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September 22, 2014

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It’s time for an honest discussion about guns in America
Sept. 14, 2014
Hyperbole from advocates on both sides of the gun debate has made it almost impossible to sort through all the shouting and have a sober, adult debate about the role of guns in modern-day America.
Mike Brennan, left, and James Benson sort hotel shampoo, lotion and conditioner bottles at Clean the World Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
Charity works up a lather to donate soap to the needy
Sept. 14, 2014
Clean the World has grown from a garage operation into an international nonprofit organization, and now it’s aiming for a world record.
This June 22, 2012, photo shows a Tesla Model S electric sedan outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.
What exactly is Tesla building up there?
Sept. 14, 2014
Tesla Motors chose Northern Nevada as the location for its lithium-ion battery plant. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on what a lithium-ion battery is, how it’s made and the difference between it and your standard Duracell. Actually, this one’s pretty complex, so maybe 10 minutes. ...
People on the Move: Sept. 14-20
Sept. 14, 2014
In the people: Michelle Orlando, Zev Kaplan, Tim Copenhefer, R. Gardner Jolley, Kimberly Frayn, Michael Adams, Dalton L. Hooks, Michael Roberson, Holly Reese, Polly Weinstein, Brian McAnallen, John Humphries, Rex Doty, Rae Erickson, Abigail Spencer, Emilio Parga, Melanie Ust and more ...
Rod Davis, Senior VP of Operations at Dignity Health Nevada, Thursday July 24, 2014.
Health care honcho says greater efficiency is on the horizon
Sept. 14, 2014
What will the nation's health care system look like in 25 years? The senior vice president of operations at Dignity Health Nevada weighs in on what's to come ...
Jeff (last name withheld) and his daughter McKenna, 9, at Clark County Shooting Complex on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Safety first: How do we keep children educated and secure in a culture of guns?
Sept. 7, 2014
There are almost as many guns in America as there are people. More than 100,000 people are shot each year in this country, some by children in accidental shootings. The heartbreaking case of an Arizona shooting range instructor who ...
Danny Welsh.
Alumnus helps foot the bill for Chaparral High soccer team
Sept. 7, 2014
Danny Welsh couldn’t believe how far his alma mater had fallen, and he set out to help change that.
The head sushi chef serves up the Ohjah lunch special with three special rolls.
Know your sushi roll
Sept. 7, 2014
Most people know it takes years of training to learn how to make sushi. What you might not know is that it takes a little training to learn how to eat sushi, too.
Senate minority frustrated by Reid’s leadership style
Sept. 7, 2014
Harry Reid says Republicans are uncooperative in the Senate. GOP aides hope their message — that Reid is the one unwilling to work with their party — gains traction leading up to ...
The List: Convention centers
Sept. 7, 2014
Find out about convention centers. This week, we rank them by square footage as of Aug. 31.
Melissa Roche sits on her cabinet in Parlor 430 on Monday, July 28, 2014. She is a local interior designer and Season 2 winner on HGTVs "Brother vs. Brother."
TV competition a Catch-22 for local designer
Sept. 7, 2014
Melissa Roche, who recently appeared on the reality TV show “Brother vs. Brother” talks about the drama of the competition, design trends in Las Vegas and the people who have influenced her career.
Exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas fights to stay ahead of convention competition
Sept. 7, 2014
In terms of tourism, Las Vegas is the proverbial Joneses that other cities try to keep up with. And the city is making a big investment to keep it that way ...
A mechanics works on a firetruck at Firetrucks Unlimited, 1175 Center Point Dr., in Henderson Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The company refurbishes fire trucks and other fire equipment.
Firetruck-refurbishing company has climbed economic ladder
Sept. 7, 2014
Stuart Reyburn, a former Air Force firefighter, noticed how much the struggling economy was causing local governments to cut spending. The timing seemed right for a business model that centered on stretching the life of equipment, rather than replacing it with new purchases.
The Penta Building Group raised $120,000 for local nonprofit organizations during its 10th annual Charity Golf Classic at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson. Money was raised to support the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, the Women’s Development Center and the Wounded Warrior Project. Penta has raised nearly $1 million for local nonprofits through the tournament.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Sept. 7-13
Sept. 7, 2014
In the Notes: Brighton Collectibles, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Bally Tehcnologies, Sands Cares, Miracle Mile Shops, Junior League of Las Vegas and more ...
Nancy Nelson, 70, poses at her home in Summerlin on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease last year, Nelson began waking up at 3 a.m. and would write poetry, she said. Her book of poetry titled "Blue. River. Apple." was recently published.
She writes, that she may not be forgotten
Sept. 7, 2014
Las Vegas woman is determined to beat Alzheimer's disease, and to inspire others who struggle with it.
UNLV stadium project deserves support, now and later
Sept. 7, 2014
An on-campus proposal stadium is on hold for UNLV. Why have so many been planned through the years but none built?
The Data: Sept. 7-13
Sept. 7, 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]
Mike Olsen is seen Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Container Park, which will be surrounded by Las Vegas Pedal PaLooza, an event he is organizing to run concurrently with Interbike.
Biking enthusiasts hope to gain traction in Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
If Pedal PaLooza is half as successful as its founder hopes, it could still be the foundation for something Las Vegas has long missed ...
Teacher vacancies stymie global competitiveness
Sept. 7, 2014
The welfare of our families and businesses is inextricably tied to the success of our schools. Now is the time to improve our education system.
WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks at his reflection during a media day at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather rakes it in for Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
$32 million: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s purse for his first fight against Marcos Maidana, who was paid $1.5 million (not including their share of the pay-per-view take). The 37-year-old Las Vegan is the highest-paid athlete in the world. ...
On the ballot this November, an appeal for a new court
Sept. 7, 2014
In November, voters will decide whether the state Supreme Court is overburdened enough to merit creating a court between it and the district level.
Alex Peachy at Originate on August 15, 2014.
Bonanza High graduate has a high-tech vision for Las Vegas
Sept. 7, 2014
Rob Meadows, who moved his high-tech matchmaking company to Las Vegas from Silicon Valley, wants the city to have a talent pool of thousands from which tech companies can draw local workers ...
The shuttered Crazy Horse Too gentlemen's club on Industrial Road, as seen Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Crazy Horse Too closed again: What went wrong?
Sept. 7, 2014
One of the most famous, and infamous, gentlemen's clubs in Las Vegas reopened last year after a long hiatus, but on a temporary license. A mix of unexpected tragedy and bad behavior conspired to prevent the establishment from earning a permanent license — for now.
Bob Combs of R.C. Farms Inc. scoops up a bucket of freshly cooked food scraps for his pigs on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
What are the dirtiest jobs in Las Vegas? Come take a look — and a whiff
Aug. 31, 2014
They spend their days doing things like cleaning up fish feces and mucking around in pig slop. The work might sound gross, but it is crucial to the city’s economy and our residents’ well-being. And the people who work in some of Las Vegas' dirtiest jobs have a secret: They love what they do, and they ...
People on the Move: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the People: Annie Emprima-Martin, Joseph Miller, Alicia Ashcraft, Jeffrey Barr, Dr. Ashraf Osman, Michelle Nalepa, Kayla A. Rowzee, Julia Gilmour, Adam Porsborg, Michael Speciale, Marilyn Valenzuela, Dr. Susan Ritter, Joseph Decker, Gail Anderson, Dr. Shirley Rodriguez and more ...
Four Lights 3D Modeler Andrew Wong is with the self-producing and self-publishing video game company on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Their first release is multiplayer tower defense game "Defenders of Time," slated for official release in September. L.E. Baskow
Serious business can be fun and games
Aug. 31, 2014
Las Vegas is long known for being on the forefront of gaming technology. But Four Lights LLC is a different kind of gaming technology that is part of the growing tech industry in the city ...
James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.
Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future
Aug. 31, 2014
Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...
The Data: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 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]
The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Aug. 31, 2014
In the Notes: Verizon Wireless, Vegas PBS, Cobalt Data Centers, City National Bank, Creel Printing, Allstate Insurance Company, Nevada State Contractors Board, Nathan Adelson Hospice and more ...
Las Vegas' Justin Hausner leaps on home plate and celebrates with teammates Austin Kryszczuk, center, and Brad Stone after all three scored on a double by Drew Laspaluto off Chicago's Joshua Houston in the first inning of the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Las Vegas loves its Little League stars
Aug. 31, 2014
They gave us a reason to cheer. They made us proud to be Las Vegans. Mountain Ridge Little League of northwest Las Vegas was the first team from Nevada to qualify for the Little League World Series ...

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