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August 3, 2015

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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 ...
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 ...
Ask an attorney: Does credit repair really work?
Ask an attorney: Does credit repair really work?
July 26, 2015
If there are errors or inaccuracies on your credit reports, then fixing those problems — aka credit “repair” — may increase your credit scores enough to help you buy a home ...
What you need to know about food allergies
What you need to know about food allergies
July 26, 2015
Estimates vary, but true food allergies affect about 4 percent of adults. Children with food allergies often have other allergic conditions, such as asthma. Children can outgrow some food allergies as they get older, but many common allergies such as peanut or tree nut allergies can persist into adulthood ...
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said recently he would prefer the Milwaukee Bucks stay in Wisconsin rather than move to Las Vegas. With a funding plan in place to build a new arena for the Bucks, Milwaukee became the latest city whose pro sports team used Las Vegas as leverage for facility upgrades.
Vegas needs its own pro sports team, not someone else’s
July 26, 2015
Just this month, talk bubbled out of Milwaukee that the Bucks might be willing to move to the under-construction Las Vegas Arena if the Wisconsin Senate could not approve funding for a new arena. Once more, the specter of Las Vegas as a home for a pro team clouded the reality of a franchise’s relationship with its home city ...
Jackson Nightshade, at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, identifies as multigender and nonbinary.
Health care outside the male and female checkboxes
July 26, 2015
Jackson Nightshade is counting down the days until open enrollment for government-subsidized health insurance begins again in November. The 28-year-old ...
Cocktail of the Week: Diddy in Paradise
Cocktail of the Week: Diddy in Paradise
July 26, 2015
Let’s face it: Drinks that are on fire are inarguably cooler than drinks that are not, and this one is particularly impressive ...
Judith Radford and her daughter Caryn Sanders eat dinner together most nights since Sanders moved to Las Vegas.
How dinner can feed relationships with senior citizens
July 26, 2015
Mealtimes last nearly twice as long (43 minutes on average) when seniors share meals with others than when they eat alone (22 minutes). The Sunday Dinner Pledge is an online commitment people can make pledging to eat dinner with their elderly relatives at least once a month ...
Editorial: The ball is in PUC’s court for Nevada to get greener
July 26, 2015
The state Public Utilities Commission is being asked by NV Energy to approve construction of a solar panel array in North Las Vegas to serve one of the power company’s largest customers, Internet data center Switch ...
Toni Corbin, vice president of operations for Southwest Medical Associates.
Health care executive: As industry changes, providers must adapt
July 20, 2015
Toni Corbin, vice president of operations at Southwest Medical Associates, has seen the health care industry change considerably over the past 24 years. Technology and competition have enhanced the experience in many ways, and Corbin has overseen the implementation of programs and projects that improve patients’ lives ...
Members of multiple tribes from across the Western United States attend a powwow Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Las Vegas Paiutes' snow mountain reservation off U.S. 95 North.
Las Vegas’ smallest sovereign nation
July 20, 2015
Just north of downtown, sandwiched between Ewing Brothers Towing and Main Street, lies a sovereign nation. The 31-acre plot of land belongs to the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, which ...
The List: Gaming suppliers
July 20, 2015
Find out about gaming suppliers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of April 30.
Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County
Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County
July 20, 2015
Nevada politicians, educators and health care workers point to Nevada’s doctor shortage as one of the state’s most pressing concerns. It creates long waitlists for patients ...
Jim Simms, who recently became CEO of Downtown Grand, has plans to generate awareness about the resort’s offerings.
CEO wants to bring downtown out of the ’70s
July 20, 2015
Jim Simms remembers the moment, about 16 years ago, when he was a newly hired casino marketing official at Paris Las Vegas. He was walking along Le Boulevard at the then-new hotel, just past ...
The Data: July 19-25
July 20, 2015
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.
Go Global Realty broker/owners Michael Ring and Rone Chang awarded Wing Kwong “Vincent” Ho one year of paid dues to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
The People: July 19-25
July 20, 2015
In the People: Emma Williams, Amanda Venit, Melanie Evans, Eugene Santiago, Mindy Martinez, Larry Piparo, Seth Schorr, Craig Hunter, Brooks Pierce, Mike Korzen ...
The Notes: July 19-25
July 20, 2015
In the Notes: Hard Rock Hotel, Aristocrat Gaming, Clark County Wetlands Park, Silver State Schools Credit Union, AT&T, Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas Sands, Sundance Helicopters, Las Vegas Paving Corp. ...
Women executives of Switch playfully poke fun at traditional gender expectations in the tech industry by modeling in the style of a Vanity Fair cover. They are, from left, Missy Young, Terri Borden, Tracy Brown, Jaclyn Miller, Lesley McVay and Kristi Overgaard.
With seven women among its top 14 executives, Switch sets itself apart
July 20, 2015
At Switch, half of the company’s 14 top executives are women. Several hold high-level technical positions, including having chief responsibility for ...
The .vegas top-level domain was launched in September 2014 and has registered about 15,000 domain names.
Marketing campaign aims to boost lagging Dot Vegas registration
July 20, 2015
Of the 15,000 .vegas websites purchased, about 80 percent of registrants are in the Las Vegas area. Not all .vegas domain purchasers, though, have motives related to marketing or commerce. Danny Ballard, who runs Fat Beard LLC, a web development firm, encourages clients to claim .vegas domains to protect their brand names from cybersquatters. And some larger companies have registered .vegas domain names. Google, for example, is the registered owner of google.vegas, and software company Atari Inc. is the owner of atari.vegas ...
This gun control tactic is hard to shoot down
July 20, 2015
Aside from picking office holders, Nevada voters next year will have the opportunity to help keep guns out of the wrong hands. Granted, we can’t always identify “the wrong hands,” but as a society, we at least can try to weed out those people who, on the face of it, shouldn’t be allowed to carry a weapon ...
What’s on the menu in jail
What’s on the menu in jail
July 20, 2015
The kitchen staff at the Clark County Detention Center generates about 9,000 hot meals daily – breakfast, lunch and dinner – for roughly 3,000 inmates. Inmates receive ...
Things you really don’t know about hepatitis
Things you really don’t know about hepatitis
July 19, 2015
While each type of hepatitis is caused by a different virus, has varying modes of transmission and can affect the liver differently, they all typically present similar symptoms ...
Mindy Poortinga is a self-confessed ex-hardcore carnivore who became vegan and now makes her living cooking vegan meals for clients to purchase once a week.
Vegan chef dispelling stigma of ‘bland’ food
July 19, 2015
Vegan Meals by Mindy provides a unique service. On Wednesday night the menu is posted online and clients place orders via text. On Sunday, meals are cooked at a commissary kitchen and ready for pickup or delivery the following morning ...
Guest column: Risks, benefits of hiring outside the family
July 19, 2015
A recent study of more than 7,000 family businesses from across the nation, conducted by researchers at UNLV, Mississippi State University and the University of North Carolina suggests that while professional managers may have superior capability, they take positions that potentially could be filled by family members. Thus, they may not only threaten the familial nature of the business but, in the long run, increase barriers to successfully grooming family successors, inhibiting a business’ ability to succeed ownership to later generations ...
Want a motorcycle license? Here’s what to expect
Want a motorcycle license? Here’s what to expect
July 19, 2015
Whether you’re a first-time rider hoping to get your license or you’ve been riding for years, motorcycle training classes can help polish and hone your skills — and maybe even give you a break on your insurance premium ...
Mermaid Heather Carrasco swims inside the saltwater aquarium at the Silverton in Las Vegas.
How to keep your kids busy during the worst part of summer
July 19, 2015
The summer heat brings out a whole new kind of daytime desperation for parents. You’ve run out of enthusiasm for trips to play gyms, splash pads and Target, but you need to get your children out of the house. Here are 10 things to do to keep your kids sunburn-free and your wallet happy for the rest of the summer ...
Recipe: Crab ceviche tostadas
Recipe: Crab ceviche tostadas
July 19, 2015
On a hot summer day, a cold seafood dish balanced with a touch of spice is a refreshing appetizer to serve guests. The Perch, inside Downtown Container Park, recently introduced a brunch service that features, among other items, this complex but easy-to-make crab ceviche that is sure to impress ...
Ask an Attorney: Stopping a foreclosure sale
July 19, 2015
The only guaranteed way to stop a foreclosure sale that quickly would be to file an emergency bankruptcy petition. When a bankruptcy is filed, an automatic stay goes into effect, stopping all collection activity, including foreclosure sales ...
North Las Vegas Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey, left, and election opponent North Las Vegas City Attorney Sandra Douglass Morgan.
Effort afoot to remove NLV’s first female municipal judge from bench
July 19, 2015
After four years on the bench, Catherine Ramsey could make history as the first judge in Nevada’s 150-year history to be voted out of office in a recall. Ramsey and her attorney call the recall effort a politically motivated attack on a judge who has defied city leaders ...
Tony Olivas, 14, left, teacher Johana Franklin and Trevor Olivas, 14, from St. Viator Catholic School with a cooler alternative to artificial turf their STEM team has experimented with. For their hard work the 8th graders have earned an all-expense paid trip to D.C. after winning a science fair.
Teens’ science project with cooler artificial turf takes them to D.C.
July 19, 2015
What started as a project for their school science fair won 14-year-old soccer players Tony Olivas and Milosz Fernandez-Kepka a $4,000 prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. What did they do? Find ...