How Obama benefits from your tax refund

With tax season in full swing, many taxpayers are filing returns with high hopes of receiving a fat tax refund in the coming weeks. When expanding the lens to include the big picture, however, it becomes clear that a $1,000 or more refund is not great for your finances after all.

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Family of Clemson student sues fraternity, university

The family of Clemson student Tucker Hipps filed a lawsuit of wrongful death in the excess of $25 million against the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Clemson University and several individuals after Hipps fell to his death during a fraternity pledge run.


EDITORIAL: Regulations due for a makeover

On Wednesday in Carson City, Assembly Bill 409 is expected to get its first hearing in the Legislature, before the Assembly’s Committee on Commerce and Labor. And if ever a bill were aptly numbered, AB409 is it — because Nevada’s occupational licensing regulations need some serious cleaning up.

Nevadans should have say on land management policy

In Nevada and across the West, lawmakers are considering the costs and benefits of moving public land management from the federal government to the state. While the debate stirs passions, a new analysis provides some sobering figures on the economic gains that states stand to make.



West Career and Tech sophomore travels to NYC with Honors Orchestra

Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous venues in the U.S., and Las Vegas resident Aaron Lockhart got to play there recently as a member of the 2015 High School Honors Orchestra. The West Career and Technical Academy sophomore performed as part of the High School Honors Performance Series, presented by WorldStrides.