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Let’s Talk Nevada is an open platform Where Communities Communicate about issues that are important to all who reside there – and those who don’t. We welcome you to participate on this online town square as long as you remain civil. Enjoy and Participate!

Elaine on Ralston Reports
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Jon Ralston is the king of politics in Nevada. If you haven’t seen Ralston Reports before, you are in for a treat. I was honored to be invited on Monday to talk about Cliven Bundy because I live in the … Continue reading

Viewpoint From A Rational Resident
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Our small town of Mesquite, Nevada has been on the national news lately. Not because of its location in the beautiful Virgin Valley, it’s many world class golf courses, our own quality casinos or its proximity to the entertainment mecca … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Tax Fairness
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The rich get richer, and the poor get children. My father told me this adage many years ago, and I’m sure it wasn’t new then. It’s still valid. And in recent years, the poor are getting poorer. This column is … Continue reading

Bundy & Assemblyman Cresent Hardy
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Dear Mr. Hardy, I read in the local paper of your appearance at the Bundy rally and your statements condemning the federal government, state government and local government. You state the Bundy fiasco is about rights and freedoms but your … Continue reading

Becky Harris for Senate District 9
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I’m Becky Harris and I am running for Senate District 9 in Southwest Las Vegas, NV.  I am running for the State Senate because I am concerned about the direction Nevada is heading.  Now is the time to get Nevada … Continue reading

Dark Knights Among Us
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The latest tragedy at Fort Hood is another horrible reminder of the effects of what we ask of our young people who go off to war. Old men send our young and shiny knights off to war in foreign lands, … Continue reading

Rebranding The Same Old
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Rejoice! It will come! The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Las Vegas as one of its finalists for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Despair! It won’t come. Already, two national media pundits have declared the RNC won’t pick Vegas for … Continue reading

SNAKE CASTLE
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You can’t go to any country in Europe or the Middle East without being near some kind of castle. To quote a well-worn cliché, it goes with the territory. Unlike the You Ess and Aye, which never had one until … Continue reading

One Person’s Start in Genealogy
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I didn’t plan on doing genealogy. It just sort of happened, less than four years ago. Two incidents triggered my start. First, in the Spring of 2010, one of my son’s sent me a trace of the Hurd lineage. He … Continue reading