Assembly Republicans to choose new speaker next week

It will be another week before Assembly Republicans choose a new speaker designate following the announcement Sunday by Sparks lawmaker Ira Hansen that he was stepping down from the post because of controversial statements he made while a columnist for the Sparks Daily Tribune.

How to afford everything you want this holiday season

Holiday spending can dramatically hurt your wallet and boost your credit card debt if you aren’t careful. Now is the perfect time to save up for the holidays by cutting your budget in half — you’ll have to ease up on the reveling in the coming months, but you’ll be happy to enter the new year without that financial burden or excess debt.

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Washoe County deputy arrested on gun charge

SPARKS — A 41-year-old Washoe County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Spanish Springs after police say he was firing a gun while drunk and threatened to shoot at a sheriff’s helicopter.

Sports

Monday Night Football: Ravens at Saints prediction

The New Orleans Saints have appeared to be the most talented team in the muddled NFC South Division. New Orleans can’t afford to let any more home games slip away when it hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.

Entertainment

Bill Cosby shows canceled in Washington, Connecticut

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks.

Business

Atlantic City casino profits up in 3rd quarter

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s casino industry saw its operating profits rise in the third quarter of this year, helped by Internet gambling money and the absence of large losses racked up last year by weaker casinos.

Nation and World

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Wealthy’s ‘fair share’ reaching tipping point

When it comes to reducing the federal budget deficit and the national debt, President Barack Obama says there is “obviously” more work to be done. He says he’s willing to do the work, but he also says it must be done “in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle-class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.” That’s what Americans really want, he says.

Life

Stress, depression often peak as Yuletide approaches

The holiday season can be a stressful and sad time for people rushing to fill demands or mourning a lost loved one. While these emotions can seem overwhelming, local therapists offer tips for coping with these powerful feelings.

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