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October 30, 2014

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Developers say work to begin on Strip arena at site of old water park
Photo: Former NBA player Jackie Robinson, center, smiles Developers said Wednesday they're starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort backed by a former UNLV and National Basketball Association player at a former water park site on the Las ...
9:31 a.m.
'Home Means Nevada': A dramatic reading by the cast of ‘Absinthe’
Photo: The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets from Like Brandon Flowers and just about everyone else who lives here, we don’t actually know the words ...
9:23 a.m.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Photo: Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while ...
9:17 a.m.
Temperature in Las Vegas is about to drop sharply
Temperature in Las Vegas is about to drop sharply Ready your jackets: It’s about to get about to get colder in Las Vegas. ​Nearly 20 degrees colder. Starting Saturday, the high temperature is expected to drop to ...
9:03 a.m.
Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride
Photo: Nurse Kaci Hickox rides away from the home she is A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride. Kaci Hickox and her ...
8:25 a.m.
Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash
Photo: In the image from video provided by KAKE News blac Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Wichita Fire Chief Ronald D. Blackwell says at least ...
Updated 9:40 a.m.
Woman dies in shooting at North Las Vegas apartment complex
Woman dies in shooting at North Las Vegas apartment complex A woman was killed in an early morning shooting at a North Las Vegas apartment complex. North Las Vegas Police said officers responded about ...
7:52 a.m.
Bennett has something to prove in sophomore year in NBA
Photo: Anthony Bennett wipes his eyes as UNLV Runnin' Reb For the first time in a long time — more than a year — former Runnin' Rebel Anthony Bennett feels healthy, physically fit, a part of his team. A season ago, there was pressure; now ...
2:00 a.m.
Question 3 would hurt business
I am a small-business owner. My family has lived in multiple states and decided in 2013 that we needed to look for a new home for a business. I spent weeks doing research. It came ...
2:00 a.m.
Arbitrary changes jeopardize patient health and access to care
Nevada patients living with chronic and life-threatening conditions depend on access to affordable medications to help manage their diseases. Some Nevada insurers, however, risk disrupting that access to care and jeopardizing the health of patients ...
2:00 a.m.
Why Adam Laxalt is hanging on in his fight with Ross Miller for Nevada attorney general
Photo: Adam Laxalt shakes hands with Nevada Secretary of The attorney general’s race was supposed to be a landslide for Democrats. Now, the race between Democrat Ross Miller and Republican Adam Laxalt is one of the nastiest this campaign season. Both candidates are descendants ...
2:00 a.m.
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school Equipped with confidence from all of her training, Erin Lagman decided to switch plans at the end of high school and become a pharmacist ...
2:00 a.m.
Sun Player of the Week: Dominick Wilson trampling defenses for Shadow Ridge
Photo: Shadow Ridge's Dominick Wilson is the Sun's high s A mural outside of the Shadow Ridge High football stadium depicts a mustang galloping through a small opening, kicking up dust on the way out. ...
2:00 a.m.
Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 9 winners against the spread
Vegas pick ’em: NFL week 9 winners against the spread As a lifelong connoisseur of interesting yet probably meaningless statistics, a split I’ve posted in this project picking every NFL game against the spread comes off as striking. ...
2:00 a.m.
We should opt out of Common Core
I agree with Brian Greenspun’s Sunday column in which he makes the case that there is an immediate need for improvement in our schools, but a margin tax on business is not …
2:00 a.m.
Balloon rides, Ebola and business: A talk with a hospital CEO
Balloon rides, Ebola and business: A talk with a hospital CEO Kim Anderson is CEO of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center and the visionary behind the annual Balloon Festival, which lands in Las Vegas this weekend. He talks about how the festival got started, the ...
2:00 a.m.
Friess is wrong on gay marriage
Enough! Steve Friess’ column (“A Sweet Triumph”) uses inflammatory rhetoric to label those who oppose …
2:00 a.m.
Startups need investors. Here’s a way they find them in Las Vegas
Startups need investors. Here’s a way they find them in Las Vegas Kingsley Edwards, a longtime video game enthusiast, was growing frustrated with just playing virtual casino games for bitcoins. He wanted to compete against other gamers the way online poker players do ...
2:00 a.m.
Bern’s-Eye View: What to expect from each player in UNLV’s rotation
Photo: UNLV basketball players gather for the scarlet and They come from all across the country — Northeast, Midwest, South and West all represented — and share two primary factors in common: they’re mostly young and together they make up UNLV’s rotation for the ...
2:00 a.m.
Greenspun Media Group announces promotions in key leadership roles
Key leadership roles within the Greenspun Media Group were reorganized Wednesday to better serve advertisers in its five weekly print publications and the company’s …
2:00 a.m.
A haunted Vegas tour: Six spots where spirits are said to roam
A haunted Vegas tour: Six spots where spirits are said to roam Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.
12:00 a.m.

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