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July 25, 2016

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Ciara reminisces about her Sin City bachelorette party as she shares throwback swimsuit snap

(via By Kayla Caldwell, Daily Mail)

Comment She tied the knot with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a lavish ceremony in England on July 6. And on Thursday, Ciara looked a few weeks back to the secret bachelorette festivities from before the couple's big day. To read more about her flashback to the Las Vegas celebration, click here.

Kevin Durant got a tattoo of Tupac's face on his leg in Las Vegas

(via By Nick Birdsong, Sporting News)

Comment Tupac has been dead for almost 20 years. However, the rapper/actor/poet/activist's influence lives stronger than Lance Armstrong. Kevin Durant's leg is proof. To read more and see the near-life-size tattoo of Tupac's face on Durant's leg click here.

Big Blinds and Heartbreak: Adventures at the World Series of Poker

(via By Joe Bish, Vice)

Comment I was in Las Vegas for the opening days of the World Series of Poker. As a light enthusiast of Texas Hold 'Em (I know what a flop and a slow roll is, not so much an angle shoot, and I still call a 'deuce' a 'two', for my sins), I was intrigued to see what the top level of ...

Frank Lloyd Wright house for sale in Boulder City

(via Curbed)

Comment It’s not every day you see a Frank Lloyd Wright house go on the market in Nevada, so when there is one, there’s probably a good story behind it. To see the full story, click here.

Another vestige of Olympic purity falls away with sports books taking bets on Games

(via By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times)

Comment The long, slow erosion of the Olympics’ claim to sporting purity has reached a new landmark. The Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will be gambled on inside Nevada sports books. The Nevada Gaming Control Board, acting on the interests of race and sports book directors in the state, agreed last year to allow bettors to wager on Olympic events ...

Las Vegas among U.S. cities that are warming the fastest

(via Seeker)

Comment The hottest American cities are pretty much where you would expect them to be, all located in southern states, like Florida, Texas and Arizona. Conversely, the fastest-warming cities aren't clustered in any one region. In fact, the top 25 fastest-warming cities are scattered over 16 states. Some of these rapidly warming cities are traditional hotspots, like Phoenix and Las Vegas. ...

Data sharing clears way for Nevada to recognize Utah’s gun permit

(via The Salt Lake Tribune)

Comment Nevada has decided to recognize concealed-firearm permits issued in Utah, the first time in years that the neighboring states have seen eye to eye on the issue, and officials are making high-level overtures to persuade New Mexico to do the same. To see the full story, click here.

Woman says she was groped, then ejected, at Las Vegas nightclub

(via Billboard)

Comment On July 10, Laura Nichol was escorted out of XS Las Vegas into police custody following a physical altercation with an alleged groper. To see the full story, click here.

GOP convention organizers apologize to Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via Politico)

Comment The last-minute plea for $6 million from Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson to rescue the Republican convention has erupted in controversy, as four of the five signatories to the letter from party organizers never saw it before it was sent and major donors flagged serious errors that forced the convention hosts to apologize to one of the GOP’s most influential ...

How football owner Donald Trump passed on taking a UNLV quarterback

(via By Tim Rohan, Monday Morning Quarterback)

Comment It was the offseason for the now-defunct United States Football League and the draft was approaching when Donald Trump, the New Jersey Generals’ owner, met with head coach Walt Michaels to discuss their plans for the roster. They had decided they needed a new quarterback to breathe life into their offense, and now they were arguing over which one to ...

Dana White's new deal gives him a piece of future UFC net profits

(via ESPN)

Comment UFC president Dana White could be making as much as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his new deal under the UFC's new ownership. To see the full story, click here.

Why Heck's Senate challenge might be getting tougher

(via By Jeremy Silk Smith, Roll Call)

Comment There is a strong headwind this election season for Republicans in Nevada, where control of the Senate could be decided: Democrats are registering voters at a higher rate than in the last two presidential elections. Republicans are hoping to flip the Nevada Senate seat their way. The race between Democratic former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and GOP Rep. ...

Proposal would create a Texas-sized ‘Republic of Cliven Bundy’

(via By Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland, ThinkProgress.org)

Comment Cliven Bundy may be in jail, but he still has friends in Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives next week is expected to vote on a proposal that would exempt 48 counties, primarily in the West, from the law that has been used for more than 100 years to protect archaeologically, culturally, and naturally significant resources in the United States, ...

How Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war amid historically low levels

In this July 17, 2014, file photo, recreational boaters ride by a bathtub ring that delineates the high water mark at Lake Mead in Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada.

(via By William Yardley, Los Angeles Times)

Comment Drought is draining the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, to historic low levels. Forecasts say climate change will make things worse. Headlines warn of water shortages and cutbacks. Members of Congress are moving to protect their states’ supplies. Yet if war is really imminent, why are the region’s water managers doing the same thing they have done for years: tinkering? ...

Macau's high rollers are back

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Is China's Gilded Age back? Three-and-a-half years after President Xi Jinping started his crackdown on corruption and lavish spending, there are signs that the belle epoque may be ready for one more round. To see the full story, click here.