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March 3, 2015

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To determine whether your plants are thirsty, feel the soil at least two inches down. It should be moist but not wet, like a wrung-out sponge.
How to plant an herb garden
Feb. 22, 2015
Whether you’ve got a large yard or tiny apartment, herb gardens are an easy way to add a touch of greenery to your home and flavor to your cooking. Herbs are hearty plants that are easy to maintain, inside or outside, even for amateur gardeners. They thrive with just a little light, water and love ...
Ben Wu is CEO of Kush Bottles in Santa Ana, Calif., which provides child-resistant plastic containers designed to hold marijuana. With the number of states approving use of medical marijuana going up Wu's business is increasing as well.
Medical marijuana spawning many businesses
Feb. 22, 2015
Dispensaries aren’t the only way legalization has made an economic impact. Waste management, real estate, legal service and even modeling agencies are popping up ...
Burn unit volunteer Zachary Ching poses in a pediatric shower room at University Medical Center on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Ching raised money to provide Bluetooth speakers in the unit so patients can listen to their favorite music in their rooms or while undergoing painful dressing changes.
Teen’s fundraising effort soothing for patients
Feb. 22, 2015
After watching patients suffer through excruciating pain during daily dressing changes, in which bandages are removed and dead skin is scrubbed off, Zachary Ching thought of a new addition that could help: music.
Devin Brooks, CEO of Brooks Behavioral Healthcare Center, poses in a waiting room at the center in North Las Vegas Sunday, Jan 11, 2015.
Helping the community thrive is priority No. 1
Feb. 22, 2015
The president and CEO of Brooks Behavioral Health Center gives advice for those struggling with substance abuse and talks about his hands-on management style and why it’s so important to him as a local to give back to the community.
The Notes: Feb. 22-28
Feb. 22, 2015
In the Notes: MGM Resorts International, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Vox Solid Communications, Spring Valley Hospital and more ...
The Las Vegas tourism authority is moving forward with plans to purchase the Riviera so it can be demolished to make room for more convention space on Tuesday, February, 17. 2015.
After 60 years, a Las Vegas classic is folding
Feb. 22, 2015
Take a long last look at the Riviera, a resort with a Las Vegas Boulevard address that doesn’t quite fit the Strip mold. The Riviera is headed for demolition as it celebrates ...
Nevada state treasurer’s budget calls into question his seriousness
Feb. 22, 2015
Dan Schwartz is using his position to take political swipes at Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
Diana Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Paragon Gaming, makes a few remarks after receiving the 2015 Eric Hilton Philanthropy Award during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.
Business philanthropy is a smart give-and-take
Feb. 22, 2015
Philanthropists become investors, contributing financial resources and in-kind goods and services. They also volunteer hours and management help to nonprofits.
A paddle boarder looks out over the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets off Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
Save money now, enjoy your vacation later
Feb. 22, 2015
We share a few tips for socking away money without missing it, so you can enjoy time well-deserved time off ...
Owners Ava and Raffi Mucikyan pose at the Salt Room, a spa and halotherapy center in Summerlin, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Sweet success so far for Salt Room
Feb. 22, 2015
Ava and Raffi Mucikyan believe so much in the healing and therapeutic benefits of salt that they built their business, quite literally, from it. Salt Room LV offers a variety of salt treatments.
The Data: Feb. 22-28
Feb. 22, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, and Bill Foley, chairman of Fidelity National Financial, share a private moment after the "Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas!" press conference at the MGM Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Las Vegas’ case for hockey: Desert aside, we could have a leg up on other cities
Feb. 22, 2015
With an arena under construction and an ownership group in place, Las Vegas appears to be ahead of the competition if the National Hockey League decides to add one or more teams in the coming years ...
Jerry Tarkanian attends the annual old timers gathering at the Stardust on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. Tarkanian was the UNLV men's basketball coach from 1973-1992 and led the team to four Final Fours.
Jerry Tarkanian: Honoring a basketball legend
Feb. 16, 2015
A part of us died last week. Jerry Tarkanian, known as “Tark the Shark,” died Feb. 11 at 84 after battling multiple illnesses over the past few years. He won more than 500 games at UNLV, made four appearances in the Final Four and captured the 1990 national championship. And that’s just the beginning ...
How to protect yourself from antibiotic resistance
How to protect yourself from antibiotic resistance
Feb. 16, 2015
"Improper usage patterns drive the development of antibiotic resistance; we’re seeing antibiotics being prescribed incorrectly by physicians, and we’re seeing antibiotics being taken incorrectly by patients."
Ask an Attorney: What do I do if I get in a car accident?
Ask an Attorney: What do I do if I get in a car accident?
Feb. 16, 2015
According to official 2014 statistics from Metro Police, there were 13,678 reported collisions in the agency’s jurisdiction, and 8,727 involved injuries.
A team with Studio Artefact of Montreal, Canada, works with a crew from The Forum Shops at Caesars to install the head of a massive 950-lb. Chinese dragon display there to celebrate Chinese New Year 2015 and welcome the Year of the Goat on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Will year of the sheep bring luck to Las Vegas economy?
Feb. 16, 2015
Chinese New Year runs Feb. 19 through March 3 this year and is one of the most important social and economic holidays in China. In Las Vegas, it’s also an economic driver. The holiday, in terms of revenue coming into the valley, is second only to ...
The CSN softball team players wait their turns to bat during practice at the Russell Road Sports Complex on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Play like a girl: A look at how women’s sports, athletes thrive in Las Vegas
Feb. 16, 2015
Despite their many successes, women athletes aren’t celebrated as frequently or passionately as male players. However, female athletes in the valley are working hard, breaking records, wowing fans and winning games. Here, are a few of them ...
Just wait until next year: Eyes will be on Nevada
Just wait until next year: Eyes will be on Nevada
Feb. 16, 2015
A wide-open presidential race, a competitive U.S. Senate race and Nevada’s status as a crucial swing state all should align to make next year’s elections a battle of titanic proportions in Nevada. Insiders say it’s a good thing for the state, as it will bring in more candidates and force them to take positions on issues that matter to Nevada and the West. Here’s a closer look at the factors at play ...
The Notes: Feb. 15-21
Feb. 15, 2015
In the Notes: Splash Studios, 346 Patisserie, BrazenArchitecture, Birthday Suit 2, FirstService Residential, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Pulte Homes, Woodside Homes and more ...
The cutting board: Everything you ever wanted to know about poultry
The cutting board: Everything you ever wanted to know about poultry
Feb. 15, 2015
The right cut of meat or poultry can make all the difference, whether you’re planning a holiday feast or a Saturday night dinner. Longtime butcher Ron Lutz, owner of the Butcher Block in Las Vegas, breaks down what you need to know about common cuts of poultry.
People on the Move: Feb. 15-21
Feb. 15, 2015
In the People: Drs. Joseph Hickey, Michael Petruso and Kimberly Farmer, Jennifer Soderberg, Jill Syler, Serina Choi, Nick Barber, Jeremy Foley, Sonya Hanna, Lauren Heathcock, Michele Caprio, Laura Lopez Hobbs, Laura Lake, Eric Killian and more ...
Doug Stout, left, operations manager, Adrian Paris, center, parts manager, and Tim Dixon, sales manager pose on the Inland/Hobbs Material Handling shop floor in Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Their boss Rick Kwiatkowski, pictured on the laptop, lives in Phoenix.
Working remotely: When the cat’s away, do the mice play?
Feb. 15, 2015
As communication technology improves, more companies give employees less on-site supervision ...
The Data: Feb. 15-21
Feb. 15, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
David Marlon, founder of Solutions Recovery, is seen in his office Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Rehab center president: Getting sober is different in Las Vegas
Feb. 15, 2015
The president of Solutions Recovery Inc. talks about what sets his firm apart from other rehab centers, the challenges of helping people addicted to prescription drugs, the most rewarding aspect of his job and his life as an amateur boxer.
The List: Business and nonprofit tax preparation firms
Feb. 15, 2015
Find out about business and nonprofit tax preparation firms. This week, we rank them by number of staffers as of Jan. 1.
Jamie Stephenson and Marcella Melnichuk, owners and founders of The Juice Standard, Wednesday Feb. 11, 2015.
The Juice Standard is out to ‘vegucate’ us
Feb. 15, 2015
Jamie Stephenson and Marcella Melnichuk want to do more than sell juice. They want to educate the community about the benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing great taste.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman gives a thumbs up during her annual State of the City address Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at City Hall.
Soccer could be the issue that kicks Las Vegas mayor out of office
Feb. 15, 2015
Six months ago, Carolyn Goodman seemed to have an unassailable grip on a second term as Las Vegas mayor. During her first three years in office, the city’s economy rebounded and downtown development flourished. Goodman avoided major controversy and was less prone to the type of remarks that ...
Voter ID laws are a solution in search of a problem
Feb. 15, 2015
State and local officials already have a series of tools to help prevent and detect voter fraud, and they appear to work ...
5 tips to become healthy, wealthy and wise
Feb. 15, 2015
To make sure you are doing everything you can today to plan for a better tomorrow, consider ...
Gavin Maloof drops a ceremonial "first puck" during the  "Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas!" press conference at the MGM Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
NHL boss applauds our enthusiam, at least
Feb. 15, 2015
Gary Bettman’s visit was as remarkable for what it didn’t represent as what it did ...