99 bald eagles recorded at lakes Mead, Mohave

Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.

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Report: Foreclosed-on homeowners may return to market

A Tuesday report from a national real estate research firm ranked Las Vegas No. 1 for its share of boomerang buyers — home buyers who experienced foreclosure or short sale in the downturn but are set to purchase again.

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Domestic oil production bolsters trucking, economy

Every day, we pass by at least one truck delivering goods across our country. It probably barely registers, as this is a common sight — and no wonder. Nearly three-quarters of all the goods delivered in America are transported by truck. In Nevada, we are even more reliant on trucking, with 94 percent of our goods delivered by truck.

EDITORIAL: Parents need trigger law to hold low-performing schools accountable

School accountability has improved in Nevada in recent years. High-performing schools can be rewarded with more autonomy, while low-performing schools can be hit with a “turnaround” designation that requires administrative and staff replacements. And teacher tenure has been reformed to make it possible to push ineffective instructors out of public education.

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Dining out: Bardot Brasserie

Chef Michael Mina opened Bardot Brasserie in the Aria this month. Its interior is designed to evoke a cafe along Paris’ Champs Elysees in the ’20s.

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