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Letter to the editor, Sept. 23

State politicians come out against recreational pot

Finally. A bipartisan all out political campaign is launched against the pot industry written and financed Question 2 to legalize commercial marijuana in Nevada.

Strong statements of opposition to Q2 were made by Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison, Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Senator Dean Heller and three members of Nevada’s House delegation.

The bipartisan nature of the opposition was underscored by the fact that both of Nevada’s U.S. Senate candidates, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Dr. Joe Heck, went on record as “No on 2”.

Two respected former Nevada governors, Republican Robert List and Democrat Richard Bryan also voiced opposition.

The Coalition Against Recreational Marijuana, opposition to Q2, won important support from law enforcement— both the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association and Nevada District Attorneys Association, and from public health advocates— the Nevada State Medical Association.

The negative risks to the gaming industry for being in conflict with federal marijuana law caused the Nevada Resorts Association to announce opposition to Q2 as well. Very good news.

Jim Hartman

President, Nevadans for

Responsible Drug Policy

Thanks to all at commemorative 9/11 ceremony

What a night!! It was spectacular because 1,159 people came out to show their love and respect to the victims of the Twin Towers, Flight 93, the Pentagon, and their families. THANK YOU!

To the committee: Lt. Col. (R) Nary (PVHS JROTC), George and Cindi (GI USA), Reva Braun, Kiwanis Key Club, Rich Flanagan, Div. Chief Nye County Tactical Response-Station 51, Linda Kass, High Desert International Film Festival, D.J. Mills, Quality Signs, Valerie Barton, Dave Ochenreider, VFW Post 10054, Dave Epstein, Veteran Advocate, and Pastor Ron Fairbairn, Central Baptist Church. For a small group of troopers you were magnificent. THANK YOU.

Donors:

Glen Lerner, Injury Attorneys, Search &Rescue, Ultimate Discount Health, Center Jewelers, Smoke Shop Express, Kathy Weill, Allstate Insurance, Port of Subs, Anytime Fitness, Pet Food Depot, Over the Hump, Vicki and Bob Clarke, Roxann and Frank Timmerman, John and Pat Evans, Sharon Hampton, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, VFW Riders, DAV Chapter 15, Elks Lodge #2796, Nick and Annette Salvato, Dot Aherns, Russell Aviret, Don and Sharon Hampton, Lester M, Navy Vet, Nancy Keefer, Nevada Silver Tappers, Doc., Navy Veteran, Kathy, VFW Women’s Aux., Emmalee’s Guns &Emporium, Kathy Mazzola, Pete’s Auto Clinic, DTech OnSite Services, LLC, Saitta Trudeau, Pahrump Valley Times, KPVM-TV/KACE-95.5 Radio, The Pahrump Mirror, KNYE Radio 95.1, Joe’s Sanitation, Home Depot, Frontier Dental, CCA, Draft Picks, and Tanya Nielson, Albertsons Center landlord.

If I omitted anyone, please forgive me.

Also, THANK YOU to the young folks of the JROTC and Key Club. They showed their ability to work with many people, and they did a great job.

And, a special THANK YOU to the First Responders, who keep us safe.

Our prayers are that you all go home, every day, safe to your families.

Sincerely,

Linda M. DeMeo

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