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September 30, 2014

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Motley Crue singer Vince Neil at Tatuado Eat Drink Party, his restaurant in Circus Circus, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Neil is bringing an Arena Football League team to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Outlaws begin play March 2015.
Motley Crue frontman hoping to pack the arena again — for football
Sept. 21, 2014
It's been seven years since Las Vegas had an Arena Football League team. The last time the league had one, the Gladiators had some success but ultimately couldn't stick. Now, after watching rock and roll colleagues Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley launch the L.A. Kiss franchise, Vince Neil is committed to making pro football work in Southern Nevada again ...
Founders Greg Costello, left, and Mike Myers, display the PartyPetition App on their mobile devices at their office at Town Square Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014. The App provides nightlife information and can make nightclub reservations.
App turns the tables on nightclub-patron dynamic
Sept. 21, 2014
An app developed by locals gives customers more control by allowing them to shop around for the best deals before they reach the door supervisor for a night out.
The Data: Sept. 14-20
Sept. 14, 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]
Zita Doyle is surrounded by her husband Cesar Flores' extensive toy collection in their home Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was recently killed while riding his bicycle by a driver who has been accused of DUI.
Twice widowed, she finds a way to forgive her husbands’ killers
Sept. 14, 2014
It took three years for the case against Zita Doyle’s husband's killer to be resolved. And now, for the second time in 11 years, the Southern Nevada woman is picking up the pieces after her husband was killed ...
Mike Brennan, left, and James Benson sort hotel shampoo, lotion and conditioner bottles at Clean the World Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
Charity works up a lather to donate soap to the needy
Sept. 14, 2014
Clean the World has grown from a garage operation into an international nonprofit organization, and now it’s aiming for a world record.
It’s time for an honest discussion about guns in America
Sept. 14, 2014
Hyperbole from advocates on both sides of the gun debate has made it almost impossible to sort through all the shouting and have a sober, adult debate about the role of guns in modern-day America.
Rod Davis, Senior VP of Operations at Dignity Health Nevada, Thursday July 24, 2014.
Health care honcho says greater efficiency is on the horizon
Sept. 14, 2014
What will the nation's health care system look like in 25 years? The senior vice president of operations at Dignity Health Nevada weighs in on what's to come ...
Bishop Gorman strong safety Nicco Fertitta participates in a warm-up scrimmage with Gael teammates before a home game on Friday.
Ignore the name: Nicco Fertitta’s work ethic is what makes him stand out on football field
Sept. 14, 2014
He's heard the criticism that he's not big enough or talented enough to play at Notre Dame. But he keeps studying the game, working harder than anyone else and making plays ...
Don’t get duped by an inaccurate poll
Sept. 14, 2014
It matters how survey questions are phrased and who is asking them.
Follow these steps when choosing a doctor
Follow these steps when choosing a doctor
Sept. 14, 2014
It may be daunting, but when it comes to your health, picking the right professional is essential ...
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Movement stalled on development in Symphony Park
Sept. 14, 2014
Despite major projects being built, 90 percent of the urban village is vacant ...
Craig Sean Palacios and Tina Wichmann, owners of local architecture and interior design firm Bunnyfish Studios, Monday Sept. 8, 2014.
Firms helps guide Las Vegas with adaptive architecture
Sept. 14, 2014
A local architect and interior design firm is part community, part creativity and wholly dedicated to helping Las Vegas grow into an adaptive city in the vein of Chicago or San Francisco.
This June 22, 2012, photo shows a Tesla Model S electric sedan outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.
What exactly is Tesla building up there?
Sept. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors chose Northern Nevada as the location for its lithium-ion battery plant. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on what a lithium-ion battery is, how it’s made and the difference between it and your standard Duracell. Actually, this one’s pretty complex, so maybe 10 minutes. ...
People on the Move: Sept. 14-20
Sept. 14, 2014
In the people: Michelle Orlando, Zev Kaplan, Tim Copenhefer, R. Gardner Jolley, Kimberly Frayn, Michael Adams, Dalton L. Hooks, Michael Roberson, Holly Reese, Polly Weinstein, Brian McAnallen, John Humphries, Rex Doty, Rae Erickson, Abigail Spencer, Emilio Parga, Melanie Ust and more ...
The List: Chambers of commerce
Sept. 14, 2014
Find out about chambers of commerce. This week, we rank them by number of members as of Aug. 1.
A bighorn sheep is seen along the Railroad Trail at Lake Mead Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Wild Vegas: Hundreds of animal species call Southern Nevada home
Sept. 14, 2014
Experts warn that how long they last may largely be up to us.
Driven to serve others, Paul Stanley is a volunteer who brings senior citizens to various appointments as part of Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.
Odometer can’t measure volunteer driver’s impact
Sept. 14, 2014
Las Vegas is often billed as a great place to retire. But what happens if your health starts failing you and you can't drive — and there's no family living nearby? The question haunted Paul Stanley, so he's done what he can to address it.
A festivalgoer takes a selfie during Kaskade's set on Night 2 of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Businesses compete for next generation’s spending
Sept. 14, 2014
The largest consumer group in history is entering the marketplace. Their wallets bulge with $1.68 trillion in buying power, and by 2020, they are expected to make up one-third of the adult population. They’re the millennials, the generation generally defined as being born between ...
Las Vegas Weekly writer Ken Miller arrives at Machine Gun Vegas in the Ferrari 458 Italia, Thursday Nov 1, 2012.
So which would you pay for: Child or Ferrari?
Sept. 14, 2014
The cost of raising a child has become exorbitant, and it affects business owners as well as employees. So what can we do to offset those expenses?
A 700 million-year-old metaquartzite and brass boulder is on display at the valet entrance at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
The answer to a heavy query is the Rainbow Quarry
Sept. 14, 2014
As one hotel opens its doors and shows off a giant boulder in its lobby, another repurposes door handles to create a chandelier, and a third is holding a giant garage sale, of sorts. ...
Jeff (last name withheld) and his daughter McKenna, 9, at Clark County Shooting Complex on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Safety first: How do we keep children educated and secure in a culture of guns?
Sept. 7, 2014
There are almost as many guns in America as there are people. More than 100,000 people are shot each year in this country, some by children in accidental shootings. The heartbreaking case of an Arizona shooting range instructor who ...
Mike Olsen is seen Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Container Park, which will be surrounded by Las Vegas Pedal PaLooza, an event he is organizing to run concurrently with Interbike.
Biking enthusiasts hope to gain traction in Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
If Pedal PaLooza is half as successful as its founder hopes, it could still be the foundation for something Las Vegas has long missed ...
The Data: Sept. 7-13
Sept. 7, 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]
Melissa Roche sits on her cabinet in Parlor 430 on Monday, July 28, 2014. She is a local interior designer and Season 2 winner on HGTVs "Brother vs. Brother."
TV competition a Catch-22 for local designer
Sept. 7, 2014
Melissa Roche, who recently appeared on the reality TV show “Brother vs. Brother” talks about the drama of the competition, design trends in Las Vegas and the people who have influenced her career.
Exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas fights to stay ahead of convention competition
Sept. 7, 2014
In terms of tourism, Las Vegas is the proverbial Joneses that other cities try to keep up with. And the city is making a big investment to keep it that way ...
WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks at his reflection during a media day at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather rakes it in for Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
$32 million: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s purse for his first fight against Marcos Maidana, who was paid $1.5 million (not including their share of the pay-per-view take). The 37-year-old Las Vegan is the highest-paid athlete in the world. ...
Senate minority frustrated by Reid’s leadership style
Sept. 7, 2014
Harry Reid says Republicans are uncooperative in the Senate. GOP aides hope their message — that Reid is the one unwilling to work with their party — gains traction leading up to ...
The head sushi chef serves up the Ohjah lunch special with three special rolls.
Know your sushi roll
Sept. 7, 2014
Most people know it takes years of training to learn how to make sushi. What you might not know is that it takes a little training to learn how to eat sushi, too.
Danny Welsh.
Alumnus helps foot the bill for Chaparral High soccer team
Sept. 7, 2014
Danny Welsh couldn’t believe how far his alma mater had fallen, and he set out to help change that.
The List: Convention centers
Sept. 7, 2014
Find out about convention centers. This week, we rank them by square footage as of Aug. 31.

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