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October 22, 2014

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  • The Notes: Oct. 19-25

    October 19, 2014

    In the Notes: Union Village, Valley Health System, Skyline Exhibits, Nevada State Bank, Boyd Gaming, League of American Bicyclists, Desert Research Institute and more ...

  • The Sunday editorial: Despite layoffs, downtown Las Vegas has a bright future

    October 19, 2014

    Recent news of layoffs at the Downtown Project sent ripples of uncertainty through the community, but sober analysis illustrates that the area, in spite of those layoffs, remains on the upswing. Downtown Las Vegas still has plenty going for it, and one bit of sad news doesn’t destroy several years of promising developments.

  • The Blind Center of Nevada provides job training and activities for visually impaired individuals. Clockwise from left are Dennis Humes, director of operations; Shanna Sabet, director of development, marketing and public relations; Todd Imholte, director of sales; and President Cory Nelson

    Center looks out for Southern Nevada’s visually impaired

    October 19, 2014

    The nonprofit Blind Center of Nevada, operating in Las Vegas since 1955, helps its members be more independent. After the recession, it had to get creative and make itself more independent.

  • People on the Move: Oct. 19-25

    October 19, 2014

    In the People: Nikki Ganger, Clyde Smith, Dr. Jason Jaeger, Dr. Bobby Moore, Terry Shirey, Anthony Cabot, Nancy Wood, Glennyce Nelson, Theo Smith, Amanda El-Takrori, Michelle Chatigny, Jennifer Martinez, Andra Berry, Randy Robison, Ken Andriessen, Mark Martino, Kenda vonHamm and more ...

  • How to get focused at work

    How to get focused at work

    October 19, 2014

    Experts share tricks and philosophies to help you stay on task and be more productive.

  • The List: Trade and professional organizations

    October 19, 2014

    Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by members as of Sept. 30.

  • Alan Aleman smiles during an interview at the Hermandad Mexicana offices Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Aleman, one of the first DACA recipients in the valley, is nominated in the Coors Light Lideres competition.

    Your votes could win Las Vegas volunteer a $25,000 grant

    October 19, 2014

    Alan Aleman is a finalist in a national competition sponsored by Coors Light that awards money to a Hispanic leader to design and execute a community project. Aleman was nominated by the local chapter of the American Red Cross, where he serves as the youth representative on the board of directors. ...

  • First grade teacher Charlie Lockwood talks with his student Angel Rosales, his mother Fabiola and his sister Marisol during a parent-teacher conference at Lois Craig Elementary School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    How parents can maximize their time with the teacher

    October 19, 2014

    Research shows that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s educational success, so be prepared for those parent-teacher conferences and get the most out of them ...

  • Enjoy the ambience of flickering flames with an outdoor fire pit

    October 19, 2014

    Some pits are fueled by natural gas or propane. Others can burn wood but use common sense: avoid burning on windy days because of blowing embers, and if you envelop your neighbor with smoke, you may be subject to a nuisance complaint or find the fire department rolling up to your house, thanks to a worried neighbor.

  • J.B. Mauney tries to stay aboard Bushwacker for 8 seconds at a Professional Bull Riders event.

    Bushwacker makes his last stand in Las Vegas

    October 19, 2014

    Arguably the greatest competitor in Professional Bull Riders history will go to work one last time this week at the Thomas & Mack Center before trotting off into the sunset ...

  • Stumbles on the campaign trail are nothing new in Nevada

    October 19, 2014

    Candidates this year have had some slip-ups on the campaign trail, but in Nevada, we’re used to that sort of thing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs ...

  • The Data: Oct. 19-25

    October 19, 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]

  • Gianni Breland, a student at Desert Pines High School, stands with his Mama Jaguar, Suzanne Strosser, a teacher at Desert Pines, on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.

    Mama and Papa Jaguars are liking having a second set of parents at school

    October 19, 2014

    Desert Pines High School set out to give student-athletes added support as “another way to show the kids we’re here for you.” The Mama and Papa Jaguar Program does just that.

  • Smokey, a socialized cat who was found on the streets is seen in his cage in North Las Vegas  Thursday, July 17, 2014.

    North Las Vegas in search of a more humane solution for feral cats

    October 19, 2014

    In North Las Vegas, the feral cat population numbers at least 20,000 by some estimations. What to do about them? The mayor pro tem, Anita Wood, is working on an ordinance that would give the city options for curbing their numbers without killing them ...

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