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LETTER: No such thing as ‘nonfunctional’ grass

The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s assault on turf grass is a misguided attempt to take from current residents in order to accommodate growth (Saturday Review-Journal). Grass controls ambient temperature and reduces the damaging health and household dirt impacts of dust and pollen in our windy valley. It is also aesthetically pleasing. There is no such thing as “nonfuctional” grass.

We have a cyclical water shortage problem that could be addressed by bold and creative engineering solutions. Further eroding the quality of life in Nevada through Assembly Bill 356 is not the answer. The Earth is a closed system, and the water we have now is the same dinosaurs drank. Our problem is not one of supply. It is a lack of will to fix the distribution system.

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.