Review: UNLV journalism school needs overhaul

The school of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas — hamstrung by weak leadership and aimless curriculum — needs an overhaul to raise completion rates and produce more competitive graduates, according to an external review commissioned by UNLV.

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Six-year-old social media company Digital Royalty closing

Digital Royalty, a 6-year-old social media company based in the downtown Las Vegas John E. Carson hotel building and a consultant for Bill Foley’s NHL team initiative in Las Vegas, is closing, the owner of the company said in a blog post.

Survey: We check our phones at odd times, places

You check your phone where ? Nearly 90 percent of people admit to using their phone in the bathroom, according to a survey conducted by Verizon Wireless. Another 40 percent of respondents also admitted to using their phone at the dinner table, during a conversation or while at a movie.

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Army will announce base cuts this week

The Army this week will announce specific bases around the country that will be part of the next round of reductions in the force, with 40,000 troops to be cut by 2017, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

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EDITORIAL: Henderson shouldn’t hike recreation fees

Last month, a couple of dozen Henderson residents showed up at a City Council meeting to speak out against a proposal to dramatically raise recreation fees. And in a laudable moment of serving the public interest, the City Council listened, tabling the measure and voting unanimously to instead consider a revised proposal. But make no mistake, the city wants to raise those fees one way or another, and a vote to do so could happen at tonight’s meeting.

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Readers spy strawberry-rhubarb pies

Southwest Diner in Boulder City receives ringing endorsements, while readers note some Fresh & Easy, Smith’s and Marie Callender’s outlets carry it at least seasonally.

Six-year-old social media company Digital Royalty closing

Digital Royalty, a 6-year-old social media company based in the downtown Las Vegas John E. Carson hotel building and a consultant for Bill Foley’s NHL team initiative in Las Vegas, is closing, the owner of the company said in a blog post.

Survey: We check our phones at odd times, places

You check your phone where ? Nearly 90 percent of people admit to using their phone in the bathroom, according to a survey conducted by Verizon Wireless. Another 40 percent of respondents also admitted to using their phone at the dinner table, during a conversation or while at a movie.

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