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April 20, 2014

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  • In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, so the field was expanded for the 2014 marathon to accommodate them. "The thought was: If those people, like so many others, wanted to have some physical expression of resilience and determination, it would probably be that many of them at least would want to run the whole race," Grilk said.
    Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs
    April 20, 2014
    The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.
  • In this Jan. 29, 2004, file photo, former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76.
    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
    April 20, 2014
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
  • Alex Bieniecki shows his "We The People" tattoo at a camp near Bunkerville Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
    The world through militia eyes
    April 20, 2014
    Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because Bundy had not paid grazing fees for more than 20 years. We got a close-up view of their encampment.
  • People on the move: April 20-26
    April 20, 2014
    In this week's edition: Drs. Barry Nahin, Emily Peterson and Ethan Cruvant; Lynn Stange, Darris Peterson, Jennifer Gaynor, Molly Castano, Kristin Weddingfeld, Flerine Atienza, Stephanie Lane, Karen Javier, Mark Weinberg, Deborah Danielson and more ...
  • Bungalow Clothing owner Rob Wright says his online retailer has eliminated the worst aspect of shopping for clothes online while preserving the best parts of the experience.
    Try on clothes before you buy them — online
    April 20, 2014
    Bungalow Clothing is solving the Achilles heel of online apparel shopping: not being able to try things on before buying them. Through a reconfiguration of the shopping process ...
  • Recipe for success not so complicated
    April 20, 2014
    In an odd way, the struggles at Wild, the pizza restaurant on the first floor of the Ogden, could be a good thing for the Downtown Project.
  • Boulder City Hospital CEO Tom Maher is overseeing the nonprofit organizations efforts to recover financially through an expansion and renovation project on Monday, April 14, 2014.
    Boulder City Hospital getting healthier
    April 20, 2014
    After two decades of losing money, Boulder City’s nonprofit health care provider has turned around its fortunes with the help of a federal program, and is actually expanding ...
  • Las Vegas’ themed streets
    April 20, 2014
    Ever wonder who decided to name your street Tequilla Lane or Hocus Pocus Place?
  • Tammy Cooke of Henderson, who's birthday is Dec. 31, gets a birthday shot from a bartender during TributePalooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on New Year's Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
    Just how boozy do we want Fremont Street to be?
    April 20, 2014
    Fremont Street area could become a commerce center with many residents — or it could be Bourbon Street West.
  • Mulroy’s water expertise won’t go down the drain
    April 20, 2014
    A rock star in the world of water policy has come out of retirement to focus on what the nation will need to react to climate change in the coming generations ...
  • Passengers wait to board the Las Vegas Monorail at the Harrah's station Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.
    How I grew to love the monorail
    April 20, 2014
    John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
  • University of Nevada Reno President Marc Johnson listens to a question during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun offices Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
    School president sees UNR, UNLV as complementary, not competitors
    April 20, 2014
    UNR President Marc Johnson sat down with the Sun’s editorial board earlier this month. A wide-ranging discussion included talk about improving the state’s education system, the proposed medical school at UNLV, attaining the top Carnegie Foundation classification and ...
  • Preserving my marriage
    April 20, 2014
    Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
  • Jamie Hein, front left, is visited by her parents and Kathy Herman, front right, in prison March 6, 2010. Herman is the mother of Timothy Herman, whom Hein was convicted of murdering.
    Why one inmate costs taxpayers more than $400,000 a year
    April 20, 2014
    The family of convicted murderer Jamie Hein has been denied its request to care for her at home. Hein, who suffers from a rare condition that inflames with stress, needs multiple drug infusions per week, and the state foots the bill for it ...
  • Northern Nevada youth coach pleads no contest to battery charge
    April 19, 2014
    A Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee after a game has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins banned Elizabeth Deaton, 30, from ...
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