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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Las Vegas to retain 3-day weekends for most workers

Las Vegas is bringing in more money these days, a development that has meant better pay and more hours for many city workers and, officials say, better service for residents. But it does not mean the city plans to do away with its three-day weekends.

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UNLV football hits APR number

UNLV’s football program posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate average of 937. The minimum to be eligible for postseason play is 930. All 17 UNLV sports achieved above the four-year required APR.

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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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New restaurant Cafe 6 knows how to have fun with food

Cafe 6 has opened in Palms Place to supplant the much-lamented Simon Kitchen & Lounge, which closed earlier this month because of chef Kerry Simon’s declining health. However, the new place is carrying on Simon’s playful approach to food.

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