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Media

Gas price reality checkJournalism—with a few exceptions—has not been doing its job on the gas price story. The simple truth is that the price of gas now, in real dollars, is remarkably low. Nearly all […]

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Mining

Out-sourcing Nevada’s resourcesIt has long been known that most Nevada mining is done by foreign corporations, particularly those based in Canada. An environmental group has Web-posted a comprehensive list of the state’s mining claims and […]

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Politics

Sam Clemens Nevada’s favorite sonWhile Nevada’s Mark Twain impersonator McAvoy Lane may have withdrawn from the presidential race (RN&R, 15 Minutes, April 15), that does not mark the end of Twain’s presidential hopes this year. […]

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Falling stars

Folks who pay to have a star named receive an ornate certificate and kit like this one. They’re selling star names in Reno again. The International Star Registry (ISR) has radio spots running in Reno, […]

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Pulling grass roots

Photo By Lynn Chapman Reno police officers handcuff Janine Hansen and Zachary Triggs for committing the crime of trespassing. The latest in a long line of disputes over the use of public property for signature-gathering […]

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Bryan comes alive

Vice President Richard Cheney is a “frightening presence in the White House.” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is a “right-wing neoconservative hawk.” These are not the observations of Ted Kennedy or Ralph Nader. It’s former Nevada […]

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Other views

How Nevada’s playing in the pressSome of the best reporting about Nevada appears in newspapers elsewhere (also some of the worst). With the Internet, those stories are not as inaccessible as they once were, and […]

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Obituary

Fallout prophet deadA Montana scientist who was labeled as unpatriotic for his warnings of the dangers of fallout from Nevada atomic tests has died at age 88. Bert Pfeiffer, a biologist and a zoology professor […]

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Judge McGee admits shame

Family Court Judge Charles McGee, arrested Dec. 9 for drunken driving and failure to maintain a driving lane, said last week the arrest was his most shameful moment. Speaking Thursday morning before a group of […]