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April 19, 2015

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  • Kevin James starred in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and its sequel, which was the first film to receive a tax break after Nevada’s 2013 legislative session.

    Plot thickens in story of state’s film tax credit program

    April 13, 2015

    Sony Pictures’ “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” was the first beneficiary of Nevada's film tax credit program that launched last year, picking up $4.3 million in tax credits ...

  • Charts: How the government spends your money

    April 13, 2015

    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 ...

  • Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of billionaire Steve Wynn, filed suit to lift divorce-related restrictions on the sale of her stock in Wynn Resorts. Fellow board members voted against nominating her for another term.

    Wynn Resorts power struggle being fought publicly

    April 13, 2015

    It has all the trappings of an intense political campaign, with contentious allegations, appeals to voters, a sleek candidate’s website and, of course, a high-stakes election. But the battle ...

  • Today, 48,500 people work in construction locally, up 39 percent from the depths of the Great Recession. In this photo, carpenters work on an apartment complex under construction Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Hualapai and Peace Ways.

    Developments in southwest valley rise after years of delays and defaults

    April 13, 2015

    As the economy improves, few places are getting as much action. Developers are building or planning to construct apartment complexes, industrial properties, big-box retail and ...

  • Kindergarten teacher Raeleen Martinez conducts an interactive story time with her students in their room at Martinez Elementary School on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. .

    Charts: What happened to all the teachers?

    April 13, 2015

    Throughout Clark County School District, teachers are getting harder and harder to find and keep. Why? It’s a complex mix of local and national factors, many of which are beyond the district’s control ...

  • What students are learning in sex ed in Clark County schools

    What students are learning in sex ed in Clark County schools

    April 12, 2015

    There comes a time when every school district must grapple with outrage about what it does or doesn’t teach students about sexuality and the human reproductive system. Some parents say schools should be ...

  • When decorating walls, think outside the frame

    When decorating walls, think outside the frame

    April 12, 2015

    Looking to decorate your walls but on a budget? Here are six creative ideas that Martha Stewart would approve of ...

  • Sun editorial: There must be a better way to protect people at bus stops

    April 12, 2015

    Several years ago, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada began moving bus benches and shelters farther from the street, driven by studies showing 80 percent of all roadway crashes nationwide are contained to within four feet of the road. RTC officials suggest little more can be done to protect the lives of people who need a bus to get to work or go shopping. We’re not so sure ...

  • People on the Move: April 12-18

    April 12, 2015

    In the Notes: John Wilcox, Jarin Ratanapeanchai, Marcus Phillips, Gina Marie Fuller, Brian Veasey, Jack Easdale, Andrew Youkana, Ashlee Zindash, Tiffany East, Colleen McKenna, Mike Sutton, Sean Corbett, Chris Lee, Connie Land, Jerry Dale, Phil Reynolds, Christina Telese, Jennifer Holley, Dan Thomsen, Ryan Welch, Evan Louie, Gregg Carnes, Kyle Smith, Melissa Ooi, Tammy Porto Bartolomeo, Steve August, Tifferney White, Myisha Williams, Sabrina Carrender, Arleen Dodge, Jim Rogers, Eric Jorgenson, Doug Spring, Lee Haney, Ted Olivas, Debbie Conway, Glenn Trowbridge, Ed Zagalo, Spencer Luth, Marc Joseph, Sabrina Mercadante, Curtis Myles, Michael Shramm, Tony Gemignani, John Adams, Jeff Torrecampo, Matt Smith, Lou Hillegass, Sandra Douglass Morgan, Kirk Homeyer, Kandis McClure ...

  • Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, says Southern Nevada should embrace and support its identity as a tourism-based economy.

    LVCVA SVP of Marketing: ‘Never underestimate the power of a relationship’

    April 12, 2015

    Cathy Tull has been senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority since 2009 and is one of the key organizers of Vegas Uncork’d, the highly anticipated foodie event celebrating its ninth year this month with events at Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand ...

  • Heidi Heath and her mother, Kathy Bastian, own and operate Gotta Love Cheesecake featuring desserts Bastian and her mother created.

    Mother, daughter create business offering cheesecakes made from scratch

    April 12, 2015

    Family recipes and a lineage of bakers have helped the store to become what it is today and offer homemade cheesecakes in 50 flavors ...

  • Guest column: International development contract opportunities for Nevada companies

    April 12, 2015

    On April 22, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean will visit Las Vegas to explain international development programs and how Nevada businesses can take advantage of project contracts ...

  • The List: Women- and minority-owned businesses

    April 12, 2015

    Find out about women- and minority-owned businesses. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of Jan. 1.

  • The Income Tax.

    Cocktail of the Week: The Income Tax

    April 12, 2015

    This drink evolved from one created in 1906 and became the Income Tax Cocktail a few decades later with the introduction of bitters. Ironic, right?