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EDITORIAL: Lawmakers can’t waste time on Gorman gripes

Assemblyman Harvey Munford’s bill draft request to boot Bishop Gorman High School’s sports teams from state playoffs is a terrible idea. Not only is the proposed legislation bad policy, it’s an overreach indicative of the poor prioritization that has plagued previous Nevada Legislatures.

EDITORIAL: Pay more for less?

If the 2015 Legislature wants to reward nonperformance, then by all means lawmakers should boost the budget of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.

EDITORIAL: More Keystone stonewalling from president

The Keystone XL pipeline appears dead for the duration of Barack Obama’s presidency. After dancing around the topic and delaying any sort of action on the project for years, the president provided a concrete position during his year-end White House news conference on Dec. 19, saying that Keystone XL would provide “not even a nominal benefit” to U.S. consumers.

EDITORIAL: Promoting police

Last weekend, New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car, executed by a lone shooter. The attack certainly resonated here in Las Vegas, where on June 8, Metro officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were ambushed and killed by two shooters as they had lunch at a pizza place.

EDITORIAL: NSHE-plagiarism issue highlights double-standard

If a student is found to have plagiarized an assignment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the school’s extensive academic misconduct policy comes into play. The student is given the initial notification of suspicion of plagiarism, followed by a meeting, which can then lead to a formal hearing, followed by a number of possible sanctions if the student is found guilty.

EDITORIAL: In with outsourcing

Government at all levels consistently finds ways to spend more taxpayer money, often in extraordinarily wasteful fashion. So when our elected officials make a stand to save a few dollars, it should be duly noted.

EDITORIAL: UNLV, UNR must improve speech codes

Colleges and universities are supposed to be marketplaces of ideas, where students from a diverse array of political, economic, ethnic, social and religious backgrounds can heartily debate the merits of what they believe, while learning more about what others believe, and why they believe it. But in the age of the precious flower, where students — and alarmingly, many professors and administrators — believe they have a right to never be offended, the marketplace’s shelves offer fewer and fewer ideas.

EDITORIAL: Caving in on ‘The Interview’

On Nov. 22, a group calling itself Guardians of Peace hacked the computer systems at Sony Pictures. The incident resulted in the leak of sensitive information about the studio and Hollywood figures, as well as many embarrassing celebrity emails, several unreleased films and the script for the next James Bond film.

EDITORIAL: Share some Christmas spirit

’Twas the season of Christmas, and all through the land / Were signs and symbols some folks couldn’t stand. / The freshly cut pine many decorate with glee, / But don’t you dare call it a Christmas tree. …

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