I grew up with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the architect of the Colorado River’s network of dams and reservoirs that now plumbs societies of 35 million people across the Southwest. My birthplace was the town that built Hoover Dam, Reclamation’s icon and longtime model for water engineers worldwide. Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, was my backyard, water skiing a cherished pastime. Reclamation’s handiwork was something to behold, but when I visit there now, I’m not so sure.
To the editor:
To the editor:
This newspaper has long advocated a single, simple bill to greatly expand personal and economic freedom in Nevada: For every bill passed by lawmakers and signed into law by the governor, two laws must be repealed.
Nevada gaming regulators have remarkable oversight powers that allow them to strip the licenses of casino operators who bring “discredit upon the state” or fail to protect Nevadans’ “morals.” These tools were essential in ridding Nevada’s casinos of organized crime and paving the way for corporate ownership and investment along the Strip.
So, you think you know the crazy world of Nevada politics and business? You think you can separate reality from the bizarre conspiracy theories that multiply like quagga mussels? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz:
To fully understand the threat of the Nanny State to our rights as individuals and parents, you have to hear out its champions.