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If Nevada and other states have their way, you’ll know immediately what you’re eating
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
Did you know Froot Loops are 41 percent sugar by weight?
Bedbug boom: The little bastards are spreading!
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
...which means there’s more work for UNLV’s bedbug lawyer
The Bitch is back: 'Little House on the Prairie's' original mean girl
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
Alison Arngrim played Nellie Oleson. In the years since her role as a child villain, Arngrim has channeled that loathing into a book and a one-woman show.
How many is enough? Nothing is out of bounds for Vegas’ varied collectors
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Collectors. People who build their lives around the accumulation of specific items, slowly piecing together a whole from the sum of its parts.
Random photo of the week
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Egg-cellent!
A quick note on beer pong and herpes
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Do not listen to Dr. Cole Desorio.
Why Mel Gibson might wish he lived in Nevada
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
While California sorts out whether those Mel Gibson tapes were legal, Nevada’s got a piece of advice: Don’t go there.
Sex in a can
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We believe so deeply in the power of beverages.
Nevada shaped by fans of air conditioning
As air conditioning expanded into Southern Nevada, the population went up and — ironically — so did the temperatures
Monday, July 12, 2010
They blasted dynamite holes in the ground to plant trees. The desert was too hard for shovels, but they needed the shade. This was Las Vegas before air conditioning.
The Cold Truth
Air conditioning has made your life more comfortable, but at what cost?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Climate control has altered much more than the temperature inside.
Face time: The job of a Metro sketch artist
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The drawing begins with what witnesses remember best.
‘Are you all right?’
The employees of Victim Services see the worst of humanity in an endless fight for those left behind
Thursday, July 1, 2010
She got a black eye. It swelled bad after the first few punches.
Gene shopping
DNA testing (and merch!) at a Henderson shop
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Researchers now plot ancient human migration with DNA, using “markers” in our genetic profiles that reportedly indicate where we’re ultimately from.
Man vs. mosquito
Rising from marshes and abandoned pools, these disease-carrying blood-suckers are trying to make a meal out of you
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Mosquitoes - they pierce, then rummage under your skin, looking for what entomologists call a “blood meal.”
Man vs. mosquito
Rising from marshes and abandoned pools, these disease-carrying blood-suckers are trying to make a meal out of you. Here’s what’s being done about it.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mosquitoes - they pierce, then rummage under your skin, looking for what entomologists call a “blood meal.”
Scam alert
Here are a few of the frauds currently making the rounds
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Don't sell your bank account! And other useful tips.
Chicken skin won’t do it
Offenders have tried a lot of things to beat booze-detecting ankle monitors. Few work.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Shoving cold cuts under Lindsay Lohan's booze-detecting ankle anklet won't trick the system.
Where's the justice for victims of child molestation?
Children whose molestations are posted online face an ongoing battle for safety - and restitution - in adulthood
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
“There is always a haunting fear of not knowing. ... That person on the street may actually be a part her life as a closet pedophile.”
The story of jewel thieves who count Vegas among their daring jobs
Monday, May 17, 2010
The first man enters the jewelry store just after 8:30 p.m. He is tall, with a receding hairline, accented English, and a sportcoat slung over his shoulder "in an European style," a detective would later write.
Prostitutes put underwear on the auction blog
Welcome to brothel fundraising!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Used underwear for a good cause -- welcome to brothel fundraising.
Art of the heist
The story of the Pink Panthers - international jewel thieves who count Vegas among their daring jobs
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The story of the Pink Panthers - international jewel thieves who count Vegas among their daring jobs.
To be a drug dog, you need ‘prey drive’ - and a little German
Monday, May 3, 2010
These are not dogs you teach to roll over, or cuddle. These dogs -- this particular group of eight -- only respond to commands in German. These dogs have 400 hours of training, each.
Dogged pursuit
To be a drug dog, you need ‘prey drive’ - and a little German
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
These are not dogs you teach to roll over, or cuddle.
Interrogation 101: Detective is teaching others the art of the squeal
Monday, April 26, 2010
Detective Robert Griffin taped a map of Henderson to the wall. Then he picked 30 points on that map, and stuck pins in each point. Then he stuck a mug shot -- the same mug shot, the same guy, 30 times -- next to each point.
Interrogation 101
A detective is teaching others the art of the squeal
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A detective is teaching others the art of the squeal.
The hate is on
With extremism on the rise nationally, Nevada—and Las Vegas—are being closely watched by anti-terrorism groups
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
With extremism on the rise nationally, Nevada—and Las Vegas—are being closely watched by anti-terrorism groups.
Paddle and scan
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Pinball Hall of Fame: Now more "museum-like"!
A trip to the Canine Semen Bank can bring Poodle 2.0
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The poodle, according to the American kennel Club breed standard, should have "an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself." Lidos Tequila Sunrise, a Vegas champion poodle, had this plus a puffed apricot coat; a rare auburn body bouffant that owner Susie Osburn has bred into several generations of ginger winners - the extended dog children of Tequila Sunrise, who, despite being dead for more than a decade, continues to produce apricot offspring.
A trip to the Canine Semen Bank
Dog gone? Just reheat and serve, for Poodle 2.0
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A trip to the Canine Semen Bank.
UNLV academics study Nevada’s brothel industry
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
For all the commotion around legal prostitution in Nevada, the world of brothels is a pretty small place: At most, it's about 500 people working at 25 or 30 brothels, some of which are just double-wide trailers dressed up for guests.
2B or not 2B? The age of the Twitter suicide note is upon us
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The average suicide note is reportedly fewer than 150 words, which raises a truly dark specter: Twitter.
America’s first legal male prostitute looks back on short-lived career
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Shady Lady's working man, Markus, has quit the "surrogate lover" business after two months.
UNLV academics look into Nevada’s brothel industry
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Who wrote the book of love-for-sale?
2B or not 2B? The age of the Twitter suicide note is upon us
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The average suicide note is reportedly fewer than 150 words, which raises a truly dark specter: Twitter.
America’s first legal male prostitute looks back on his short-lived career
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Shady Lady's working man, Markus, has quit the "surrogate lover" business after two months.
Leather and Bubbies
Semites on Bikes combine a love of hogs and a sense of humor
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Meet Semites on Bikes, a Jewish motorcycle club, and their mascot, Skullberg.
What should Clark County do with teenage prostitutes?
Monday, March 22, 2010
Miranda is 14 years old and angry as she stands in court. She’s spent a month in juvenile detention, even though she wasn’t charged with a crime. No, this time Miranda’s locked up because she agreed to testify against her pimp.
Throwaway kids: What to do with teenage prostitutes?
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Juvenile prostitutes are technically criminals. Juvenile prostitutes are also victims of crime.
Fighting crime a few steps off the Las Vegas Strip
You’ll not likely see the lawlessness of downtown’s seedy edges
Monday, March 15, 2010
A man in a clown suit, dancing in the the road, obstructing traffic — just another call police patrolling Metro’s Downtown Area Command responded to on a recent Friday afternoon. A fight between friends that ended with one shot in the face — another call that came in over the radio, shortly after the dancing clown.
How dangerous is it—really?
There’s crime, all right, but in areas most of us will never see
Thursday, March 11, 2010
There’s crime, all right, but in areas most of us will never see.
Lonely in Las Vegas: Web site lets strangers rent a friend
Monday, March 8, 2010
First they went to a movie together. Two Las Vegas women — a 30-year-old and a 50-something. Total strangers. Totally platonic. And the older woman paid in advance, so there was no awkward exchange of cash.
Look at all the lonely people
In lonesome Vegas, rented friends were probably inevitable
Thursday, March 4, 2010
In lonesome Vegas, rented friends were probably inevitable
Presidential visits
Obama in Henderson: two views
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
Obama in Henderson: two views.
Pillapalooza
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
Nine hours, one parking lot, and thousands of pills: Welcome to Operation Medicine Cabinet.
You really don’t know Mick Foley
One of wrestling’s most violent characters ever, is a writer, a comedian and a generous giver
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010
One of wrestling’s most violent characters ever, is a writer, a comedian and a generous giver
Identity theft continues to keep Metro’s Electronic Crimes Unit busy
Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
A credit card that was swiped at a high-end fashion retailer in Las Vegas one day was counterfeited and being used two days later.
Identify theft continues to keep Metro’s Electronic Crimes Unit busy
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
A credit card that was swiped at a high-end fashion retailer in Las Vegas on Monday was counterfeited and being used by Wednesday.
Grim numbers show Nevada leads nation in suicides over 60
Monday, Feb. 8, 2010
Suicide statistics are a grim science, one that dresses data in careful terms, like "attempt-to-completion ratio." That's the number of attempted suicides compared to the number of successful suicides. Or, more casually, the number of nightmares to horrors. Sometimes it's the coldest calculations that best reveal our most complicated human conditions.
Grim success rate
Nevada leads the nation in suicides over 60
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010
Nevada leads the nation in suicides over 60.
Does that gun-concealing clock come in red? And other observations from this year’s SHOT Show
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
The 10 minute deer skinner is going to change the way you skin deer.

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