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September 17, 2014

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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.
UNLV stadium project deserves support, now and later
Sept. 7, 2014
An on-campus proposal stadium is on hold for UNLV. Why have so many been planned through the years but none built?
Alex Peachy at Originate on August 15, 2014.
Bonanza High graduate has a high-tech vision for Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
Rob Meadows, who moved his high-tech matchmaking company to Las Vegas from Silicon Valley, wants the city to have a talent pool of thousands from which tech companies can draw local workers ...
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 ...
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.
On the ballot this November, an appeal for a new court
Sept. 7, 2014
In November, voters will decide whether the state Supreme Court is overburdened enough to merit creating a court between it and the district level.
Bob Combs of R.C. Farms Inc. scoops up a bucket of freshly cooked food scraps for his pigs on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
What are the dirtiest jobs in Las Vegas? Come take a look — and a whiff
Aug. 31, 2014
They spend their days doing things like cleaning up fish feces and mucking around in pig slop. The work might sound gross, but it is crucial to the city’s economy and our residents’ well-being. And the people who work in some of Las Vegas' dirtiest jobs have a secret: They love what they do, and they ...
The Data: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 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]
James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.
Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future
Aug. 31, 2014
Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...
A Henderson mother sits with her newborn son at Sunrise Hospital, Jan. 1, 2010.
Save your money: The six most useless items for babies
Aug. 31, 2014
What does baby really need? Retailers tout a stunning list of "necessities," but many of the items serve little purpose. Keep reading for suggestions on what to skip...
What to know about The Other Hotel opening
What to know about The Other Hotel opening
Aug. 31, 2014
The opening of SLS Las Vegas has overshadowed another Strip hotel unveiling set for this week. The debut of Delano Las Vegas is upon us. The property once known as The Hotel at Mandalay Bay is ...
Las Vegas' Justin Hausner leaps on home plate and celebrates with teammates Austin Kryszczuk, center, and Brad Stone after all three scored on a double by Drew Laspaluto off Chicago's Joshua Houston in the first inning of the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Las Vegas loves its Little League stars
Aug. 31, 2014
They gave us a reason to cheer. They made us proud to be Las Vegans. Mountain Ridge Little League of northwest Las Vegas was the first team from Nevada to qualify for the Little League World Series ...
People on the Move: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the People: Annie Emprima-Martin, Joseph Miller, Alicia Ashcraft, Jeffrey Barr, Dr. Ashraf Osman, Michelle Nalepa, Kayla A. Rowzee, Julia Gilmour, Adam Porsborg, Michael Speciale, Marilyn Valenzuela, Dr. Susan Ritter, Joseph Decker, Gail Anderson, Dr. Shirley Rodriguez and more ...
Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert
Aug. 31, 2014
Gretchen Roselli took bronze in the 1,500-meter race at the 2013 National Senior Games and had her sights set on competing next year. But after traveling to the Caribbean and contracting a virus, the Las Vegas resident is worried ...
Four Lights 3D Modeler Andrew Wong is with the self-producing and self-publishing video game company on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Their first release is multiplayer tower defense game "Defenders of Time," slated for official release in September. L.E. Baskow
Serious business can be fun and games
Aug. 31, 2014
Las Vegas is long known for being on the forefront of gaming technology. But Four Lights LLC is a different kind of gaming technology that is part of the growing tech industry in the city ...
The List: Casino operators
Aug. 31, 2014
Find out about casino operators. This week, we rank them by 2013 casino square footage.
Why can’t we talk about this? Candidates need to debate
Aug. 31, 2014
Politicians too often duck the public when, by virtue of the positions they are trying to win, they should be telling people exactly what they think.
Another month, another arena project in Las Vegas
Aug. 31, 2014
It seems like every month someone has an idea to build an arena in Las Vegas, and almost never with a major professional sports team in mind as an anchor tenant. And that’s the way it is with Jackie Robinson, a former UNLV and NBA player who has received a permit to build on the north Strip.
The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the Notes: Verizon Wireless, Vegas PBS, Cobalt Data Centers, City National Bank, Creel Printing, Allstate Insurance Company, Nevada State Contractors Board, Nathan Adelson Hospice and more ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
Aug. 31, 2014
Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...
The List: Residential Real Estate Brokerages
Aug. 25, 2014
Find out about residential real estate brokerages. This week, we rank them by 2013 local resale volume.
A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.
Only one sure way off the black book
Aug. 24, 2014
John Mealey Jr. wasn’t around to celebrate his recent removal from Nevada’s “black book.” Mealey, who was convicted of cheating at slot machines and card games, was taken off the List of Excluded Persons on July 25 only because he died almost a full year earlier. His case is ...
What the Strip has lost, downtown has gained
Aug. 24, 2014
The Dunes? Gone. Hacienda? Gone. Landmark? Sahara? Gone and gone. And gone is the spaciousness on the Strip, where a half-century ago each hotel and casino stood apart and singular, and Denny’s, McDonald’s and other respites from the casinos lived on corners, surrounded by parking lots ...
Extended warranties: Are they worth the money?
Extended warranties: Are they worth the money?
Aug. 24, 2014
The car salesman will most likely give you the hard sell. But an extended warranty isn’t for everyone. Weigh the pros and cons.
The Notes: Aug. 24-30
Aug. 24, 2014
In the Notes: Fred Segal, SLS Las Vegas, Highland Manor, Silver Ridge Health Care Center, Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, Renown Skilled Nursing, Nevada State Veterans Home, KRE8 Media, Big Traffic, NetEffect and more ...
Little Leaguers showing the world another side of Vegas
Aug. 24, 2014
For the first time, a team from Nevada is playing in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., and the kids of Mountain Ridge are doing our state proud. They should inspire us to present to the world another side of Las Vegas that we can all be proud of ...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws a pass during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.
10 bets to make this football season
Aug. 24, 2014
Pro and college football seasons are just around the corner, and if you act fast, you can get action on these hot wagers before the lines or payouts move too ...
The Data: Aug. 24-30
Aug. 24, 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]
UNLV acting President Don Snyder refers to a Brookings Institution and SRI International economic development agenda for Nevada at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Acting UNLV president has a full plate this year
Aug. 24, 2014
Don Snyder discusses his objectives for his short term, including such visionary and long-standing goals as a new stadium and medical school ...
Treated wastewater from the new City of North Las Vegas Water Reclamation Facility flows down the Sloan channel near Toiyabe Street and East Carey Avenue on Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Las Vegas.
How our water goes from the toilet to the tap
Aug. 24, 2014
Most of us don’t think about what happens when we flush the toilet. But the same water that swirls in the bowl, after being treated, ends up in our taps. It’s a disgusting thought, but the system helps fill Lake Mead and quench Las Vegas’ thirst. Every day, about 100 million gallons of raw sewage is treated by the Clark County Water Reclamation District, which cleans sewage water for ...

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