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November 23, 2014

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The List: General contractors
Nov. 9, 2014
Find out about general contractors. This week, we rank them by billings from July 2013 to June 2014.
Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs on the "Battle Born" tour at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Uber’s first rider in Las Vegas sings its praises
Nov. 9, 2014
We get the scoop on which of Las Vegas' favorite native sons has embraced the ride-sharing app right away, which Las Vegas shows are making appearances in Massachusetts, and what's wrong with that new Ickey Woods commercial ...
The Notes: Nov. 9-15
Nov. 9, 2014
In the Notes: HealthCare Partners Nevada, Maverick Helicopters, Linq Las Vegas, Turner Construction Company, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, Whist Stove and Spirits, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus, Batali & Bastianich and more ...
Peter Frigeri, owner of Gaia Flowers, a downtown Las Vegas business. Thursday Oct. 30, 2014.
Slowly but surely, business is blooming downtown
Nov. 9, 2014
This downtown shop sets itself apart by specializing in sustainably grown plants and supporting local artists, who craft the pots and vases in which the arrangements are displayed.
Matchmaker service aims to fill leadership void for nonprofits
Nov. 9, 2014
Moonridge Group, founded in 2011, has launched Board Matchmaker, a free service that connects local nonprofit organizations with competent and passionate people to serve on their boards of directors.
The List: Trade and professional organizations
Nov. 9, 2014
Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by number of organizational memberships as of Oct. 15.
UNLV's Rashad Vaughn drives the ball against teammate Dwayne Morgan during a scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
For UNLV basketball, the time is now
Nov. 9, 2014
Given the immense talent the program has brought in and the way the past few seasons have ended, immediate success is expected of the Rebels. Fourth-year coach Dave Rice has put together one of the best nonconference schedules in the country, with the Rebels slated to play ...
Raelynn Frazier Lee, interim director of UNLV Career Services, at UNLV on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
How to find the right employee
Nov. 9, 2014
Experts offer tips on how businesses can filter through the masses and make smart hiring decisions ...
A look at the upgraded, electronically locked, security doors at the Clark County Detention Center, Friday Oct. 3, 2014.
Detention center gets a facelift
Nov. 9, 2014
County spending $112 million on renovations to improve conditions for staffers and inmates ...
The Data: Nov. 9-15
Nov. 9, 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]
The List: Specialty care hospitals
Nov. 2, 2014
Find out about specialty care hospitals. This week, we rank them by January-June operating revenue.
How to teach kids to handle bullies
Nov. 2, 2014
Experts offer advice on how to talk to your children about bullies and steps children can take to deal with bullying ...
A view of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead shows canyon walls ringed with white mineral deposits indicating the drop in water levels Dec. 18, 2013.
Win-win: When Nevada gets paid to be promoted
Nov. 2, 2014
Its varied terrain and empty roads make this state a favorite for filming commercials.
People on the Move: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the People: Dr. Sarah Ryan, Barbara Timmons-Strahl, Raymond Patterson, Tim Hollenbeck, Daniel Lucero, Michael Dimengo, Jeffrey Silver, Derrick HIll, John Cannito, Paul Caudill, Bart Roberts, Keith Causey, Brian Blakley, Jeff Dunham, Kurt Melien and more ...
Kim Henry opened BooksOrBooks this year. She placed a cart in the front of the store where young readers can take a book free of charge.
Bookstore owner is easy to read: She wants books in kids’ hands
Nov. 2, 2014
Kim Henry wasn’t afraid to open a used bookstore in the electronic age. Her mission is to encourage young people to read, regardless of the medium, while serving the book-loving and book-collecting populace.
Attorney James Pisanelli in his law firm Pisanelli Bice located in Las Vegas August 22, 2014.
Attorney’s advice: Surround yourself with smart people
Nov. 2, 2014
The law firm Pisanelli Bice hit the ground running four years ago, immediately securing high-profile cases in the gaming industry. One of the firm’s founding partners talks about how that success came about and what it takes to maintain ...
The Notes: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the Notes: BMM Testlabs, KOA, Barrick Gold Corp., Smart City Networks, Aristocrat Gaming, 451 Marketing, Bally Technologies and more ...
Will Power of Australia speeds by a downtown casino during the Vegas Grand Prix Champ Car World Series Race in April 2007.
Once again, talk of racing on the Strip is revving up
Nov. 2, 2014
In 1998, Bernie Ecclestone was one vote shy of bringing open-wheel racing to the Strip. Word is, he’s trying again, but can his idea gain any traction this time?
What better way to celebrate Nevada Day than by voting
Nov. 2, 2014
As we celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday, we should consider it’s our duty as Nevadans to choose what kind of state we want to have — and the only way to do that is by voting.
The smoke from a front wheel burnout fills the air during Midnight Mayhem at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Midnight Mayhem allows anyone to race their street-legal cars, trucks and motorcycles on the speedway's drag strip.
Wanna race? Take your turn at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, legally
Nov. 2, 2014
For those addicted to speed, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has a legal way to show off your wheels. Several times a year, the drag strip opens for anyone who wants to see just how fast they can cover a quarter of a mile. The speedway launched its program 13 years ago with ambitions of ...
The many uses of coconut oil
Nov. 2, 2014
Coconut oil is known for giving movie theater popcorn its rich, buttery flavor. But the oil that has been hailed as the “healthiest on Earth” has dozens of other uses for cooking, health and beauty.
David Abraham Jr., 50, poses at his home Monday Sept. 29, 2014. Abraham, who has Down Syndrome, is being recognized by the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada as volunteer of the year.
Anything he can do to help, he will
Nov. 2, 2014
The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer of the Year prefers the term “Up syndrome.”
Nursing students John Ho and Jessica Patterson tend to Sim Mom who is feeling nauseous during a patient simulation lab with mannequins in the nursing program at Roseman University on Thursday, September 18, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
High-tech mannequin puts Roseman University students to the test in hospital situations
Nov. 2, 2014
“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had,” a pregnant patient complains as she lies in a mock hospital room at Roseman University in Henderson. The mom-to-be has come to seek treatment from the school’s student nurses, donating her time to be something of a guinea pig for the future health care professionals. The potential risks she faces by avoiding an actual hospital aren’t great, however, because ...
Nevada voters get a brief break from out-of-state campaign ads
Nov. 2, 2014
Compared with 2010 and 2012, this campaign season has had few outsiders weighing in and spending big.
Like it or not, helmet law is for tourists’ own good
Nov. 2, 2014
If anything, the helmet requirement should apply more to scooter riders than those on motorcycles, at least in Las Vegas. Why? Let’s count the reasons ...
Jessica Small, pictured here Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, was shot and paralyzed from the neck down by her boyfriend in June and has since been undergoing physical and occupational therapy at Spring Valley Hospital.
A culture of abuse: Nevada ranks among worst states for domestic violence
Oct. 27, 2014
When most people think of domestic abuse, they picture the victim as a young woman.But here’s the reality: The abused person very well could be a ...
Children participate in outdoor activities such as soccer with the help of AzulBlue, a nonprofit organization that helps families that have children with autism.
Nonprofit AzulBlue helps parents understand autism
Oct. 26, 2014
Being a parent of an autistic child can be an isolating experience. So imagine what it’s like when English isn’t your first language.
John Newton was part of a Las Vegas area team to win the Gay Softball World Series on Sept. 27 in Dallas. League rules allow each team to have up to three straight players, though Newton was the only one on his team.
Whichever team you play for, love the game: A straight man’s view from the dugout of all-gay softball team
Oct. 26, 2014
John Newton, a father of four who plays recreational softball in as many as four leagues at a time, was part of the Las Vegas Grease Monkeys team that won the Gay Softball World Series in September.
Cort Arlint, an attorney and accountant, gives an impromptu presentation as he fills in for another speaker during a meeting of the Vegas Young Professionals Toastmasters club in the Emergency Arts building downtown Monday, May 14, 2012. Toastmasters is an organization of clubs that encourage members to improve their public speaking and leadership skills.
Are you happy with your job?
Oct. 26, 2014
Business professionals offer tips for improving your marketability, pay grade and attitude about work ...
The Notes: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Oct. 26, 2014
In the Notes: Shenker Academy, Temple Sinai, Venetian and Palazzo, Elements Fitness for Women, Nicholas and Company, Aristocrat Gaming, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, PartyPetition and more ...

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