas Land Grant could be lawfully fenced and claimed privately.

  • A ‘Culture of Death’

    “Cognitive dissonance” is a psychological expression that describes the stress we feel when we hold conflicting beliefs or values. The current consternation about gun deaths is an example of societal dissonance. On one hand, many are justifiably outraged about gun deaths, but on the other, the leading cause of death is ignored.

    In 2011, 828,000 lives were terminated at Planned Parenthood and like “clinics.” The next leading cause of death was heart disease, at 596,000. And, gun deaths numbered 32,000.  

  • Faulty reasoning to sell beer at games

    I am writing in reference to the Feb. 13 article about selling beer at professional baseball games. Actually, I am writing to express my astonishment at the attempted justification of said beer sales by our local governmental officials.

  • Editorial Roundup, Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Feb. 15, 2013

    Excerpts from around the nation

    The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. (Feb. 11) — Congress likes to impose draconian consequences — the fiscal cliff, sequestration, national default — on itself, and unfortunately on the rest of us as well, for failing to do what it’s supposed to do.