Poll: Nevadans favor Sandoval tax increase plan

A majority of likely Nevada voters back Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to raise taxes to bring in more money for education, with 56 percent backing his proposed higher business license fee and 41 percent opposing the idea, according to a new poll released Monday.

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Witness describes payoffs, rigging elections in HOA fraud trial

Ralph Priola was a busy man during the height of the massive scheme to take over and defraud Las Vegas-area homeowners associations between 2006 and 2008. The onetime casino executive and right-hand man of the scheme’s mastermind, former construction company boss Leon Benzer, testified Monday how he paid off lawyers and HOA board members and spearheaded election rigging at more than a half-dozen HOAs targeted in the multimillion-dollar scheme.

Senate Republicans may introduce stand-alone school bond rollover bill

Senate Republican leaders announced they will introduce a stand-alone, emergency bill authorizing school districts to roll over bonding authority for school construction projects unless the Assembly passes a comprehensive measure that includes prevailing wage exemptions by the end of the week.




Influential real estate broker Keith Bassett dies at 75

If you’ve ever bought pet food, office supplies or TVs in Las Vegas, Keith Bassett has probably touched your life. As a commercial real estate broker, Bassett negotiated deals in the 1980s and ’90s to bring to Southern Nevada some of the nation’s biggest retailers — PetSmart, Office Depot, Best Buy, Old Navy, Sports Authority and Target, among others. Bassett died Saturday at his Las Vegas home at 75.

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LinkedIn users will get $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users.


Next phase of sewer project brings new challenges for Rampart drivers

Sewer work along Rampart Boulevard north of Summerlin Parkway is winding down, but motorists who think they can breathe a sigh of relief are mistaken. The city of Las Vegas Public Works Department is closing one phase of the Rampart Sewer Installation Project and immediately starting another.