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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art — We love being scared

    Tomorrow night, many of us will get the chance to become frightened — and to enjoy it. Is it the rush of adrenalin that gives people a “high?”

    Thursday night, Halloween, will of course feature spooky costumes as kids go trick-or-treating. If history holds out, they’ll congregate mostly in the newer, better-lighted areas of town. Streets like Vegas, Mountain View, Dalbey, Legion and Lee drives are likely gathering places.

  • Lessons to be learned

    Two teachers were murdered by students within a day of one another last week, once again bringing the issue of school violence to the forefront of the national conversation.

    In Sparks, Nev., a 12-year-old boy took a handgun to his middle school last Monday morning, shot two boys and then fatally shot math teacher Michael Landsberry. The boy then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2013
  • Editorial Cartoons - Oct. 28, 2013
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 25, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TOXIC ALGAE
    It took about two months, but state Game and Fish biologists have pinpointed what they believe killed more than 100 elk north of Las Vegas in August. The culprit: water from a trough containing toxins created by blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. It’s unfortunate that these elk died, but it’s good to know they weren’t intentionally poisoned.

    THUMBS UP! A FITTING BIRTHDAY PARTY

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 25, 2013
  • Certain death vs. a chance at life

    Ms. (Joan) Krohn seems willingly to have misread the critique of her “trust women” theme and, in the process, to have made some amazing leaps of logic.

    In questioning the wisdom of blindly trusting any and all women to make life and death decisions for the babies they carry, those of us who are anti-abortion are pointing out that women are not magically blessed with good judgment.

  • Why was Cindy Collins excluded?

    I know you have many bases to cover and yes, I’m a week behind in my reading for various reasons. However, as nice as was the story of Oct. 14-15 about “Bridge Street award celebrated,” I wonder why Cindy Collins was not in the photo of the men (and woman) receiving the award? Cindy did all the work, yet she is barely mentioned in third paragraph down as “Cindy Collins, executive director of Main Street de Las Vegas, introduced various dignitaries.”