Another call for licensing of Yucca Mountain has been made. An editorial in the Albuquerque Journal points out the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste repository — New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad — is filling up quickly while Yucca Mountain still remains in mothballs. The newspaper’s editorial board posits that WIPP can be expanded and such expansion is welcomed by the community for economic development — so long as it[…]
Though the Nevada Constitution clearly states that any person serving in one branch of government may not perform “any function” of another branch, the Legislature’s lawyers, the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB), in 2002 penned a non-binding opinion that stated a person may serve in the Legislature if they do not exercise “any sovereign functions” in another branch. The definition of the adjective sovereign is: “possessing supreme or ultimate power,” thus the LCB adulteration of the[…]
Responding to Las Vegas Tribune allegations that perhaps some city officials or just city employees were protecting a Mexican that was building a shack in his backyard, the city explained that “shacks” do not need permits. However this ‘shack” is even higher than a regular house on the block. It has a porch and lights, which begs the question of who did the electrical installation, giving the other residents on the block the assurance[…]
Part Ten in a Series We all have heard the saying, “It all depends on who you know,” while others believe it would be more accurate to say, “It all depends on who knows you,” while we say it is who wants to know you and is not afraid to admit knowing you. The Nevada State Bar suspends attorneys almost on a daily bases; some attorneys have been suspended, sent to prison and are already[…]
When Bureau of Land Management agents and their hired cowboys showed up at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014 to confiscate his cattle — for which he had refused to pay grazing fees for decades — hundreds of people showed up to exercise their First Amendment right to protest. Some also exercised their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Judge Gordon said the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could grant right-of-way for a 300-mile network of pipelines across public land, but first it has to address plans to mitigate the potential loss of wildlife habitat due to a draw down of the water table….
The Las Vegas Review-Journal needs to make better use of its reporters; instead of attacking Oscar Goodman for keeping the Las Vegas casinos busy making money to be used within the community, the supposedly “largest newspaper” needs to keep a better eye on our government that is out of control, dig into why the Nevada System of Higher Education is spending half a million on one man who never stays put more than a few years in any job he ever had.