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How the government spends your money
How the government spends your money
Monday, April 13, 2015
Tax season:
It’s tax time. April 15 is the deadline to square up with the federal government. In 2013, Nevada residents and businesses paid $13.3 billion in federal taxes. The average Nevadan paid $12,032 in personal taxes, $959 less than the national average. Nevada itself has no income tax, thanks in large part to the gaming and tourism industries, which ...
Al-Qaida says U.S. drones kill 2 leaders in Pakistan
Sunday, April 12, 2015
In an audio message, spokesman Usama Mahmood said a Jan. 5 drone strike in North Waziristan killed Ubaidullah, who was in charge of the group's Afghan affairs, while a later strike killed deputy chief Raja Suleman. He said both had fought under aliases. His claim corresponds with the dates of previously reported U.S. drone strikes in …
Photo: An A-10 Thunderbolt, aka a Warthog, takes off Wedn
General reprimanded over comments at Nellis Air Force Base
Friday, April 10, 2015
An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds ...
Photo: Protesters are arrested after staging a
Anti-drone protesters arrested, cited at Creech air base
Friday, March 6, 2015
Anti-drone protesters who said they wanted to spotlight war crimes and connect with pilots were arrested after trying to block the entrance Friday at a US Air Force base in southern Nevada. More than 100 people were assembled Friday morning outside ...
Protesters at Creech air base call for end to drone warfare
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Protesters at the gate of an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world. Organizer Toby Blome said Thursday that ...
Henderson native finds meaning serving fellow sailors on Navy warship
Thursday, March 5, 2015
LOCALS IN SERVICE:
Seaman Sean Rocovitz, a Henderson native and 2009 graduate of Green Valley, serves as a culinary specialist aboard the ship, which is 1,100 feet long, or about three football fields.
Photo: In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Ar
Military OKs hormone treatment for Chelsea Manning
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to ...
Photo: Photographers take pictures of an F/A-18 Hornet je
Synergy in the sky: Red Flag air combat exercises ready pilots for real thing
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Fighter pilots around the world descended on Nellis Air Force Base last week to kick off the year’s first Red Flag exercise — a series of combat training missions that pit the latest high-tech military aircraft against ...
Photo: 2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesda
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Military:
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Marines to train in Los Angeles for urban combat
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Dozens of Marines will raid buildings and dodge paintballs shot from modified M-15s in downtown Los Angeles as part of a routine exercise to prepare troops for urban combat, officials said Thursday. Los Angeles residents may notice anywhere from ...
Downtown café has patriotic meaning; restaurants on way to Station properties
Downtown café has patriotic meaning; restaurants on way to Station properties
Monday, December 1, 2014
Openings & Closings:
Dougie J’s Café will host a ribbon cutting Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The café, created by Suni Chabrow, is named in honor of her son, Army Spc. Douglas J. Green, who died serving in Afghanistan in 2011. The cafe will join a host of other restaurants opening in the valley ...
MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today it’s committing ...
Photo: Bruce Phillips
Program helps get veteran’s passion off the ground
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
After leaving the Navy with 20 years of service in 2006, Phillips worked as a flight instructor at the North Las Vegas Airport. But once gas prices sky-rocketed, he didn’t have many clients. He decided to leave his job, and try to find a trade that would support his two sons and wife.
Photo: In this Sept. 6, 2007, photo, an MQ-1 Predator unm
Report: Pilot error, wind caused drone crash at Creech AFB
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
An Air Force investigation says a Predator drone crashed into a runway on a Nevada base because of a low-level wind shear and pilot error. Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, released ...
Photo: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval meets with members of t
Governor, in Afghanistan, confident about U.S. mission, progress
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s confident Afghanistan can withstand any resurgence of the Taliban and adds tremendous progress has been made in that country in ...

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