Heller calls for audit of VA claims-handling

Sen. Dean Heller and other senators who monitor the Department of Veterans Affairs called Wednesday for a series of reviews as the VA claims improvement in handling benefit applications but also is being buffeted by new allegations of mismanagement.

No reason to oppose ban on anti-gay therapy

What’s the holdup with Senate Bill 353, anyway? That bill, sponsored by state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, would ban what’s called “conversion” or “reparative” therapy for people younger than 18, basically a psychological assault intended to turn a gay person into a straight one.

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Lawmakers mull family reunification, foster family bonds

On the heels of a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision to reinstate parental rights for one young couple, a bill that involves the termination of such rights was amended and approved by the Assembly Committee of Health and Human Services Wednesday.

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Tech company with Las Vegas presence nets expansion funds

A high-tech company with a Las Vegas office has netted funding for expansion. Banjo, a California-based company that develops social-media apps, announced Wednesday that it received $100 million in funding from Softbank and BlueRun Ventures, a venture-capital firm in Menlo Park, Calif.

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EDITORIAL: Pacquiao’s injury deceit deserves punishment

Manny Pacquiao managed to give both boxing and the state of Nevada a black eye, not because of any punch he threw against Floyd Mayweather Jr. during Saturday night’s megafight at the MGM Grand Garden, but because he couldn’t punch hard enough to make the bout competitive.

EDITORIAL: Keep primaries in place

If Nevada abandons its presidential caucuses in favor of a primary, it should do so because it serves the interests of voters, not the interests of a dysfunctional state Republican Party.

Life

Tech company with Las Vegas presence nets expansion funds

A high-tech company with a Las Vegas office has netted funding for expansion. Banjo, a California-based company that develops social-media apps, announced Wednesday that it received $100 million in funding from Softbank and BlueRun Ventures, a venture-capital firm in Menlo Park, Calif.

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