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November 24, 2014

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Members of the November Nine reach for the championship bracelet after making it to the Final Table during the World Series of Poker $10,000 Buy-In No-Limit Texas Hold 'em Main Event at the Rio on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Players from left: Billy Pappaconstantinou of Lowell, Mass.; Felix Stephensen of Norway; Jorryt van Hoof of the Netherlands; Mark Newhouse of Los Angeles, who now lives in Las Vegas; Andoni Larrabe of Spain; William Tonking of Flemington, N.J.; Daniel Sindelar, originally from Columbus, Neb., now living in Las Vegas; Martin Jacobson of Sweden; and Bruno Politano of Brazil.
6,674 down, 8 to go for World Series of Poker champ — whoever that will be
Nov. 9, 2014
We take a look at each of the November Nine — where they come from and how they win ...
The List: Trade and professional organizations
Nov. 9, 2014
Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by number of organizational memberships as of Oct. 15.
Matchmaker service aims to fill leadership void for nonprofits
Nov. 9, 2014
Moonridge Group, founded in 2011, has launched Board Matchmaker, a free service that connects local nonprofit organizations with competent and passionate people to serve on their boards of directors.
Peter Frigeri, owner of Gaia Flowers, a downtown Las Vegas business. Thursday Oct. 30, 2014.
Slowly but surely, business is blooming downtown
Nov. 9, 2014
This downtown shop sets itself apart by specializing in sustainably grown plants and supporting local artists, who craft the pots and vases in which the arrangements are displayed.
Raelynn Frazier Lee, interim director of UNLV Career Services, at UNLV on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
How to find the right employee
Nov. 9, 2014
Experts offer tips on how businesses can filter through the masses and make smart hiring decisions ...
The Notes: Nov. 9-15
Nov. 9, 2014
In the Notes: HealthCare Partners Nevada, Maverick Helicopters, Linq Las Vegas, Turner Construction Company, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, Whist Stove and Spirits, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus, Batali & Bastianich and more ...
Chris Montalvo, 27, sits in his parents’ home Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Montalvo’s parents became citizens after he turned 18, but citizenship is transferred only to children younger than 18.
Some immigrants trapped in ‘age-out’ loophole
Nov. 9, 2014
The law allows the child of immigrants to become a naturalized U.S. citizen if he is not yet 18 when his parents gain citizenship. In the alternate, the child can receive a green card when his parents do, if he is not yet 21. Chris Montalvo fell through the seams ...
UNLV's Rashad Vaughn drives the ball against teammate Dwayne Morgan during a scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
For UNLV basketball, the time is now
Nov. 9, 2014
Given the immense talent the program has brought in and the way the past few seasons have ended, immediate success is expected of the Rebels. Fourth-year coach Dave Rice has put together one of the best nonconference schedules in the country, with the Rebels slated to play ...
A look at the upgraded, electronically locked, security doors at the Clark County Detention Center, Friday Oct. 3, 2014.
Detention center gets a facelift
Nov. 9, 2014
County spending $112 million on renovations to improve conditions for staffers and inmates ...
Congressman-elect Cresent Hardy thanks supporters as Republicans gather to celebrate election victories, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Red Rock Resort.
Election analysis: Republicans have power to run the state their way
Nov. 9, 2014
The 2014 election was supposed to be boring. Instead, it made history. A Republican sweep gave the party power it hasn’t had in nearly a century and will reshape the political landscape on issues from public education to ...
The List: General contractors
Nov. 9, 2014
Find out about general contractors. This week, we rank them by billings from July 2013 to June 2014.
The many uses of coconut oil
Nov. 2, 2014
Coconut oil is known for giving movie theater popcorn its rich, buttery flavor. But the oil that has been hailed as the “healthiest on Earth” has dozens of other uses for cooking, health and beauty.
Kim Henry opened BooksOrBooks this year. She placed a cart in the front of the store where young readers can take a book free of charge.
Bookstore owner is easy to read: She wants books in kids’ hands
Nov. 2, 2014
Kim Henry wasn’t afraid to open a used bookstore in the electronic age. Her mission is to encourage young people to read, regardless of the medium, while serving the book-loving and book-collecting populace.
A view of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead shows canyon walls ringed with white mineral deposits indicating the drop in water levels Dec. 18, 2013.
Win-win: When Nevada gets paid to be promoted
Nov. 2, 2014
Its varied terrain and empty roads make this state a favorite for filming commercials.
How to teach kids to handle bullies
Nov. 2, 2014
Experts offer advice on how to talk to your children about bullies and steps children can take to deal with bullying ...
The Notes: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the Notes: BMM Testlabs, KOA, Barrick Gold Corp., Smart City Networks, Aristocrat Gaming, 451 Marketing, Bally Technologies and more ...
People on the Move: Nov. 2-8
Nov. 2, 2014
In the People: Dr. Sarah Ryan, Barbara Timmons-Strahl, Raymond Patterson, Tim Hollenbeck, Daniel Lucero, Michael Dimengo, Jeffrey Silver, Derrick HIll, John Cannito, Paul Caudill, Bart Roberts, Keith Causey, Brian Blakley, Jeff Dunham, Kurt Melien and more ...
The List: Specialty care hospitals
Nov. 2, 2014
Find out about specialty care hospitals. This week, we rank them by January-June operating revenue.
Nevada voters get a brief break from out-of-state campaign ads
Nov. 2, 2014
Compared with 2010 and 2012, this campaign season has had few outsiders weighing in and spending big.
Attorney James Pisanelli in his law firm Pisanelli Bice located in Las Vegas August 22, 2014.
Attorney’s advice: Surround yourself with smart people
Nov. 2, 2014
The law firm Pisanelli Bice hit the ground running four years ago, immediately securing high-profile cases in the gaming industry. One of the firm’s founding partners talks about how that success came about and what it takes to maintain ...
Nursing students John Ho and Jessica Patterson tend to Sim Mom who is feeling nauseous during a patient simulation lab with mannequins in the nursing program at Roseman University on Thursday, September 18, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
High-tech mannequin puts Roseman University students to the test in hospital situations
Nov. 2, 2014
“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had,” a pregnant patient complains as she lies in a mock hospital room at Roseman University in Henderson. The mom-to-be has come to seek treatment from the school’s student nurses, donating her time to be something of a guinea pig for the future health care professionals. The potential risks she faces by avoiding an actual hospital aren’t great, however, because ...
The smoke from a front wheel burnout fills the air during Midnight Mayhem at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Midnight Mayhem allows anyone to race their street-legal cars, trucks and motorcycles on the speedway's drag strip.
Wanna race? Take your turn at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, legally
Nov. 2, 2014
For those addicted to speed, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has a legal way to show off your wheels. Several times a year, the drag strip opens for anyone who wants to see just how fast they can cover a quarter of a mile. The speedway launched its program 13 years ago with ambitions of ...
What better way to celebrate Nevada Day than by voting
Nov. 2, 2014
As we celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday, we should consider it’s our duty as Nevadans to choose what kind of state we want to have — and the only way to do that is by voting.
Like it or not, helmet law is for tourists’ own good
Nov. 2, 2014
If anything, the helmet requirement should apply more to scooter riders than those on motorcycles, at least in Las Vegas. Why? Let’s count the reasons ...
David Abraham Jr., 50, poses at his home Monday Sept. 29, 2014. Abraham, who has Down Syndrome, is being recognized by the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada as volunteer of the year.
Anything he can do to help, he will
Nov. 2, 2014
The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer of the Year prefers the term “Up syndrome.”
Will Power of Australia speeds by a downtown casino during the Vegas Grand Prix Champ Car World Series Race in April 2007.
Once again, talk of racing on the Strip is revving up
Nov. 2, 2014
In 1998, Bernie Ecclestone was one vote shy of bringing open-wheel racing to the Strip. Word is, he’s trying again, but can his idea gain any traction this time?
Jessica Small, pictured here Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, was shot and paralyzed from the neck down by her boyfriend in June and has since been undergoing physical and occupational therapy at Spring Valley Hospital.
A culture of abuse: Nevada ranks among worst states for domestic violence
Oct. 27, 2014
When most people think of domestic abuse, they picture the victim as a young woman.But here’s the reality: The abused person very well could be a ...
How Whole Foods can have its kale and eat it, too
Oct. 26, 2014
The leading grocery store for organic food may have to adjust its strategy as big-box retailers enter the market ...
Mandy Holborow, left, and Sheri Price are co-owners of Las Vegas-based Umpqua Oats.
Oatmeal business, started from scratch, now heating up
Oct. 26, 2014
When their kitchen-based oatmeal company got too big for Roseburg, Ore., Sheri Price and Mandy Holborow expanded to Las Vegas, where they are striving to build relationships with businesses and consumers.
John Newton was part of a Las Vegas area team to win the Gay Softball World Series on Sept. 27 in Dallas. League rules allow each team to have up to three straight players, though Newton was the only one on his team.
Whichever team you play for, love the game: A straight man’s view from the dugout of all-gay softball team
Oct. 26, 2014
John Newton, a father of four who plays recreational softball in as many as four leagues at a time, was part of the Las Vegas Grease Monkeys team that won the Gay Softball World Series in September.

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