Was it okay for kids to play on the war memorial?

Kids, being kids, like to climb on things. More often than not, that’s OK. But when the thing in question is a war memorial? That’s the question burning up online parenting groups and in family rooms after an amateur photographer snapped a picture of two children scampering on top of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington.

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Crash closes I-15 northbound near Cheyenne

The Nevada Highway Patrol has shut down northbound Interstate 15 before Cheyenne Avenue following a vehicle crash, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada said.

Sports

Minnesota college cancels baseball season amid hazing investigation

“The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is saddened by the events that led to the cancellation of the St. Olaf College baseball season, but commends the institution’s administration for its swift and decisive action,” MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane said in the statement.

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Business

20 easy ways millennials can boost their credit

According to a report published by Experian at the end of 2013, young adults aged 19 to 29 had an average credit score of 628 — more than 50 points lower than the national average and the lowest of all the age groups.

Nation and World

21 injured in Los Angeles commuter train crash

At least 21 people were injured, two of them seriously, on Saturday when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a vehicle on the tracks near the University of Southern California campus, fire officials said.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reid’s run unmatched in Nevada history

To say Harry Reid belongs on Nevada’s hypothetical Mount Rushmore suggests that three other people have wielded influence comparable to the longtime U.S. senator. In reality, no other figure in Nevada’s 150-year history has built as much power for himself — and as much leverage for the state — as the Searchlight native, who announced Friday morning that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term.

Common Core merits discussion, minus the scorn

The Common Core State Standards, now generally known as Common Core or the Nevada Academic Content Standards, have generated about as much controversy as any educational initiative ever has. Stirred by a relentless stream of anecdotal horror stories, many teachers, parents and administrators have sought the repeal of Common Core. They have understandable concerns about how the standards were established, about implementation and about testing.

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