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Rights activist Hirsi Ali given Adelson award in Vegas

Author and human rights activist Aryaan Hirsi Ali received the In Pursuit of Excellence Award at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus’ In Pursuit of Excellence gala on Saturday, despite her controversial stance on the Islamic religion.

Incumbents see little ‘red wave’ impact on Las Vegas council races

Local Democratic and Republican officials figure that the red wave that just swept congressional and Nevada legislative and constitutional races probably will reach next year’s municipal elections for city councils, though most Democrats who plan to seek re-election say they don’t expect much impact on their races.

Man killed, woman injured in I-15 rollover

A 19-year-old man died and an 18-year-old woman was in serious condition on Saturday following a single-vehicle rollover crash that temporarily shut down Interstate 15, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Nevada GOP priorities: Education, collective bargaining

Protecting prayer in the public schools. Urging Congress to transfer federal lands to the control of the state. Allowing permit holders to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. These are a few of the priorities for the new Republican majority of the Nevada Legislature.

Obama’s Las Vegas trip helps Reid, too

Shoring up U.S. Sen. Reid’s support among Latino voters, who helped him win a tough re-election to a fourth Senate term in 2010, is one benefit of President Barack Obama traveling to Nevada to make his case for why he took executive action on immigration despite Republican protests that he was overreaching his legal authority.

Slain woman ID’d; search goes on for another

The woman’s human remains found on Nov. 15 by a search team looking for a different woman were identified by the Clark County coroner’s office on Saturday as Julia Lopez-Maravilla, 41.

Woman found slain near the Strip

A woman was found dead on a sidewalk after a shooting near the Strip early Saturday morning, according to Las Vegas police.

Obama, Jeter tee off at exclusive golf course

President Barack Obama was playing golf at Shadow Creek on Saturday with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.