Fiore, under fire, plays the victim card

I was somewhat surprised last week when she accused Assembly Speaker-designate John Hambrick of waging a “war on women” after Hambrick removed her from her position as incoming chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee for the 2015 Legislature.

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Trestman reportedly benching Cutler for Clausen

The struggles of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler seem to validate all criticism of the coaching regime. Even with a defense ranked 30th in the league for the second straight year, it’s all about Cutler’s failures. Coach Marc Trestman seems to realize that and reportedly is going to bench Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.

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New York awards three casino licenses; Caesars rejected

NEW YORK — New York state approved three casino developments worth $1.4 billion on Wednesday that promise to add more than 5,000 jobs to the sluggish upstate economy and generate around $300 million in tax revenues for state coffers, but a proposal by Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment did not make the cut.

Federal consumer bureau sues Sprint over ‘cramming’

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Corp. over unauthorized charges on customers’ cellphone bills, a practice known as cramming, in the agency’s first foray into mobile payments.

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EDITORIAL: Local control of federal land

Sometimes, the perfect can’t be the enemy of the good. Although there was much to abhor about the defense funding bill that finally cleared Congress last week — Washington’s sausage factory was in rare form this month — the legislation delivered several land provisions of such importance to Nevada that the policy monstrosity should be celebrated across the Silver State.

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