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EDITORIAL: Henderson shouldn’t hike recreation fees

Last month, a couple of dozen Henderson residents showed up at a City Council meeting to speak out against a proposal to dramatically raise recreation fees. And in a laudable moment of serving the public interest, the City Council listened, tabling the measure and voting unanimously to instead consider a revised proposal. But make no mistake, the city wants to raise those fees one way or another, and a vote to do so could happen at tonight’s meeting.

EDITORIAL: Congress should kill ethanol mandate

The country’s decade-old Renewable Fuel Standard requires increasing levels of plant-based ethanol and biodiesel to be added to traditional fossil fuels. It was supposed to be good for the economy and great for the environment. It has been neither — and it could get even worse.

Reid needs to stand against EPA’s water overreach

Nevada’s senior senator is putting the finishing touches on a long career in public service. Presumably, he will then come home to teach and to comment on public affairs from his unique perspective as a major participant in the governance of our great nation.

Watch: ‘Iran will get the bomb’

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Barack Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

Paul’s missed chance

Politics attracts more than its share of crackpots, and we shouldn’t blame candidates for the excesses of their deranged fans, but a teachable moment went sadly unrealized last week when Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky visited Mesquite.

EDITORIAL: BLM’s Burning Man requests outrageous

Strip VIP hosts are breathing sighs of relief from Wynn Las Vegas to Mandalay Bay. They might have their hands full satisfying all kinds of requests from their guests this holiday weekend, but they know they could be stuck with far more outrageous demands. They could be dealing with the BLM.

These bad deeds don’t go unpunished

In pleading for leniency from a judge, Priscilla Rocha reminded the court what drove her to steal more than a quarter-million dollars from the Clark County School District in the first place: a staggering sense of entitlement.