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May 27, 2015

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  • Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., left, and Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., stand on the crest of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Mercury, Nev. Several members of congress toured the proposed radioactive wast dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Jury still out on Hardy’s shoot-from-the-hip style

    May 25, 2015

    Cresent Hardy’s win was unthinkable a year ago. His victory over Democratic incumbent Steven Horsford was one of the most surprising outcomes of November’s midterm elections, when Nevada Democrats watched in horror as the state switched from blue to red. But Hardy, like other Nevada GOP candidates, managed to ...

  • Contestants take part in the Whiskerino Contest, a facial hair competition during the Las Vegas Elk's Helldorado Days, Sat May 16, 2015.

    In facial hair contest, judges had to split hairs to pick a winner

    May 25, 2015

    Dozens of men gathered inside downtown’s Pullman Grille this month to settle a debate that has plagued such prominent figures as Salvador Dali and Col. Sanders: Who has the best facial hair?

  • Dr. Phillip Devore teaches classes in business, as well as interpersonal communications, at UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine.

    UNLV’s go-to dentist drills students on bedside manner

    May 25, 2015

    Dr. Phillip Devore, a dentist for 20 years, teaches a communications class at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine designed to train students to ...

  • Fernando Ortega with NRG Energy continues work on the worlds largest convention center rooftop solar array at the Mandalay Bay on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

    NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit

    May 25, 2015

    The future of solar energy in Nevada is at stake in a furious battle that likely won’t be resolved as the 2015 state legislative session nears an end next month. Solar advocates, Nevada businesses and solar industry reps are pushing for more rooftop solar, saying it’s unfair to ...

  • Entrepreneurs work together in a conference room at The Mill on May 12, 2015.

    Seed accelerator seeing results in newly launched tech startups

    May 25, 2015

    In January, the Mill revamped its program. It moved into its own building, nicknamed “The Loft,” and shifted its focus to larger investments in fewer companies, mirroring a similar change made by the Vegas Tech Fund. The revised Idea Accelerator will sponsor 12 companies this year, one per month. And a new program, the Startup Accelerator, will sponsor two cohorts, each composed of five larger companies. The first cohort just started and will run through June. The second will run from September to December ...

  • A flash flood rages through the LINQ parking garage and surrounding areas in Las Vegas on Sept. 8, 2014.

    Are you emergency prepared?

    May 25, 2015

    Southern Nevada may not be prone to tornadoes and blizzards, but there still are plenty of reasons to make sure you and your family are prepared in case of an emergency. If disaster strikes, would you know what to do? Here’s what you need to be prepared ...

  • HEXX Kitchen serves High Road Craft ice cream in addition to making its own chocolate at its shop on the Strip.

    New shop searches the world to bring unique chocolate to Las Vegas

    May 25, 2015

    Hexx is a full-service experience, with a restaurant, bar and patio offering Strip-side dining, as well as a large retail, chocolate, candy and “confexxions” store. We bring craft, bean-to-bar chocolate making to Nevada, with a custom kitchen dedicated to the production of single-origin chocolate ...

  • Editorial: Las Vegas as a moviemaking town: Lights! Camera! Tax credits!

    May 24, 2015

    “Mall Cop 2” is the first movie to be awarded a certificate of eligibility for credits. Once its expenses are audited and the qualifying expenditures are confirmed, the production could receive as much as $4.3 million in tax credits, according to Kim Spurgeon, an analyst at the Nevada Film Office. The four-year pilot program, operated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, offers the transferable tax credit to productions that, among other things, have budgets greater than $500,000 and will shoot at least 60 percent of their footage in the state ...

  • Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, tells a story about Jay Sarno during a discussion at UNLV Sunday, March 2, 2014. Mel Larson, right, former Circus Circus vice president, listens at right.  Sarno is the founder of Caesars Palace and Circus Circus, and is credited for creating the mold for modern Las Vegas.

    Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences

    May 24, 2015

    Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum ...

  • Marianne Schwartz, 85, and George Barnett, 90, are members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 65. The two donate countless hours of service to U.S. veterans organizations.

    For them, serving veterans is personal

    May 24, 2015

    Leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Marianne Schwartz and George Barnett station themselves at local grocery stores to hand out poppies in honor of the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The pair donates the money they raise to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the USO centers in McCarran International Airport and U.S. Vets in Las Vegas. Much of the money goes toward ...

  • Friends of Henderson Libraries donated $39,000 to Henderson libraries. The money was raised during the 2014 Library Tree Lane gala and was the highest amount collected at the event since its inception in 2004.

    The Notes: Philanthropy, May 24-30

    May 24, 2015

    In the Notes: Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, Fremont Street Experience, Engelstad Family Foundation, Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Three Square Food Bank, Caridad ...

  • The Data: May 24-30

    May 24, 2015

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

  • Inside the trauma center

    May 24, 2015

    “The spectrum of traumatic injuries is wide, and trauma centers treat it all,” said Dr. Chris Fisher, medical director of trauma services at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Trauma treatment requires immediate, swift and coordinated action to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

  • The List: Residential care facilities

    May 24, 2015

    Find out about residential care facilities. This week, we rank them by capitalized billing in 2015.