• U.S. life expectancy declines for first time since 1993

    U.S. life expectancy declines for first time since 1993

    By Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post  For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year — a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States. Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life […]

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  • How to tell fake news from the real thing

    How to tell fake news from the real thing

    By Wynne Davis, NPR Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be “self-investigating” a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. So, yes, fake news is a big problem. These stories have gotten a […]

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  • USS Nevada, crew honored anew for Pearl Harbor exploits

    USS Nevada, crew honored anew for Pearl Harbor exploits

    By Keith Rogers, Las Vegas Review-Journal HONOLULU — Resting at the bottom of the Pacific but very much alive in naval history books, the storied battleship USS Nevada received fresh accolades Thursday aimed at ensuring that she and her crew continue “inspiring sailors for as long as there is a United States Navy.” On a […]

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  • Partial recount of Nev.  ballots confirms results

    Partial recount of Nev. ballots confirms results

    By Sandra Chereb, Las Vegas Review-Journal A limited recount of presidential ballots cast in Nevada confirmed the results of the Nov. 8 election and eliminated the possibility of a statewide recount, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday. The partial recount in 92 precincts, requested and paid for by independent candidate Roque “Rocky” De La […]

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  • Vail Resorts posts quarterly net loss

    Vail Resorts posts quarterly net loss

    Vail Resorts quarterly earnings report released today was worse than what analysts had predicted, but were not too surprising for the time of year. A slow start to the season is partially being blamed on the warm weather in November. The net loss for the Broomfield, Colo.-based company was $62.6 million for the first fiscal quarter of […]

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  • Nev. lawmaker wants review of letter opposing online gaming

    Nev. lawmaker wants review of letter opposing online gaming

    By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal WASHINGTON — Nevada Rep. Dina Titus has sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the presidential transition team asking it to carefully review the online gaming industry before reaching a conclusion on a letter opposing online gaming sent last month by 10 attorneys general. In a […]

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  • Feds give Tahoe $6.8 million to thin forests

    Feds give Tahoe $6.8 million to thin forests

    By Kathryn Reed Red dominates large segments of a map of Lake Tahoe. This signifies “wildfire ignition risk” zones. These are areas most susceptible for a catastrophic wildfire because of the dense vegetation. The California Tahoe Conservancy on Thursday accepted a $6.8 million grant to treat between 1,200 and 1,800 acres in the wildland urban […]

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  • Libraries become unexpected sites of hate crimes

    Libraries become unexpected sites of hate crimes

    By Christopher Mele, New York Times One of seven books about Islam or the Quran that were recently defaced at a public library in Evanston, Ill. A librarian at the public library in Evanston, Ill., was recently preparing for a program titled “The Quran: Is It a ‘Good Book’?” She gathered books to display for […]

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  • California teacher shortage worsens

    California teacher shortage worsens

    By Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle The teacher shortage across California is getting worse, hitting urban districts hardest, but pinching even rural and suburban schools as well, according to a survey released last week. As a result, students are seeing a revolving cast of substitutes, canceled courses and less qualified teachers in their classrooms, according […]

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  • Nev. looks to alternative programs for teachers to earn license

    Nev. looks to alternative programs for teachers to earn license

    By Amelia Pak-Harvey, Las Vegas Review-Journal New programs that provide an alternative route to a teaching license by blending online coursework with classroom training could help Nevada address its teacher shortage. The state Department of Education’s Commission on Professional Standards in Education approved three more alternative programs in October, bringing the total to 19 programs […]

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