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Congress returns from recess facing hot-button issues

Hot-button issues like border security, Facebook privacy and the confirmation of a new secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs will greet lawmakers Monday when they return from a two-week-long recess.

No delays for 1-15 construction in Las Vegas, unlike 1968

As crews continue to work uninterrupted on reconfiguring the Spaghetti Bowl interchange in downtown Las Vegas, it’s a little hard to believe that construction was delayed on nearby sections of Interstate 15 just 50 years ago.

Las Vegas shooting survivors gather at butterfly release event
 
Las Vegas shooting survivors gather at butterfly release event

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper had an emotional reunion Sunday. Trooper Travis Smaka saw Leala Tyree for the first time since Oct. 1. The reunion happened at a butterfly release event at the Community Healing Garden. Tyree’s son drove a family to a hospital in his truck on Oct. 1. Smaka escorted her son through interstate traffic to the hospital. The injured woman and her father, who were in the truck’s bed, survived.

UNLV roundup: Softball team halts seven-game league skid

Janine Petmecky hit a two-run single and notched a pitching victory, leading UNLV to a 3-2 victory over San Diego State in a Mountain West softball game Sunday at Eller Media Stadium.

April 2-April 08: See the week’s best photos from RJ photographers
 
April 2-April 08: See the week’s best photos from RJ photographers

Photo by Chase Stevens Photo by Erik Verduzco Photo by Ben Hager Photo by Andrea Cornejo Photo by Richard Brian Photo by Ben Hager Photo by Andrea Cornejo Photo by Richard Brian Photo by Patrick Connolly Photo by K.M. Cannon

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