UNLV football GPA on the rise

The grade-point average of UNLV’s football team rose from a 2.35 in the fall semester to a 2.7 for the term that recently ended, coach Tony Sanchez said. He also said 11 players made the Dean’s List.

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Nevada fishing report, May 28, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Memorial Day weekend brought many recreationists to the lake, anglers making up a significant portion of these. Early mornings were a good time to avoid the crowd as well as hook some of the lunkers seeking forage in the coves. Netted shad has been the most productive bait. A few anglers who were fishing from shore near Boulder Beach had success catching catfish using anchovies.

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Chick-fil-A files for permit in Henderson

Have a hankering for crispy waffle fries and a juicy slab of fried chicken breast on a toasted, buttered bun? Soon, you won’t have to leave the Las Vegas Valley to indulge.

6 banking technologies you’ll see in the next 5 years

You might be used to visiting your local bank, speaking with a teller and paying a few bills. But what if in the next five years you performed all these actions without setting foot inside a bank? And what if you were able to not just perform typical banking activities — withdraw money, transfer money, deposit a check, etc. — but also purchase a plane ticket while you were there?

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New execution chamber an outrageous boondoggle

In a historic vote May 20, the Nebraska Legislature abolished the state’s death penalty. The vote was based on concerns about the high cost of capital punishment and a protracted appeals process that prevents families of murder victims from reaching closure. Nebraska is the first “red” state to repeal capital punishment, but Republicans have been leading efforts to repeal capital punishment in at least a half-dozen states.

Gross receipts taxes hurt economic growth

A very different Legislature, a consensus around significant changes to public education and the need to overhaul Nevada’s tax system have led to a wild ride in Carson City this year.

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