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February 9, 2016

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Cemetery, like an HOA, has limits for decor
Feb. 1, 2016
Workers at Las Vegas’ oldest cemetery have seen some strange things placed on grave sites. Some can remain, but many items are removed before long.
Island Company retail outlets sell men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, candles, beach memorabilia and more.
In retail and on camera, it’s always showtime
Feb. 1, 2016
The fashion company that evolved from a simple business philosophy — escape, travel, live — recently added two Las Vegas locations to its roster of outlets in Florida, Massachusetts and the Cayman Islands ...
People on the Move: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Feb. 1, 2016
In the People: Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn, Bart Patterson, Bonnie Grant, Angela Go, Jeff Ferrari, Amy Lui, Michelle Beck, Melissa Zimbelman, Jeff Youngs, Matt Engle and more ...
Health food tips for your game-day feast
Health food tips for your game-day feast
Jan. 31, 2016
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and with it comes a seemingly mandatory menu of unhealthy, tailgating-inspired foods. The good news is that practicing mindful eating during a day of indulgence doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. There are plenty of healthy swaps you can make to a game-day menu that won’t disappoint your scale or your taste buds.
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton celebrates a Panthers touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
In Super Bowl matchup of star QB against suffocating D, who ya got?
Jan. 31, 2016
The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are a combined 31-5 on the field this year, and 22-13-2 in the sports books. We break down the reasons to bet each side, and offer a …
Casino promotions: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Jan. 31, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Tricks, treats & trophies: Super Bowl's finest acts
Tricks, treats & trophies: Super Bowl's finest acts
Jan. 31, 2016
In just 50 years, the Super Bowl has evolved from a simple championship title to a monumental, all-out cultural holiday. It’s not just for football fanatics or team diehards, either. The Super Bowl has become a true American institution.
Natalie Perry, right, poses with her neighbors in her apartment Sunday Dec. 13, 2015. Her neighbors came to her rescue during a kitchen fire on Halloween. From left are:  Rocio Mendez, Nick Berbari, and Don Mumma.
How a fire helped forge a community
Jan. 31, 2016
Tired from working six days a week, Natalie Perry, 54, a personal care attendant and ordained minister, absentmindedly left a burner on after cooking French fries. When Perry turned around a few minutes later, a grease fire had engulfed her pot. Smoke began to fill the unit. Perry grabbed a hand towel and swooped it over the stove, trying to smother the fire, but the movement fanned the flames and caused the blaze to roar even higher. Panicking, Perry ran to her porch and yelled, “Somebody call 911!” What happened next still surprises Perry ...
A man wearing a SpongeBob outfit waits in the shade to have his photo taken for tips on the Strip Saturday, June 29, 2013.
CEO says MGM Resorts’ Park will be a busker-free zone
Jan. 31, 2016
John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …
Cocktail of the Week: La Guardia Cocktail
Cocktail of the Week: La Guardia Cocktail
Jan. 31, 2016
A strong rye whiskey tends to evoke mixed responses: There are passionate rye devotees, and there are people less enthused by the strong spirit. This cocktail can satisfy both.
Bob Morgan, president and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada.
CEO wants United Way to be catalyst for change
Jan. 25, 2016
The new president and CEO of the United Way of Southern Nevada talks about his short- and long-term goals for the organization, the value of preschool and the opportunities available to nonprofits in a community as young as Las Vegas.
Former homeless student Dessirae Lorena checks in with case manager Kandiea Everett on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, as part of her assistance at Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth headquarters.
Saving the dreams of homeless kids
Jan. 25, 2016
Since 2008, there has been a spike in child homelessness in Nevada and across the nation. We look at the challenges faced by homeless youths, talk to people working to combat the problem and share ways you can …
Las Vegan RJ Khalaf, 19, poses by the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Currently, an New York University student, Khalaf advocates for young Muslims.
Las Vegas student activist: ‘There’s nothing Islamic about the so-called Islamic State’
Jan. 25, 2016
A Las Vegas high school graduate now studying at New York University is on a mission to change the way mainstream America sees his religion. New York University sophomore RJ Khalaf, who recently appeared on a …
Cloud can’t hang over rooftop solar forever
Jan. 25, 2016
NV Energy is no different than other businesses. The executives don’t like to buy electricity from solar customers at retail pricing. Still, a September 2014 study commissioned by the PUC found that all NV Energy customers benefited from those feeding the grid with rooftop solar arrays, since much of the solar power is produced at peak times when usage is highest and the sun is brightest.
People on the Move: Jan. 24-30
Jan. 25, 2016
In the People: Mark Roy, Kris Tims, Tom Kerr, Michael Brown, Tim Dyhr, Tom Rafferty, Chris Deeney, Robert Herr, Alexandra Lourdes, Lin Jerone, Campbell Reynolds, Jeff Zimm and more ...
The Data: Jan. 24-30
Jan. 25, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
John Pinnington, owner of AA Printing Service, poses by a 54-inch large format printer at his shop at 4800 S. Maryland Parkway Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
Local entrepreneurs offer tips for those looking to start a business
Jan. 25, 2016
Have a business plan. Do your homework. Ask questions. Market, market, market. These are just some of the keys to success identified by local businesspeople who have been through the process.
Getting a seat at the national highway table
Jan. 25, 2016
We need effective, safe and modern ways for people to get here, now and long into the future. Our international airport is filling the bill, but we must be sure our highway system — which delivers about half of our visitors — and future transportation strategies also work to our benefit.
Kian Salehi is a Bite Squad co-founder and relaxes near a fleet of their delivery cars on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Almost any restaurant can offer delivery
Jan. 25, 2016
Foodies in Las Vegas are catching on to the service provided by Kian Salehi and Arash Allaei’s business, which promises to deliver fresh meals from a variety of restaurants to customers’ doorsteps.
Chris Moneymaker
How to play poker like the pros
Jan. 25, 2016
Playing cards at the highest level starts long before the hands are dealt. Ten successful professionals discuss nine ways to gain an advantage at the table, from getting a good night’s sleep to eating right, being aggressive and paying attention to hands that you aren’t playing.
The Notes: Jan. 24-30
Jan. 25, 2016
In the Notes: TeamHealth Holdings Inc., Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada, Fit4Mom, Luke's Lobster, Best Mattress, Herringbone, DigiPath Labs and more ...
Pick the right pet for your lifestyle
Pick the right pet for your lifestyle
Jan. 24, 2016
The decision to add a furry, feathery or scaly friend to the family should not be made on impulse. There are many factors to consider. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on life span, cost of care and other variables.
Cocktail of the Week: Bangkok Mule
Cocktail of the Week: Bangkok Mule
Jan. 24, 2016
The Moscow Mule, a classic, beloved bar favorite, is getting a tropical makeover. Enter: the Bangkok Mule.
Protecting babies from RSV, a common respiratory illness
Protecting babies from RSV, a common respiratory illness
Jan. 24, 2016
Most parents don’t consider illness a milestone. But 97 percent of all children contract RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) by their second birthday, and two-thirds of all infants contract the virus by their first birthday.
Microwaves are not just for TV dinners
Jan. 24, 2016
From drying herbs to toasting nuts and peeling garlic, your microwave oven can save you time in many ways.
This May 13, 2014, file photo shows a Google self-driving Lexus at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
Are we ready to give up the wheel?
Jan. 24, 2016
The idea of self-driving vehicles drew mixed reactions from car enthusiasts and industry pros at a recent trade show. Many said their comfort level would depend on how and where the vehicles were used, but most said …
Celebrate the Super Bowl Las Vegas-style
Celebrate the Super Bowl Las Vegas-style
Jan. 24, 2016
For the majority of us who won’t be watching Super Bowl 50 from inside Levi’s Stadium, the good news is the second-best place to enjoy the big game is right here in Las Vegas. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to our city to participate in a spirited atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world.
In his line of work, Rick Harrison comes across plenty of jewelry, including championship rings from professional sports teams. Athletes often use the rings as collateral for loans.
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ plans sports memorabilia authentication event
Jan. 24, 2016
Harrison recently campaigned for his buddy, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, at an event at the Intercontinental Miami hotel. In October, Rubio was on hand for the grand opening of Pawn Plaza, Harrison’s cluster of businesses on the same parcel as Gold …
Casino promotions: Jan. 24-30
Jan. 24, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Ask an Attorney: How do I know if I’m being scammed?
Ask an Attorney: How do I know if I’m being scammed?
Jan. 24, 2016
Phone scams are an exceedingly common method scammers use in an attempt to illegally solicit money or personal information (to be used for identity theft) from an individual. Here's our tips to avoid falling victim to the trap.