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.

Reid home from surgery

Sen. Harry Reid was released from the hospital on Monday following surgery that repaired bones in his brow, temple and cheek broken in an accident in his home, a spokesman said.

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North Las Vegas motorcycle officer injured in I-15 wreck

A North Las Vegas motorcycle officer was injured in a wreck on Interstate 15 South on Monday night. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. near the Washington Avenue exit, Nevada Highway Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said.

Municipal election season kicks off Tuesday

It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas promises to have the glitziest election matchup among more than a dozen races spread across three cities as campaign season officially begins Tuesday.

Sports

Hope Solo could miss World Cup

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said on Monday that U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, currently serving a 30-day ban from the national team, is at risk of being left off the roster for this year’s Women’s World Cup.

Entertainment

Mark Ruffalo accepts SAG Award via Twitter

Mark Ruffalo couldn’t make it to Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony to accept in person his prize for outstanding male actor in a TV movie or miniseries, but thanks to Twitter, he was able to share a makeshift acceptance speech from his bed in London.

Business

IKEA land purchase sets post-recession high

When Sweden-based furniture seller IKEA closed in late December on its purchase of 26 acres of land in southwest Las Vegas, it set a post-recession high for land deals of its type, local observers say.

Caesars makes pitch for Chicago as bankruptcy trial venue

The operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp. begins an unusual two-day trial on Monday to decide which of two bankruptcy courts will review its $10 billion debt-cutting plan. In some ways, the decision is not just about which judge, but which law will govern.

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Opinion

EDITORIAL: City Hall doesn’t want vote on soccer stadium

Talk about moving the goal posts. City Hall is determined to subsidize a downtown soccer stadium the public doesn’t want to pay for. So determined, in fact, that city officials are actively working to deny voters the opportunity to kill the project.

‘On the threshold of a major transformation’

As we enter 2015 and start the spring semester, I am excited about what lies ahead for UNLV. I also am honored and humbled to serve as the 10th president of the university and appreciate the opportunity afforded me by the Board of Regents and Chancellor Dan Klaich.

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