2 reported dead in accident on dry lakebed near Jean

Two people, one a 12-year-old boy, died after a crash on a dry lakebed near Jean, according to Las Vegas police. Metro officers and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded at 2:50 p.m. to the lakebed near Sloan Road and Interstate 15, where witnesses reported a 12-year-old boy had been injured after some type of crash, said NHP trooper Loy Hixson.

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.

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Lawsuit claims former juvenile inmate was hogtied at Elko facility

A former Nevada Youth Training Center inmate claims he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment at the Elko facility. Jaylyn Garcia-Davis, now 20 and residing in a state prison, claims he was placed in a small room without a toilet or running water and was hogtied for hours. He also claims two male staff members broke his hand while restraining him.




Caesars said close to deal with top lenders to bankrupt unit

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is close to winning support from a group of its highest-ranking lenders for a restructuring of its biggest unit, a deal that would help ease the company’s path in bankruptcy, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.

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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.