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October 21, 2014

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  • Caesars Entertainment properties celebrate the first legal same-sex wedding performed at the Flamingo on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. It was followed by a champagne toast on the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq Promenade.
    Same-sex marriage welcomed by Strip resorts, tourism officials
    Oct. 17, 2014
    At the Aria’s wedding chapel, spouses-to-be can choose from two lounges in which to prepare themselves for the big ceremony: one for grooms and another for brides. Their layouts evoke traditional gender expectations, with the guys getting a pool table and the larger bride’s lounge boasting plenty of mirrors. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada, the lounge layout might give pause in ...
  • Harley-Davidson's Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, celebrating the state's 150th anniversary
    Harley-Davidson puts pedal to the metal; Fremont pizzeria calls it quits
    Oct. 6, 2014
    The motorcycle company that designed a custom Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle has opened an "attraction" on South Strip, and a Texas-based barbecue joint is settling in the northwest part of the valley …
  • A view of earth-moving equipment at Pompeii Mine in Searchlight on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
    Mining company revives long-dormant gold exploration in tiny Searchlight
    Oct. 3, 2014
    There are no grocery stores or doctor’s offices in this speck of a town outside Las Vegas. Most people live in mobile homes, and new suburban-style housing tracts have streets and utilities but, like a ghost town, few or no homes. There are no major employers, and the only restaurants are McDonald’s and a small casino with 10-cent coffee. But a mile or so north of town, a small company is trying to ...
  • The Global Gaming Expo, the gaming industry's annual convention, takes place at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
    Sneak preview: See the slots previewed at Global Gaming Expo
    Oct. 3, 2014
    As always, the Global Gaming Expo featured a number of slot machines that will soon debut on casino floors. Much of the equipment that major gaming technology companies showed off skewed toward pop culture themes — and television shows in particular. Here are a few ...
  • IBM city expert talks Las Vegas tech
    Oct. 2, 2014
    Michael Dixon wants Las Vegas to be a smarter city — and he hopes to give local leaders some insight to make it happen.
  • The myVegas app has added blackjack to its existing slots games on the heels of a partnership announced a couple of weeks ago with Station Casinos and Royal Caribbean cruises.
    myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Most social gaming applications are free to play for Nevada gamblers — by law, they have to be — but the myVegas application gives some Las Vegas casinos a way to cash in on them by ...
  • Vincent Lambert, left, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) content modeler, Bryan Novotny, director of BIM development, and Matthew Boltik, pose at Inview Labs Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014. BIM is a 3-D computer modeling process used to design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
    Firm’s process offers 3-D look at building design, construction
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The projects that architects and engineers dream up are starting to take shape faster thanks to changes in technology ...
  • Larry Turner, co-owner of Native Wine Rocks, holds a stone spice rack at his workshop Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The business takes natural stone from the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and creates functional art.
    It’s their business to turn wine storage into an art form
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Larry Turner of Summerlin and his son, who lives in Oregon, have teamed up to form Native Wine Rocks, a business that turns natural stone into functional art pieces, including wine and spice racks. Turner has a small Las Vegas following he hopes to boost by ...
  • A foreclosed home is shown in the Silverado neighborhood of Las Vegas.
    Court’s HOA foreclosure ruling ‘a win for Nevada,’ Las Vegas investor says
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The recent Nevada Supreme Court decision that allows homeowners associations to trump mortgage lenders in foreclosing on homes had plenty of critics, but they have it ...
  • Sometimes Haze looks like this.
    Aria’s Haze Nightclub to close in November
    Sept. 29, 2014
    The Aria nightspot opened shortly after the resort in December 2009.
  • The List: International airlines
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Find out about international airlines. This week, we rank them by number of passengers enplaned and deplaned at McCarran International Airport in 2013.
  • A banner welcoming Tesla to Nevada is hung on the US Bank building south of the downtown Reno casino district Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. State lawmakers planned to meet in a special legislative session in Carson City on Wednesday to consider a package of tax breaks and incentives worth as much as $1.3 billion to seal a deal to bring the electric car maker's $5 billion lithium battery "gigafactory'' to an industrial park in the state.
    Rise of Reno: Northern Nevada is booming. What can we learn from its growth?
    Sept. 28, 2014
    News that Tesla Motors will build a battery "gigafactory" near Reno is just the latest feather in the city's cap. The Reno-Sparks region for years has lured major multinational companies and their development dollars. Why? The foresight of business and government leaders — a lesson Southern Nevadans can learn ...
  • The Notes: Sept. 28-Oct. 4
    Sept. 28, 2014
    In The Notes: Lewis Roca Rothgerber, school principals of the year, Global Cash, Urology Specialists of Nevada and more.
  • The Data: Sept. 28-Oct. 4
    Sept. 28, 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]
  • Bryan Lindsey ,VP/General Manager at Station Casinos, is surrounded by some of the school supplies which will be distributed to students in need.
    Q+A: Lead with a pat on the back, not a kick in the rear
    Sept. 28, 2014
    When Sunset Station General Manager Bryan Lindsey heard many students at Hollingsworth Elementary were homeless and hungry, he came up with a plan to ...
  • How to keep your small business on the right track
    Sept. 28, 2014
    With the Great Recession at last fading in the rearview mirror, what are the most important things a small-business owner must remember to ...
  • Owners Oliver Morowati, left, Zelma Hulet, center, and Jean-Francois Chavanel make frozen popcorn at Popped, a gourmet popcorn shop at 3700 S. Hualapai Way, Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The shop blasts popcorn with liquid nitrogen (-321F) to create a frozen popcorn dessert.
    For these entrepreneurs, business is popping right along
    Sept. 28, 2014
    For three years, the operators of Popped have worked to create fun, new flavor combinations for ...
  • The List: Domestic airlines
    Sept. 28, 2014
    Find out about domestic airlines. This week, we rank them by number of passengers enplaned and deplaned at McCarran International Airport in 2013.
  • Dr. Florence Jameson, a veteran OB/GYN in town, is also the volunteer CEO of Volunteers in Medicine, which opened its first clinic a few years ago to serve uninsured patients on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
    Volunteers in Medicine preparing to expand to second clinic
    Sept. 28, 2014
    In 2008, Dr. Florence Jameson celebrated more than 20 years as a valley OB/GYN by taking on a ...
  • Research assistants Kiwon Sohn, left, and Youngbum Jun work on the DRC-Hubo robot at UNLV Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The research assistants followed UNLV professor Paul Oh, who came from Drexel University for UNLV's drones/robotics program.
    Professor’s goal: Make UNLV a hotbed for robotics
    Sept. 26, 2014
    For the past 14 years, Paul Oh has been working with students at Drexel University to turn science fiction into reality. His specialty is robotics. His projects include designing a flying ambulance to rescue people injured in disasters, developing a field of indoor flying robots to help first responders and ...
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