Today's Opinions

  • Optic Endorsements

    Hands down, it’s Howell

    Vincent Howell has been a well-known fixture in Las Vegas for more than two decades — as a successful businessman and a community servant. He’s been a giver of his time, talents and money to many a worthy cause, and now he’s seeking a position on the Las Vegas City Council. The city stands to benefit even more from his nature — if the voters place him on the council in the upcoming municipal election.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 27, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Power shifts

    Hidden within our municipal races this year is the stark reality that two of the most progressive council members in recent times are about to step aside. And while both of them were touted at one time or another as outstanding candidates for mayor, in the final analysis neither of them sought that position.

    I’m talking about Diane Moore, who was elected to the council in 2006 and Andrew Feldman, who won his seat in 2008. They were usually allies on the political battlefield, but they often had very different approaches to the issues facing Las Vegas.

  • New law regarding dogs shortsighted

    As far as I understand, now they want to pass a law, where one cannot have a tied dog without being physically present with him, or close to him! They apparently do not know that the dog guards the home, when one is working or wherever.

    Perhaps those who pass such laws have never had their homes robbed?

    They must be like those on TV who push buttons for their home security systems. For those who are poor, and work, this law will be very difficult.

  • Mil Gracias

    My family and I want to acknowledge the emergency room staff at our local hospital that were on duty Friday, Jan. 6, at about 10:30 p.m. when my husband (Kim Kirkpatrick) arrived with shortness of breath.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! INFORMATIVE FORUM. Water, the chamber contract, the city’s plan for a gateway into town, and much, much more were fodder for discussion at Monday’s mayoral candidate forum held at Memorial Middle School by the Optic. About 75 people attended the event and got to see all eight candidates addressing the issues, sometimes with rock-solid reasoning, other times with a fair amount of passion.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 24, 2012
  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 24, 2012