Check Out Our Sports Photo Galleries Contact Us
Opinion
My own, personal Christmas story
My Christmas shopping is usually one stop. If I can’t find a gift at Meadowood Mall, I just give a gift certificate or cash. The mall was packed with teenagers checking out each other and Christmas shoppers checking out gifts for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve. And, as I do every Christmas season, I sat in front of See’s Candy and argued with myself over how much of my favorite candy I should buy and how much would make it home uneaten. Dur...
full story
Consume or die
By the end of this holiday week we will know just how frightened we are of the impending fiscal failure, as measured by the gross sales of trinkets and gifts, toys and baubles, bangles and electric shavers.
full story
Three great Christmas stories
Students at the University of Nevada, Reno, have often found me forbidding and intimidating.
full story
Christianity: threat to liberty or source of it?
Christmas, a religious observance celebrated for more than 1,600 years, remains under attack.
full story
Biggest Little Christmas Shopper
Christmas shopping in Reno is a little disappointing.
full story
Stalking the perfect storm
It’s early March 2009. Snow is piling up outside and you feel both smug that you don’t have to venture out and sorry for poor louts who must. You also worry about friends and relatives.
full story
‘Tis the season to enjoy the little things
‘Tis the season of “Peace on earth, good will towards men” but unfortunately, the sabers continue to rattle. Some would say to pull our troops all home and let the other idiots battle on but that will never happen. It’s interesting that many of the people who hate the United States have never even been to our country. But then again, people in our country who hate others have never been in those other areas themselves, either. For our troops t...
full story
The legacy of political corruption: Illinois
The state of Illinois seems to be the seat of political corruption. Evidently, it starts at the top and, like Reaganomics, it trickles down to the streets of Chicago. The recent arrest of Illinois top state Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal charges of corruption is just one of many federal investigations and indictments of Illinois politicians, judges and public employees. Orville Hodge, a one-time Illinois state auditor, was accused ...
full story
Who will save Nevada if Gibbons won't?
Finally there is talk at the Legislature about raising revenue to cover the budget deficit. Our governor, with his tunnel vision, has threatened to veto any new taxes but there are enough votes to override his veto. So will someone in the legislature please step up to the plate and start making some proposals? There seems to be paranoia among politicians that anyone who proposes a tax increase is doomed to be voted out of office. With the curr...
full story
Senate disgraces itself — again
The U.S. Senate is clubby, an exclusive inner group that salutes its own senators even if despicable.
full story
Shut up and work
Some small minds have a psychotic need to look down on selected others, a few convenient doormats to make them feel important.
full story
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Think positively. Just imagine all the trees that will be saved.
full story
Faith in God: roots of our liberty
What are the answers to our woes?
full story
Councilman Salerno: 'It's a witch hunt'
Last week during their workshop, some Sparks City Council members demonstrated their ambition, political power and alignment with each other.
full story
School dropout problem is not new
Along with all the other problems in our society, the Reno area now has a group of people who are concerned with the dropout rates of our high school students.
full story
One nation, no specific god
Over the past several decades many conservative Republicans of the Christian right have chastised the government for not mentioning God at every opportunity.
full story
Chainsaw massacre in Carson City
“No matter how cynical you become, it’s hard to keep up.” – Lily Tomlin
full story
Shop ‘til you chop
Christmas is the time of year when we hit the stores, flash our credit cards like samurai swords ...
full story
Rural Nevada: scenic and economically strong
Sitting here in Eureka on a beautiful sunny Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 morning, it’s nice to be in a town excited about its economic future.
full story
Featured Businesses