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January 26, 2015

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  • Adam Laxalt, left, shakes hands with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller before they debate Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Laxalt and Miller are facing each other in a race for attorney general in Nevada.
    Why did Nevada candidates keep getting donations after election?
    Jan. 21, 2015
    Election season ended Nov. 4 with an unprecedented Republican surge. But for candidates, both winning and losing, the campaign money kept coming. Nevada candidates brought in ...
  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew leaves at the conclusion of the open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The preliminary agenda for the open session includes an update on benchmark reform efforts and a discussion of the Council's process for considering nonbank financial companies for potential designation.
    Lew slams door on efforts to lower top individual tax rate
    Jan. 21, 2015
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew dismissed efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's tax laws by lowering the top income tax rate paid by individuals, saying Wednesday that Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to forge such a sweeping package ...
  • Members of a U.S. delegation, right, and Cuban delegates, left, sit across from each other as they begin negotiations, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government.
    U.S., Cuba spar over migration policy at historic Havana talks
    Jan. 21, 2015
    The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt Cuban rafters but rebuffed demands for broader changes to U.S. migration rules that dominated the first day of talks between Cuban officials and the highest-ranking U.S. delegation to the island in more than three decades.
  • U.S. Sen. Harry Reid back at his office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015, after suffering an exercise injury at his home in Henderson.
    Reid to undergo surgery to restore vision in injured eye
    Jan. 21, 2015
    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid will undergo surgery Monday to help restore full vision in his right eye, which he injured earlier this month while exercising, according to his office. Reid found out after ...
  • Details emerge about $61 million boost for Nevada autism treatment
    Jan. 21, 2015
    State health officials say a major proposed funding boost for child autism treatment would substantially expand and improve service to the estimated 6,000 Nevada children living with the disorder. Health department chief Romaine Gilliland detailed Gov. Brian Sandoval's plan to add ...
  • GOP lawmakers attack Sandoval budget at Reno event
    Jan. 21, 2015
    Two Nevada Republican lawmakers say they have nearly enough votes to block Gov. Brian Sandoval's proposed budget over concerns about tax increases they say will ...
  • President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
    Obama’s address gets mixed response from Las Vegas’ immigrant community
    Jan. 20, 2015
    To the surprise of Las Vegas’ immigrant community, President Barack Obama’s hourlong address to the nation Tuesday scarcely mentioned the deportation deferral program he zealously touted just two months ago ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, for the first time since suffering injuries after an exercise accident.
    Nevada delegation’s response: 2 thumbs up, 2 thumbs down and a couple of shrugs
    Jan. 20, 2015
    President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious vision for the country for his last two years in office, and Nevada's lawmakers were split down party lines about whether that's a good thing ...
  • President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
    What Obama said in his State of the Union address that affects Nevadans
    Jan. 20, 2015
    President Barack Obama proposed a bevy of ideas in his second-to-last State of the Union address on Tuesday, some of which don't require the approval of the Republican-dominated Congress. Here's what Obama proposed that could immediately affect Nevadans ...
  • Actor Bradley Cooper, with Taya Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, speaks to reporters during the premiere of “American Sniper” at Burke Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Cooper portrayed Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history and author of the book “American Sniper," made into a movie with the same title.
    ‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservative audience
    Jan. 20, 2015
    Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes ...
  • Dreamer Blanca Gamez speaks during a news conference calling for immigration reform at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) offices in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
    Several Nevadans invited to State of the Union speech
    Jan. 20, 2015
    Nevada's congressional leaders are bringing several state residents to the President's State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. Sen. Harry Reid's guests for the Tuesday night speech include ...
  • President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen.
    Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed
    Jan. 20, 2015
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class — an agenda more likely to antagonize ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capital grounds in Carson City.
    New details emerge about governor’s tax proposal
    Jan. 20, 2015
    Gov. Brian Sandoval is putting the finishing touches on his estimated $570 million tax-increase package that would hit cigarette smokers, slot route operators and ...
  • Sarah Palin to dish up wild boar chili in Las Vegas
    Sarah Palin to dish up wild boar chili in Las Vegas
    Jan. 20, 2015
    Conservative pundit and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Las Vegas on Thursday to promote a new television show and ...
  • President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, 2014, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen.
    Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths
    Jan. 20, 2015
    President Barack Obama and his aides have been trickling out his State of the Union proposals on taxes, education, Internet access and more for weeks. What's left to watch for during tonight's speech?
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