Last week, the Nevada Senate’s Transportation and Homeland Security Committee voted 5-2 to approve Senate Bill 61, which would allow “limited” use of robot traffic cameras to write tickets to Nevada red-light runners “on a pilot basis.” That vote for
“On Sunday Feb. 18 I among 200 others camped out in front of the legislature in Carson City in order to support Bill 126 (which) proposes that 20 million dollars of the budget be set aside for homeless serv
In his syndicated newspaper column this week, John Stossel of ABC News looks into the claims of the nanny-staters that their endless attempts to regulate every aspect of our personal lives and freedoms do, at least, save lives.
As promised in his State of the State address, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons last week unveiled his plan for local school “empowerment,” predicting it would take Nevada “off the top of every bad list and put it at the top of every good list.”
If a union offers to serve as bargaining agent for the workers at a given workplace -- in exchange for considerable dues -- but it turns out that in a secret-ballot election the majority of those workers would oppose unionization, then the law should
Last month, here in Las Vegas, the Clark County School District ballyhooed a “longitudinal” study which (officials there argue) demonstrated the effectiveness of government-run all-day kindergarten in improving academic performance.
Four months ago, Nevada voters approved by a 54-46 margin Question 5, which prohibits tobacco smoking in nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and bars that serve food. (Though brothels and casino floors are exempted -- the lat
Quite a bit of e-mail on last week’s brief debunking of the current “global warming” hysteria, being promoted by the same folks who 30 years ago were predicting -- on the cover of Newsweek, and elsewhere -- that the next Ice Age is right around the c
Responding to the shortage of qualified math and science teachers in Nevada’s public schools, state Sen. Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas, now offers Senate Bill 52, which would hand extra tax dollars to Millennium Scholarship recipients who agree to te
A 2003 poll of 530 climatologists in 27 countries showed 34.7 percent of interviewees endorsed the notion that a substantial part of the current global warming trend -- which might see temperatures rise by a degree or two, on average, by century’s en
The story is told -- documentation seems scant -- that at the advent of the automobile, certain jurisdictions enacted ordinances requiring a man to walk in front of each vehicle waving a red flag, the better to avoid frightening the horses.
Even though she admits the “problem” has not arisen in Nevada in recent memory, ever energetic state Sen. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, now offers Senate Bill 82, which seeks to ban “price gouging” by classifying as an illegal “deceptive trade practice” t
Sure enough, just as I predicted last week, a preliminary assessment of Clark County second-grade students released by the county school district a few days back, supposedly designed to weigh the impacts of all-day versus half-day kindergarten, weigh
Today, Venezuela has a Communist dictator. When Hugo Chavez doesn’t like the way things are going with his country’s oil, telecommunications and electric power industries -- or if he merely craves their wealth -- he simply seizes them, calling it “na
Three months ago, Nevada held an election. The Democratic candidate, state Sen. Dina Titus, wanted to grab millions more in tax moneys (you thought it would all be free?) and use it to impose mandatory all-day compulsion schooling for 5-year-olds. Sh
Members of the Democratic Party have selected their latest cause of umbrage; they now line up to fume that President Bush purposely insulted them in his State of the Union address last week by referring to the Democratic Party as “the Democrat party.
Incoming Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons did a competent job presenting his general fund budget for the next two fiscal years in his “State of the State” address in Carson City Monday evening -- though those waiting for an inspiring orator to move beyond the
An attentive reader points out I never filed my annual “Christmas books” column. (Nutshell version: Give the antique lover in your life a Lovejoy mystery -- start with “The Judas Pair” or “The Tartan Sell.” Buy other book lovers a gift certificate to
Since the current farm bill, written in 2002, expires at the end of this year, a Democratic Congress now contemplates writing a new one -- while grudgingly entertaining sufficient Republican input to make sure President Bush will sign the thing.
Concerned about illegal aliens coming here and getting just as good a deal from our government “entitlement” programs as U.S. citizens? Have your friends and acquaintances, perhaps, gone so far as to suggest you may be a little “paranoid” on this sco
The Nevada Supreme Court has issued a scathing condemnation of Las Vegas defense attorney Phillip Emerson, addressing four civil cases from 2004 in which Mr. Emerson, defending insurance companies, made arguments such as:
“This is a case where th
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