Mormon leaders pledge to back gay rights under one condition

Mormon leaders sought Tuesday to put their conservative church on middle ground in a major culture war issue — saying for the first time that they support some legal anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, so long as the religious freedom of those who oppose gay equality is taken into account.

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Reid revives veterans compensation bill

A bill that would provide full benefits to retired veterans who collect both pension checks and disability payments was reintroduced in Congress this week.


Nevada fishing report, Jan. 29, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Anglers have had good success netting shad for bait from the Vegas Wash area. While the shad are smaller than a couple weeks ago, this size has been consistently bringing in striped bass averaging 3 pounds. With rains in the forecast, expect turbid waters from runoff and possible debris in the water.



Super Bowl weekend expected to draw 307,000 visitors

More than 300,000 tourists are expected to begin pouring into Southern Nevada Friday night for Super Bowl weekend, the National Football League’s superhyped championship football game Sunday afternoon between the defending champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

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EDITORIAL: Shine light on Legislature

The 2015 regular session of the Nevada Legislature starts Monday, but we can make a pretty safe prediction about how it will end June 1: in a rush that keeps the public in the dark.


Dining out: Bardot Brasserie

Chef Michael Mina opened Bardot Brasserie in the Aria this month. Its interior is designed to evoke a cafe along Paris’ Champs Elysees in the ’20s.