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EDITORIAL: Sandoval’s chance to reform Nevada

Nevada voters sent a pair of messages in Tuesday’s midterm elections. They trust Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to deliver on his promise to improve the state’s underperforming education system. They did not trust the promises of Question 3 supporters to do the same.

EDITORIAL: Don’t bet your job on Question 3

It’s Election Day. If you haven’t voted, today you have an opportunity to prevent great harm to Nevada, its economy and its ability to attract new industry. And for thousands of Nevadans, the stakes are even higher. You might be among the many voting to save your job.

EDITORIAL: Politicized Ebola response a disservice to public health

While there may be no need for the American people to panic — yet — about the unfolding Ebola crisis, the public’s increasing worry is not based on misguided fear. No, the American people are alarmed because Washington in general and the Obama administration in particular have a long track record of incompetence (and worse) in dealing with a multitude of issues, and their response to the Ebola crisis is no exception.

EDITORIAL: Reid’s land grab

Is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looking out for Nevada, or just himself? It’s a question worth asking after the Democrat introduced legislation to block more than 805,000 acres of federal land in Nevada from future development.

EDITORIAL: Implied consent

Drunken drivers and other dangerous criminals deserve to be locked up. But they also deserve every protection afforded under the Constitution. Arrests and prosecutions must not come at the expense of rights, and the Nevada Supreme Court last week made sure that’s the case for Silver State residents.

EDITORIAL: Federal court secrecy goes too far

The federal government stomps all over Americans’ rights on a regular basis. But when the government uses the courts — the system that is supposed to provide the final check on government overreach — to trample our liberties, it’s beyond outrageous. It’s a constitutional crisis.

EDITORIAL: District schools taxpayers, trustees with shaky settlement

The Clark County School District was starting to regain the community’s confidence. It was showing signs that it could be trusted to wisely spend significantly more tax money on public education. Slowly but surely, business leaders who had long doubted the bureaucracy’s effectiveness were joining forces to build support for a better, more accountable K-12 system.