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Andrea Domanick

Reporter for The Sunday

Andrea Domanick is an award-winning reporter covering the behind the scenes stories of life in Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, LA Weekly, The Village Voice and NPR, among others. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds a sociology degree from Wesleyan University. She does not know how to ride a bike.

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Are you emergency prepared?
Monday, May 25, 2015
Southern Nevada may not be prone to tornadoes and blizzards, but there still are plenty of reasons to make sure you and your family are prepared in case of an emergency. If disaster strikes, would you know what to do? Here’s what you need to be prepared ...
Weekend Best Bets: Punk Rock Bowling, Craig Ferguson and B.B. King tribute
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend is here, and there’s no shortage of festivals, shows and other events to complement your backyard barbecues and pool parties. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
BEAM: A space habitat created in North Las Vegas
Monday, May 18, 2015
A larger and more nimble alternative to traditional thick, rigid space structures, BEAM is an inflatable room that can collapse and expand in space. It will be attached to the International Space Station this fall ...
Weekend Best Bets: Rock in Rio USA, Billboard Music Awards and Helldorado Days
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Whether you’re looking for a day out with the family or just an afternoon of sunshine and beer, there’s no shortage of great events and festivals to pick from during the weekend ahead in Las Vegas.
Nevada gasoline prices continue upward creep
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Gasoline prices continue to rise in Nevada, with drivers paying an average of 44 cents more a gallon compared to a month ago, according to the AAA auto club. The state’s average price per gallon was $3.22 per gallon Tuesday, up more than ...
Weekend Best Bets: Rock in Rio USA, San Gennaro Feast and Bighorn Rodeo
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The big fight is over, but the weekend ahead is still packed with big events along the Strip and beyond perfect for tourists and locals alike. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance names new CEO
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance board of directors today appointed Jonas Peterson as the organization's chief executive officer.
Apple Pay heading to the Cosmopolitan in June
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Apple Pay is coming to the Strip, making its debut at the Cosmopolitan this summer ...
Back on his feet, he’s now giving back by feeding those in need
Monday, May 4, 2015
About two years ago, Siloh Moses landed on the street after losing his concierge business and his home in Summerlin during the economic downturn. He launched a grass-roots effort last year providing more than 11,000 plates of food, 9,000 pieces of clothing and 6,000 bottles of water to Las Vegans in need.
How to deal with head lice
They’re itchy, they’re annoying, they’re gross. They’re head lice, and unfortunately, they’re a common part of life for many families.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
In the Clark County School District, students with infestations are sent home for treatment, while parents of classmates are notified (although people living with the infested students are more at far risk than their classmates.) Once treatment is complete, the students are free to return to school, even if nits — lice eggs or egg remnants that can remain on the scalp — still are present ...
Nevada employment headed toward pre-recession levels
Friday, May 1, 2015
Nevada’s jobs outlook continues to point up, with employment expected to return to pre-recession levels by mid-2016, Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today. Job growth is expected to ...
Didn’t get a ticket to the fight? Spend your $7,000 on this instead
Friday, May 1, 2015
It’s not too late to get in on the action for Saturday’s mega-fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena — that is, as long as you’re willing to shell out. Ticket broker StubHub still has about 900 tickets left for ...
Weekend Best Bets: Journey, American Foodie Fest and Wacky World of Sports
Thursday, April 30, 2015
From the big Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao bout to the Kentucky Derby to early Cinco de Mayo celebrations, there’s no shortage of big entertainment on the Strip this weekend. But if you’re looking for something a little different — or just want to avoid the crowds — we’ve got you covered.
Weekend Best Bets: Amy Schumer, Vegas Uncork’d and Chicano Batman
Thursday, April 23, 2015
From top-notch standup to a foodie's paradise to superheros in the flesh, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear before the big fight weekend. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Budget carrier adds Las Vegas flights to Copenhagen, Stockholm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a popular low-cost international carrier, will make its Las Vegas debut this fall with nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Copenhagen, Denmark, or Stockholm, Sweden. The new routes are ...
Despite scathing reviews, Las Vegas-based ‘Paul Blart 2’ scores big at box office
Monday, April 20, 2015
A slate of dismal reviews couldn’t stop Paul Blart from riding his Segway to second place at the box office this weekend. The Las Vegas-based “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” raked in ...
Weekend Best Bets: UNLVino, Las Vegas 51s and Pure Aloha Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015
From a champagne kick-off party at UNLVino to a celebration of local Hawaiian heritage, 'tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Anchor Bar, inventor of buffalo wing, coming to Las Vegas
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Anchor Bar, a N.Y.-based restaurant which created the famed wing style in 1964, plans to expand its franchise to Las Vegas in June with a location at the Venetian ...
Photos: Less is more with Hozier at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The eponymous debut by Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne is doing well, but in the U.S. he has yet to step out from beyond the shadow of his big hit “Take Me To Church.”
Plot thickens in story of state’s film tax credit program
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sony Pictures’ “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” was the first beneficiary of Nevada's film tax credit program that launched last year, picking up $4.3 million in tax credits ...
Reid touts Nevada’s advances as renewable energy leader
Friday, April 10, 2015
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Friday praised Nevada’s role as a leader in renewable energy business development and called for bipartisan support toward continuing that progress in the future ...
Weekend best bets: Fleetwood Mac, St. Vincent and Great Las Vegas Festival of Beer
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Skip holing up on the couch this weekend for some quality time with fellow Las Vegas residents. From great music (Barry Manilow, Dave Koz and Fleetwood Mac) to a slate of festivals (beer and Latino), here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Solar company adding 45 new Las Vegas jobs
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Sunrun, which bills itself as the largest residential solar company in the country, will meet with and interview interested job candidates at the Las Vegas Choice Career Fair at Texas Station on April 14 and at the Military Spouse Hiring Fair at Nellis Air Force Base on April 29. Available positions range from ...
Check your driver’s license before you fly
Many confused by new IDs that, because of a law passed in 2005, won’t get them on a plane
Monday, April 6, 2015
If you renew your Nevada driver’s license by mail, beware: Soon, you won’t be able to use it to board an airplane. As of November, only licenses renewed in person at the Department of Motor Vehicles are recognized for federal use. That means expired licenses renewed by mail can’t be used to access federal facilities, as of October won’t work at military facilities, and beginning in 2016, won’t be accepted to board commercial aircraft. Why the change? In 2005, Congress passed ...
Weekend Best Bets: Diana Ross, Hannibal Buress and Pinoy Pride Festival
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The weekend ahead is packed with star power, from the original diva Diana Ross to top comedians and bodybuilding kings. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Caring for vulnerable while living in poverty: Nevada home care workers fight for better pay
Thursday, April 2, 2015
For 42 years, Lizabeth Bonilla has dressed the wounds of the elderly and ailing, carried the weak and bathed the dying. At 59, her body always aches. But it's the pay that ...
Report: Downtown Project brings nearly $120M annually to local economy
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Las Vegas’ Downtown Project, the $350 million urban renewal effort launched by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, has created an estimated $118.9 million in annual economic output since 2012 ...
Number of Las Vegas visitors up slightly in February
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
That growth comes in part due to a jump in convention attendance, despite a decline in the overall number of events for the month ...
Report: European budget airline launching Las Vegas route
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Popular low-cost international carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle may be making its Las Vegas debut this winter with a direct flight between McCarran International and ...
Weekend Best Bets: Boulder City Beer Fest, Symphonic Spectacular, Daniel Tosh and Cirque du Soleil 5k
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The weekend ahead is laid back and locals-friendly, with a number of concerts, food and drink fests and outdoor events to keep the entire family entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Culinary, Bartenders unions reach tentative deal with MGM Grand
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have reached a tentative agreement with the MGM Grand for a four-year contract renewal. The new contract will cover approximately 4,000 members of ...
Charity aims to deliver Easter baskets for kids in poverty
Sunday, March 22, 2015
For the past 25 years, E Bunny, the brainchild of Barbara Kenig, has partnered with nonprofit groups and volunteers to deliver free Easter baskets filled with chocolate eggs and school supplies to homeless youths and families in need ...
From pawn shops to guns and ammo, the top 10 most popular store types in Nevada
Friday, March 20, 2015
The chic shops lining the Strip may be big draws among tourists, but they’re hardly Nevada’s most popular retail destinations. The collaboration found that video game stores are ...
Weekend Best Bets: ‘One Night,’ Bill Maher, ‘Newsies,’ motorcycle auction, balloon festival
Thursday, March 19, 2015
March Madness kicks off this weekend, but if you need a break from all the sports mayhem, there’s plenty else to enjoy in town from Strip and the Smith Center stages to the skies over Pahrump. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Nevada leads country in new clean energy jobs, report finds
Monday, March 16, 2015
Nevada leads the country in clean energy job growth, with more new green jobs announced in 2014 than any other state. Nevada companies announced plans to add ...
Lifestyle and workout regimens of people who make Las Vegas beautiful
Monday, March 16, 2015
From sinewy dancers to hulking bodybuilders, Las Vegas is home to physiques that turn heads. Some use their bodies to perform amazing feats onstage. Others inspire with unconventional beauty and confidence. For a few, strength is the ultimate reward. Whether they’re dazzling crowds, posing for judges or just gazing in the mirror, one thing’s for sure — getting and maintaining the look takes work. Sensible eating, an active lifestyle and a healthy dose of grit are just part of the regimens these athletes and performers follow to maintain their form ...
Retail shopping is so last season
Because of a labor conflict, stores are playing catch-up with their merchandise
Sunday, March 15, 2015
A nine-month labor conflict between dockworkers and West Coast ports ended late last month with a tentative agreement, but the ripple effect of the stalemate will be felt throughout the West for months to come. For consumers, the slowdown has meant a lag in ...
Weekend Best Bets: Big League Weekend, Ringo Starr and Mountain West basketball
Thursday, March 12, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us with plenty of festivities and food and drink specials across the Strip. But if green isn’t your color — or you’re just looking for a little something different — there’s still plenty else to keep you entertained.
Nevada gas prices up more than half-dollar from month ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The days of filling up for $2 per gallon in Nevada may already be well behind us. The state’s average price per gallon climbed to $2.88 Tuesday ...
FTC report: Nevadans at high risk of ID theft​
Monday, March 9, 2015
Nevadans beware: Local consumers are among the most vulnerable in the country when it comes to fraud and identity theft. A new report from the Federal Trade Commission found that ...
Weekend best bets: NASCAR Weekend, WCC basketball, bull riding, Bubble Run, Talib Kweli
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Las Vegas’ March entertainment madness kicks off with a weekend packed with events sure to please sports fans, including NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are our weekend best bets:
March Madness: With basketball, NASCAR and Spring Break, this is Las Vegas’ biggest month
Monday, March 2, 2015
With four college basketball conference championships hosted this month in Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of fans will fly in and shell out big bucks to get in on the action. In fact, March Madness betting rivals Super Bowl betting at the sportsbooks. But March Madness in Las Vegas goes beyond basketball ...
Teenager’s volunteer work is centered on helping fellow students focus on education
Sunday, March 1, 2015
“It feels good to send them back with what I would want to be able to go back to school with,” she says ...
Las Vegas visitation flat for January at 3.4 million
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A total of 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually flat compared to the same month in 2014, which was a record year for tourism. Visitation was up ...
Weekend Best Bets: Rascal Flatts, Pentatonix and the Color Run
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the brisk weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of musical offerings and benefit runs highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Nevada agency to host construction job fair at Cashman Center
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Looking for a job in construction? The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and Nevada JobConnect will host a free construction job fair ...
Beyond unemployment: A look at where Las Vegas jobs are coming back
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
For the first time in years, new-year economic forecasts are optimistic. A recent jobs reports showed the state’s lowest unemployment rate and highest number of employers since 2008. Compounded with Las Vegas’ record number of visitors in 2014 and Nevada’s booming population, all signs point to a successful ...
Number of Nevada employers hits record high
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Nevada’s employer count hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2014. The number of employers in the state grew to 61,200 from October to December last year ...
Medical marijuana spawning many businesses
Sunday, 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 ...
Teen’s fundraising effort soothing for patients
Sunday, 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.

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