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September 2, 2015

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  • Kids enjoy sitting on a police motorcycle assigned to Metro officer Don Worth during the National Night Out Block Party at Providence on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Knickerbocker Park. The event combined fun and education to promote community safety.

    Metro finally may get More Cops

    August 31, 2015

    It has taken 10 years, three sheriffs and four failed proposals to get to this point, but starting next year, Clark County sales tax likely will rise, with the proceeds used to pay for more police officers. The Clark County Commission will vote Sept. 1 on a revised ...

  • All that remains of a stream that had once run through the Patch of Heaven church camp property in Parhump owned by pastor Victor Fuentes and wife Annette on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

    Who really has rights to Nevada land?

    August 31, 2015

    Standoffs between private landowners and the federal government, which owns most of Nevada’s land, have been well-publicized. The latest has a religious twist, with ...

  • Lights are shown on the Riviera facade Sunday, May 3, 2015, before the casino closed.

    Icon of Old Vegas will live on

    August 31, 2015

    The Riviera has closed, but it will not be forgotten. Parts of it will remain on display elsewhere, and for now the building is still being put to use ...

  • Children reach to pet a South American coati at Roos-N-More in Moapa. The nonprofit business is not technically a zoo but does have hundreds of animals.

    Accidental zoo holds out hope that it can remain open

    August 31, 2015

    When veterinarians Valerie and Jay Holt moved in 2006 to a rural neighborhood in Moapa with a pack of 15 kangaroos and wallabies, they had no intention of starting a zoo. But after adding lemurs, a monitor lizard, an alligator, snakes, birds and other exotic species to a menagerie that grew to more than 200 animals, that’s exactly what they ended up with. In 2009, they started ...

  • Super Bowl XLV Sunday at Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo.

    Are you ready to watch some football?

    August 31, 2015

    Las Vegas doesn’t have its own NFL team, but the city is passionate about pro football. Between the bettors and the transplants from states that do have teams, the valley has a dedicated fan base that craves a good watch party. So we put together a list of some of the best spots to enjoy your game, your grub and your beverage.

  • Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there

    Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there

    August 31, 2015

    Industry experts offer advice on securing a location for a new restaurant. Running the numbers, choosing the right space and negotiating a lease are among the areas that can be problematic for people looking to open their own food service shop.

  • Water safety activist Joseph Vassallo, president of Paragon Pools, was named the Kidde Hero of the Week for his Float Like A Duck program. Using a sidekick named Duckie, Vassallo teaches families about water safety.

    The Notes: Philanthropy, Aug. 30-Sept. 5

    August 31, 2015

    In the Notes: American Cancer Society Las Vegas, Three Square Food Bank, Amerigroup Nevada, NV Energy, McDonald's, Fremont Street Experience, Tronox, Cox Las Vegas, Port of Subs, David Bohnett Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and more ...

  • The Data: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

    August 31, 2015

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

  • Ken Goodrich in his office in Las Vegas, Nev. on Aug. 19, 2015.

    ‘Overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles is the foundation of a great company’

    August 31, 2015

    Ken Goodrich is a Las Vegan who started his company at age 25 with little knowledge of business. He made his share of mistakes but, driven by a philosophy of making positive daily impacts, has persevered.

  • Tips for employers who want to test for drugs

    August 31, 2015

    There are many factors to keep in mind when testing employees for drugs.

  • Putting an end to summer’s deadliest days

    Putting an end to summer’s deadliest days

    August 30, 2015

    Local law enforcement officials refer to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the “hundred deadliest days” because of the increased number of vehicular fatalities that typically occur, many of which involve ...

  • Doctors battling an epidemic of wounds that won’t heal

    Doctors battling an epidemic of wounds that won’t heal

    August 30, 2015

    Wound healing, particularly chronic wound healing, is a complicated and dynamic process that can require a concentrated multidisciplinary approach. While wound treatment often is left in the hands of primary care physicians, more and more wound centers are ...

  • What happens if I can’t pay my credit card bills?

    What happens if I can’t pay my credit card bills?

    August 30, 2015

    Failing to pay the minimum on your credit card bill, or failing to pay altogether, can have a slew of serious consequences, both in the long and short term. There are many actions that can be taken against you, and they can get progressively worse ...

  • Shoe designer Steve Madden is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year.

    Don’t shoehorn Steve Madden into one niche

    August 30, 2015

    Designer of women’s shoes hopes to expand his brand to higher circles of fashion.