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Sex ed should be kept focused

In the 19th century, a movement called “uniform state laws” became enormously influential. It involved getting states to write similar laws so that crossing a state border was not such a legally difficult process. Unfortunately, it has led to a one-size-fits-all philosophy and a belief that what works in Roanoke, Va., will work in Reno.

Crises are seized or surrendered

While covering the ongoing news over the busing of mental patients out of Nevada by a state hospital, I called former Nevada Gov. Richard Bryan to interview him on the impact these kinds of disputes have on the state’s ability to attract news businesses. Bryan created the economic development system that existed for three decades until Gov. Brian Sandoval dismantled it two years ago.

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Read carefully: I never wrote I’m against guns

In the past few months I have written two columns that touch on gun rights. The first was Dec. 20 in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. The other was last week when I questioned having a gun show attached to the Spring Jamboree.

Beware of charity scams in tragedy’s wake

I was sitting in the waiting room for jury duty (I wasn’t selected) April 15 when news of the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon started coming in over my iPhone via the social media site Twitter.

Recovery for the rich

Last weekend I visited a Reno used bookstore that I often frequent. The owner told me that this is like no recession he has experienced. In previous recessions, he said, people have avoided buying new books so he benefited. Sales rose in hard times. Not this time.

Selling enthusiasm to a nearly empty room

On Feb. 21 in this space I opined that the fact that only City Council incumbents Duncan McCoy and Cam Walker were re-elected unchallenged was somewhere between community contentment and apathy.

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