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Some places are better left alone

The proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument is a region that's very special to me. I've hiked, explored, and hunted just about every place it's possible to reach there.

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New year, new me?

As I’m sure is the case for many of you, the end of the year/beginning of a new one tends to make me extra introspective.

Harry Reid and the politics of love

The poetic juxtaposition of Harry Reid’s memorial service just two days following the first anniversary of Jan. 6 was not lost on me. The former a meditation on love, the latter an insurrection motivated by fear. Both represent the fundamental choice we have in our politics. 

Reid’s steady moral compass was also good politics

I don’t think I ever saw Harry M. Reid make a decision without first checking with his moral compass. He was a practical man who made his decisions with his feet on the ground, but he always also followed his conscience.

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Vote to not continue vaccine mandates was a grave mistake

The Nevada State Medical Association (NSMA) was disheartened, and quite frankly, disappointed to see the results of the recent vote that would have continued vaccine mandates for students enrolled in Nevada’s System of Higher Education (NSHE) and state health and correction officers.

Normalcy bias is going to kill this country if we don't snap out of it

When disaster strikes, roughly seven out of 10 people do something very curious. They don’t panic. They don’t spring into action, either. Instead, they do whatever it was they were doing before disaster struck as if it hadn’t struck at all, right up until the very moment when doing so becomes impossible.

Remembering Harry Reid

The sun beamed down onto the solar array just outside Las Vegas as local elected officials and solar company executives awaited Sen. Reid's arrival.

We need action on equity in Nevada education 

In response to the tragic 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting, Gov. Brian Sandoval formed a Statewide School Safety Task Force to create comprehensive solutions for school violence.

It’s no wonder people don’t ‘trust the science’ anymore

Politicians, health experts and pundits pushing for various policies regularly demand that we “trust the science” as we enter the third year of a lingering pandemic… as if science was somehow synonymous with a certain political outlook or policy agenda. 

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