Mormon leaders pledge to back gay rights under one condition

Mormon leaders sought Tuesday to put their conservative church on middle ground in a major culture war issue — saying for the first time that they support some legal anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, so long as the religious freedom of those who oppose gay equality is taken into account.

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Reid revives veterans compensation bill

A bill that would provide full benefits to retired veterans who collect both pension checks and disability payments was reintroduced in Congress this week.

Sports

Seahawks player calls teen, tells him he’s going to Super Bowl

Most teenagers dread being called to the principal’s office, but for 14-year-old Daniel Duncan, it brought a surprise he won’t soon forget. Daniel got a special phone call from Bobby Wagner, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and one of his favorite players.

Nevada fishing report, Jan. 29, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Anglers have had good success netting shad for bait from the Vegas Wash area. While the shad are smaller than a couple weeks ago, this size has been consistently bringing in striped bass averaging 3 pounds. With rains in the forecast, expect turbid waters from runoff and possible debris in the water.

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Business

Super Bowl weekend expected to draw 307,000 visitors

More than 300,000 tourists are expected to begin pouring into Southern Nevada Friday night for Super Bowl weekend, the National Football League’s superhyped championship football game Sunday afternoon between the defending champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

Nation and World

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Shine light on Legislature

The 2015 regular session of the Nevada Legislature starts Monday, but we can make a pretty safe prediction about how it will end June 1: in a rush that keeps the public in the dark.

Life

Seahawks player calls teen, tells him he’s going to Super Bowl

Most teenagers dread being called to the principal’s office, but for 14-year-old Daniel Duncan, it brought a surprise he won’t soon forget. Daniel got a special phone call from Bobby Wagner, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and one of his favorite players.

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