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A wave of homelessness is coming. Are we ready?

Homeless people on the sidewalk
March 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
When the government initially put a ban on evictions, I suspect they didn’t think the pandemic would go on as long as it has. Honestly, none of us did. Yet, here we are at the one-year mark of the pandemic exploding.

In defense of an X

A group in chairs in the East Las Vegas Community Center
March 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
I’ve written before about my love of language, the importance of the words we choose to describe the richness of our lives. I used to think that this respect for language meant that I should fiercely protect the forms and structures that I’d been raised and educated to believe were the “correct” ones.

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Senate Bill 103: The first step in protecting man (and man’s best friend)

March 1st, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada should continue protecting its dogs and those who love them. In 2019, AB161 required that homeowner associations allow at least one pet be owned by any home in the association.

Our political culture should be less about parties, and more about ideas

February 28th, 2021 - 2:15am
One of the few things more frustrating than the partisan tribalism in modern politics is the cognitive dissonance it generates within the major political parties.


Innovation Zone proposal and ‘Blockchains City’ plan has skeptics. Will they be heard?

February 28th, 2021 - 2:10am
Like many highly successful politicians, Gov. Steve Sisolak is a deft salesman. He knows how to frame and pitch a deal, and how to close one.

There's a digital fool's gold rush in Carson City

February 28th, 2021 - 2:05am
The blockchain industry is a poor government’s idea of a rich technology industry.

Nevada must maintain its gold standard for integrity with esports

Front of the Nevada Legislature building
February 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
It was recently announced that State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno) is drafting legislation to create the country’s first government regulatory body for esports.

Legislative agenda should focus on getting Nevadans back to work

February 26th, 2021 - 2:00am
For the next three months, legislators in Carson City will wrestle with unprecedented challenges brought on by the global pandemic and the accompanying economic shutdown.

Misunderstanding the things we know best

Vehicles on U.S. 95 south of Tonopah
February 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
I am not a professional writer, but my job and my hobbies require me to read and write quite a bit. Five to six months ago, I would have been quite bullish about my proficiencies with the English language. Now, I am not so sure.

Could what happened in Texas happen here?

February 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
Last week, record freezing temperatures across Texas had residents turning up the heat while, at the same time, a large portion of the state’s energy generation went offline. With the generation offline and demand high, Texas experienced rolling blackouts and extended power outages that left millions of its residents in the dark and cold for days.

Nevada should be all in for the people

February 23rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Those of us in the Nevada Fair Democracy Coalition weather partisan attacks from the left and the right as we advocate for reforms. The chips fall, sometimes on our heads, but at this point we are steeled by experience.

We can kickstart Nevada’s medical research future with more laboratory space

February 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Downtown Las Vegas is primed for a revolution in the medical and bioscience industry. The development of the UNLV School of Medicine, the formation of the UNLV Academic Health Center, and the recent addition of fast-growing bioscience startups like Heligenics Inc. are helping to put Las Vegas on the map in medical education and bioscience research.

George Washington was wrong and so is Sen. Kieckhefer

February 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Our nation’s first president really disliked political parties. He wasn’t alone. Most of the Founding Fathers, their experiences based upon the bloody English Civil War a century earlier, viewed political parties and factionalism more generally with suspicion.

The conservative case for Ford’s criminal justice reform

February 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Before electoral politics and the violence of the 2020 summer protests monopolized everyone’s attention, Americans were on the verge of actually engaging in meaningful dialogue about criminal justice reform. Now, in the 2021 legislative session, Nevadans might be able to pick up where the summer of unrest (and partisan politics) interrupted this important conversation.

With McCarran Airport name change, Harry Reid flying first class into the history books

February 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
Harry Reid was just a scrawny kid from Searchlight in the spring of 1955 when he boarded his first airplane at McCarran Field.

Everyone needs a seat at the table as we develop the energy mix for Nevada’s future

February 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
Public policy works best when everyone has a seat at the table and facts, science and reality guide the development of that policy.

Mental health care is a human right

February 17th, 2021 - 2:00am
One of the few positive things to come out of this pandemic is that more people seem to be openly discussing the importance of mental health. Forced isolation and existential dread will do that to you, I guess.

In support of Harry Reid International Airport

February 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, it was unknown if Nevada could bounce back. Businesses were shuttered, Nevadans’ homes were foreclosed on, and many questioned the fate of the travel and tourism industry. There was one figure in Nevada’s history who stepped up in a way no one else could have.

Cancelled or not, Gina Carano will be just fine

February 14th, 2021 - 2:00am
Gina Carano was fired by Lucasfilm from the cast of The Mandalorian for publishing a series of increasingly intemperate social media posts. That much is clear and indisputable. But has she been cancelled? If she has, is that a bad thing?

What Happened Here: A six-part series on COVID-19 in Nevada

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