Volume 6, Number 12
rural counties are teetering on the brink, find D.J.Alden and Steven
Miller. Federal mismanagement and the environmental left have the state's
ranching community hurting. All this as a new study reveals that urban and rural Nevadan's
share remarkably similar views on public land management. [the article]
Soft Money and Cozy Relations
Pat Hickey examines how two
Silver State media moguls are crossing the line between the press and the politicians. [the article]
We Don't Need
No Stinkin' Dump!
A new technology can make
the Yucca Mountain repository useless--but is anyone in Nevada's congressional delegation
listening? John McClaughry sends some Green Mountain State wisdom
westward. [the article]
Nevada's public employees
opt out of the biggest investment scam in history, finds D. Dowd Muska.
But their pension program holds both promise and peril for performing Social Security
itself. [the article]
Judy Cresanta offers some pre-inauguration advice for
Nevada's new chief executive. The threats to Nevada's economy aren't just from the ouside,
she tells soon-to-be Governor Kenny.
Ralph Heller notes that some Nevadans can't get enough of
public employment -- plenty of legislators get full-time paychecks from the Silver State's
Judy Cresanta reveals how the West might benefit from a
Western Regional Primary and rival California in electoral importance.
Nevada Journal's newest investigative reporter finds some
disturbing goings-on at the Washoe County Jail.
The feds now are no longer interested in preserving our privacy -- they're
more interested in violating it. Lisa S. Dean sounds a call-to-arms.
An angry simian weighs in regarding animal rights, a look at Canada's bad
attitude toward freedom, a Frankie Sue critic and a few more
justifications for meaningful education reform.
Raffling Off the Law Might Pull Us Through Hard
Commissioners have been taking steps over the past years to deal with declining revenues,
and Elko City Councilmen now are seeing their revenue figures head south. Gold prices
aren't what they used to be. Nevada legislators, scheduled to begin the next legislative
session--with both sales and gambling tax revenues below expectations, all they can say is
"no" .... [more]
It would be
interesting to know how Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- or even Franklin Roosevelt -- might
have reacted to today's hypersensitivity to public prayer and things like singing
Christmas carols in schools. Jefferson, after all, had ordered copies of the New Testament
to be distributed at government expense to Indian tribes at the time of the Louisiana
Purchase "so that they learn the moral code crucial to the prospects of
At the turn of the century Nevada's neighbor to the north was the site of some
bloody atrocities by unionist miners. David Kendrick
reviews Big Trouble, by J.Anthony Lukas. [the review]
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