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A rendering shows plans for a new building at the Harry Reid UNLV Research & Technology Park.
UNLV technology park expects to construct third building soon
Sept. 19, 2017
The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears ready to begin construction on a new building. Representatives of the ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
Sept. 18, 2017
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...
Anti-fracking suit seeks to block oil drilling on BLM land
Sept. 18, 2017
Environmentalists have filed an anti-fracking lawsuit in Nevada to block an effort to expand oil and gas drilling on federal land. Two national conservation groups say the Bureau of Land Management is ...
Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards
Celebrating the 2017-18 Angel Awards
Sept. 18, 2017
The winners of Greenspun Media Group's Angel Awards exemplify the caring and compassion found throughout Southern Nevada. We're happy to shine a spotlight on people and businesses like ...
Metro Diner owners Tony Grappo, left, and Tony Alonge pose for a photo on location, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Diners get what they want when they want it
Sept. 18, 2017
Metro Diner, which was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” offers new takes on classic dishes, such as fried chicken and waffles with homemade strawberry butter and Charleston shrimp and grits. Longtime Las Vegas restaurateur ...
Sidetracks that lead forward: Business professionals say distractions in the workplace, managed correctly, can be beneficial
Sidetracks that lead forward: Business professionals say distractions in the workplace, managed correctly, can be beneficial
Sept. 18, 2017
A recent University of California, Irvine study showed it took up to 23 minutes to recover from a distraction — small wonder then that work environments full of social-media busybodies and shiny objects can sap productivity. On the other hand, employers with some of the most celebrated work environments and cultures, such as Zappos and Google, offer diversions and luxe spaces to let employees get away from their desks. They argue that productivity increases if the brain is given breaks throughout the day.
Dr. Steven DeLisle is passionate about treating patients with special needs, and created the Saving Smiles scholarship to help such patients who are under-resourced. (Christopher DeVargas/staff)
Dentist’s advice: Treat patients like family
Sept. 18, 2017
The owner of Children’s Dentistry talks about his passion for helping patients with special needs, the importance of good staff morale in the workplace and the possibility that he would one day run for public office.
The List: Nonprofit foundations, Sept. 17, 2017
Sept. 18, 2017
Find out about nonprofit foundations. This week, we rank them by assets reported to the Internal Revenue Service as of Aug. 1 ...
The Data: Sept. 17-23
Sept. 18, 2017
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
The Notes: Sept. 17-23
Sept. 18, 2017
In the Notes: Michael Bruner, Whitney White, Michael Vallante, Daniel LeCavalier, Larry Ruvo, Dr. Charles “Chip” Martin, Edward Farrell and more ...
The answer may be found within the question
Sept. 18, 2017
Problem-solving and creativity are the same. When we are solving problems, we evaluate our circumstance, identify opportunities, visualize scenarios and judge the results before we act.
An advertisement for Mexican entertainer Franco Escamilla is reflected in a window along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Often mistaken for Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated this weekend, and as an entertainment oasis near Mexico, Las Vegas will roll out the red, white and green carpet to celebrate "El Grito."
Viva Las Vegas as celebs pack Sin City for Mexican holiday
Sept. 15, 2017
Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. A premier boxing match, a bell-ringing ceremony and more than a dozen performances by Latin megastars, including ...
Medin Gebrezgier and Jonathan and Cesar Santos of Revive Brand Co. celebrate their victory at the Get Started competition designed for entrepreneurs and small-business owners at the Palms on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.
Budding apparel company stands out at Las Vegas entrepreneur competition
Sept. 15, 2017
In the time since the company’s inception, Medin Gebrezgier, and brothers Jonathan and Cesar Santos, have developed their craft, appeared on national television, and are making a push to expand the company and share their positive mantra of ...
Magic Sky displays a drone during the InterDrone Conference at the Rio on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.
Nevada developing global renown for drone research
Sept. 15, 2017
After the Federal Aviation Administration designated Nevada one of six unmanned aircraft (UAS) research sites in 2013, the state has been capitalizing on the rare opportunity and cultivating an international reputation in the drone industry. ...
SolarWorld Americas Inc. supplied 14.2 megawatts DC of high-performance solar panels for a project near Fernley. A trade commission is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with a case that could lead to tariffs on solar cells.
Trade case opponents warn that a solar cell tariff would raise costs
Sept. 15, 2017
A trade commission is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with a case that could lead to tariffs on solar cells. The tariffs would make solar panels more expensive and ...