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Amazing elementary school blows union’s claims to smithereens

The only thing more annoying these days than Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” song is the incessant bleating by Nevada’s teachers union that education is underfunded and, therefore, we have to penalize the state’s job providers by slapping them with a new “margins tax.”

The other kind of nuclear waste

In 2002 I was riding by train across the United States from Pennsylvania to Nevada. During one meal in the dining car, I was seated with three other folks. One businessperson was complaining about the subsidies the railroads receive from the government, even as he enjoyed their benefits.

Correction

In a story on page A6 of the Feb. 26 Pahrump Valley Times, a comment from Bob Halstead, director of the state office for nuclear projects, should have said a proposed rail line to Yucca Mountain from Caliente would cost $3 billion.

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COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: Understanding and evaluating the question of incorporation

This past week the chairman of the Pahrump Town Board took a dramatic step in the ongoing battle with the citizens here, and those who govern. This publication covered the event and the firestorm began on the comment page for the online version of the publication. To put this in perspective, rarely does the public leave more than half a dozen comments for a newspaper article. As of Tuesday, March 4th, there have been well over 100 comments.

Republicans suffer with Obama Derangement Syndrome

There was a time, not too long ago, when Republicans decried “activist judges.” Now they’re lamenting that judges are not being activist enough.

Puddle trout with a side of peanut butter, please

Actor Glenn Morshower is not a household name. But as one of the hardest working men in Hollywood, literally, you’ve likely seen his face at one time or another on either the big screen or the little one.

Policy myths create bad policy

Last week Bob Halstead, director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, spoke before the Nye County Commission. He briefed the commissioners on funding shortfalls and other problems facing the federal efforts to build a dump for high level nuclear wastes. In the course of his presentation, as Mark Waite reported in these pages, Halstead reported on some of the misinformation that is floating around about Yucca Mountain in Nye County, previously the all-but-certain site for the dump.

COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: VEA’s Member-Focused Mission

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has made significant strides to provide its members with a wide variety of benefits in 2014 and beyond.

Leave it to beavers to grab attention

Tap out a few hundred words on some local mobster, and I can expect several phone calls — at least one of them life-threatening.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A letter of thanks

The 18th Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show was a tremendous success, thanks to an army of volunteers, a supportive community and the Pahrump Arts Council.

Three lightning rod inevitables in Nevada

Back in 1990, Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams was leading his Democrat opponent in the polls by a comfortable 20-point margin — until he stuck his Texas-sized boot in his mouth by likening rape to bad weather.

A very coarse and common society

On February 6, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards spoke at an annual dinner of the Washington Press Club Foundation.

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