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LETTER: The importance of open government in Nevada

I agree with Friday’s editorial on open government and the people’s right to know how their taxes are being used. I disagree with the premise that stronger sanctions against government agency misconduct will make the government more responsive. The bottom line is we will pay for their misconduct through our taxes. Firing the offenders would be a more meaningful approach, but we know that will never happen.

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.