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Think light-rail isn't a must-have for Las Vegas? You're wrong, and here's why
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
When a marquee fight or a major concert happens on the Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard turns into a gridlocked disaster of honking horns and ticking taxi meters. Now, think about adding 60,000 NFL fans to the mix. For that and other reasons, it's critical for light-rail to become part of the discussion to build a stadium in ...
Storm soaks northern valley amid flood warning
Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
A storm system spawned flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings Monday night as much of the northern Las Vegas Valley was drenched with heavy rain ...
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Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
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Why the desert tortoise is so important to our home in the Mojave
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016
Desert tortoises used to be a common sight in undeveloped parts of the Las Vegas Valley. Today, the population is diminished, and the reptiles have disappeared from many areas of their historic range. Here’s a look at why they’re disappearing from the desert, and why that matters ...
Vashti Cunningham of Las Vegas misses medals in Olympic high jump
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016
Vashti Cunningham of Las Vegas did not medal in the Olympic high jump finals today in Rio, clearing 1.88 meters but no higher. The Bishop Gorman High graduate finished in a three-way tie for 13th place with ...
Police: Threat over drug money spurred brutal, fiery attack on Las Vegas family
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
A threat over a shipment of illegal drugs led to a Las Vegas family being bound, stabbed and beaten by assailants who then set fire to their home as they lay bleeding. The attack left ...
West valley stabbing leaves victim fighting for life; suspect arrested
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
A man is in custody Monday night after stabbing a person in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas. Metro Police Lt. Kendall Bell said the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. outside a business at ...
Casino promotions: Aug. 14-20
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
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A guide to our useless body parts
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
Turns out goose bumps used to serve a purpose, and so did those ear-wiggling muscles. They’re vestigial structures, bits of our ancestors that long ago became ornamental. From the debate about whether the appendix is among them to the real story behind the fifth toe, we’ll make you an expert on the body’s many extras.
Van Morrison to headline at Caesars Palace in January
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
Van Morrison, known for songs such as “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance,” will headline Jan. 13 and 14 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Show times are scheduled for 8 p.m., and tickets for both performances ...
Show your fruit who's boss: Easy peeling instructions for 12 varieties
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
Admit it. You’ve been schooled by a piece of fruit that defied your best efforts to gracefully peel and eat its goodness. Isn’t it time you learned that chopsticks are the key to pitting cherries, and that branding and boiling peaches will skin them flawlessly? And don’t forget: Tall drinking glasses have a way with mangos.
Casino promotions: Aug. 7-13
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016
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Horses help children reach their potential
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016
The White Horse Youth Ranch serves socially challenged children ages 5 to 18, instilling self-confidence and leadership skills. "When God gave me the vision for WHY Ranch in 2005, I was reminded of challenges I faced relating to others and how my aunt and grandparents gave me the chance to build my self-esteem and confidence by sending me to college and also creating our family foundation ..." President/Founder Amy Meyer-Terry said ...
Exterminator stung by bees hundreds of times, severely injured
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016
An exterminator who was not wearing protective clothing was stung hundreds of times while removing bees from a southwest valley home this morning and suffered life-threatening injures, according to ...
Casino promotions: July 31-Aug. 6
Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Las Vegas natural gas line catches fire after backhoe accident
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
A backhoe hit a natural gas line in a residential neighborhood today, sparking a blaze that firefighters allowed to burn until ...
Casino promotions: July 24-30
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Police investigating serious crash at Eastern and Viking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Officers are investigating a critical-injury crash at Eastern Avenue and Viking Road, according to Metro Police. One person was taken ...
Nonprofit works in the spirit of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place
Sunday, July 17, 2016
The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas is made up of Jewish and social-service organizations, synagogues and schools that help people in our community, in Israel and around the world.
Casino promotions: July 17-23
Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Casino promotions: July 10-16
Sunday, July 10, 2016
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Metro Police: Man found dead in apartment had been stabbed
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A man whose decomposing body was found Thursday at an apartment complex near Arville Street and Spring Mountain Road had …
Casino promotions: July 3-9
Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Father gets children out of burning house, scorches feet
Friday, July 1, 2016
A ferocious garage fire was stopped by firefighters before spreading farther into a two-story Henderson home this morning, after a father ...
2 suspects arrested in shooting outside Henderson restaurant
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Henderson Police have arrested a pair of suspects in a shooting late Monday that wounded two people outside a restaurant on ...
Shooting outside Henderson restaurant leaves 1 extremely critical
Monday, June 27, 2016
Henderson Police are investigating a shooting that left two people wounded outside a restaurant on Eastern Avenue. Officers responded about 7:35 p.m. to reports of ...
Casino promotions: June 26-July 2
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Fun with fungi: A 5-Minute Expert guide to mushrooms
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Technically, mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing bodies of fungi (yuck!), but boy are they delicious. They’re also fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in calories and sodium, yet they pack a ton of protein, fiber and ...
Caesars Palace, set to turn 50, offers celebratory mix of summer specials
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The countdown is on for Caesars Palace's 50th birthday. The resort recently kicked off its "Summer of Caesars" set of events, attractions and deals that ...
Throngs join march on Strip in wake of Orlando shooting
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Braving the hottest temperatures of the year, a group held a community walk Monday evening on the Las Vegas Strip to pay tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting ...
Charity compelled by religious calling
Sunday, June 19, 2016
"Our goal is always to meet someone at their point of crisis, then walk with them until they can find their footing again, and return to full independence."
Man sought in California shooting arrested in Las Vegas
Friday, June 17, 2016
A man wanted in the shooting of a woman last year outside a roller skating rink in Chino, Calif., was arrested Thursday in Las Vegas, according to ...
Metro Police investigating double shooting near Boulder and Tropicana
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Metro Police say they are investigating a double shooting in the 5600 block of Boulder Highway, near Tropicana Avenue. Police responded about 10 a.m. to reports of the shooting, and officers found ...
2016 primary election results: A look at several key races
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Tonight, the Sun will keep tabs on several of the more contentious or high-profile races being decided in the statewide primary election. The featured races also include those that will actually determine the ...
Riviera implosion: How to see live video footage
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
If all goes as planned, one of the last remaining icons from Las Vegas’ Rat Pack past will be reduced mostly to rubble early today. The largest tower of the Riviera, which opened in May 1955 as the first high-rise on the Las Vegas Strip, is scheduled to be imploded at ...
Man arrested after apartment shooting, standoff
Monday, June 13, 2016
A man was taken into custody from a central valley apartment complex after police say he shot through a window from the inside of a unit ...
Male found dead with gunshot wound in northeast valley neighborhood
Monday, June 13, 2016
Officers are investigating a homicide this morning at Jackie Drive and Trish Lane in the northeast valley, according to Metro Police. A male was found about 8:10 a.m. in the ...
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Holidays not the only time HELP is needed
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Nonprofit organization, known for its turkey-thon and toy drives, works year-round to reach those in need.
Casino promotions: June 5-11
Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Simple office clips have many creative uses
Sunday, May 29, 2016
They’re basically bigger, stronger paperclips, but with a little creativity, binder clips can solve all sorts of everyday problems.
Police: No arrests, injuries after report of possible gunshot
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
No arrests were made and nobody was injured after officers responded to a report of a possible gunshot at a home in the 5300 block of Clydesdale Street, near ...
Coach of the Year: Clark’s Chad Beeten had the winning game plan
Monday, May 23, 2016
dummy textIn many ways, Chad Beeten had the hardest coaching season of his life this year.
Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Christian Ong
Monday, May 23, 2016
Christian Ong earned straight As in the classroom to become the valedictorian of his graduating class. His accomplishments were equally exemplary on the tennis court, where he helped his team win a state championship all four years he played.
Goodwill: Beyond the stores are the stories of those who have been helped
Sunday, May 22, 2016
We highlight the ways nonprofit organizations help the community. This week, CEO Steve Chartand talks about the many ways Goodwill of Southern Nevada helps the community, including job training, veterans programs and more …
DA: New unit will review possible wrongful convictions
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Clark County District Attorney’s Office is creating a special unit to review cases where new evidence suggests innocent people might have been convicted. The County Commission this week ...
Fremont Hotel officials celebrate property turning 60
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A mainstay of downtown Las Vegas — the place where Wayne Newton got his start — passed a milestone ....
Immigration officers arrest 87 in Las Vegas, Reno areas
Monday, May 16, 2016
Convicted drug traffickers and street gang members were among 87 foreign nationals arrested in the Reno and Las Vegas areas last week during an operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting ...
Casino promotions: May 15-21
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Las Vegas-based Remark Media reports strong strides in revenue
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Las Vegas-based media firm Remark Media Inc. increased its revenue by $13.5 million to a net revenue of $14.3 million in the first quarter of 2016, which the company attributed to its acquisition of Vegas.com last year in a deal worth up to $38 million. The Las Vegas ticketing hub ...

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