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November 23, 2014

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  • Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on the Assembly floor during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City.
    Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
    Nov. 23, 2014
    After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen announced that he would not lead the chamber ...
  • Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on the Assembly floor during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City.
    Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
    Nov. 23, 2014
    After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...
  • Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Rocky and Adrian for a calendar that will benefit Keep Memory Alive.
    Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health ...
  • Fireworks are seen above the towers at SLS Las Vegas during the grand-opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, on the Strip.
    SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.
  • Antonio Perez of Knudson Middle School plays his trumpet during a mariachi workshop led by members of Mariachi Cobre in 2012.
    Find the right instrument for your child
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Helping a child select a musical instrument is a little like buying a car (without the monthly payment and heavenly new-car smell). You’ll want to try a few on for size to see what your child likes and what model best fits his or her body, interests and abilities.
  • If you want to host your own Friendsgiving, consider providing the main entrees — turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes, for example — and asking friends to bring a side dish or dessert.
    Create your own Turkey Day tradition: Friendsgiving
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Thousands of Las Vegans are transplants from other cities, don't have family here and aren't able to travel for the holidays. So one way to avoid the blues is to gather with friends to celebrate the season ...
  • Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.
    Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
  • Cecilia Darr calls the concierges at Venetian the best sales team in town. “We don’t know everything, but we will find it,” she says.
    ‘I do not understand people who are negative’
    Nov. 23, 2014
    A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.
  • Survive gift-giving season at the office
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...
  • The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
    Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
    Nov. 23, 2014
    When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
  • Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
    The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 2014
    In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
  • Why start a small business in Las Vegas?
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Despite the many challenges of starting a business, Las Vegas business owners say the rewards are plenty.
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray avoids Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, center, during the second half Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Las Vegas’ own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record
    Nov. 23, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys' star rusher has stayed healthy this year and is enjoying the best season of his career ...
  • The Data: Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 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]
  • Hole No. 9 at Shadow Creek Golf Course. So vast. So mysterious.
    How many presidents have played golf at Shadow Creek? Four!
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Today’s reported golf round at Shadow Creek Golf Course involving President Barack Obama, ex-Yankee Derek Jeter, Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck and Greenspun Media Group owner Brian Greenspun is ...
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