Poll: Nevadans favor Sandoval tax increase plan

A majority of likely Nevada voters back Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to raise taxes to bring in more money for education, with 56 percent backing his proposed higher business license fee and 41 percent opposing the idea, according to a new poll released Monday.

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Snowy Mount Charleston sees string of crashes

An hour after the Nevada Department of Transportation lifted a snow-chain restriction on state Route 156, the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to two crashes in Lee Canyon Monday afternoon.

Upcoming bill would provide help with student loans

Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford delivered some encouraging news to university and college students visiting the Legislature Monday: He will soon introduce a bill that would establish a new state-run program to refinance their student loans to reduce their payments.




Here’s why Southern Nevada gas prices skyrocketed again

After Southern Nevada’s four-month honeymoon with reduced gasoline prices, motorists now have been hit with the perfect storm. A number of factors has resulted in gasoline prices skyrocketing from sub-$2-a-gallon to where it is now, $2.84 a gallon.

Nasdaq reclaims 5,000; Dow, S&P 500 end at records

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

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LinkedIn users will get $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users.


Next phase of sewer project brings new challenges for Rampart drivers

Sewer work along Rampart Boulevard north of Summerlin Parkway is winding down, but motorists who think they can breathe a sigh of relief are mistaken. The city of Las Vegas Public Works Department is closing one phase of the Rampart Sewer Installation Project and immediately starting another.