East valley blaze damages 2 buildings

Clark County firefighters battled an east valley blaze that involved two buildings Thursday night, officials said. Firefighters were called to the 3000 block of Parkdale Circle, near Lamb Boulevard and Desert Inn Road, just before 10 p.m.

5 scary Halloween movies with hidden money lessons

Halloween is upon us again, so what better way to get in the holiday spirit than by getting together your best costume, gathering with friends and watching some classic scary movies. As always, though, remember that each movie also brings a little personal finance lesson of its own.

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Governor, Nevadans try to set sing-along record

Gov. Brian Sandoval joined a cafeteria full of students at a Reno elementary school on Thursday to sing Nevada’s state song as part of a statewide effort to set a world sing-along record.



Chinese police ban Halloween costumes on subway

Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to gather and create “trouble,” a state-run newspaper said on Friday, unveiling a list of APEC summit-related restrictions.


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EDITORIAL: Sickening secrecy

You can’t fight the spread of an infectious, deadly disease with secrecy. In fact, containing a potential outbreak requires exactly the opposite: openness, transparency and rapid disclosure.

EDITORIAL: Legislature must heed court’s residency rulings

Residency requirements for public offices are enshrined in state law for an important reason: Voters should be represented by people who live among them, not by absentee opportunists or cynical carpetbaggers who crave power but have no desire to invest in the neighborhoods they oversee.