30 ways to increase your take-home income

A sudden promotion or raise might seem unlikely, but there are many ways to boost your paycheck that you might not have considered. Read on to discover 30 ways to increase your take-home income — some of these might even improve your quality of life at the same time.

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Nevada taxable sales rise 7.1 percent in June

Nevada's taxable retail sales rose at a healthy pace in June. Sales of tangible goods jumped to $4.45 billion statewide in the month, the Department of Taxation said Thursday. That was up 7.1 percent compared with $4.15 billion in June 2014.

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LETTERS: Apologists dodge chancellor's troubling issues

Apologists Michael Yackira and Elaine Wynn shoot the messengers — reporter Bethany Barnes and the Review-Journal editorial page staff — for not fairly representing Chancellor Dan Klaich and the work he has done for the Nevada System of Higher Education ("NSHE's Klaich deserves praise for efforts," July 26 Review-Journal). But the op-ed by Mr. Yackira and Ms. Wynn didn't provide any information relevant to specific issues such as: Mr. Klaich contracting a counter report to the SRI International report; the Mario Martinez funding formula and Lincy Institute actions; alleged plagiarism of intellectual property of the Brookings Institute; the hiring of Catherine Cortez Masto in apparent violation of NSHE's Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action hiring policies; and the actions to secure budgetary support for the medical school in Southern Nevada.

EDITORIAL: Bureaucracy, politics caused teacher shortage

The Clark County School District's shortage of teachers is a massive policy failure compounded by protectionism. By retaining bureaucratic barriers to the licensing of educators, the system is forced to fill hundreds of classrooms with the very people those barriers are designed to keep out of schools.