Legislature looks at helping with your student loans

Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford delivered some encouraging news to university and college students visiting the Legislature Monday: He will soon introduce a bill that would establish a new state-run program to refinance their student loans to reduce their payments.

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Nevada Republicans applaud Netanyahu speech, Dems cooler

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech urging Congress to take a firmer hand on Iran than what is being pursued by President Barack Obama was applauded by Nevada Republicans but got a cooler greeting from Democrats.

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Prospective NHL team owner strikes deal with Opportunity Village

Bill Foley, prospective owner of a possible NHL team in Las Vegas, has already cut the team’s first business deal with a local organization. Even though the National Hockey League Board of Governors has not yet approved a team for Las Vegas, the Foley-led Hockey Vision Las Vegas has agreed to pay $1 per ticket sold in its first year to Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas not-for-profit that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Entertainment

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are coming back to Vegas

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are bringing their cross-generational summit back to Las Vegas on April 10 and 11, this time to The Axis theater at Planet Hollywood Resort. Tickets go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster.

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Prospective NHL team owner strikes deal with Opportunity Village

Bill Foley, prospective owner of a possible NHL team in Las Vegas, has already cut the team’s first business deal with a local organization. Even though the National Hockey League Board of Governors has not yet approved a team for Las Vegas, the Foley-led Hockey Vision Las Vegas has agreed to pay $1 per ticket sold in its first year to Opportunity Village, a Las Vegas not-for-profit that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

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Apple promises fix for Freak security flaw

Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered ‘Freak’ security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

Measles outbreaks may produce tougher vaccination laws

This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks are no longer front page news, but they could have a lasting public health legacy. Lawmakers in 10 states are promoting legislation that would make vaccination exemptions harder to obtain.

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First Friday to celebrate element of chance

Many vendors at March’s First Friday will have mini-wheels of fortune to win prizes, $5 art and more. Other highlights include Jana’s Red Room’s opening inside inside the former Trifecta Gallery space inside The Arts Factory.