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Tails Of Nye County would like to thank the following businesses for their support of our raffle that was held on Aug. 3. Your generosity enables Tails to continue saving lives by helping people in our community spay and neuter their pets to prevent unwanted litters. We are deeply appreciative to the following:

How to cripple economic development

Recently one of my colleagues at our newspaper wrote a piece about the efforts of some Nevada beekeepers who are attempting to deal with neonicotinoid insecticides as a possible cause of honey bee colony collapse. The article had nothing to do with the University of Nevada, Reno, but one reader took the opportunity to post a comment about the campus:

GOP bloodletting well underway

It’s not just wishy-washy Gumby Republicans who need to beware this upcoming election cycle. Even Republicans with generally conservative voting records — but have otherwise been AWOL on the frontlines of the battlefield — have political targets on their backs.

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Our Lady of the Valley’s youth group, “LOL,” went to San Diego “Steubenville” for a youth conference. LOL attended a three-day youth conference, followed by two days at Campland on the Bay.

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FROM THE EDITOR: Summer reading to get the blood boiling

There’s a new nonfiction book out that some of you might be interested in. It’s called “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking …” Its author is Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

GOP itching for a shut-down

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, in their final days at work before taking a five-week vacation, have come out with a new agenda: “Stop Government Abuse.”

Repeal Obamacare letter

Today, members of the Obamacare Repeal Coalition, of which Citizen Outreach is a member, sent the below letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell:

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Once again, Jeff VonAlst and his wonderful staff of poker dealers at the Pahrump Nugget, hosted the Chips for Charity Soroptimist International Pahrump Valley Poker Tournament. And once again, this fun and very exciting event exceeded expectations.

Education vs. political advertising

Keeping the lines straight on free expression is a constant battle. Government always strains to regulate it. Civil libertarians get nervous when it does. But there are no clear-cut lines. These groups sometimes take stances that can appear inconsistent.

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How safe are we — in the Winery area?

The one who would reinvent Detroit

DETROIT — This city is the broken tooth in Michigan’s smile. Nevertheless, the preternaturally optimistic governor, from whom never is heard a discouraging word, cheerfully describes his recent foray with a crew cleaning up a park in a particularly, well, challenging neighborhood:

One roadside meal at a time

Those who know Nevada Smith realize he misses no meals while on the road.

The McWeiner controversy

WASHINGTON — Over two decades of covering politicians’ scandals, I’ve often been asked a version of this question: What makes them do such stupid things?