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Many changes for tax season, but few affected
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
There are more changes in federal tax laws affecting filings for 2013 than anytime in recent memory.
But the good news for the average taxpayer is that changes affect only a small percentage of the population.
Nevada tourism officials see India as next big market
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
India is the next frontier for attracting international tourists to Nevada, and state tourism leaders this month took their first steps in marketing to the nation of 1.2 billion people.
Slot players will be able to use prepaid access cards in Nevada
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved amendments to two regulations that would allow the use of prepaid access instruments in conjunction with approved wagering accounts.
Peppermill's $1M settlement over slot machine spying is finalized
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Commission conducted a meeting today in Las Vegas. The commission conducted a suitability hearing and considered the licensing of Todd McTavish, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Austin, Texas-based Multimedia Games.
South Point online poker site goes live
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
South Point’s entry in the online poker arena,, has started operations, becoming the third company to offer real-money play within the state.
MGM Resorts narrows its 4th-quarter loss to $38.3 million
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International reported its fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday.
First riders say El Loco roller coaster lives up to its name
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
It’s the shortest — by height, length of track and duration of ride — of Southern Nevada’s roller coaster roster. But El Loco is crazy good, say the first riders of the Circus Circus Adventuredome’s newest ride. “It was the best roller coaster I’ve been on in my life," said Chris McKenna, 19, who said he’s been on 60 coasters.
Sandoval, Heck give Barclaycard a hero's welcome in Henderson
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
Elected officials credited a team effort among state and local economic development leaders for Thursday’s opening of a Barclaycard US call center at the Green Valley Corporate Center in Henderson.
Winter storm on East Coast cancels flights in Las Vegas
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014
A winter storm pummeling the East Coast and the South is wreaking havoc on flight schedules at McCarran International Airport.
Maternity services being disbanded at Valley Hospital
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
Valley Health System is closing its maternity-related services at Valley Hospital, moving all of its resources to three other affiliated hospitals in Southern Nevada.

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Photos: Art in Terminal 3 depicts airplanes, desert and showgirls
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Four international flights arrive today at McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3. Passengers will be the first to walk through the 1.9 million-square-foot, ...
Bankruptcies shouldn't hurt McCarran
Friday, April 18, 2008

Officials at McCarran International Airport say they aren’t worried about being paid by the bankrupt airlines that packed up operations in a recent flurry of Chapter 11 filings.

Allegiant MD-80s already inspected
Thursday, April 10, 2008

You’ve heard all about the American Airlines flight cancellations that stranded thousands of passengers across the country, including McCarran International Airport.

Wyndham announces new Las Vegas resort
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The world’s largest time-share company plans to build a fifth Las Vegas property near the Rio, the company has announced.
ATA bankruptcy disrupts travel to Hawaii; Southwest scrambling
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The announcement today that ATA Airlines has shut down after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection severs another conduit for passengers between Las Vegas and Honolulu.
Living wills via state Web site
Friday, March 21, 2008

Secretary of State Ross Miller told members of the Nevada Development Authority this week that his office would unveil a new Web site next week to store advanced health care directives of Nevadans who submit them.

Taxicab Authority gets new exec
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Gordon Walker, a vice president for a government contractor on the Nevada Test Site, has been appointed administrator of the Nevada Taxicab Authority.

Acting administrator of taxicab authority resigns
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008