Man wrongfully imprisoned 10 years gets free trip to Super Bowl

When Ryan Ferguson and his dad travel this week to Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl, it will be a bucket-list experience. And yet for them it will be so much more. For Ferguson, a Missouri native, it’ll be a chance to thank his father, Bill — the man who never stopped fighting for him while he spent 10 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.

99 bald eagles recorded at lakes Mead, Mohave

Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.

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Man wrongfully imprisoned 10 years gets free trip to Super Bowl

When Ryan Ferguson and his dad travel this week to Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl, it will be a bucket-list experience. And yet for them it will be so much more. For Ferguson, a Missouri native, it’ll be a chance to thank his father, Bill — the man who never stopped fighting for him while he spent 10 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.

15 things casual fans need to know about Super Bowl XLIX

NFL diehards are anticipating an evenly matched affair between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Casual fans, meanwhile, may simply be prepping for funny commercials and the halftime show featuring Katy Perry. For the latter group, we’re here to help.

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Domestic oil production bolsters trucking, economy

Every day, we pass by at least one truck delivering goods across our country. It probably barely registers, as this is a common sight — and no wonder. Nearly three-quarters of all the goods delivered in America are transported by truck. In Nevada, we are even more reliant on trucking, with 94 percent of our goods delivered by truck.

EDITORIAL: Parents need trigger law to hold low-performing schools accountable

School accountability has improved in Nevada in recent years. High-performing schools can be rewarded with more autonomy, while low-performing schools can be hit with a “turnaround” designation that requires administrative and staff replacements. And teacher tenure has been reformed to make it possible to push ineffective instructors out of public education.

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Mormon leaders pledge to back gay rights under one condition

Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups.

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