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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?

EDITORIAL: For District Court, Departments 4 and 5

Summer isn’t quite over, but make no mistake, it’s election season. Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election starts one month from today. Beginning today, the Review-Journal’s editorial board will offer recommendations in almost every race on the ballot, starting with endorsements in District Court and Family Court races — 28 seats for which all registered Clark County voters can cast a ballot.

EDITORIAL: State’s school rating system needs toughening

Coming to terms with the poor performance of Nevada’s school system has been an education for policymakers, elected officials, business leaders and taxpayers alike. Although the state’s ultimate measures of success — high school graduation rates and the value of high school diplomas — rate among the nation’s worst overall, Nevada has many excellent schools with excellent teachers, leaders and education models.