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August 30, 2014

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  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws a pass during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.

    10 shrewd bets to make leading up to football season

    August 24, 2014

    Pro and college football seasons are just around the corner, and if you act fast, you can get action on these hot wagers before the lines or payouts move too ...

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during an April event to urge raising the minimum wage. Featured on the lectern are both a Twitter hashtag and website. The hashtag has become ubiquitous in American politics since the advent of Twitter.

    Social media has had an impact on politics

    August 24, 2014

    Lawmakers take advantage of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to reach their constituents unfiltered.

  • Simple Environmental Service Group owners, from left, include Gary Basson, Sonia Ayala, Ken Feinberg, Danielle Basson, Vince Collet, Jon Metcalf and Alberto Ayala.

    Company wastes no opportunity to streamline clients’ recycling

    August 24, 2014

    "We are the true definition of a waste and recycling management company. We are there from start to finish and do not bail on our clients."

  • Little Leaguers showing the world another side of Vegas

    August 24, 2014

    For the first time, a team from Nevada is playing in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., and the kids of Mountain Ridge are doing our state proud. They should inspire us to present to the world another side of Las Vegas that we can all be proud of ...

  • The Notes: Aug. 24-30

    August 24, 2014

    In the Notes: Fred Segal, SLS Las Vegas, Highland Manor, Silver Ridge Health Care Center, Rosewood Rehabilitation Center, Renown Skilled Nursing, Nevada State Veterans Home, KRE8 Media, Big Traffic, NetEffect and more ...

  • David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, talks with media before being hoisted more than 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off his newly purchased property Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    Lawsuit alleges Siegel stiffed old family friend

    August 24, 2014

    Business has gotten personal between the daughter of prominent real estate agent David Atwell (who died in November) and timeshare mogul David Siegel, who recently bought ...

  • Extended warranties: Are they worth the money?

    Extended warranties: Are they worth the money?

    August 24, 2014

    The car salesman will most likely give you the hard sell. But an extended warranty isn’t for everyone. Weigh the pros and cons.

  • Treated wastewater from the new City of North Las Vegas Water Reclamation Facility flows down the Sloan channel near Toiyabe Street and East Carey Avenue on Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Las Vegas.

    How our water goes from the toilet to the tap

    August 24, 2014

    Most of us don’t think about what happens when we flush the toilet. But the same water that swirls in the bowl, after being treated, ends up in our taps. It’s a disgusting thought, but the system helps fill Lake Mead and quench Las Vegas’ thirst. Every day, about 100 million gallons of raw sewage is treated by the Clark County Water Reclamation District, which cleans sewage water for ...

  • The Data: Aug. 24-30

    August 24, 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]

  • What the Strip has lost, downtown has gained

    August 24, 2014

    The Dunes? Gone. Hacienda? Gone. Landmark? Sahara? Gone and gone. And gone is the spaciousness on the Strip, where a half-century ago each hotel and casino stood apart and singular, and Denny’s, McDonald’s and other respites from the casinos lived on corners, surrounded by parking lots ...

  • Nancy Syzdek, a lecturer at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, poses in her office at UNLV Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

    Get your message across in the office

    August 24, 2014

    Experts in office communication share tips on how to make the most out of your meetings and how to conduct yourself in emails with employees ...

  • Coalition aims to toughen up gun laws in Nevada

    August 24, 2014

    Susan Meuschke of Everytown for Gun Safety spoke with The Sunday about Nevada’s attitude, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the “magic number” to get gun control legislation passed in Nevada ...

  • A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.

    Only one sure way off Nevada Gaming Control Board’s black book

    August 24, 2014

    John Mealey Jr. wasn’t around to celebrate his recent removal from Nevada’s “black book.” Mealey, who was convicted of cheating at slot machines and card games, was taken off the List of Excluded Persons on July 25 only because he died almost a full year earlier. His case is ...

  • Kindergarten teacher Christine Cordova sits among school supplies stacked against a wall in the garage of her home in Henderson Sunday, July 27, 2014. Cordova rented a 19-foot U-Haul to pack up her classroom supplies from her old school as she prepares to move into a new school in the fall.

    Education heroes: Teachers make sure students have what they need, no matter the cost

    August 24, 2014

    Southern Nevada’s teachers do just about anything they can to educate our children. They buy far more supplies than the IRS is willing to reimburse. There are numerous ways for the community to share that burden.

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