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October 17, 2017

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  • In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving leaves a news conference in Boston. When Irving approached Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and asked to be traded so he could get out of James’ shadow, it set in motion a series of events that couldn’t have been imagined.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Celtics at Cavs
    Oct. 17, 2017
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • A cross with the name Michael Anderson is shown among the dozens of crosses at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign that memorialize the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting.
    Man who died hours before mass shooting mistakenly part of crosses memorial
    Oct. 17, 2017
    A man who drove nearly 2,000 miles to Las Vegas from Illinois with wooden crosses for each one of the deceased in the mass shooting inadvertently included a cross for someone not killed in the attack ...
  • Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night host, in his show’s green room in Los Angeles, Feb. 16, 2017.
    Q+A: Jimmy Kimmel talks national tragedies, health care and Twitter feuds
    Oct. 17, 2017
    Kimmel was tearful as he spoke about the Oct. 1 shooting massacre that occurred at a country-music festival in Las Vegas, his hometown. He also used that monologue to advocate for gun control and said that political leaders including ...
  • Debris litters a festival grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay resort, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. Authorities said Stephen Paddock broke windows of his hotel suite and began firing with a cache of weapons, killing dozens and injuring hundreds at a music festival at the grounds.
    After the Las Vegas shooting, concertgoers became medics
    Oct. 17, 2017
    Volunteers combed the grounds for survivors and carried out the injured. Strangers used belts as makeshift tourniquets to stanch bleeding, and then others sped the wounded to hospitals in the back seats of cars and the beds of pickup trucks ...
  • Shooting instructor Frankie McRae aims an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.
    NRA fires blanks in campaign against commonsense gun controls
    Oct. 17, 2017
    When the NRA argues against banning high-capacity magazines, what it is really saying is that public safety takes a backseat to gun-owner convenience ...
  • Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., right, and Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., stand on the crest of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Thursday, April 9, 2015, near Mercury. Several members of Congress toured the proposed radioactive waste dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
    Longtime Yucca Mountain booster in Congress makes his pitch in Nevada
    Oct. 17, 2017
    An Illinois congressman who is pushing legislation tied to the proposed Yucca Mountain dump is presenting his point of view on the topic to a group of Northern Nevada business owners. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is visiting the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce for ...
  • In this March 25, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles.
    Elton John ending his Las Vegas residency next year
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Elton John will be pushing back from his piano at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the last time next year ...
  • Big Kenny, left, and John Rich, of Big & Rich, arrive at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.
    Country duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the Las Vegas stage this week for a concert to benefit people affected by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history ...
  • High School Football Picks: Week 9
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer might have made their worst pick of the year last week. ..
  • Four tips to help you gear up for the golden years
    Oct. 16, 2017
    While it’s great to see that most small-business owners are thinking ahead and saving for the future, other areas also should be addressed when preparing for retirement.
  • The Notes: Philanthropy, Oct. 15-21
    Oct. 16, 2017
    In the Notes: Thermo Fisher, Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Andson, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Metro Pizza and more ...
  • The Data: Oct. 15-21
    Oct. 16, 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 List: Trade and professional organizations (individuals), Oct. 15, 2017
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by number of individual members as of Oct. 1 ...
  • Jamie Lamphere is a one-woman marketing machine for Galleria at Sunset.
    Marketing exec: ‘As the shopper changes and technology advances, malls will need to adjust’
    Oct. 16, 2017
    The commercial marketing director at Forest City Commercial Management, which owns the Galleria at Sunset mall, talks about being a single working mother, the future of shopping malls in America and the latest offerings at Galleria at Sunset.
  • AdYoYo is a startup app company and is big on office communication.
    Las Vegas company evolves the online rummage sale
    Oct. 16, 2017
    This business, owned by Ofir Ventura and Yuliya Kisselyova, was created to take the online marketplace to the next level. Its goal is to prevent people from purchasing products they think are perfect, only to discover serious flaws upon delivery.
  • Travelers check in at the Allegiant Airlines counter Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at McCarran International Airport.
    How to fly standby
    Oct. 16, 2017
    If you find yourself needing to change your travel plans, whether by choice or circumstance, take heart in knowing that you have options other than buying an entirely new ticket.
  • People pray at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert killing dozens and injuring hundreds.
    How we heal (hint: There is goodness all around us)
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Shaken by the horrific shooting on the Strip, the Las Vegas community has begun the work of recovery. It starts with accepting the effects of trauma and finding healthy ways to cope. Many have taken action in service of that, whether it’s a young child making hug coupons or a veteran guiding others through the challenges of PTSD.
  • A view of the Las Vegas Boat Harbor at Lake Mead Wednesday, April 17, 2013. American Rivers, Nuestro Rio, Protect the Flows, and the National Young Farmers Coalition held a news conference at the marina to announce the Colorado River as America's #1 Most Endangered  River of 2013.
    Does Mother Nature have a right to life?
    Oct. 16, 2017
    The Colorado is one of the most heavily developed rivers in the world, or as Will Falk of Deep Green Resistance prefers to describe it, “the most endangered river in the United States.” In 1922, the Colorado River Compact began the ...
  • Lyndsey Martin plays with her children at home in Wakeman, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2017. She earned $14 an hour at Janesville Acoustics before the factory closed, and she recently took a job at a beer and wine warehouse for $9 an hour and the possibility of a $1-an-hour raise after 90 days.
    Economy’s stubborn reality: Plenty of work, but not enough pay
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Economists assert that the weak growth in wages is an indicator of a new economic order in which working people are at the mercy of their employers. Unions have lost clout. Companies are relying on temporary and part-time workers while
  • The List: Trade and professional organizations (companies), Oct. 15, 2017
    Oct. 16, 2017
    Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by number of member companies as of Oct. 1 ...
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