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  • A view of an outdoor eating area at Southwest Behavior High School, 6480 Fairbanks Rd., Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
    CCSD considering closure of three behavioral schools
    April 28, 2016
    A decline in the number of students sent to behavioral schools in Las Vegas could free up around $2.5 million for other schools in the Clark County School District. The district is ...
  • An exterior photo of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
    Barred from writing about Adelson, R-J columnist John L. Smith resigns
    April 26, 2016
    Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith announced his resignation today, days after the newspaper's new editor said publicly that Smith had been barred from writing about ...
  • Ronald Heezen, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, stands in the Windmill Library located in the southwest valley on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Heezen said the library district is focusing on providing services based on residents' needs in various parts of the county.
    Q+A: Director says libraries do more than enlighten; they change lives
    April 22, 2016
    Ronald Heezen, the executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, has seen a lot of changes since he became a librarian more than four decades ago. But what hasn't changed, he said, is the importance of ...
  • Organizers answer questions during a citizenship drive workshop at the Painters Union on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Organizers have set a goal of helping 2,500 legal resident immigrants apply for citizenship this year.
    Trump’s vitriol spurs immigrants to seek citizenship — and vote against him
    April 22, 2016
    There are plenty of good reasons to apply for U.S. citizenship. One that tops a lot of immigrant’s lists these days? Wanting to vote. And not just in a general sense, but ...
  • UNLV student named Truman Scholar
    April 21, 2016
    A UNLV junior is one of only 54 students nationwide this year to earn the prestigious title of Truman Scholar, the university announced today. Administrators broke the news this week to Hannah Kelly, who ...
  • Congressional candidate Lucy Flores speaks during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) at Bonanza High School Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Nevada Democratic caucuses are Saturday, Feb. 20.
    With assist from Sanders, Flores makes massive fundraising haul
    April 21, 2016
    Nevada congressional candidate Lucy Flores reported today that her campaign had raised $428,000 since the beginning of April, in the wake of a fundraising solicitation sent out by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on her behalf ...
  • Quincy Richardson, right, poses with a "Dragon Cool" cocktail during the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention at Caesars Palace Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
    What’s new in booze? Here are 5 fresh products from Wine and Spirits Expo
    April 21, 2016
    The 73rd annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition returned this week to Caesars Palace with the latest twists on some popular spirits and the debut of several concoctions, soon to be found at ...
  • Will residential storage batteries be bonanza for solar consumers?
    April 21, 2016
    At a Spring Valley home not far from the Las Vegas headquarters of the Public Utilities Commission, a group gathered Wednesday to showcase what it proclaimed as a potential game-changer in solar electricity generation. The focus: a new piece of technology designed to ...
  • Goodwill of Southern Nevada and John’s Incredible Pizza Company opened in 2015 at Boulevard mall, pictured here Monday, April 4, 2016.
    Amid widespread die-off of old malls, new owners breathe life into Boulevard center
    April 20, 2016
    When the Boulevard mall opened nearly five decades ago, newspapers heaped praise on the “shopping paradise,” saying it had more “charm and grace” than any other gathering ...
  • MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren speaks during the grand opening of The Park on Monday, April 4, 2016. Gov. Brian Sandoval is seated at right.
    Slots? Not. Why gaming isn’t key part of some new Strip attractions
    April 20, 2016
    The Park. T-Mobile Arena. The Linq promenade. The proposed Paradise Park at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. What do they have in common? Their development stemmed from one factor: The decrease in …
  • PillDrill, a product designed to help people take their medications regularly and follow doctors' orders on dosages, is shown in this submitted image. The product is the brainchild of Peter Havas, a former Bay Area chief technology officer who relocated to Las Vegas.
    For those who forget to take medications, Las Vegas tech startup offers help
    April 19, 2016
    Concerned about studies showing people often don't adhere to their doctors' orders in taking medication, Las Vegas resident Peter Havas decided he would tackle the problem by creating a tech startup. The result was PillDrill, a product that uses ...
  • We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so
    April 17, 2016
    This is the season of lies. We watch with fascination as candidates for the world's most powerful job trade falsehoods and allegations of ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a reporter during a campaign event in the atrium of the Old Post Office Pavilion, soon to be a Trump International Hotel, Monday, March 21, 2016 , in Washington.
    Trump’s rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination
    April 17, 2016
    Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even what defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system. He seems to know it, too. Instead, his railing against a "rigged" process appears aimed at ...
  • Actor George Clooney attends a news conference Feb. 11, 2016, for the film "Hail Caesar" at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin. Clooney hosted weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
    Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash
    April 17, 2016
    Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics — so he doesn't have to raise it. Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of ...
  • Police: Alabama officer shot, suspect dead after chase
    April 17, 2016
    Alabama authorities say a police officer has been shot and the suspect has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Florence Police Sgt. Brad Holmes tells ...
  • Pope Francis speaks of Christian woman killed for her faith
    April 17, 2016
    Pope Francis says one of the refugees he met on the Greek island of Lesbos was the Muslim widower of a Syrian Christian woman killed by extremists for refusing to renounce her faith. Francis told the faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that ...
  • GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules
    April 17, 2016
    In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party's rules committee is accusing top GOP officials of "a breach of our trust" by improperly trying to impede a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for ...
  • China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects
    April 17, 2016
    A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing a lack of evidence. China and Taiwan have been tussling over ...
  • Calls for more aid for Japan quake zone; 42 dead, 10 missing
    April 17, 2016
    The U.S. military prepared to join relief efforts Monday in disaster-stricken areas of southern Japan as authorities struggled to feed and care for tens of thousands of people who sought shelter after two powerful earthquakes that killed at least 42 people ...
  • With friends like these: GOP race spurs awkward endorsements
    April 16, 2016
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is "not my favorite." Ben Carson says there are "better people" than Donald Trump to serve as commander in chief. And those are the candidates ...
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