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Benzer pleads guilty in massive Las Vegas Valley HOA scheme

Former construction company boss Leon Benzer pleaded guilty Friday in the massive scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations in the Las Vegas area.
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PERS points out weaknesses in Nevada think tank’s retirement study

A retirement system official said Thursday a report showing that some Nevada public employees who retire collect more in pension benefits than they did while working was based on less than 2 percent of beneficiaries.

Reid workout accident happened in his bathroom

The violent accident that has threatened Sen. Harry Reid’s vision and marked the first few weeks of his tenure as Senate minority leader took place in the bathroom of his home.

Titus bill to study backlog of VA appeals

A bill re-introduced Thursday by Rep. Dina Titus is the latest bid by Congress to get its arm around the handling of disability benefits for military veterans.

Clinton ahead of all potential GOP candidates in new poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t just the prospective Democratic frontrunner — she’s favored over every top potential Republican candidate, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Thursday.

Under scrutiny after child’s death, Clark County targets news coverage

In a rare move, Clark County’s head spokesman is using the county’s website to complain about a recent Review-Journal article about Family Services and to accuse its author, reporter Yesenia Amaro, of working to “paint the department in an unfavorable light.”

EDITORIAL: Public shouldn’t foot bill for union activities

Public employee unions look out for their members’ financial interests, not those of the public. So why are taxpayers stuck paying the salaries of union leaders who are hostile to them?

SEBELIUS: Nevada has waited a long time for the year of real reform

As far back as 2006, we all knew the year of real reform would be 2015. Many of us thought that change would come at the hands of a Democrat: Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid geared up for a run against the politically mortally wounded Jim Gibbons. But we seriously underestimated Republican establishment players, who refused to let Democrats post an easy victory

LETTER: Robin Hood politics not the answer

Here we go again. The president wants to tax the rich to feed the poor. Does anyone realize that without the rich, we don’t have large businesses, which provide jobs so that we can feed ourselves, and buy our smartphones and large-screen TVs, so that rock stars and movie stars can guide our lives?

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