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Hotel legend, Three Square Food Bank founder Hilton dies
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Eric Michael Hilton, vice chairman emeritus of Hilton Hotels Corp. and founder of Three Square Food Bank, died this morning at his home in Las Vegas, according to his nephew Anders Hansen. He was 83. ...
Sunset Station completes hotel tower renovation
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Sunset Station in Henderson recently renovated all 450 guest rooms and suites throughout the 21-story hotel tower. ...
2 people treated for smoke inhalation after fire
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
The occupant of a mobile home escaped a fire this morning in the northeast valley, while two people were treated for smoke inhalation in a separate blaze, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The first fire was reported about ...
Casino promotions: Dec. 4-10
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Project 150 helps students in need
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
Project 150 aims to provide necessities to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students — everything from ready-to-eat foods, clothes, hygiene items, school supplies, shoes, underwear, socks, special requests for academic needs, scholarships, and college and workforce readiness. A majority of that assistance is provided directly to the schools, so the students remain anchored to their high school and continue to feel comfortable attending classes and staying on track ...
Overdose epidemic: Fentanyl is a growing threat to public health and safety
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
Fentanyl is a drug so deadly, one tiny fleck equal to three grains of salt could kill a healthy adult. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency issued a nationwide alert about the threat to health and public safety. As fentanyl use in Nevada is on the rise, it’s good to know how it works and where addicts can get help.
Meet some of the Sun Youth Forum participants
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Here is a closer look at 10 of the participants in the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum.
Sun Youth Forum student representatives selected
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
At the end of the event, representatives from each session were selected to publish the takeaways from their session on radio, television and in print in the Sun. The student representatives are …
Sun Youth Forum Scholarship recipients
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
The three students who received scholarships at the Las Vegas Youth Forum are …
Firefighters battle blaze at vacant apartments in downtown Las Vegas
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
Las Vegas firefighters battled a two-alarm fire this evening at a vacant apartment building near downtown ...
Power outage affects 600 residents in downtown Las Vegas area
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
More than 600 NV Energy customers are being affected by a power outage in the Downtown Las Vegas area, according to the utility company ...
UNLV gets grant to study high-speed rail issues
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected UNLV to participate in a research consortium to examine the effective design, construction and maintenance of high-speed rail projects. The DOT will initially fund the consortium, which also includes ...
BLM land sale generates almost $25 million
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sold 135 acres in 12 parcels for $24.9 million during a competitive public land sale on Wednesday. ...
Police searching for missing 24-year-old man
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Metro Police say they are looking for a missing 24-year-old man with Asperger syndrome. Christian Harned was last seen about 2:30 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex near ...
The rodeo is back in Las Vegas
NFR gears up to turn the valley into a hardcore cowboy town
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
The Entertainment Capital of the World is about to become Cowboy Town for the third consecutive decade. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo takes over Las Vegas Dec. 1-10, with many thousands of Western-clad visitors expected to ...
Casino promotions: Nov. 27-Dec. 3
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Chimney fire causes $10,000 damage to Henderson house
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
A chimney fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage and displaced a woman from her house Monday night, according to the Henderson Fire Department. The fire was reported about 8:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fairfield Terrace, near ...
Casino promotions: Nov. 20-26
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
What oil does your dish need?
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Oils come in many flavors, and each has its own unique flavor profile, smoke point, health benefits and uses. In five minutes, we'll make you an expert.
Opportunity to thrive not out of reach for anyone
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Opportunity Village serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of those who care for them. Opportunity Village also hosts some of the most popular and cherished fundraising events in Las Vegas, including the annual Magical Forest, HallOVeen at the Magical Forest and the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. The entire community is affected by the organization ...
Community champions: Celebrating Las Vegans who made a difference
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
It will be awhile before Las Vegas’ NFL stadium is completed, but small-business owners already have a reason to cheer over it. Thanks to efforts by advocates for small and minority-owned businesses, the legislation that authorized the project requires ...
About 1,800 without power in Henderson outage
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
About 1,800 NV Energy customers were without service because of an outage in Henderson this evening ...
Linq Promenade to get four eateries next month
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
In-N-Out Burger, Virgil’s Real Barbecue, Honolulu Cookie Company and Jaburritos will open at the Linq Promenade next month, a Caesars Entertainment spokesman said. ...
Credit One Bank to break ground on new headquarters
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Credit One Bank will break ground on its new 152,000-square-foot headquarters in Las Vegas next month, the bank announced today.
Chilling effect? Trump camp's comment about Reid raises concern
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
He told hate-mongers to “Stop it,” vowed to be a leader for all Americans and tempered his call to have Hillary Clinton investigated and jailed. But before you buy into the notion that Donald Trump has ...
‘Billion Dollar Buyer’ slots introduced
Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
Slot machines themed after the CNBC show “Billion Dollar Buyer,” starring Golden Nugget Casinos chairman and CEO Tilman Fertitta, are being introduced at the company’s casinos. Players have the chance to ...
Casino promotions: Nov. 13-19
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
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On gun question, Laxalt and Sandoval showed poor judgment
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
If and when Atty. Gen. Adam Laxalt seeks their votes again, Clark County residents should remember how hard he fought against the ballot question to expand background checks on gun purchases. Laxalt didn’t merely oppose the measure, he appeared in TV commercials aimed at ...
Paint your way to emotional balance
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
Red increases blood pressure and speeds the heart rate. Research has shown that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain. Too much yellow has been shown to encourage feelings of frustration and anger. Do you know which color is said to increase fertility, or obedience? Learn it, and then paint those walls!
Virgil’s restaurant job fair today
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
A barbecue restaurant set to open next month at The Linq will create 250 jobs, and hiring begins this week.
Police searching for suspects in cellphone thefts
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Metro Police say they are looking for three suspects in a string of thefts from cellphone stores in the west valley. Between one and three men go into the stores, generally ...
Smoke prompts partial evacuation of Macy’s at Boulevard mall
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Customers were evacuated from the second floor of Macy’s at the Boulevard mall today after reports of light smoke at the department store, according to ...
Election aftermath: What we learned about Nevada
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
A compendium of what Las Vegas Sun staff members learned about Nevada this election cycle. ...
Blog: Democrats retake majority in Nevada Assembly
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Democrats have reclaimed control of the Nevada Assembly after suffering devastating losses in the 2014 midterm election. Several Republican incumbents lost seats they'd held in Democratic-leaning districts ...
Judge denies Trump request on alleged early voting irregularities
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
A Clark County District Court judge this morning denied the Trump campaign’s request to preserve evidence from four polling places it alleges violated election rules by staying open late. During a hastily arranged hearing, Judge Gloria Sturman said ...
In her own words: 50 reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
The Sun and sister publication The Sunday have endorsed Hillary Clinton, calling her "a tested, unshakable leader who has built a powerhouse resume for the White House." As millions of Americans prepare to vote today, here's the case for her as told in 50 of her quotes from the 2016 campaign, starting with ..
In his own words: 50 reasons not to vote for Donald Trump
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
The Sun has been saying for months that Donald Trump is dangerously unfit and unqualified to serve as president. Today, we're going to let the nominee's own words ...
Follow the dots: Here's why marijuana should be as legal as alcohol
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana is a big step, and it’s natural that some Nevada voters would be concerned about taking it. But it’s a move that makes sense when marijuana is placed in the same context as alcohol. Like marijuana, alcohol has been subject to a ban. But Prohibition didn’t work, so Americans undid it with the 21st Amendment in 1933 and began regulating alcohol again. Eight decades later ...
Casino promotions: Nov. 6-12
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
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Las Vegas man's mission: To inspire kindness, as his son would have
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
Drew Stevens' son died nine years ago. He launched the Josh Stevens Foundation as a way to honor his child's life through inspiring kindness. "We wanted to honor Josh’s legacy," Stevens said. "From the time he could walk, he displayed kindness toward others, and as his father, it was beautiful to witness and be a part of. His genuine kindness was contagious, and we believed he could inspire others in spite of him not being with us here on Earth."
Key reason to vote for Clinton: Unlike Trump, she's a threat to Putin
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
It’s sometime after breakfast Wednesday in Moscow, which is 10 hours ahead of Pacific time. Assuming he’s there, Vladimir Putin is hearing the outcome of the …
Trump taking page from dictators' playbook in discussing Clinton
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
Given that the low road seems to be the only route on his moral map, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump is presuming Hillary Clinton is guilty of wrongdoing involving ...
Bryan, Del Papa join nearly 50 former AG's criticizing FBI's Comey
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Two former Nevada attorneys general have signed onto a letter criticizing FBI Director James Comey's decision to reopen an investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails. Richard Bryan and Frankie Sue Del Papa are among about 50 former attorneys general who ...
Overnight fire at Henderson townhouse causes $40,000 damage
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
An overnight fire caused about $40,000 in damage and displaced two people from a Henderson townhouse, according to the city fire department. The Henderson Fire Department responded about ...
Too bad, NRA: Even some of your members want to close background check loophole
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
We’ve heard the NRA’s over-the-top rhetoric for years, and the result has been a nation that’s choked with firearms and far too many leaders who are so terrified of the gun lobby that they automatically reject any attempt at gun control. That's why it's a breath of fresh air that a couple of Nevada gun owners are speaking out on ...
Casino promotions: Oct. 20-Nov. 5
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
How to peel garlic in 30 seconds
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Chef Rick Moonen of Rx Grill and RM Seafood tells the secret behind peeling garlic without stinking up your hands ...
Chaparral beats Cheyenne 29-26 to advance to second round of playoffs
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Following his team’s 29-26 victory over Cheyenne in the first round of the 3A Southern Playoffs, Chaparral coach Paul Nihipali celebrated as if he were a 17-year-old all over again. He leaped into the air to bump bodies with players. He hugged coaches and family members. He led ...
Las Vegas Weekly shines in EPPY Awards for outstanding digital journalism
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Las Vegas Weekly’s website has scored the top honor in its class in Editor & Publisher’s prestigious EPPY Awards. was named Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website with less than ...
Sun cartoonist Smith part of InkTober artist celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
For many artists worldwide, October is important month to display their work in the industry-wide InkTober challenge. Artists who use ink, everyone from painters to cartoonists ...

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