UNLV football GPA on the rise

The grade-point average of UNLV’s football team rose from a 2.35 in the fall semester to a 2.7 for the term that recently ended, coach Tony Sanchez said. He also said 11 players made the Dean’s List.

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Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in June — VIDEO

May is wrapping up and so are 55 titles from Netflix’s streaming service. Don’t start to panic just yet, because the streaming service is also getting 60 new titles, some of which are actually notable.

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6 banking technologies you’ll see in the next 5 years

You might be used to visiting your local bank, speaking with a teller and paying a few bills. But what if in the next five years you performed all these actions without setting foot inside a bank? And what if you were able to not just perform typical banking activities — withdraw money, transfer money, deposit a check, etc. — but also purchase a plane ticket while you were there?

Taxable sales move up in Nevada, Clark County

Taxable sales edged up statewide and in Clark County in March, the state Department of Taxation reported Tuesday. Nevada businesses sold $4.55 billion in tangible goods in the month, up 2.6 percent from $4.43 billion in March 2014.

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New execution chamber an outrageous boondoggle

In a historic vote May 20, the Nebraska Legislature abolished the state’s death penalty. The vote was based on concerns about the high cost of capital punishment and a protracted appeals process that prevents families of murder victims from reaching closure. Nebraska is the first “red” state to repeal capital punishment, but Republicans have been leading efforts to repeal capital punishment in at least a half-dozen states.

Gross receipts taxes hurt economic growth

A very different Legislature, a consensus around significant changes to public education and the need to overhaul Nevada’s tax system have led to a wild ride in Carson City this year.

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6 banking technologies you’ll see in the next 5 years

You might be used to visiting your local bank, speaking with a teller and paying a few bills. But what if in the next five years you performed all these actions without setting foot inside a bank? And what if you were able to not just perform typical banking activities — withdraw money, transfer money, deposit a check, etc. — but also purchase a plane ticket while you were there?

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