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TIM BURKE: What does ‘defunding the police’ really mean?

Just a few months ago, the citizens of the United States were enjoying record employment rates, low interest rates, a booming stock market and increased prosperity. President Donald Trump was receiving his highest public approval ratings after the Democrats’ ill-fated impeachment of the president.

Riots not a Federal Issue

Amidall the fuss and fury of the riots and looting (the protests seemed to get lost in those) what I did not hear was a solution. I am absolutely sure that more federal programs and special committees will not bring forth a real solution because we’ve been trying that for 50-plus years.

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TIM BURKE: Supreme Court: it’s OK to lie in political campaign

The mail-in ballot process for this year’s primary has changed how campaigns for office are conducted in this election. The campaigning season is shorter, and there is less advertising by candidates as a consequence.

STEVE SEBELIUS: No fraud, lawbreaking in mail election

Despite tweeted claims by President Donald Trump, Nevada’s mail-in election is completely legal and claims of fraud are speculative and unsupported by evidence.

TIM BURKE: High school using novel approach for graduation

The stay-at-home order has robbed our young adults who graduate high school this year of significant milestones that mark their passage into adulthood.