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In this Dec. 15, 2016, photo, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Internal Revenue Service, in Washington. Trump’s acknowledgement in 2016 that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes. Olson says people should pay taxes because it’s the right thing to do. But taxpayers should take all the credits and deductions they’re entitled to. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
In this Dec. 15, 2016, photo, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Internal Revenue Service, in Washington. Trump’s acknowledgement in 2016 that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes. Olson says people should pay taxes because it’s the right thing to do. But taxpayers should take all the credits and deductions they’re entitled to. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 AM
Tax experts say many people over-pay their taxes because they are not taking advantage of all the credits and deductions to which they are entitled.
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  • As tax season approaches, so do scammers
    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the body that oversees the IRS, has received more than 1.8 million reports of calls from people impersonating IRS employees, and almost 10,000 victims have lost a total of nearly $50 million. Tax-related email phishing and malware incidents shot up 400 percent in the 2016 tax season, according to the IRS.  Continue this story
  • Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.
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SPORTS

McDermitt High School’s Cauy Crutcher was named the Eastern 1A Player of the Year by the league’s six coaches.
McDermitt High School’s Cauy Crutcher was named the Eastern 1A Player of the Year by the league’s six coaches.
Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 AM
McDermitt High School junior Cauy Crutcher was named the Eastern 1A Player of the Year, which is chosen by the league’s six coaches at the end of the regular season.

Announcements

  • Obituary: Edna Hannah Schuyler
    Edna Hannah Schuyler, 96, of Winnemucca, NV passed away on February 20, 2017 at the Battle Mountain General Hospital Nursing Home.
  • Obituary: Lena Johnson
    Lena Johnson , a lifelong resident of Lovelock passed away on February 13, 2017. Lena was born in Lovelock on August 18, 1931. 
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  • Items in the Police Blotter are compiled from public information contained in Nevada Highway Patrol reports. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
  • Items in the Court Dispositions are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. News4Nevada reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, N4N will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition.
  • Items in the Sheriff’s Report are compiled from public information contained in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office report. News4Nevada reports all incidents about which law-enforcement agencies release information. Charges or citations listed in the blotter do not imply guilt, which is determined in court. Mug shots are provided by law enforcement as part of the public record. Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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  • Are school newspapers hanging by a thread?
    I wish I could tell you that my old alma mater (Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, Tennessee) still publishes a student newspaper, but that would be fake news.
  • Nevada mines protecting state's natural beauty
    Since the silver rush in the 1850s to the present, Nevada has been an important source for the country’s minerals and metals. And while the mining industry has changed dramatically, one constant has remained: mining continues to be an important part of the state's economy and is the top industry in many of this state’s rural communities and counties.
  • Rookies in the White House
    Major League Baseball has an annual training season in Florida. Maybe President Trump should have gone somewhere outside of Washington to hold tryouts for a month to see who on his team was ready to play in the big leagues.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:00 AM
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