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LETTER: Is infrastructure spending really infrastructure spending?

The politicians seem to be playing fast and loose with the definition of “infrastructure” in order to pass wish-list spending. Here is the litmus test: If it requires a civil engineer, it is infrastructure. If it does not, it isn’t. Period.

Infrastructure spending should provide money for roads, bridges, highways and flood-control structures. It is one of the last issues that is apolitical. Don’t hijack necessary legislation by hammering a square peg through a round hole because you scribbled “infrastructure” on the peg.

LETTER: Asian hate crimes, Congress and higher education

Victor Joecks’ April 28 column claimed that opposition by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen to a Republican amendment to the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill was tantamount to supporting discrimination in higher education.

LETTER: Nevada counties get more control in pandemic

Your April 27 editorial rightly suggests that Gov. Steve Sisolak pass more control of COVID restrictions to Clark County, as has since been done. This, however, does not mean the pandemic is over.