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Letters to the editor of the Pahrump Valley Times

Election has been hard on remote control use

I’m so glad the elections are almost over. I’ve used my mute button so much I had to drill a tiny hole in it and glue in a small brad so I can find it in the dark!

Pete Wallace

Thanks to honest Walmart shopper who found wallet

To that charitable, nice and generous citizen who took my wallet to the customer service desk at Walmart after I had left it in the store, you are my hero (or heroine).

I am grateful for your honesty and responsibility. I cannot thank you enough for what you did for me. Much gratitude,

Janice Gilmour

Reader urges everyone to get out and vote

If we are all tired of the juvenile drama coming out of the White House, let our votes for the midterm elections mark a starting point to end a Republican Congress that insists on enabling a divisive leader that may have colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.

It does not matter whether you voted for Donald Trump, or, you are Democrat, Republican, independent, or first-time voter, it is time for you to take responsibility as a citizen in a mature democracy to correct the horrible mistake made when the Electoral College made Donald Trump president.

Let me be clear, no one can afford to sit out the 2018 midterm elections if he or she believes in decency, global warming, political fairness, inclusiveness and the respect for women. I quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. What will we do for our country on November 6, 2018?

Alfred Waddell

We need to reduce the use of fossil fuels

We need to eliminate or reduce worldwide use of fossil fuels within the next ten years—or else it might be too late to stem the tide of global warming. (We probably still need to harden the power grids of democracies against EMP attack, as well as have ground-based GPS backup systems.)

Alex Sokolow

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Tim Burke: Due diligence required when buying a ‘mobile home’

Manufactured homes are an affordable housing solution for many Nevadans, but there is still a certain stigma and prejudice toward manufactured homes by the public, governing agencies and financial institutions. An estimated 5.6 % of all Americans, or 17.7 million people, live in manufactured homes, commonly referred to as “mobile homes.”

VICTOR JOECKS: AOC makes the case for right-to-work laws

Congratulations to avowed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for publicly demonstrating how right-to-work laws protect free speech.

Tim Burke: Has social media fueled our rush to judgement?

To see examples of the ever-increasing rush to judgment, take a look at any form of social media today and read the comments posted.

STEVE SEBELIUS: Democrats reluctant to give up redistricting power

It took Nevada Democrats 20 years to win the governor’s mansion in Carson City and both houses of the Legislature at the same time. They don’t want to give up the power of redistricting now.

Tim Burke: It’s time to get serious about term limits

Wild horses are a symbol of the Old West and part of our western heritage. The picturesque image of wild horses roaming free has been romanticized in books and movies for generations.