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January 26, 2015

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  • Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend

    January 26, 2015

    A newly designed highway interchange that opened this week at Horizon Drive and U.S. 95 in Henderson temporarily routes drivers to the left side of an overpass bridge. Why? State Department of Transportation officials say “diverging diamond interchanges” improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians because vehicles avoid making left turns that cross opposing traffic.

  • In his line of work, Rick Harrison comes across plenty of jewelry, including championship rings from professional sports teams. Athletes often use the rings as collateral for loans.

    Super Bowl ring is the ultimate pawnshop treasure

    January 26, 2015

    The 14-karat, white-gold Super Bowl ring encrusted with 143 diamonds is hard to miss in the display case at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard North. But store owner Rick Harrison doesn’t plan on parting with his prized possession.The price tag on the New England Patriots 2002 Super Bowl ring is ...

  • The List: Unions

    January 25, 2015

    Find out about unions. This week, we rank them by the number of members as of the most recently available filing with the Department of Labor.

  • GOP leaders House Speaker John Boehner, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meet with the press Jan. 15 at the GOP retreat in Hershey, Pa. Republicans have gained control of the House and Senate, but neither has a veto-proof majority.

    How GOP control in D.C. affects us in Nevada

    January 25, 2015

    The big fights in Congress are about the Keystone XL pipeline and military action. But Republican gains in Washington also could swing policy on issues closer to home.

  • People on the Move: Jan. 25-31

    January 25, 2015

    In the People: Heather Mongie, Jenn Michaels, Kyla McKown, Sherri Lewis, Ena Licina, Lori Nomura, Ericka Aviles, Terry Shirey, Desiree Caputo and more ...

  • Every little trade show counts for Southern Nevada’s economy

    January 25, 2015

    The International Swizzle Stick Collectors Association is a real thing, and we welcome its members with open arms ...

  • Mary Beth Hartleb owns Prism Global Management Group, which runs human resources operations for about 30 companies.

    How to share bad news in the workplace

    January 25, 2015

    Experts discuss ways to handle workplace crises, both with employees and with the public.

  • Story about Metro cop’s rants draws strong reactions

    January 25, 2015

    Our story about a Metro Police officer’s rants about race on social media drew strong reactions from online commenters.

  • The Data: Jan. 25-31

    January 25, 2015

    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]

  • A floor supervisor trains the craps table dealers at the Margaritaville casino inside the Flamingo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

    How casino games are created

    January 25, 2015

    Anyone with a good idea for a table game and a bankroll can pitch ideas to regulators.

  • Why Palm tree trimming can be fatal

    January 25, 2015

    Palm fronds are responsible for several deaths every year in the United States ...

  • The Notes: Jan. 25-31

    January 25, 2015

    In the Notes: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Boyd Gaming, Diabetes Treatment Center, First American Trust and more ...

  • Ask an Attorney: How do I hire a lawyer?

    January 25, 2015

    Hiring, or what legal professionals call “retaining,” a lawyer is probably the most critical decision a person must make when deciding whether to take legal action. It also is one of the most overlooked aspects of deciding to enforce your legal rights. Deciding which lawyer to hire most likely will have the largest impact on the results you see, the stress you undergo and your overall satisfaction with the result. Living in the Las Vegas Valley, one of the most transient areas in the United States, adds another hurdle when deciding which lawyer to hire because you may not have a trusted friend or relative who has lived here for a number of years to ask for a recommendation. So, how does one go about making a confident decision?

  • Epic Thrift Store, 3145 E. Tropicana Ave. in Las Vegas, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Thrift shopping: What’s old can be new again

    January 25, 2015

    Finding a bargain is in style these days, and thrift shops are great places to start. Don’t worry about the musty smell the clothes sometimes have. That can be taken care of.