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August 21, 2018

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Photo: Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske attends
Nevada joins first federal-local elections security exercise
Nevada is one of 20 states that explored election security scenarios in a first-ever virtual exercise with federal officials. The tabletop simulation brought together ...
Progress being rolled back
The Trump administration has to stop thinking short-term. The rollback of fuel standards is just the latest in a series of short-sighted moves. We are destroying the country we claim to love by allowing companies to dump their pollution into our rivers and streams, by attempting to subvert the Environmental Protection Agency, and by negating laws and regulations that are designed to keep our air clean and our people healthy.
China is causing this trade war
China’s trade war against the world started the day it began to manipulate its currency to gain a trade advantage.
Modern Nazis are among us
Regarding theAug. 9 letter “Stop with the Nazi comparison,” in which the writer argues that no one in U.S. government is a Nazi and that saying so minimizes the Holocaust and the millions who died fighting to defend the free world: I beg to differ. President Donald Trump is a neo-Nazi sympathizer and if anyone is minimizing the Holocaust, it is Trump.
Photo: Dr. Michael Holick, the doctor most responsible fo
Meet the man who profited by selling America on Vitamin D
Dr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described as extreme ...
The slouch toward autocracy
In their book, “How Democracies Die,” political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt write: “How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often, the assault on democracy begins slowly. ... The erosion of democracy takes place piecemeal, often in baby steps.”
In November, a green wave is coming
If emotions were water, and you took all the heartbreak felt by the millions who followed the plight of a starving orca whale grieving over her dead calf, you’d have a river the size of the mighty Columbia.
All hail the Queen of Soul
Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at 76, was more than the undisputed “Queen of Soul.” She was one of the most important musicians of our time, a genius who soared above genres and expectations to create music that will live forever.