How to sell your house for a bigger profit

The number of existing home sales is on the rise — up over 9 percent from last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Now that buyers are back in the market, read these 13 practical tips to add value to your home before you list it so that you can get the best possible sale price.

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Henderson water rates rise as Lake Mead levels fall

Joining other local water districts, Henderson approved an added fee on water bills Tuesday to help pay for a new pumping station at Lake Mead. The money will go to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, not the city.




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California police hunting for survivalist fugitive

Police were searching remote deserts and foothills in Central California on Tuesday for a unidentified fugitive with survivalist skills wanted in a brazen crime spree that a includes a kidnapping and the murder of a retired dentist.


LETTERS: Selfie stupidity justifies fine

The article in the July 26 Review-Journal about visitors who are taking "selfies" at Yellowstone National Park is further proof that you can't fix stupid ("Bison attacks woman trying to take a selfie in Yellowstone Park"). When one goes to this majestic park, there are signs posted everywhere warning people to stay at least 30 yards away from the bison and other wild animals. Yet people, in their stupidity, choose to ignore the signs and get self-absorbed in taking a selfie using their cameras. Then, when they are injured, immediately the rangers and other park personnel have to rush to their aid. As cold as it may sound, these people should be fined. Maybe they would learn a lesson and heed the warnings that are posted.

LETTERS: Laws should encourage more legal gun ownership

Each time our country experiences an act of gun violence, such as occurred recently in Charleston, S.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., we hear talk of gun control for a while. But usually nothing happens, because no one knows exactly what to do in order to prevent the violence. Gun control, more stringent background checks and so on is not the answer.

EDITORIAL: Excellent drivers

Move over, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant. The Major League Baseball stars from Southern Nevada have been bumped from the national sports headlines by another pair of valley products: Kyle Busch and Inbee Park.