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Education can’t fix everything

The more education the better, for Nevadans and Nevada’s economy. And unlike a natural disaster or a global financial crisis, education isn’t beyond Nevada’s control. It’s something we can do something about.

Show Pluto some cosmic love

We need a pick-me-up. Amid the vandalizing of Palmyra, the imminent extinction of the northern white rhino, the disarray threatening Europe’s most ambitious attempt ever at peaceful unification — amid plague and pestilence and, by God, in the middle of Shark Week — where can humanity turn for uplift?

EDITORIAL: EPA defeat won’t save Nevadans

Late last month, America witnessed a rare moment of scaling back the constant bureaucratic overreach in Washington, D.C., with a decision that could save many millions of people many millions of dollars. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case here in Nevada.

EDITORIAL: Second Amendment saves family from intruders

For those who continue to question why the Second Amendment holds such a high level of importance, a June 30 incident should have provided a more than adequate answer. The episode once again proved that criminals have no problem obtaining guns, and that the only sure defense is for law-abiding citizens to be armed, as well.

EDITORIAL: Hammon highlights NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League has become an annual must-see affair on the Las Vegas calendar, putting a national spotlight on the city at a slow time of year and just a couple of weeks after the NBA Draft. The tournament-style event is in its 12th year at the Thomas &Mack Center and the adjacent Cox Pavilion, and its growth has been tremendous, going from six teams in 2004 to 24 teams this year.

FreedomFest: Shrink government, grow opportunity

Las Vegas certainly knows conferences and conventions, hosting more than 22,000 of them in the past year alone. This week, from Wednesday through Saturday, the City of Lights is hosting a different kind of gathering, a political summit where some of the best minds in free market principles will further ideas geared toward advancing liberty. As the promotional materials proudly state, “The World’s Largest Gathering of Free Minds” is “an intellectual feast in the entertainment capital of the world.”

EDITORIAL: Snuff campus speech codes

Summer is generally a pretty quiet time on college campuses, but the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is certainly trying to keep the heat on public universities that stifle the First Amendment. Last July, FIRE launched its Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project, which has been a certifiable success so far.

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.