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F Street closure smacks of discrimination

To the editor:

I find it ironic that the closure of F Street is occurring amid redevelopment when no redevelopment monies have been made available to West Las Vegas, the area that could use redevelopment the most. Who accounts for the use of this money?

Although I no longer live in West Las Vegas, much of my family still does and the church I attend is located there. I’m concerned about the effects of the closure.

There are different types of discrimination: overt and covert. Are we the victims of covert discrimination?

Shirley Edmond

LAS VEGAS

Staying informed

To the editor:

I feel for the residents around F Street. I would not want a wall in my neighborhood. However, projects such as the widening and reconstruction of Interstate 15 do not get built in a vacuum. It seems that the residents failed to stay informed about the changes coming to their neighborhood.

When road contraction and other projects are planned, governmental agencies mail notices to local residents and hold hearings and meetings. The $20 million price tag to change the course of this project — the demand of these residents — is too steep.

All citizens need to take this as a lesson to tune in and pay attention to your neighbor, your community, your state and your local projects.

Donna West

LAS VEGAS

Who will pay?

To the editor:

I seem to remember eight years of whining from the Democrats every time President Bush proposed a tax cut. Funny, now that the first item of business from his majesty, President-elect Barack Obama, is a trillion-dollar “stimulus” package that contains — gasp! — more than $300 billion in tax cuts, I haven’t heard a peep from a single Democrat about “paying” for this tax cut.

The silence is deafening. But the amusement is priceless.

Jeff Leonard

LAS VEGAS

Immigration pause

To the editor:

Some in Congress are saying we should bring in even more foreign workers during these disastrous economic times. American workers in a rapidly shrinking job market should not have to compete with 138,000 additional foreign workers arriving each month.

Deborah Trujillo

LAS VEGAS

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