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Past articles by Las:

Dying of vaccine frustration

I am 77 years old and the coronavirus will not kill me. → Read More

Flood advisory issued as storms slam valley

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory until 5 p.m. as thunderstorms pounded the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon. A warning was also issued for McCarran International Airport until ... → Read More

Ex-employee arrested after threat shuts down Catholic school

Authorities in Las Vegas have arrested a man linked to a case involving voicemail threats directed at a Catholic parish school ... → Read More

Caesars Entertainment talks with billionaire investor Icahn

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 | 11:45 a.m. - Caesars said it is evaluating Icahn's ideas and will keep listening to the activist investor. The company's comments came a day after Icahn said in ... → Read More

Celtic festival in Vegas is a showcase of athletics and culture

Among the tens of thousands of attendees of this weekend’s Las Vegas Highland Games to enjoy a Celtic festival outdoors, about 85 athletes in kilts competed in a series of throwing games with weights, logs, rocks, hay bales and Scottish hammers ... → Read More

Garner showed no respect in incident

It is truly unfortunate that Eric Garner died during the videotaped incident in which New York police officers were attempting to arrest him. I am sure everyone wishes that all participants had acted differently so that his life wouldn’t have been lost. → Read More

Consider other points of view

We all have a tendency to read about and listen to political opinions that agree with our own. It would be a very healthy thing if everyone read just one book that explains the political opinion opposite theirs. → Read More

Don’t expect much from the House

Well, we have one more session with the “do-nothing” House. The next two years with complete control by the Tea Party types should be interesting. → Read More

Use American-made material

I think it is about time the city, county and state governments pass laws prohibiting the use of equipment and/or supplies not manufactured in America for construction of any project in which … → Read More

Democrats have billionaires, too

I find it amusing when Democratic voters scream about how the Koch brothers and the Republican Party spend so much on campaigns. In a letter to the Sun (“Angst over lack of work by Congress,” Nov. 3) a writer said Democrats “must scrape the bottom of the barrel to come ... → Read More

Congress needs to work for children

Sept. 30 came and went with little notice. For many, it’s just another day on the calendar. For me and other child-hunger advocates around the country, it’s an important marker. → Read More

Our leaders don’t value education

It’s football season, and there were some “Hail Mary” political ads. The political ad I received from my first-term assemblyman (I won’t mention his name; I’m not voting for him anyway) expounded on how he and his party will make our lives better — how they will fund education, reduce ... → Read More

We should opt out of Common Core

I agree with Brian Greenspun’s Sunday column in which he makes the case that there is an immediate need for improvement in our schools, but a margin tax on business is not … → Read More

Ideology of the Dark Ages

I am responding to the Oct. 11 column “Incomplete caricature of Islam” by Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times. → Read More

Who will Cegavske represent?

I viewed with interest the article on the secretary of state race in the Oct. 12 issue of the Sun. One important overlooked fact is that candidate Barbara Cegavske serves on the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and is state chair for that organization. → Read More

No reasonable alternative offered

Millions of dollars are being spent to influence Nevada voters on the education initiative. Intelligent people can disagree on issues like taxes and education spending, but some things are facts. → Read More

Fuzzy math with soccer stadium

In response to a recent article about soccer stadium funding, Oscar and Carolyn Goodman, the Cordish Co. and the Findlay family just don’t seem to get it. We taxpayers flat don’t want the deal, period. → Read More

Stay out of the way, government

Bruce Karley said in a recent column he believes U.S. House Speaker John Boehner presides over a bunch of do-nothing Republicans who get “big bucks” for doing “zero work.” They believe the jobless don’t want to … → Read More

What does GOP have to offer?

As reported by Forbes, Fortune and Fox Business News, the economy is better when Democrats are in the White House. Yet, pundits and politicians on the right say … → Read More

It’s a tough time to be president

Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief and said “good riddance” when George W. Bush flew out of Washington, D.C., for the last time as president. → Read More