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July 28, 2015

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  • From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 11, 2015. The Senators called on Senate Majority Leader McConnell to quickly move forward with a real path to extending the life of the Export- Import bank. In a symbolic vote, 65 senators voted in favor of extending the bank.

    Failure to reauthorize Export-Import Bank upsets business owners

    July 27, 2015

    On July 1, Congress went into recess without voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, an 81-year-old federal credit agency that provides financial support to help U.S. companies sell goods overseas and allows businesses such as Innova Technologies to export goods even when private insurers are hesitant to partake in risky investments ...

  • Among the changes made by UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez is a redesign of the team’s uniforms, which now tout the valley’s history. Red-and-black pants have a diamond design from the old Stardust sign, and white pants display “Las Vegas” in block letters.

    With Sanchez leading charge, UNLV poised for a revival

    July 27, 2015

    Judging by Sanchez’s first months on the job, he already has proven to be different than past UNLV coaches. From recruiting higher-caliber players and getting ...

  • WuHu Noodle, which offers Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, is open at the Silverton. (COURTESY PHOTO)

    The Notes: July 26-August 1

    July 27, 2015

    In the Notes: Downtown Container Park, Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Nevada Title Company, Dutch Bros. East Vegas, AT&T ...

  • The People: July 26-August 1

    July 27, 2015

    In the People: John Collier, James Hsu, George Tu, John Wojcik, Ralph Nietrzeba, Rajeev Chhabra, Vicki Rousseau, Toni Corbin, Jeri Crawford, Lorraine Marshall ...

  • The List: Law firms

    July 27, 2015

    Find out about law firms. This week, we rank them by number of attorneys as of April 30.

  • Guest column: Urgent care has eased pressure on medical field

    July 27, 2015

    One of the most prominent new trends in U.S. health care is the rapidly increasing popularity of the urgent care business model. There are many reasons this form of care has become so widespread. Urgent care facilities focus on providing immediate and appropriate treatment, with patients able to walk in without appointments and receive on-the-spot care at a typically lower cost than visiting the emergency room. The average cost of an urgent care visit is $55 to $75, while the average cost of an ER visit is $400 ...

  • Violin Outlet owner Mara Lieberman displays some of her prized instruments at the Village Square Commercial Center, where her shop has supplied schools and performers for more than 30 years.

    Instrumental in city’s musical growth

    July 27, 2015

    Violin outlet specializes in all the needs of the bowed stringed instrument player. In addition to selling and renting violins, violas, cellos and basses, the store carries a large variety of strings and accessories, sheet music and handles major restorations ...

  • Kim Wood is the lead sommelier at Jean-Georges Steakhouse in addition to serving as director of wine at Aria.

    Sommelier talks wine, science, baseball

    July 27, 2015

    Kim Wood, director of wine at Aria, was responsible for selecting the wine pairings at this year’s Vegas Uncork’d for a celebrity chef brunch at Bardot Brasserie and an all-star feast at Aria. Wood is a Johns Hopkins University-educated biomedical engineer but chose a career in the hospitality industry ...

  • Several federal agencies own, oversee large parts of Nevada

    Several federal agencies own, oversee large parts of Nevada

    July 27, 2015

    This month, President Barack Obama designated 700,000 acres in southeastern Nevada as the Basin and Range National Monument, fulfilling a longtime goal of ally Sen. Harry Reid. Basin and Range is the second national monument designated in Nevada in the past year, joining the Tule Springs Fossil Bed near Las Vegas. But often lost in the debate is that multiple federal agencies own the land, and do so for different reasons. Here’s a guide to who owns what and why ...

  • Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johnson of Sensurion Aerospace prepare the Sensurion Aerospace Magpie commercial drone for a flight Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, near Boulder City.

    Assemblyman explains why he pushed law regulating drone use

    July 27, 2015

    The real-world applications for drones are nearly limitless: Police could use them for search operations; businesses could use them for delivery or marketing. But unmanned aerial vehicles have critics, too, who worry the technology could undermine civil liberties. Are you protected if ...

  • Switch and NV Energy reached a deal on July 10 in which the power company will build a 100-megawatt solar array to feed green power to the data company.

    Switch’s power play is a win for both sides

    July 27, 2015

    Switch would stay with the utility. In exchange, NV Energy would charge Switch a premium to install a 100-megawatt solar array 15 miles north of Las Vegas, to be named ...

  • The Data: July 26-August 1

    July 27, 2015

    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at

  • A step-by-step guide to complaining to your landlord

    July 27, 2015

    By law, your apartment or rental home must be kept safe and in a condition that provides reasonable comfort for the average person, meaning it has running water, working toilets and bathing facilities, heating, electricity and other requirements. Rental properties that violate housing and health codes are not considered habitable, and your landlord must make repairs. How do you go about getting him or her to do so? The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada suggests following these steps ...

  • UNLV running backs coach Jamie Christian posted a photo of Rebel coaches on a private plane Sunday, Jan. 26, 2015, during the end of the recruiting season with this message: "On our way! Finish Strong! #UNLVFB." Before Tony Sanchez became coach, the Rebel program didn't have this luxury, which is common with major programs.

    Some ways the Rebels’ football program has been upgraded

    July 27, 2015

    A single photo speaks volumes about how different Tony Sanchez’s football program is from the previous Rebel coaching regimes. Running backs coach Jamie Christian’s Twitter image of coaches ...