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October 9, 2015

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Molly in the news: Details about the EDC death, and a new report on ecstasy
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sobering stats: Project Know's new study points to the unpredictability of party drugs.
Weekend best bets: Rush, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and ‘Avenue Q’
Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's a great weekend for old-school country fans with two genre greats stopping through with shows in Las Vegas. But if that's not your thing, there's still a musical, a bar bash and more in store for the days ahead.
The hustle and heart of M!KEATTACK, the man making Las Vegas dance
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mike dances harder than anyone on the floor, taking his hands off the equipment only for a little shimmy or body roll as he flashes his electric smile.
Hey, local promoters! Save these displaced Bunkhouse shows
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.
Weekend best bets: Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, Italian Festival, Jurassic 5
Thursday, July 16, 2015
If you think this summer has been a bit thin on concert bookings, this weekend more than makes up for it. From classic hip-hop to R&B to jazz, it’s all about great live music during the days ahead in Las Vegas. Here are our weekend best bets.
Drought reveals spooky stuff in Lake Mead—and gives a boost to tourism
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
As the Southwestern drought continues to take its toll on Lake Mead, ominous strips of pale rock aren’t the only hidden pieces of its past to emerge.
Watch these DJs troll the entire crowd
Friday, July 10, 2015
We can only imagine how this would go over with the Strip bottle service crowd.
Weekend Best Bets: NBA Summer League, UFC 189 and Brian Wilson
Thursday, July 9, 2015
It’s a big weekend ahead for sports in Las Vegas, from matchups between NBA teams to a UFC extravaganza to world-class pro arm-wrestling. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Adventures in sex: With new exhibits, Erotic Heritage Museum aims to offer an interactive experience
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A 10-foot vulva, a bicycle up for a Guinness record for World's Largest Sex Bike and more.
How to grow a desert-friendly garden
Sunday, July 5, 2015
With the Western drought continuing to make headlines, planting a dazzling garden or lush landscaping in the desert might feel wrong. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some water-conscious varieties including palms, flowering plants and ornamental grasses ...
Charity recycles school supplies for homeless youth
Sunday, July 5, 2015
For the past five years, Erica Korbel, a recent Bishop Gorman High School graduate has spent the last days of each school year gathering discarded supplies for homeless students through her organization Students United in Recycling School Supplies ...
Weekend Best Bets: Las Vegas 51s, Boulder City Damboree and Night of Fire
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time to get out your flags and sparklers — the Fourth of July holiday weekend is upon us. Looking to cool off from the heat, check out a show or enjoy a favorite American pastime? There are plenty of options to celebrate the long weekend ahead.
With its contract up, will EDC return to rave in Las Vegas?
Thursday, July 2, 2015
As Electric Daisy Carnival's final sets ended in June, so did its five-year contract with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (no word on whether an extension or new deal has been inked).
Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan is set to close in July
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
After more than four years of operation, the Book and Stage sportsbook and sometime-music venue at the Cosmopolitan will close July 12. The space, located on the casino’s first floor, is set to be ...
EDC: The 15 best missed connections of Electric Daisy Carnival
Friday, June 26, 2015
"We kicked it and it was dope ... I don’t give away my TRAP QUEEN kandi to just anybody."
A new Insomniac initiative tackles the hot-button issue of drugs in dance music
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Talking alone won’t solve the issues that lead to overdoses, but it could open the door to figuring out what will.
EDC: Our favorite Electric Daisy Carnival sets of 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Like the ringing in our ears, some sets stayed with us well into the morning after.
EDC 2015: Electric Daisy Carnival’s best totems
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
With EDC growing each year, fans are forced to get increasingly creative to make sure their signage turns heads.
Chasing the synthetic high: ‘Legal’ drugs are causing trouble for law enforcement
Constantly changing cocktails of ingredients with unpredictable effects are meant to mimic more established illicit drugs
Monday, June 22, 2015
They come with names like Vanilla Sky, Cloud 9 and Ivory Wave — pale, flaky powders in packets decorated with bubbles or flowers and labeled for innocuous uses: potpourri, plant food or most commonly ...
EDC quiz: DJ name or IKEA furniture?
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Chaise-longue or German techno superstar? Bookshelf or Vegas nightclub resident/Italian dubstep wunderkind? Can you tell the difference between DJs playing this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival and furniture from the IKEA summer catalog? Put your knowledge to the test with our quiz.
Weekend Best Bets: EDC, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con and Django Vegas!
Thursday, June 18, 2015
It's that time of year again — the Electric Daisy Carnival returns for a fifth year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But if the neon revelry isn't your cup of tea, there are still plenty of other events in town to make your weekend memorable — no raving required.
What happens if you're caught with drugs at EDC?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If you dance with Molly ...
How does the Live Entertainment Tax affect sex workers?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Under Senate Bill 266, escort services will now be charged a 9 percent tax on the cost to customers for their time.
Weekend Best Bets: Reggae in the Desert, Eddie Izzard and Las Vegas 51s
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The days ahead offer a welcome respite from the heat with music, comedy and ballgames perfect for kicking back and cooling off. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Nevada's fun tax: the good, the bad and the uncertain
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
We break down the Live Entertainment Tax, which some are concerned will strain relationships with events and businesses that have helped put Nevada on the map as a festival destination.
Weekend Best Bets: Kids in the Hall, Roseanne Barr and Joan Jett
Thursday, June 4, 2015
From comedy greats to music from legends and newcomers alike, the weekend ahead is packed with entertainment options you won’t want to miss. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
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 ...

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