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January 29, 2015

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Moms run past retail stores during Stroller Strides, a Fit4Mom exercise class at Town Square, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
New moms hit their stride at exercise class
Jan. 18, 2015
Jessica Peralta, who teaches a fitness class for new mothers, can relate to her clientele — she's has three young daughters of her own.
Metro officer’s racist rants are cause for real discipline
Jan. 18, 2015
Bobby Kinch says his comments were taken out of context, but it's hard to imagine a context in which they are acceptable.
Chad Hardy is founder and owner of Adventure Games, a team-building/activities businesses facilitator of such activities on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
How to get the team working together
Jan. 18, 2015
Professionals share ideas to build rapport among employees in fun, refreshing ways ...
Ask An Attorney: How does foreclosure mediation work?
Jan. 18, 2015
Our state has two separate and distinct mediation programs to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Both share the same goal: to bring homeowners and lenders together in a confidential setting to discuss foreclosure alternatives, such as loan modifications ...
The Notes: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
In the Notes: Urban Turban, UnitedHealthcare, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, East West Bank, Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, SuperShuttle, Off The Strip, Coral Academy of Science, Vox Solid Communications, Smashburger and more ...
Finding the line
Finding the line
Jan. 12, 2015
More than a year ago, an angry man took to Facebook and asked whether a race war was needed to cleanse America and repair its moral values. Nothing about his comments ...
Female sage grouse, left, are half the size of males, right. Male sage grouse puff the feathers in their chests and push out two yellow air sacs in their throats to try to attract mates. The further the sacs puff open, the louder the popping sound it makes, and the better the bird’s chances of mating.
Saving the sage grouse
Jan. 12, 2015
The federal government has given Nevada and other western states an ultimatum: Come up come up with a plan to protect the sage grouse or the federal government will list the bird as an endangered species.
Trader Peter Tuchman smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow Jones industrial average has regained all the losses suffered during the Great Recession and reached a new high.
What if you had invested?
Jan. 12, 2015
If you had invested $1,000 in the following companies at the lowest dip of the recent stock market crash, you'd have, at worst, booked a nearly 70 percent gain and, at best, realized profits of more than 4,000 percent.
Southern Nevada schools not keeping up with tech sector
Jan. 11, 2015
The sky’s the limit for Las Vegas’ potential as a tech development hotspot. But we’re limiting them — and by extension, our state’s economic growth — because of our education system ...
Congressman-elect Cresent Hardy thanks supporters as Republicans gather to celebrate election victories, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Red Rock Resort.
Welcome to Washington, Cresent Hardy
Jan. 11, 2015
For a new Congressman, there is plenty to do in the first few weeks on the job. There are two offices in two states to set up, a staff to hire, ethics rules to learn and underground tunnels to find ...
How lawmakers can best use their time in Carson City
Jan. 11, 2015
Every elected official says they want to move Nevada forward. The question is how to do it. Here's our take on three areas that the Legislature must focus on this year ...
Bishop Gorman senior Stephen Zimmerman stands with a poster of himself in the Rebellion student section Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, during his official visit to UNLV.
Old-school commitment: Bishop Gorman star wants to play for college that will take him at his word
Jan. 11, 2015
Every season, players try to get out of signed letters of intent, and schools won’t let them. Stephen Zimmerman doesn't want to surrender control of his eligibility that easily ...
A worker polishes the Club Paradise exterior on Paradise Road, across from the Hard Rock Hotel, on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The club is reopening under new owner Steve Paik of Philadelphia.
Strip club’s new owner actually prefers to be out of spotlight
Jan. 11, 2015
“No, I really don’t want to be known in this industry,” said the slender man born in Seoul, South Korea. “I try not to be so out front. I am in this business to make a living, not to socialize.”
A cardio class, pictured here Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, is one of many classes offered at the new Life Time Athletic in Green Valley.
Find the gym that fits your life
Jan. 11, 2015
The holidays are meant for indulgence — that’s why we have New Year’s resolutions. Among the most popular? Ambitious and enthusiastic vows to shed pounds, eat fewer carbohydrates and tone floppy muscles.If your New Year’s resolutions are going to stick this year, you’re going to have to pick the right gym. There are many factors to consider ...
How a blog can expand your business’s reach
Jan. 11, 2015
Blogging can help businesses connect with clients in ways that conventional marketing doesn’t ...
In Las Vegas, jury selection can be a trying process
Jan. 11, 2015
Twenty jurors got an early Christmas present in mid-December: dismissal from what could have been a yearlong trial. On the day opening arguments were to begin for ...
The Data: Jan. 11-17
Jan. 11, 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]
The Revive Brand Co. team poses in their home office Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. From left:  Amanda Appling, creative director, Medin Gebrezgier, chief marketing officer, Cesar Santos, research and development/production manager, and Jonathan Santos, CEO.
Luxury streetwear maker committed to Las Vegas community
Jan. 11, 2015
Four young entrepreneurs from Las Vegas, inspired by the culture of the West Coast but with little experience in the fashion industry, beat the odds to launch and maintain their brand of gear, which they bill as “luxury meets street.”
Fitbit Flex
Try tech on for size
Jan. 11, 2015
These days, fashion accessories can do more than just enhance your look — they can track your fitness, sleep patterns and pets, help you share documents, and maybe even replace your cellphone ...
Clark County brings its wish list to Carson City
Jan. 11, 2015
Among requests for state lawmakers is action against private hospitals’ transferring of patients ...
The Notes: Philanthropy, Jan. 11-17
Jan. 11, 2015
In the Notes: Ethel M Chocolates, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Children's Specialty Center of Nevada, Westgate Resorts, United Nissan, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and more ...
Behind the curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil
Behind the curtain: Faces of Cirque du Soleil
Dec. 29, 2014
For 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has amazed audiences with its distinctive brand of circus performance. Its character-driven stories, stunning costumes and death-defying stunts have been seen by almost 150 million people worldwide, a good number of them in Las Vegas. For many performers ...
"I don't think there's anything that would be better for the community than NASCAR," Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson says.
Events boss: 40 million visitors is not enough
Dec. 28, 2014
Pat Christenson talks about the tourism record broken in 2014 and the opportunity Las Vegas has to set the mark even higher.
Karin Roelf crochets dozens of hats, scarves, and blankets for the homeless every year and donates them to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. Shown above on Dec. 12, 2014 at Catholic Charities, 1501 Las Vegas Boulevard North.
‘I want to give something of myself’
Dec. 28, 2014
Hundreds of homeless people in the valley have Karin Roelf to thank for helping them stay warm in winter ...
An exterior view of University Medical Center Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
Fixing a rotating door of CEOs at UMC
Dec. 28, 2014
In 2014, the city’s public hospital changed top executives twice. Lawrence Barnard announced this month he would leave the hospital’s top job. His predecessor, Brian Brannman, left UMC in January. Will the third CEO be the charm? ...
The List: Largest conventions in 2014
Dec. 28, 2014
Find out about the largest conventions in 2014. This week, we rank them by number of attendees.
Shelli Ryan is board chairwoman for Dress for Success Southern Nevada, CEO of technology consultancy Ad Hoc Communication Resources and board chairwoman for the Stride Center.
Combining warmth with military-style precision
Dec. 28, 2014
She’s the chairwoman of the board for the Stride Center and Dress for Success Southern Nevada, in addition to being CEO of her own consulting company. Shelli Ryan talks about corporate life as a woman, her goals for the nonprofit groups she is so passionate about and her warm but disciplined management style.
The Data: Dec. 28-Jan. 10
Dec. 28, 2014
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]
Pro hockey could have trickle-down effect in Las Vegas
Dec. 28, 2014
If all goes as planned, the investors not only would give Las Vegas its first big-league sports club but also boost amateur hockey — a far smaller but still lucrative line of business ...
James Campbell is CEO of Axim Fringe Solutions Group, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that offers human resources consulting.
Subcontracting HR services has benefits
Dec. 28, 2014
James Campbell, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, explains what makes his human resources consulting company unique.