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EDITORIAL: For secretary of state

Term limits have shaped the race for secretary of state. Republican state Sen. Barbara Cegavske, an 18-year veteran of the Legislature, faces state Treasurer Kate Marshall, a Democrat. They can’t seek re-election to their current posts, so they’re running for the job being vacated by Democrat Ross Miller, also because of term limits.

EDITORIAL: For lieutenant governor

When voting for lieutenant governor, only one question matters: Who is most qualified to become governor? The lieutenant governor is much like the vice president: a heartbeat away from becoming chief executive, but with little power to change policy.

EDITORIAL: School construction

The Clark County School District has an enrollment growth crisis, and the only fix is added classroom capacity. But with precious little bond money left for capital projects, the School Board is prepared to spend up to $34 million tearing down and rebuilding an existing school instead of constructing new schools.

EDITORIAL: Marriage equality

In one of the most cruel and confounding judicial interventions in recent memory, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday blocked, then cleared, then again blocked Tuesday’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed same-sex marriage in Nevada. Justice Kennedy’s orders came just two days after the Supreme Court let stand rulings that authorized same-sex marriage in other states across the country.

EDITORIAL: Endorsements for U.S. House of Representatives

Behold the brave Nevada men and women running for Congress, a body that’s as popular as the stomach flu. Americans are quite unhappy with federal lawmakers and the federal government in general. Accountability starts with elections. With that in mind, the Review-Journal offers the following endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives:

EDITORIAL: For Clark County sheriff

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie surprised the valley’s political establishment last year when he announced he would not seek a third term as chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo faces former Capt. Larry Burns in this fall’s election to replace Sheriff Gillespie.

EDITORIAL: For Clark County assessor, clerk and treasurer

The case can be made that various Clark County elected offices should be nonpartisan campaigns. The case can be made that these executive-level positions should not be elected at all. But absent legislative intervention, valley voters will continue to decide partisan races for assessor, clerk, district attorney, public administrator, recorder and treasurer.

EDITORIAL: No to soccer stadium

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stopped talking long enough to actually hear her constituents. But she didn’t listen closely enough. City residents don’t want to use public money to help fund construction of the downtown soccer stadium Mayor Goodman desperately wants built. She wants the stadium so badly that she berated concerned taxpayers in a long-winded rant at a Sept. 18 town hall meeting at Rogich Middle School in Summerlin. The gist of her monologue: How dare you question what I want for my city?