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Lady Rebels ousted by Fresno State in MW tournament

Fresno State defeated UNLV 80-65 in the Mountain West tournament quarterfinals to end the Lady Rebels’ basketball season at 13-19. The Bulldogs (20-10) are the defending tournament champions.

EDITORIAL: District must be honest about graduation rate

For struggling education systems trying to lift achievement, every percentage point counts. The pressure to demonstrate improvement can lead to some questionable calculations by school districts. That’s why it’s important for taxpayers to heed the lessons of good teachers and double-check the math.

EDITORIAL: Solving long-hauling

Too many Las Vegas tourists are being taken for a ride. Long-hauling, the cabdriver practice of intentionally using routes that are longer than necessary to inflate fares, remains a problem, especially at McCarran International Airport. The scam is a horrible welcome for the city’s visitors, yet it continues year after year. Plenty of locals are victimized, too.

What happens in Vegas … ought to be fun!

Of all the political stunts ever recorded, the recent threat by Democratic pressure group American Bridge has got to rank among the lamest of the lame.

Enfield finishing rough USC debut

Andy Enfield took over a Florida Gulf Coast team in 2011 that was eligible for Division I postseason play for the first time and just a season later had that same program in the Sweet 16. But it’s not always that easy.

Chargers’ Jones nets MVP for I-A South

Diontae Jones scored only six points in the Division I-A state title game. But the senior forward for the Clark boys basketball team still found a way to have a major impact.

Insurance industry study: Nevada margins tax would hurt consumers

Nevadans could face $60 million in higher annual insurance premiums for car, home, life and health policies if a proposed 2 percent margins tax on business is approved by voters in November, an industry-backed study reported Tuesday.

Brother pleads guilty in family smog check scam

A second brother pleaded guilty Tuesday in a family-run scheme to submit phony smog test results to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Henry A. Batista, 30, a state-licensed emission control inspector, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd George to making a false statement to a government agency.

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