A couple of decades ago, the Nevada Legislature enacted a new tax on soft drinks. When that legislative session ended for the year, the beverage industry contacted one of the state’s high-powered lobbyists and asked how to get rid of the new tax.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to take billions of gallons of water that doesn’t exist from Eastern Nevada via a pipeline that would cost ratepayers $15 billion. Doing so would devastate the wildlife and people who live there. That’s according to Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network, which opposes the pipeline.
April 12 marked the deadline for bills to pass out of their first committee to be further considered during this year’s Nevada legislative session.
All mass shootings are tragedies. One October was one mass murder that was real close to home. It was committed by a man whose name should never be mentioned.
Years ago, John McLaughlin – a Catholic priest who was an aide to President Richard Nixon and then became famous as the host of public broadcasting’s McLaughlin Group – produced one show on which one of the topics was an extended discussion of how big toilet tanks should be.
New retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment options are high on the list of desired services for many Pahrump residents.