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When the wind changed on smoking

In 1962 at President Kennedy’s direction, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry assembled ten leading scientists to review the existing science on smoking.

One man’s addiction to art a veritable Silver State treasure for the rest of us

They say the first step toward recovery is admitting you have a problem, and as he addressed Sunday’s gathering at the Nevada State Museum Wally Cuchine almost gleefully acknowledged his addiction. He is an unabashedly compulsive collector of art from Nevada and the West.

Seeing al-Qaeda behind every tree

WASHINGTON — Warning: Al-Qaeda may be seeking franchise opportunities at a location near you.

Letter to the Editor

General aviation airport for Pahrump


Last week my opponent wrote an interesting editorial and started with, “a few facts”. Unfortunately that was as far as he got with facts. My intent here is to correct the record once. I will not continue in responding to every misstatement he wishes to make during this campaign season.

Letter to the Editor

Are we better off today than we were after the last election?

When business invites regulation

When 2013 began, just eight states barred employers from prying into the credit records of their workers. That is no longer the case. While I don’t yet have a full list of those who have joined this elite group, it is growing steadily, and in states where there is no prohibition, local governments are also enacting ordinances. In Congress, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced legislation to put an end to the practice nationally.

Doubts over Common Core

WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky.

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