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July 19, 2018

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Report: States should be cautious as they look to sin taxes for revenue
July 19, 2018
So-called sin taxes on alcohol, tobacco and gambling are not a reliable source of state revenue, authors of a new research report warn. Sin taxes are volatile and likely to shrink as more states look to ...
Diane Chase, left, UNLV's executive vice president and provost, and Marta Meana, acting president of UNLV, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the first innovation building in the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) on West Sunset Road near Durango Drive Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
UNLV breaks ground on research and tech park
July 17, 2018
UNLV broke ground today on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The university marked the start of construction on a $35 million, four-story building, the first ...
An artist's rendering of the Caesars Forum conference center projected to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip.
Caesars breaks ground on $375 million conference center
July 16, 2018
Caesars Entertainment has booked $70 million in business for its new Caesars Forum conference center, even before any work on the project is underway. “That’s just ...
An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
5-year labor deal reached between union, 2 Las Vegas casinos
July 16, 2018
Two casinos in downtown Las Vegas reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized bartenders, food and cocktail servers and other workers over the weekend. The Culinary Union says the five-year deal covers more than ...
According to its description in the app store, “Symposium is a worldwide social-commerce marketplace with unprecedented access to business professionals, celebrities, athletes, social media trendsetters and many more by connecting users via scheduled video chat and live pay-per-view broadcasts.”
Las Vegans aim to bridge video broadcasting gap with new social app
July 16, 2018
Teachers, speakers and presenters will soon be able to charge consumers directly for their live videos if a group of Las Vegas tech gurus and celebrity investors have their way.
The Notes: July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018
In the Notes: Sinful Subs, Jasmine Taylor, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Souzan El-Eid, Gerald Ward, Chaya Platt, Flip For Me Gymnastics, Capriotti’s and more ...
The List: Available commercial space, July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018
Learn about available commercial space. This week, we rank it by available square feet as of June 1.
Brandy Strauser Sobanski and her parents Nicholas and Connie Strauser pose for a photo in their family owned distillery, N Scott Distillery, located in Las Vegas, May 18, 2018.
Family-owned business takes chef's approach to whiskey-making
July 16, 2018
On his wife’s suggestion, Nik Strauser set out to learn all he could about the art of distilling. It occurred to him that distilling relied on the same skills as cooking. He saw all the equipment — the still, mash tun, fermenters and grain mill — as cooking equipment.
Protecting your online ‘crop’ of information
July 9, 2018
Think of data like an apple, and your systems and networks like an orchard. You grow, cultivate and harvest the apples, which are then processed into end products or services. And just as farmers must protect their orchards from thieves, blights, pests and disasters, you must protect your data. Protecting your “orchard” of data is cybersecurity.
This July 5, 2018 photo shows the guitar played by Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora during the band's "New Jersey" tour from 1988 to 1990., part of a large collection of music memorabilia on display at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock
July 9, 2018
Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are ...
People on the Move: July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018
In the Notes: Jodi Tyson, Megan Comfort, Vegas PBS, New Song Christian Academy, Melissa Kaiser, Dan Uonites and more ...
The List: Office furniture, equipment and supply dealers, July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018
Get to know gffice furniture, equipment and supply dealers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of June 1.
A mini golf course, swimming pool and pickle ball courts at the clubhouse of Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort in Las Vegas, May 17, 2018. With motor coach sales rising, many owners find comfort in exclusive enclaves.
A gated community in Las Vegas for a home on wheels
July 5, 2018
Margie and John Stites were picking out tile, carpet and hardware finishes for a new 3,000-square-foot home here three years ago when Margie Stites came to a startling realization. “We’d already put a $17,000 deposit down, but I didn’t want to have another house again,” said Stites, a 56-year-old freelance writer. “I cried for three days, it was ...
Chicago now requires 'panic buttons' for hotel workers
July 4, 2018
Workers at Chicago hotels now have "panic buttons" to summon help if needed. An ordinance that took effect ...
Northern Nevada-area newspapers reducing print editions
July 3, 2018
The owner of four northern Nevada-area newspapers says it's reducing the number of days it prints the newspapers each week. The Nevada Appeal in Carson City reports owner Sierra Nevada Media Group is cutting the paper's publishing schedule from ...