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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.