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September 19, 2014

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  • Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    Plan ahead for these road projects in the coming week in the Las Vegas Valley
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Here’s a look at some of the roadwork or road closings you might encounter in the coming week across the …
  • This is a tunnel seen during a public open house of Yucca Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
    Washington memo: Harry Reid kills Yucca again, Joe Heck earns a promotion
    Sept. 19, 2014
    After a tense two weeks in Washington, D.C., Congress wrapped up its business until the Nov. 4 elections. Lawmakers debated the U.S. role ...
  • A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
    6 places where Las Vegas casino companies want to expand
    Sept. 19, 2014
    Wynn Resorts is far from the only major Las Vegas-based casino company seeking to expand its territory in the United States. New casino projects are popping up throughout the Northeast, for example, fueling an expansion of gaming in that region that is ...
  • Ashley Burney, right, a site coordinator for Communities In School Nevada, stands with Whitney Cole, a senior at Cimarron-Memorial High School.
    Nonprofit specializes in helping Las Vegas students get back on track
    Sept. 18, 2014
    When she arrived on the campus of Cimarron-Memorial High School for her junior year, Whitney Cole had a reputation for trouble. She had been kicked out of ...
  • First-time voter Kirsten Garlock joins hundreds of others as she casts her ballot at the Sunset at Galleria mall in Henderson, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.
    Voters’ guide for Clark County District Court judicial races
    Sept. 18, 2014
    Clark County voters have a dizzying list of options to fill their local bench of judges. But come Election Day, almost half ...
  • Switch, a high-tech company that started in Las Vegas, houses digital data for a number of Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government in its expansive facilities.
    How UNLV got one of the most powerful computers on the planet
    Sept. 17, 2014
    About two months after UNLV acting President Don Snyder assumed his position in February, he met with a university task force on information technology. The group wanted ...
  • Off to see the grocer: Funyuns, sixers and kale chips. Oh my!
    The Market looks to fill a much-needed niche Downtown: the grocery store
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Funyuns, sixers and kale chips. Oh my!
  • This artist's rendering shows what the redesigned interchange of Boulder City Bypass and U.S. 93 would look like at Railroad Pass. Railroad Pass Casino is at left. If U.S. 93 is designated an interstate between Las Vegas and Phoenix, the bypass route would become part of the interstate, officials say.
    Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
    Sept. 17, 2014
    After a frustrating seven-month delay to allow for hundreds of tests of asbestos-tainted soil, construction of a bypass highway around Boulder City is back on track. Officials concluded that ...
  • Crowds of people take in the 2013 Las Vegas Culture Fest at the Fremont Street Experience. The 2014 Culture Fest, the ninth year of the annual food, music and art festival celebrating the diversity of Nevada, will be Sept. 27-28.
    Culture Fest celebrates diversity through food, music and art
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Having created a successful festival to celebrate Black History Month, Kimberly Bailey Tureaud and her husband, Charles Tureaud, found they wanted to expand their reach and ...
  • Warehouse developer Prologis plans to build a 464,203-square-foot facility in North Las Vegas without any tenants lined up. Above, a rendering of the project.
    Major speculative industrial project begins in North Las Vegas
    Sept. 17, 2014
    A Southern Nevada developer plans to build a warehouse that it says will be the area's largest speculative industrial project in years. Prologis, based in San Francisco with ...
  • Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
    Sept. 15, 2014
    The Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed Michael Brown Jr., 18, by a white officer in nearby Ferguson has focused attention on the lack of diversity in many police departments across the country. But authorities say the reasons behind such numbers are many and often nuanced — and, as Bill Carson learned, the remedies are not always quick or self-evident.
  • Stein Mart opens a new store in the Sahara Center.
    El Sombrero reopens; Touro University expands campus
    Sept. 15, 2014
    Touro University is expanding its campus to support the growing health needs of Southern Nevada. El Sombrero has reopened under new management, and the Mirage now has a 24-hour restaurant, Pantry. Elsewhere in the valley ...
  • Spain's King Felipe applauds as the United States' James Harden lifts the trophy alongside the rest of the team players as they celebrate winning the final of the World Cup Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at Palacio de los Deportes stadium Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Madrid, Spain.
    USA routs Serbia to win FIBA World Cup
    Sept. 14, 2014
    USA Basketball made it look easy Sunday at Palacio de los Deportes blowing out Serbia 129-92 in the FIBA World Cup final in Madrid, Spain. ...
  • The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white.
    Community still coming to grips with why Michael Brown’s body was left in the street
    Sept. 14, 2014
    The indignation was instantaneous. Neighbors in Canfield Green poured from their apartments and stared at 18-year-old Michael Brown, unarmed, face down in the street, shot dead by a police officer. Then, fueled by camera phones and social media, the outrage jumped out of this suburban apartment complex, crossed St. Louis County, traversed the country and, over the weeks, spread across the world. Politicians, pastors, police chiefs and picket lines all criticized the delay. The outrage continues more than a month later.
  • Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines in Downing Street, central London, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. In an emotional statement after chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee to discuss the killing, he hailed David Haines as a "British hero" and vowed to "hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes."
    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
    Sept. 14, 2014
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded — like two American journalists before him — and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive.
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city
    Sept. 14, 2014
    Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept. 5, residents in the second-largest city held by pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine emerged in a rare show of jubilation that was half celebration, half simply relief at the reprieve in the violence.
  • In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Yad Vashem archive director Haim Gertner shows a musical score with German lyrics at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial archives in Jerusalem. With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.
    Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items
    Sept. 14, 2014
    With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.
  • Fourth doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone
    Sept. 14, 2014
    Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.
  • Iraqi leader: No need for Arab powers to strike Islamic State
    Sept. 14, 2014
    Iraq's president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group.
  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking
    Sept. 14, 2014
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.
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