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Cowabunga Bay sued for lack of lifeguards after near drowning

Parents of a 6-year-old boy who nearly drowned in a wave pool at Cowabunga Bay have sued the Henderson water park. Cowabunga Bay did not have enough lifeguards on staff on May 27, when the boy was under water "for a lengthy period of time," the lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Clark County District Court says. Peter Gardner and Christian Gardner, said their son Leland spent weeks in the hospital for neurological damage and now requires 24-hour care.
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Proposed rules revealed to control Fremont Street performers

They can still be loud — and, in some cases, very nearly naked — but Fremont Street's buskers might soon have to ply their trade where Las Vegas tells them to.

Nevada commerce tax challenge to be filed next week

State anti-tax Republicans upset with legislative approval of a new commerce tax plan to file a referendum petition with the secretary of state's office next week to take the new revenue plan to the voters in 2016.

Heller wants to defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday sided with critics of Planned Parenthood who are seeking to restrict federal funding to the group in the wake of provocative videos that raise questions about the organization's ethics on abortion.

Trump adviser apologizes for 'you cannot rape your spouse' comment

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A bill passed by the House on Tuesday would speed federal payments to veterans with complex claims for benefits.

EDITORIAL: To solve highway funding stalemate, let states keep fuel tax revenue

There will be a lot of handwringing and fear-mongering surrounding Friday's expiration of the federal government's major transportation funding. Lawmakers and lobbyists are warning of all sorts of terrible things if replacement legislation isn't passed by the end of the week: stalled highway projects, thousands of lost jobs, worsening traffic congestion and deep harm to the recovering economy.

SEBELIUS: Henderson candidates start with baggage

There's a dearth of Democratic congressional candidates in the 3rd District. And because of that, Democratic leaders are reportedly considering potential 2016 candidates from the Henderson City Council. Perhaps a council member, or even Mayor Andy Hafen, could make a bid? But is that really the best way to go?

LETTER: Full-day kindergarten's costs far outweigh benefits

The headline on the article about full-day kindergarten read, "Study finds full-day kindergarten opens door to higher achievement" (July 6 Review-Journal). Nice try! This is another attempt to increase the number of teachers (can you say union members?) and have taxpayers foot the bill for babysitting.

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