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.

How to survive traveling with kids

When you have kids, traveling is difficult. While it might be faster to fly somewhere, flights are expensive, and they mean more time confined in one place. While driving may be a good solution financially, it’s also overwhelming to think about spending that much time in a car with kids. Here are some ideas to make traveling with your kids something to look forward to.

How to correctly fill out your W-4 for a bigger paycheck

When money is tight and it doesn’t look like your job will be offering you a raise anytime soon, saving money can feel like an impossible task. However, there is something you can do to maximize how much money you get each paycheck and help you build up your savings account. Make sure that your W-4 withholdings are correct.

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CCSD predicts $108 million hit if state education proposals remain unchanged

The Nevada Legislature and governor are giving the Clark County School District fits. Finance officers for the nation’s fifth-largest school district are predicting a nearly $108 million budget shortfall if Gov. Brian Sandoval’s state budget is passed as is and two state education ordered waivers are rolled back.

Sports

One Coach K will earn a W

If the favorites hold serve, we could be looking at Louisville-Michigan State and Gonzaga-Duke duking it out for a trip to the Final Four in a Sunday doubleheader scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on CBS (8).

A look at the Michigan State-Oklahoma Sweet 16 game

As a No. 7 seed, Michigan State wasn’t expected to do much damage in the NCAA Tournament but has emerged as the team to beat in the East Regional. Oklahoma has won 12 of its past 15 games and provides Michigan State with challenges on the perimeter and in the paint.

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Opinion

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.

Life

How to survive traveling with kids

When you have kids, traveling is difficult. While it might be faster to fly somewhere, flights are expensive, and they mean more time confined in one place. While driving may be a good solution financially, it’s also overwhelming to think about spending that much time in a car with kids. Here are some ideas to make traveling with your kids something to look forward to.

Here are 7 tips for buying your first home

One of the most important decisions a couple will make is the choice of a first home. Choosing well can ensure quality schools for the kids, stability in family and other relationships and opportunity.

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