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OPINION: Nevada needs more housing, not irrelevant finger-pointing

In Nevada, and many other states across the country, the primary challenge facing the housing market is simple: supply. The supply of housing in the U.S. has not kept pace with demand — for years.

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OPINION: College, what is it good for?

Declining public support for higher education has forced universities to raise student tuition fees, seek out private donations and grants and borrow money from financial institutions to make up the shortfall in funding. 

OPINION: Somehow these candidates returned

When you receive your sample ballot, you might be forgiven for thinking you were accidentally delivered one from several years ago. Voters rejected these candidates at least once before, but now have to do it again.

OPINION: We can’t be complacent on health care

As we celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, we must resist the temptation to declare “mission accomplished.” There is still much work to do to ensure that all Nevadans have access to affordable health care. 

OPINION: Is cannabis legalization worth It? Absolutely

A policy of legalization, regulation and education is preferable to a policy of criminalization, stigmatization and incarceration. Legalization didn’t create nor normalize the marijuana market in Nevada. It was already here.

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