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Feds ride roughshod in the West

As Nevada has shifted from rural to urban living in the last 50 years, many of us read with detachment about the plight of the ranching industry as it struggles to stay in business dealing with the increasingly capricious federal agencies who rule public land.

Caught flat-footed again

As Iraq takes the fast train toward an Islamic 13th century form of government and life, President Obama’s administration is telling Congress that it didn’t see it coming.

An invite to Miss Ne-vah-duh

It is more than a little embarrassing to find out that Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, who was recently crowned Miss USA, never really lived in Nevada long (if at all) and on a recent radio show couldn’t identify the state capital, Carson City.

Paging Dr. Buzzkill

The Nevada Board of Medial Examiners just issued this warning to doctors in Nevada. Translation: Prescribe medical marijuana at your own legal peril.

What could go wrong?

If you are one of the last Americans shocked by the news of another bonehead move by President Barack Obama — the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in return for a U.S. soldier who probably deserted his post — then you’ll find this headline astounding, too:

Last Navajo code talker dies

When I heard the news that Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo code talkers, had died, I happened to be driving through the reservation listening to KTNN radio out of Window Rock, Ariz.

Mickelson! Icahn! Walters!

When the Wall Street Journal broke the story that the FBI and the Security And Exchange Commission were investigating pro golfer Phil Mickelson, corporate raider Carl Icahn and risk-taker extraordinaire Billy Walters for insider trading, you should have heard the buzz in the bar at the renowned Las Vegas Country Club.