Reid home from surgery

Sen. Harry Reid was released from the hospital on Monday following surgery that repaired bones in his brow, temple and cheek broken in an accident in his home, a spokesman said.

CCSD graduation rate declines slightly

The Clark County School District’s graduation rates for the second year continue to hover around 71 percent, with 16,604 students receiving diplomas in 2014. However, the 70.9 percent graduation rate was lower than the 2013 high of 71.5 percent, when 16,194 students graduated.

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Municipal election season kicks off Tuesday

It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas promises to have the glitziest election matchup among more than a dozen races spread across three cities as campaign season officially begins Tuesday.



Mark Ruffalo attended SAG Awards via Twitter

Mark Ruffalo couldn’t make it to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony to accept in person his prize for outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries, but thanks to Twitter, he was able to share a makeshift acceptance speech from his bed in London.


IKEA land purchase sets post-recession high

When Sweden-based furniture seller IKEA closed in late December on its purchase of 26 acres of land in southwest Las Vegas, it set a post-recession high for land deals of its type, local observers say.

Caesars makes pitch for Chicago as bankruptcy trial venue

The operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp. begins an unusual two-day trial on Monday to decide which of two bankruptcy courts will review its $10 billion debt-cutting plan. In some ways, the decision is not just about which judge, but which law will govern.

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EDITORIAL: City Hall doesn’t want vote on soccer stadium

Talk about moving the goal posts. City Hall is determined to subsidize a downtown soccer stadium the public doesn’t want to pay for. So determined, in fact, that city officials are actively working to deny voters the opportunity to kill the project.

‘On the threshold of a major transformation’

As we enter 2015 and start the spring semester, I am excited about what lies ahead for UNLV. I also am honored and humbled to serve as the 10th president of the university and appreciate the opportunity afforded me by the Board of Regents and Chancellor Dan Klaich.