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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Carson City judge's decision about Nevada's two-tier minimum wage law could mean more workers are eligible for higher pay. Judge James Wilson last month struck down two portions of Nevada state code that allowed employers more latitude to pay $7.25 an hour rather than $8.25. Nevada Labor Commissioner Shannon Chambers said her office plans to ask the court to put it on hold.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A police officer was wounded in the leg by a high-powered in a shootout in the backyard of a Las Vegas home. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says the wounded officer is undergoing surgery and is expected to recover. Two suspects were arrested, one after he was bitten by a police dog.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury will decide the sentence for a former Las Vegas firefighter found guilty in the slaying of his wife. The jury heard testimony from several family members and friends before beginning deliberations today. The jury will decide between life without parole, 20 years to life, or 20 to 50 years for George Tiaffay.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to quickly resolve a lawsuit over the state's broad new Education Savings Account program. Sandoval says more than 2,000 families who have applied need certainty about the program. The American Civil Liberties Union and others say it unlawfully funnels state money to religious schools.

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