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March 26, 2015

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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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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.
How to plant an herb garden
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Whether you’ve got a large yard or tiny apartment, herb gardens are an easy way to add a touch of greenery to your home and flavor to your cooking. Herbs are hearty plants that are easy to maintain, inside or outside, even for amateur gardeners. They thrive with just a little light, water and love ...
MGM looking to hire more than 500 employees
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
If you missed earlier rounds of local job fairs this year, you’re in luck: MGM Resorts is hiring for more than 500 permanent positions at its properties along the Strip. The company’s career fair will be ...
Weekend Best Bets: Billy Idol, Bob Seger, Ana Gasteyer and Trailer Park Boys
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
It’s still February, but the weather’s warming up, and there’s plenty to do this weekend, whether you’re looking for great music or live comedy — or something with a little mix of each.
Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
It was perhaps a bit early for champagne, but reps from both the Cosmopolitan and Culinary Union Local 226 raised a toast in hopes of ...
London native finds Las Vegas perfect for skydiving
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
In his more than three decades and 18,000 jumps as a professional skydiver, Eddie Carroll has soared into sports stadiums, movie premieres and Stonehenge.
Las Vegas is rated No. 1 destination for holiday weekend
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Las Vegas is the most popular destination for travelers looking to get away over the upcoming Valentine’s Day-President’s Day weekend ...
Home Depot hiring 600 in Las Vegas area for spring season
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
With spring on the horizon, new hiring opportunities continue to crop up around the valley. Home Depot has ...
Weekend best bets: USA Sevens Rugby, ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Mob Museum anniversary
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day bookending the weekend ahead, there’s plenty to celebrate — and plenty to do. From live music to free museums, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Weekend best bets: Dam Short Film Festival, Slaughter and Vegas Pet Expo
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Spring’s arriving early in Las Vegas — or at least for the weekend — with plenty of sunshine in the days ahead to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
With new gas station, filling up in Green Valley will get easier
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
After more than 30 years, Green Valley Parkway is getting a gas station. Smith’s Food and Drugs at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of the 215 Beltway is expanding its retail operations to include a fueling stop in the main parking lot, where construction is ...
Nevada ranks almost last nationally for high-value jobs
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Nevada’s workforce may be well on its way to recovering from the economic crash, but the state still has a long way to go when it comes to developing jobs critical for ...
Economist: 2014 was pivotal year for Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Business leaders from around the valley gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center this morning for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Preview 2015 conference and trade show. The forecasting and networking event ...
Weekend best bets: Super Bowl parties, Burt Bacharach and Drag Race
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
It’s Super Bowl weekend, and we’ve got the lowdown on the best viewing parties in town. But if football isn't your thing, there are plenty of other options to keep you entertained this weekend in Las Vegas.
Griddle Cafe out, Northside Cafe in at SLS
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Less than six months after opening, the Griddle Cafe at SLS will close this weekend. A new 24-hour diner, Northside Cafe, will take its place starting Feb. 1. The new restaurant ...
$12 billion, 14,000 jobs, 33 new companies: Nevada’s economic recovery by the numbers
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
It’s been three years since Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled plans to remake Nevada’s economic development efforts, launching a Governor’s Office of Economic Development and ...
Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for shorting its workers
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
A Las Vegas limousine company has been fined $232,317 for illegally withholding pay from nearly 500 employees. An investigation found that limousine and shuttle bus service Executive Las Vegas made improper ...
Why Palm tree trimming can be fatal
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
When workers cut palm tree fronds from below rather than above, loose fronds can pile up inside the tree instead of falling to the ground. That can create an avalanche effect that causes the fronds to ...
How casino games are created
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Anyone with a good idea for a table game and a bankroll can pitch ideas to regulators.
Las Vegas casinos hiring for summer pool season
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Competition to land a summer gig in Las Vegas’ bustling pool club scene is fierce. But as preparations for the pool season ramp up, resorts rolled out more job opportunities this week at pools and dayclubs. Here’s a look at some of the ...
Will Las Vegas porn stars be required to wear condoms like brothel workers?
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
After reports surfaced last year that two male performers contracted HIV during an adult film shoot in Nevada, state health officials are considering tighter safety regulations on porn sets, including requiring condoms. That news has some people concerned that ...
Weekend best bets: ‘Joseph,’ Daniel Tosh and Big City Showdown
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in town.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, dayclub and restaurant workers. If you’re looking for a summer gig, consider grabbing your swimsuit and ...
Thrift shop owner: ‘Why give back to just one charity?’
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
On East Tropicana Avenue near U.S. 95 sits Dinosaurs & Roses, a 7,000-square-foot thrift shop that offers a trove of furniture, clothing, books, music and antiques. There are vintage gowns, paintings by local artists and new furniture from the World Market Center. Truly a thrift hunter’s haven, the store also touts a negotiable pricing policy. But what sets the shop apart even more than its variety and bargains is that 20 percent of each purchase goes to local causes customers choose. Dinosaurs & Roses works with almost 40 nonprofit organizations and ...
Weekend best bets: ‘Disney on Ice,’ Rob Schneider, Ira Glass, Kyle Gass
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Whether you’re looking for laughs or a little public radio wisdom this weekend, there’s no shortage of great live shows for your entertainment. Here’s our weekend best bets.
Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...
Weekend best bets: Willie Nelson, ‘Re-Animator: The Musical’ and L.V. Jewish Film Fest
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Still recovering from the holidays? Ease back into your routine with a mellow weekend of good food, good music and plenty of good entertainment for the local community. Here are our weekend best bets:
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LEDs
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, may not look like much, but the little lights recently earned three scientists the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Weekend best bets: Brian Setzer Orchestra, War and Winter Parq
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
It’s a slow holiday weekend ahead, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of festive activities to partake in and opportunities to get in the spirit of giving. Here are our weekend best bets:
For Las Vegas nightlife performers, all the club’s a circus
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
You don’t have to shell out big bucks for a stage show to see dazzling theatrical performances in Las Vegas. Just head to a nightclub. In Las Vegas’ nightlife scene, aerialists and clowns are a necessity, not a novelty ...
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Weekend best bets: Great Santa Run, Train, Amy Schumer and NFR
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
From rodeos to Santa runs to hard rock, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear for the holidays. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

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