New R-J website gets mixed reviews

To the editor:

Praise to the Review-Journal on its new website design. Keeping ahead of the competition, the Review-Journal has rebuilt from top to bottom. The new design is clear-cut and user-friendly. Further, it makes navigating Southern Nevada’s premier online news site much easier.

The site includes a new navigation bar that allows readers to easily find topics of interest. There are also tools for quick sharing of stories via social media.

This shows true concern for keeping us Review-Journal readers up-to-date on what’s happening.



It wasn’t broke

To the editor:

I noticed the Review-Journal has changed its website. I searched for the “Opinion” section, but had difficulty. I went to the “Classifieds.” No good. “Home”? No. “Entertainment” seems obvious, but wrong. Then by chance I came upon “News,” clicked on it and saw “Opinion.”

I tried numerous times to go to “Opinion,” only to have it disappear before I could click on it. Undaunted, I was finally successful in getting to the Opinion page, I think, but where were the editorials? I saw “Letters to the editor,” but did it include all of the letters? I suppose I’ll never know.

Over 70 years, I have come to realize that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The previous system was quite simple to work with, and I had little difficulty locating the sections I wanted. If this is an improvement, why is it so much more difficult to use?

To get the daily newspaper, I must travel 40 miles to Lathrop Wells or 70 miles to Beatty. The news is interesting, but not that vital. Why are you making it more difficult, when you are losing so much of the market? I remember when the Wednesday edition of the Review-Journal was thicker than the present Sunday edition, and the Sunday classified section was thicker than today’s Sunday paper.




To the editor:

Does raising the speed limit to 85 mph on remote interstates demonstrate the need for political recognition, or just plain stupidity on the part of some of the elected officials? Can it be that they are in cahoots with the oil companies? The faster the vehicle goes, the more fuel it burns and the greater the profits these billionaires pocket.

Why isn’t the insurance industry lobbying against this? Surely their rates are high enough and they don’t wish to raise them. Using other states such as Texas as an example of teen fatalities is a dumb standard. Driving in oil-rich Texas is a lot different from tourist-, drug- and cellphone-rich Nevada.

Every time we talk budget in Nevada, it appears the politicians want to slash the budgets of our first responders, but they don’t consider the additional cost if the speed limit is increased. Nevada doesn’t have a vehicle inspection; how many people with bald tires or faulty steering will be increasing their speeds?

Our police are overextended now to the point they have little control over red-light runners, cellphone users, etc. Do they think the ones who abuse these laws will not further abuse the 85 mph limit?



Treatment of women

To the editor:

As to J.J. Schrader’s Thursday letter, “Selective outrage,” the right of a president to issue a pardon far overrules a two-bit general’s right to overturn a conviction for sexual assault and then give that pilot a promotion. That letter does nothing to add to the general discussion of the military’s poor treatment of women in the military.



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