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September 4, 2015

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Travel tips for the back-to-school season
Travel tips for the back-to-school season
Aug. 23, 2015
With school back in session this week, there are many considerations for both parents and students — gathering school supplies, finding classes and making friends. But amid the frenzy, there’s one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked ...
A view of Pawn Plaza on Friday, Aug. 15, 2015, on Las Vegas Boulevard north of Charleston Boulevard. The entertainment and retail development is led by Rick Harrison, owner of Gold & Silver Pawn and co-star of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel. The plaza is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ builds empire to outlast show’s popularity
Aug. 23, 2015
The star of the hit History Channel reality-TV show is finishing construction of Pawn Plaza, a reported $2 million project that will house 13 restaurants and retail outlets. His objective: Build a mini-empire that will long outlive the popularity of “Pawn Stars.” ...
Bringing transparency into the operating room
Aug. 23, 2015
A project by ProPublica, a nonprofit, independent news organization, allows the public to vet surgeons and hospitals.
The Notes: Aug. 23-29
Aug. 23, 2015
Tups’ Specialty Sandwich Shop, Oportun, Aerosoles, Spring Valley Hospital, Century Gaming Technologies, Catamaran and Briova Rx, America First Credit Union and more ...
People on the Move: Aug. 23-29
Aug. 23, 2015
Jesse Waddle, Robert Anderson, Cynthia Moore, Rebecca Oscarson, Latoschka Nether, Adam Busto, Javier Montano, Erica Marti, James Chapman, Karyn Johnson and more ...
The List: Residential real estate brokerages
Aug. 23, 2015
Find out about residential real estate brokerages. This week, we rank them by 2014 local resale volume.
What to do if you’ve been bitten or stung
What to do if you’ve been bitten or stung
Aug. 23, 2015
The desert is full of creepy critters, and residents of the valley are no strangers to insect bites. While bites often are harmless, in some cases they can lead to ...
A dining area of Ricardo's Mexican restaurant, 4930 W. Flamingo Rd., Monday Aug. 3, 2015. STEVE MARCUS
Business owners: Immigration isn’t black and white
Aug. 17, 2015
Southern Nevada business owners discuss the complexities of the national debate about border security, which is often argued in terms that leave little room for a nuanced conversation. Two dominant idustries in Las Vegas — food service and hospitality — stand to be affected by decisions made about immigration.
Locally Produced Beers
From tipsy to smashed: How alcohol affects your body
Aug. 17, 2015
You sip a martini, and it tastes great. So you sip it again. And again. You keep drinking and, soon enough, you’ve got a buzz. What’s happening inside your body?
Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.
41 million visitors, 24/7/365 action: A better look at Las Vegas, by the numbers
Aug. 17, 2015
Las Vegas is a 24-hour destination. Our city hosts millions of visitors each year, is the economic lifeblood of Nevada and is home to the majority of the state’s ...
Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins laugh during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles concert in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964.
Wild ride over for ‘cowboy commissioner’ Tom Collins
Aug. 17, 2015
From the earliest days of his political career, former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins has been outrageously quotable — and sometimes just outrageous. “There are political offices held all over this country by people who have convictions or violent tempers or other behaviors,” Collins said in 1992 as he was running for ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, laughs as he looks at a picture presented to him by students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in the 20 poorest ZIP codes in Nevada.
Nevada has a new formula for success
Aug. 17, 2015
After decades of feeling shafted by education funding, critics of the Nevada Plan in Clark County will get what they believe is their school district's ...
Dr. Charles Bernick at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health conducts a telehealth session with Sue Burich who is a nurse supervisor at the Ruvo Center in Elko, Nevada.
The doctor is online
Aug. 17, 2015
Once a year, Bell Welch would pile his family of four into the car, drive four-plus hours west from Reno and spend the night in the Bay Area. It was the only way ...
C. William Coakley of Academic Coaching Services leads a workshop to help prepare high school students for college.
Only serious students need apply, and this service can help
Aug. 17, 2015
C. William Coakley focuses on turning highly motivated, good students into top-tier scholars prepared to excel in college. And it starts with a deep and abiding commitment to reading.
Joseph Marsco enjoys a cigar at the cigar lounge at Andre’s. Marsco says the most rewarding part of his job is hearing feedback from guests about what a memorable evening they had at one of his restaurants. “It is the core of what we do — create memories,” he said.
Fine dining honcho: ‘You are a student all of your life in this industry’
Aug. 17, 2015
The president and managing partner of two Michelin-star Las Vegas restaurants talks about the way changes in the convention industry have affected his business, the importance of improving every day and his favorite places to eat off the Strip.
A guide to asset protection in Nevada
Aug. 17, 2015
Nevada is a leader in providing trust and related fiduciary services nationally. Increasingly, the state is becoming a global center for such services.
First came Tesla; now North Las Vegas awaits its moment
Aug. 16, 2015
State legislators have a chance to give Southern Nevada’s economy — and the state’s — a significant boost, building on the momentum begun with the giant battery factory being built in the North.
What does your walking style say about you?
What does your walking style say about you?
Aug. 16, 2015
Body language can convey a lot about a person’s mood, personality and outlook on life. The way you walk and carry yourself can color people’s first impression of you, even if ...
The List: Commercial property owners
Aug. 16, 2015
Find out about commercial property owners. This week, we rank them by total square footage owned as of June 30.
The Las Vegas Outlaws defeat the L.A. Kiss 49-16 on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center. Quarterback J.J. Raterink and team owner Vince Neil of Motley Crue are pictured here.
It’s time for Las Vegas to stop messing around with minor leagues
Aug. 16, 2015
Now that the Outlaws have been thrown onto the pile of Arena Football League failures Las Vegas has suffered through, John Katsilometes says the city should settle for nothing less than a major-league team. The team's demise is ...
Getting to know the body’s structural core
Getting to know the body’s structural core
Aug. 16, 2015
With an estimated 65 million Americans suffering from chronic back pain, the importance of maintaining good spinal health is fundamental to a person’s overall sense of ...
The Data: Aug. 16-22
Aug. 16, 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.
People on the Move: Aug. 16-22
Aug. 16, 2015
In the People: Alexis Michaud, Dustun Holmes, Mahna Pourshaban, Jeff Silver, Kristina Weller, Michael Whittaker, V.R. Bohman, Daniel Ivie, Robert Schaffer and more ...
Clockwise from bottom, Konstantin Besstchetnyi, Kristina Besschetnaya, Sergey Kholodkov and Irina Besschetnaya are an extended Cirque du Soleil family who live in Las Vegas and all work for" Zarkana" at Aria.
Family circus: Second time around, Russian acrobat warmed up to Las Vegas
Aug. 16, 2015
In 1990, Konstantin Besstchetnyi, a Soviet acrobat who goes by Kostia, was invited with 120 other artists to perform in the United States. But night after night, city after city, the troupe arrived to empty arenas. Soon, the troupe’s equipment was taken away because management couldn’t pay the taxes, Kostia said. So the artists waited. To pass the time, Kostia and the acrobats trained by the Landmark pool — until hotel management told them to stop. They were being too interesting, ...
TV personality Matt Iseman, left with paddle, chest bumps his teammate, attendee Chase Womack, after defeating Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and his teammate during the Fantasy Sports Combine games at the Fantasy Sports Combine at the Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Fantasy Land: Las Vegas a preseason draw for NFL fans
Aug. 16, 2015
Inside the Wynn Las Vegas, hundreds of fantasy football zealots crowded around the stage for the slightest bit of inside information from the biggest names in the industry. When the Q&A session ended at last month’s Fantasy Football Combine, it wasn’t Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis who was swarmed by fans, nor two-time Super Bowl champion coach Mike Shanahan. Instead, ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry was the man of the hour, getting bombarded with questions about draft strategy, players and pointers on managing a team once the season begins.It’s that time of year. The NFL preseason is in full swing, ...
Cocktail of the Week: The Boulevardier
Cocktail of the Week: The Boulevardier
Aug. 16, 2015
The Boulevardier is like the Negroni’s long lost brother. Using bourbon instead of gin, it is darker, richer and more robust while maintaining ...
I survived being shot 12 times
Aug. 9, 2015
Kathleen Sweeney, 31, full-time mother
The List: Subcontractors
Aug. 9, 2015
Find out about subcontractors. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of July 1.
Charles Schueler
I survived falling 150 feet
Aug. 9, 2015
Charles Schueler, 33, electric sign building and manufacturing worker
City decides parts of the past are worth preserving
Aug. 9, 2015
Six Las Vegas neighborhoods are being considered for the National Register of Historic Places ...