Reid home from surgery

Sen. Harry Reid was released from the hospital on Monday following surgery that repaired bones in his brow, temple and cheek broken in an accident in his home, a spokesman said.

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Sports

Hope Solo could miss World Cup

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said on Monday that U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, currently serving a 30-day ban from the national team, is at risk of being left off the roster for this year’s Women’s World Cup.

Entertainment

Vegas clubs sign new DJs for 2015

The dust has finally settled. The Wynn, Hakkasan and Light Group have officially announced which global DJ stars have signed contracts to perform exclusively at their clubs in 2015.

Mark Ruffalo accepts SAG Award via Twitter

Mark Ruffalo couldn’t make it to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony to accept in person his prize for outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries, but thanks to Twitter, he was able to share a makeshift acceptance speech from his bed in London.

Business

Nevada’s unemployment rate falls in December

The Silver State’s jobless rate dipped to a six-year low, and the state added nearly 40,000 jobs in 2014. Employers statewide have created 99,000 new positions since 2010, the state’s employment department reported Tuesday.

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Opinion

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.

Life

What you need to know about cholesterol

Gone are the days where our physician would prescribe medications for cholesterol levels greater than 100. Newly released guidelines by the two major American heart societies are now stating that bad cholesterol levels “are nothing but a number.” Let’s take a closer look at what this may mean to you.

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