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Protect Gold Butte, before visitors overrun it

When U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials arrived at the dedication site of the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway in June 1989, they were met by a line of peaceful protesters from the Moapa Band of Paiutes. The Paiutes were deeply concerned about the road. An official byway meant increased access, more motorized vehicles and the potential for disrespect and destruction of sites that are part of the Moapa Paiutes' cultural heritage.

LETTERS: Education Savings Accounts won't help poor families

Reading state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer's statement about the Education Savings Accounts lawsuit left me amazed ("ACLU sues to block education accounts," Friday Review-Journal). Nevada's assistant Senate majority leader said "the ACLU wants to go back to a system of hard zoning, forcing poor and minority students into chronically failing schools and furthering cycles of generational poverty."

EDITORIAL: Federal Election Commission should stick to its narrow mission

The Federal Election Commission, founded by Congress in 1975, is an independent regulatory agency entrusted with a very narrow mission: to enforce campaign finance laws. No more than three of the six commissioners can be members of the same party, and at least four votes — a bipartisan majority — are required for any official commission action.