Elaine Wynn defends fight to retain board seat

Elaine Wynn was asked Wednesday why she undertook a costly and nasty proxy fight to regain her seat on the Wynn Resorts Ltd. board of directors. Instead of answering directly, she refocused the question. “Maybe that’s something you should ask the company,” Wynn, 72, said.

5 steps to help your child love to read

Does your child dislike reading? Does he consider it torture? Punishment? A menial task he must perform before enjoying his afternoon? Your neighbor’s nine-year-old is gobbling up novels like they’re nothing more then a page of the Sunday Funnies and your son won’t even read the instruction manual for his newest video game.

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Warm weekend ahead for Vegas; could hit 90

It’s time to dig out your swimming suit and find a nice place to get wet. Temperatures could reach 90 degrees in Las Vegas this weekend, which would be the hottest for 2015 and at least 10 degrees above average, according to the National Weather Service.

Congress might weigh tightening visa investor program

Congress might weigh tightening an investor visa program in the wake of an investigation that found a top Department of Homeland Security official pulled strings to process visas under pressure from powerful political figures including Sen. Harry Reid, according to a House committee chairman.

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How to correctly fill out your W-4 for a bigger paycheck

When money is tight and it doesn’t look like your job will be offering you a raise anytime soon, saving money can feel like an impossible task. However, there is something you can do to maximize how much money you get each paycheck and help you build up your savings account. Make sure that your W-4 withholdings are correct.

Nation and World

1 killed, several injured in Texas highway bridge collapse

At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a truck hit a support beam on a highway bridge under construction above Interstate 35 in central Texas, causing a collapse that showered debris on vehicles, officials said.

Opinion

Sandoval’s education funding proposal has merit

Nevadans know that our education system is broken and in need of fixing. When it comes to graduation rates, per-student spending, and teacher-to-student ratios, Nevada ranks among the lowest in the country. But these statistics only tell part of the story. Not only is our education system failing our kids and limiting their future opportunities, it is having a direct effect on the state’s near-term and long-term economic growth.

EDITORIAL: North Strip makeover

Soon the Echelon eyesore will be no more. As reported Monday by the Review-Journal’s Howard Stutz, Malaysia-based Genting Berhad will break ground May 5 on the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas hotel-casino, a project that promises to accellerate the redevelopment of the north Strip and wipe out a painful reminder of the Great Recession.

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