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December 21, 2014

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Will NHL hockey work in Las Vegas?
Dec. 21, 2014
Here’s a look at how hockey has fared in other nontraditional markets ...
Carol Thompson, vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station, is an Air Force veteran.
Santa Fe Station GM: Be a go-getter, but be a ‘go-giver,’ as well
Dec. 21, 2014
The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most rewarding aspect of her job and the pride she takes in Station Casinos’ commitment to veterans.
Santa's Electric Night Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Downtown Boulder City.
Find small-town charm and holiday cheer in Boulder City
Dec. 21, 2014
Looking for an escape that’s not too far away and won’t bust your budget? Boulder City is a short drive from Las Vegas.
The Data: Dec. 21-27
Dec. 21, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Mary Beth Hartleb owns Prism Global Management Group, which runs human resources operations for about 30 companies.
When it comes to bad workers, should you fix them or fire them?
Dec. 21, 2014
When an employee isn’t working out, the boss has three choices: Get rid of him, tolerate substandard performance, or work with him to improve. Experts share their strategies for helping turn around bad hires, as well as reasons why it might be time to cut ties.
Elmer Griggs assembles wheels and axles on toy cars at the Toys 4 Smiles workshop Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The nonprofit organization started as a wood club in 2006 and will soon produce their 200,000th toy, said founder Rex Doty.
Nonprofit group’s volunteers are like real-life Santa’s elves
Dec. 21, 2014
Rex Doty isn’t Santa Claus, and the volunteers who put in time for his nonprofit organization aren’t elves, but they may as well be to the children who benefit from the work they put in crafting toys from donated hardwood.
Gilbert Hyatt, local inventor and father of the micro-processor, stands by some of the various modern electronic devices that use his patented technologies Thursday April, 3, 2014
Inventor’s fight for recognition ongoing but not all-consuming
Dec. 21, 2014
Las Vegan Gilbert Hyatt has fought long and hard to be known as the father of the microprocessor and continues working on new technologies that are “really quite spectacular.”
Terry Fancher, executive managing director at Stockbridge, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
A few months after opening, SLS has a new beginning
Dec. 21, 2014
The face of the resort's rebranding has been replaced ...
Gambling: The neglected addiction
Dec. 21, 2014
Many insurance policies don’t cover the disorder, even though it has been reclassified under the same umbrella as alcoholism.
Findlay Toyota donated $10,000 to After-School All-Stars Las Vegas.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Dec. 21-27
Dec. 21, 2014
In the Notes: Findlay Toyota, After-School All-Stars, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, We R Community, Bank of America, Tronox, Champions of Nevada, Capriotti's, McDonald's, Mario Batali Foundation and more ...
Chef Kim Canteenwalla
Chef Kim Canteenwalla: May have had too many tall double shot soy cappuccinos
Dec. 21, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Chef Kim Canteenwalla.
Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference at Metro Police headquarters Monday, June 9, 2014.
Explaining the More Cops tax: Where it’s been, where it’s going
Dec. 21, 2014
Over the past year, a proposal to raise Clark County’s sales tax rate to pay for more Metro Police officers has taken on so many incarnations, it’s easy to get lost following its political path.
What will it take to repair education in Southern Nevada?
Dec. 21, 2014
We have schools that are falling apart. There are stories of children bringing hats and gloves to school for when the heat goes out.
NV Energy gives smart-meter documents to state
Dec. 20, 2014
NV Energy has turned over more than 1,000 pages of documents to state regulators as part of an inquiry into whether smart meters it installed on over 1 million Nevada homes and businesses pose a fire risk.
Two housekeepers who declined to give their names, watch as the California School Employees Association, in town for a convention, join Culinary workers to picket the Cosmopolitan Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Dec. 19, 2014
The new ownership of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undoubtedly institute changes to the resort. But the resort’s workforce, apparently, will remain intact. The Culinary Union ...

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