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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Nevada lawmakers hear about prison growth, aging woes

A growing prison population, reduced federal grants, aging facilities and inmate hospital care are taxing the Nevada Department of Corrections and will be the focus of budget discussions during the upcoming legislative session, prison officials said Tuesday.


UNLV heads north to face struggling UNR

A shocking upset win at UNLV on Jan. 7 looked as if it might be the type of victory that could catapult a struggling UNR program back to respectability. That hasn’t exactly happened.


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.


How to know if you can really write off that donation

Making a donation to a charity is a great way to fill up on feel-good energy, but there might be an additional benefit, too: tax savings. But don’t get too excited just yet: Not all donations can be deducted and not all charitable organizations qualify.

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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.


Mormon leaders pledge to back gay rights under one condition

Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups.