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VA official: Half of Nevada’s disability claims sent out of state

The Veterans Affairs regional benefits office in Reno was so overwhelmed with disability claims last year that it sent half of them to out-of-state VA offices for decisions, according to a letter Rep. Dina Titus released Thursday from a top VA official.

City of North Las Vegas lays off 5 high-ranking administrators

North Las Vegas laid off five department heads Thursday, part of a reorganization that will see the city’s Administrative Services Department folded into other, as yet unnamed city agencies.

Nellis Air Force Base officer: ‘It’s not your father’s Red Flag’

More than 3,200 personnel and nearly 160 aircraft, pilots from the Australian Air Force, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and U.S. forces participated in one of the biggest Red Flag exercises staged at Nellis Air Force Base.

Deadly fight on Strip ends with manslaughter deal

It wasn’t the punch that killed Michael Burtosky on the Strip. It was the fall to the ground. Burtosky, a homeless man, was fatally injured after a scuffle over a woman with Joseph Gilbert Hyde on the bridge connecting the MGM Grand and New York-New York on Sept. 14.

Tenants say second floor of The Arts Factory has vibe of its own

The ground floor of The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., is a major center of activity in the 18b Arts District, and it has been for years. Upstairs, it’s a little quieter.

Judge, officer: Las Vegas needs more money for mental health care

A judge and a police officer said Wednesday that Southern Nevada spends far too little money to provide sufficient services for the mentally ill and the 2015 Legislature needs to make proper funding of mental health its priority.

High Roller showing its colors during light tests

An awe-inspiring light show is underway at The Linq this week as testing intensifies on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observatory wheel at 550 feet.