Was it okay for kids to play on the war memorial?

Kids, being kids, like to climb on things. More often than not, that’s OK. But when the thing in question is a war memorial? That’s the question burning up online parenting groups and in family rooms after an amateur photographer snapped a picture of two children scampering on top of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington.

How to survive traveling with kids

When you have kids, traveling is difficult. While it might be faster to fly somewhere, flights are expensive, and they mean more time confined in one place. While driving may be a good solution financially, it’s also overwhelming to think about spending that much time in a car with kids. Here are some ideas to make traveling with your kids something to look forward to.

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.

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Conn. teen mom, baby missing

A 17-year-old mother and her 1-month-old baby are missing. Connecticut state police said 17-year-old Taylor Rodriguez and her baby Josiah Rodriguez were last seen on March 15.

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Common Core merits discussion, minus the scorn

The Common Core State Standards, now generally known as Common Core or the Nevada Academic Content Standards, have generated about as much controversy as any educational initiative ever has. Stirred by a relentless stream of anecdotal horror stories, many teachers, parents and administrators have sought the repeal of Common Core. They have understandable concerns about how the standards were established, about implementation and about testing.

Stop punishing productive workers

I could rattle off economic facts about tourism trends, underwater mortgages and unemployment numbers, but Nevadans don’t need statistics to tell them what they see with their own eyes.

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