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Congress should dump plan to tax advertising | Las Vegas Tribune Congress should dump plan to tax advertising
Congress is finally seriously talking about tax reform for the first time since President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986, but there is a fly in the anointment. The current draft being proffered contains a proposal to alter the Internal Revenue Code to tax advertising for the first time since the income tax was created in 1913. Currently businesses are allowed to deduct advertising exp...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
NV Supreme Court can’t comment on Holper’s case | Las Vegas Tribune NV Supreme Court can’t comment on Holper’s case
Second of a series The Nevada State Bar could be compared to the Culinary Union, the Carpenters Union, or even the Police Protective Association or any other labor union where the members pay their dues for protection that seldom exists; lawyers also pay the “union dues” to the Nevada State Bar making others wonder how the Nevada State Bar can take actions against those who help paying for the ...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
Commissioner Scow steps down | Las Vegas Tribune Commissioner Scow steps down
Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow (D) resigned last week from her position representing District G effective June 30. After Scow cited the typical “family matters” excuses in her resignation letter, political trend observers theorized that this is another part of the Democratic Party’s plan to circumvent the voters desire to get rid of tired apathetic politicians via term limits. The gov...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
Alan Stock: The New UNLV Logo: Yay or Nay? | CBS Local Alan Stock: The New UNLV Logo: Yay or Nay?
UNLV has come up with a new logo to replace the older "Hey, Reb" logo. On the old one, you could make out the "Hey Reb" character. Can you really find the "Hey, Reb" character in this new logo? Really??
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Cops Seek Gunman, Targets, Vehicle in Fremont Street Shooting | CBS Local Cops Seek Gunman, Targets, Vehicle in Fremont Street Shooting
Police are searching for at least two suspects, several intended victims and a vehicle involved in an argument near Fremont Street early Sunday that ended in a gunshot wound for an innocent bystander, according to authorities.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Column: Time is Ripe to Bring Sports Betting  Into the Open | CBS Local Column: Time is Ripe to Bring Sports Betting Into the Open
What was once no more than a distant fantasy edged a bit closer to reality Tuesday when the Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state. That the court even agreed to weigh in on the case was cheered as a victory from a sports betting industry that has long been eager to expand outside Nevada.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
RTC Urges Passengers To Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July | CBS Local RTC Urges Passengers To Plan Ahead For Fourth Of July
RTC's fixed route system will operate on a Saturday schedule and heavy holiday traffic is expected due to the Fourth of July holiday. Residents and visitors are encouraged to download the rideRTC app and use public transit to watch the various fireworks shows around town.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Metro Staff And Recruits Holding Graduation Ceremony | CBS Local Metro Staff And Recruits Holding Graduation Ceremony
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Training Staff and Recruits will hold a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 29, 2017 for 87 new police recruits.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Highway Patrol Focusing On Impaired Drivers | CBS Local Highway Patrol Focusing On Impaired Drivers
Law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols for impaired drivers and riders between June 30 and July 14, 2017.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
“Love America,” its values and principles | Las Vegas Tribune “Love America,” its values and principles
It could be as simple as developing  real  love  for  your  country, its traditions, its values and principles, along with a complete understanding and adherence to the Constitution  of  the United States  of America. The latest trend is detracting and dissenting from just about everything our President comes up with, along  with  being  either too  late,  or  too  early  with  an  idea  to  ma...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers! | Las Vegas Tribune 1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers!
By Stephen Dinan The Washington Times Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released June 22, 2017. The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal f...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
Harsh Heat Wave Kills 12 In Las Vegas Valley | CBS Local Harsh Heat Wave Kills 12 In Las Vegas Valley
There are now a dozen people who have died of heat-related causes in 2016. That's according to a tally as of Tuesday by the Clark County coroner's office.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Construction Ramps Up Through The Rest Of The Week | CBS Local Construction Ramps Up Through The Rest Of The Week
Work will continue until on repairs to U.S. 95 through June 30. Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will reduce U.S. Highway 95 to a single travel lane between Russell Road and Charleston Boulevard. NDOT will close the outside lane of eastbound Sahara Avenue (State Route 589) between Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., June 29.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Yvanna Cancela, a Cuban puppet of uncle Harry Reid with a Castro mentality. | Las Vegas Tribune Yvanna Cancela, a Cuban puppet of uncle Harry Reid with a Castro mentality.
I have always hated to compare this wonderful country to any other in the Universe, especially to a country under a communist regime. I want to make clear in this column that I am not referring to the country but to the elected officials that have been elected to serve the people of this great nation and have failed to do so. Every time I see those big shot wannabes elected to the legislature, ...
Las Vegas Tribune | June 28, 2017
111 Terminally Ill Patients End Their Lives Under Calif. Right-To-Die Law | CBS Local 111 Terminally Ill Patients End Their Lives Under Calif. Right-To-Die Law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS) -- More than 100 terminally ill people in California have legally ended their lives since a "right-to-die" law took effect in 2016, according to a report from the state's Health Department.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Smartphones Reduce Cognitive Ability Even When Not In Use, Study Finds | CBS Local Smartphones Reduce Cognitive Ability Even When Not In Use, Study Finds
According to a study, just the mere presence of a smartphone is detrimental to our cognitive ability, irrespective of whether we're using it or not.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
TD Bank Could Pay $9 Million To Coin-Counting Machine Users In Class-Action Lawsuit | CBS Local TD Bank Could Pay $9 Million To Coin-Counting Machine Users In Class-Action Lawsuit
TD Bank customers were allegedly shortchanged by nearly 1,200 "Penny Arcade" coin-counting machines up until 2016.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Nevada Continues To See Low College Readiness Test Scores | CBS Local Nevada Continues To See Low College Readiness Test Scores
The average ACT score in Nevada stayed at 17.4 out of 36 points for the third consecutive year. State Superintendent said Tuesday that those numbers were unacceptable.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Woman Sues Bar After Drunken Mechanical Bull Ride Results In Torn ACL | CBS Local Woman Sues Bar After Drunken Mechanical Bull Ride Results In Torn ACL
A woman is suing Johnny Utah's for allowing her to ride a mechanical bull. Does it stack up with other unbelievable lawsuits?
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Black Girls Seen As “Less Innocent” Than White Girls, Study Finds | CBS Local Black Girls Seen As “Less Innocent” Than White Girls, Study Finds
According to a study by Georgetown University, black girls are seen by adults to need less nurturing, support and comfort than white girls.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
City Of Henderson Announces 4th Of July Closures | CBS Local City Of Henderson Announces 4th Of July Closures
Henderson City Hall, Municipal Court, and all recreation centers, senior center, indoor pools and Henderson Multigenerational Outdoor Competition Pool will all be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All online payment services will be available.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
House Panel Backs Bill to Revive Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump | CBS Local House Panel Backs Bill to Revive Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump
A House committee has approved a bill that would revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Heidi Harris: Immigration Marriage Fraud | CBS Local Heidi Harris: Immigration Marriage Fraud
Heidi Harris live in Washington DC at the Federation for American Immigration Reform event and among today's guest was Maria Elena Lopez who was a victim of marriage fraud, where an illegal immigrant was given a green card and allowed to stay in the United States even after Lopez proved her case. Lopez has become a nationwide advocate to help those affected by illegal immigrants taking advanta...
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Sign Work Causing Overnight US 95 Downtown Vegas Closure | CBS Local Sign Work Causing Overnight US 95 Downtown Vegas Closure
State transportation officials say an overnight closure of a stretch of freeway in downtown Las Vegas will let crews install traffic management signs as part of the nearly $1 billion Project Neon roadway improvement plan.
CBS Local | June 28, 2017
Sacramento, Salt Lake City Drivers Among Worst In U.S., Study Says | CBS Local Sacramento, Salt Lake City Drivers Among Worst In U.S., Study Says
Sacramento, Calif., has the worst drivers out of the 75 most populous metro areas in the U.S., according to a QuoteWizard Insurance study released Tuesday.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Ransomware Attack Hits Computers Worldwide: $300 Demanded To Decrypt | CBS Local Ransomware Attack Hits Computers Worldwide: $300 Demanded To Decrypt
There are reports worldwide of a ransomware cyber attack that demands $300 to be decrypted.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Child Drowning At Local Water Park Ruled Accident | CBS Local Child Drowning At Local Water Park Ruled Accident
8-year-old Daquan Bankston, became unconscious in a wave pool at a Henderson water park drowned, and his death has been ruled an accident.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Half Of Americans Spend Their Entire Paycheck On Living Expenses, Study Says | CBS Local Half Of Americans Spend Their Entire Paycheck On Living Expenses, Study Says
About half of Americans claim that their expenses are equal to or greater than their income, according to a new study from the Center for Financial Services Innovation.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
After Heller Fiasco, Group Flies Correct Name Over West Virginia | CBS Local After Heller Fiasco, Group Flies Correct Name Over West Virginia
A women's political advocacy group has taken two tries to fly the correct U.S. senator's name over West Virginia after a mix-up that had Charleston residents scratching their heads.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users: What About YouTube, Twitter And Others? | CBS Local Facebook Hits 2 Billion Users: What About YouTube, Twitter And Others?
Facebook has just passed the two billion active users benchmark: how do the other social media giants compare?
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
GOP Health Care Flap Sparks Vegas Rally | CBS Local GOP Health Care Flap Sparks Vegas Rally
About 40 people on Tuesday gathered at the bridge near a pair of casinos owned by Republican donor Sheldon Adelson urging Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller to continue to oppose the current GOP health care bill.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
New Housing Development Gearing Up In NLV | CBS Local New Housing Development Gearing Up In NLV
City of North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, along with city leaders and home building contractors broke ground Tuesday morning for what's being called Village Three of the Three Villages at Tule Springs.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Rep. Rosen Wants Pay Raises For American Troops | CBS Local Rep. Rosen Wants Pay Raises For American Troops
Rosen: If we want to continue recruiting and retaining our country's top talent for the military, then we must provide servicemembers with a competitive salary.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Electrical Fire Blamed For Damages At Westside Home | CBS Local Electrical Fire Blamed For Damages At Westside Home
Fire investigators believe an extension cord from a wall mounted air conditioner to a wall outlet is where the fire began. With the AC unit running nearly constantly, the extension cord probably heated up and started nearby combustibles on fire.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Safe-N-Sane Fireworks On Sale Wednesday In Las Vegas | CBS Local Safe-N-Sane Fireworks On Sale Wednesday In Las Vegas
Safe-N-Sane fireworks are those that have been tested and approved by valley fire departments for use during this one week of the year. At all other times of the year, Safe-N-Sane fireworks are illegal as well as any other type of firework that flies through the air, explodes or rotates on the ground.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Police: Bail Bond Agent Shot; Suspect Arrested | CBS Local Police: Bail Bond Agent Shot; Suspect Arrested
Police Lt. David Gordon said the man fired one or two shots at agents from a bail bond company around 11 p.m. Monday. One of the shots struck an agent, who was then taken to a hospital.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Most People Don’t Want To See Friends’ Vacation Pics On Social Media, Study Finds | CBS Local Most People Don’t Want To See Friends’ Vacation Pics On Social Media, Study Finds
Most people don't want to see vacation pictures on Facebook according to a study, it also reveals the most annoying vacation picture poses.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
It’s So Hot In Arizona That Everything Is Melting | CBS Local It’s So Hot In Arizona That Everything Is Melting
Temperatures in Arizona are reaching 113 Fahrenheit and higher in some places, and basically everything is melting.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Rally to Urge Heller to Oppose Current GOP Health Care Bill | CBS Local Rally to Urge Heller to Oppose Current GOP Health Care Bill
Union officials in Nevada, community members and others plan to gather Tuesday at a pedestrian bridge over the Las Vegas Strip to urge Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller to continue to oppose the current GOP health care bill.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Missing California Boy’s Father Appears in Vegas Court | CBS Local Missing California Boy’s Father Appears in Vegas Court
A California father told a judge in Las Vegas he won't fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Fireworks Sales to Begin in Vegas, Amid Fire Safety Warnings | CBS Local Fireworks Sales to Begin in Vegas, Amid Fire Safety Warnings
Fireworks are going on sale this week at more than 100 fundraiser locations in the Las Vegas area, with firefighters warning about extreme fire danger in drought-parched wildlands.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Golden Knights Trade Marc Methot to Stars | CBS Local Golden Knights Trade Marc Methot to Stars
Marc Methot could go from playing with Erik Karlsson to pairing up with another young Swedish defenseman after a trade to the Dallas Stars.
CBS Local | June 27, 2017
Valley Health System Offers Flash Flood Safety Tips | CBS Local Valley Health System Offers Flash Flood Safety Tips
It's officially monsoon season in the Vegas Valley and that's why Valley Health System is trying to spread the word and remind people about flooding during the summer months. From extreme heat to monsoon season, there are plenty of weather concerns during the summer months in Southern Nevada.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision | CBS Local What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision
The United States Supreme Court has allowed parts of President Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear arguments in October.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
Free Downtown Loop Shuttle Launches Tuesday | CBS Local Free Downtown Loop Shuttle Launches Tuesday
Some surprise riders are expected for the launching of the Downtown Loop, a free shuttle servicing popular attractions in the city core, will launch at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
New Pot Rules Protect Kids; Legal Battle Won’t Stop Sales | CBS Local New Pot Rules Protect Kids; Legal Battle Won’t Stop Sales
The legal battle over the alcohol industry's exclusive rights to distribute marijuana in Nevada will continue, but it won't affect plans to begin the first recreational sales at existing medical dispensaries on Saturday.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
Identity Pending of Body Found in Vegas Burned Car | CBS Local Identity Pending of Body Found in Vegas Burned Car
Authorities say it is taking time to identify a badly burned corpse found in a flaming car last week in a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood, just a short distance from where a robbery took place.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
Pedestrian Bridge Opens Thursday In Las Vegas | CBS Local Pedestrian Bridge Opens Thursday In Las Vegas
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will open the east Tropicana Avenue pedestrian bridge over Las Vegas Boulevard between the Tropicana and MGM Grand hotel casinos.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
Identity Pending Of Body Found In Burned Car In Las Vegas | CBS Local Identity Pending Of Body Found In Burned Car In Las Vegas
The body was found after neighbors reported a car on fire before dawn last Thursday on a street off Rainbow Boulevard and Peak Drive.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017
50 People Displaced After Weekend Apartment Fire | CBS Local 50 People Displaced After Weekend Apartment Fire
Firefighters said it was a cooking fire that started on the stove in one of the units. The occupant told investigators that the stove was malfunctioning and would turn itself on.
CBS Local | June 26, 2017