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Trashy Colorado River rafter fined $2,500

An Alaska man has been ordered to pay almost $2,500 for a fine and court cost associated with federal prosecution for dumping refuse into the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood in violation of his non-commercial private rafting trip permit.

UNLV cadets’ holiday project to produce better soldiers

An effort by ROTC cadets at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help a needy family for Christmas has turned into course work that will make them better soldiers in the field.

After seven years of digging, Vegas reaches its last straw

Sometime today, a massive underground tunneling machine should break through a reinforced concrete wall at the bottom of Lake Mead, completing its three-mile journey to connect with a 100-foot-tall drain pipe that has been waiting at the bottom of the reservoir since 2012.

Okla. school board votes to remove ‘Redskins’ as high school nickname

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board has voted unanimously to remove “Redskins” as the nickname for a high school after hearing pleas from students and teachers who found the term offensive, school officials said on Tuesday.

California emerging as the next online poker battleground

California’s latest effort to legalize online poker would sideline PokerStars, shut out the racetrack industry, and offer a twist that makes traditional casinos and card rooms part of the game.

An amazing coincidence!

An independent study of Nevada’s tax system commissioned by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce just happens to have endorsed a tax the Chamber has supported in the past.

Vegas chamber unveils sweeping options for state tax reform

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled an independent study of potential Nevada tax reforms, including a comprehensive overhaul that would affect a half-dozen levies — from sales and property to entertainment and business taxes — as well as proposals for more narrow fixes on just one or two taxes.

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