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September 20, 2021

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Las Vegas conventions serve as hopeful signs for meetings industry’s future
Photo: People walk through the convention floor at the AS The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics conference on the Strip this week was the reason for the first substantial trip Christopher Helmick has taken since the start of the pandemic early last year.
8:45 p.m.
Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, GOP digs in
Photo: In this Sept. 8, 2021, file photo speaker of the H Democratic congressional leaders backed by the White House announced Monday they would push ahead with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt limit, all but daring Republicans who say they will vote ...
7:01 p.m.
Intrigue grows with role for Cowboys rookie defender Parsons
Photo: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is The role for versatile rookie Micah Parsons in the Dallas defense just got a little more intriguing after the linebacker essentially replaced injured star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence in a 20-17 win over the Los ...
6:55 p.m.
U.S. easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America
Photo: In this Aug. 13, 2021, file photo, two Red Cross v In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test ...
6:51 p.m.
Court order sought to end mask mandate in CCSD schools
Court order sought to end mask mandate in CCSD schools Parents of students in the Las Vegas area who filed a lawsuit last month challenging Nevada’s COVID-19 mask mandates asked a federal judge to issue ...
6:35 p.m.
California water agencies resolve Colorado River dispute
Photo: A view of the Lake Mead bathtub ring near Hoover D Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West amid gripping drought.
5:35 p.m.
Man, 31, arrested in fatal shooting of mother in North Las Vegas
Man, 31, arrested in fatal shooting of mother in North Las Vegas A man fatally shot his mother this morning in a residential North Las Vegas neighborhood, city police allege ...
5:05 p.m.
K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering
Photo: Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, RM, left, It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability ...
3:23 p.m.
Biden looks to turn page on 20 years of war in UN address
President Joe Biden begins his first visit to the U.N. General Assembly ready to make the case to world leaders that after closing the book on 20 years of war, the U.S. aims to rally ...
3:21 p.m.
GOP's Dean Heller announces run for governor
GOP's Dean Heller announces run for governor Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada, declaring Monday that he would oppose government mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if ...
Updated 3:19 p.m.
COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu ...
1:25 p.m.
4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire
Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural ...
1:23 p.m.
Police: 2 wounded in shooting at Virginia high school
Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school Monday afternoon, police said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old girl was shot in ...
1:17 p.m.
Officer charged in fatal Las Vegas crash awaits release on monitoring
A Connecticut police officer charged with driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a fellow officer posted $100,000 bail but remains detained while awaiting approval of house arrest and to be ...
1:11 p.m.
Quick Bites: Piero’s, Peyote, Sand Dollar, Chickie’s & Pete’s and more Vegas food news
Photo: Piero's osso bucco will be available every night v Get ready for another Nightmare on Spring Mountain for Halloween at the Sand Dollar.
12:52 p.m.
Rare bear sighting at Truckee River in downtown Reno
A bear was spotted crossing the Truckee River in downtown Reno over the weekend. The Reno Gazette Journal reports a video posted by Facebook user Dave Smith showed ...
12:18 p.m.
Police: Suspects sought in mall parking lot robberies
Photo: Metro Police say they are seeking three suspects, Metro Police say they are seeking three suspects in a pair of armed robberies in July in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. The suspects approached ...
10:26 a.m.
Fire at Mt. Charleston Lodge started in storage areas, officials say
Fire at Mt. Charleston Lodge started in storage areas, officials say A fire that destroyed the Mt. Charleston Lodge started in storage areas under an outdoor dining deck, the Clark County Fire Department said today. The fire was reported ...
Updated 1:59 p.m.
Fire at gas station does $3 million in damage
Fire at gas station does $3 million in damage A fire at a gas station just east of McCarran International Airport caused an estimated $3 million in damage, according to the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody was injured, and the ...
9:19 a.m.
Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers
Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could ...
7:32 a.m.
Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' streaming triumph
Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in ...
7:31 a.m.
Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either
Photo: Brendan Hunt, left, and Jason Sudeikis pose with t OK, it definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. ...
7:28 a.m.
UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more
Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the ...
7:16 a.m.
Trump endorses 'big lie' proponents for state election posts
Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making ...
7:14 a.m.
U.S. launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
Photo: Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Gra More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately deporting ...
7:10 a.m.
Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 28 hurt
A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with ...
7:09 a.m.
Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau
Canadians began voting Monday in a pandemic election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. But ...
7:06 a.m.
Officers search Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend
Police on Monday swarmed the home of a young man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the ...
Updated 8:55 a.m.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11
Photo: In this Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning ...
6:53 a.m.
Piff the Magic Dragon fires up Las Vegas showroom
Photo: Piff the Magic Dragon brings sardonic wit to Flami Magician delights audiences with combo of wit and whimsy.
6:00 a.m.
Dine at restaurants loved by Las Vegans
Photo: Best Friends Chego Pork Belly Bowl at Park MGM You’ll find residents of the valley recommending these eateries.
6:00 a.m.
Was gun safety shot down again?
Let’s take a look at how well President Joe Biden is doing with his gun safety agenda.
2:00 a.m.
Democrats continue to struggle with men of color
The big headline is that the California recall failed. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom gets to keep his job. He handily fought off the Republican challenge.
2:00 a.m.
Mini libraries outside homes help neighbors build sense of community
Photo: Former Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchiglia Mini libraries are not distinctive to Las Vegas, though many residents who reside near East Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway have placed them outside their homes ...
2:00 a.m.
Lady A returns to Las Vegas to help break in the Theater at Virgin
Photo: Catch Lady A at the Theater at Virgin this week. Lady A was last in Las Vegas two years ago to close out its intimate residency show “Our Kind of Vegas” at the Pearl at the Palms, a first for the hit-making Nashville-based country trio ...
2:00 a.m.
Use of mercenaries in Middle East was ineffective and un-American
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq offered a long list of painful lessons for the United States. One that the nation must reckon with was our privatization of warfare in those conflicts, which was detrimental ...
2:00 a.m.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Sept. 20, 2021
In the Notes: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Karma and Luck, Las Vegas Fashion Council, Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, Ford Motor Companies, Silver State Schools Credit Union People Over Profit Foundation ...
2:00 a.m.
Big Boy Restaurant adds touch of nostalgia to rural Southern Nevada community
Photo: People dine at Big Boy in Indian Springs, Nevada F Skip and Karen Sandberg make the drive from Las Vegas to their home in Pahrump about once a month. On the drive, they always seem to stop at the same place to eat: Big Boy ...
2:00 a.m.
The way of Trump is a big loser in California
If you’re looking for the best metaphor for how the California Republican Party blew the recall attempt against Gov. Gavin Newsom, look no further than the sight of mixed martial arts legend Tito Ortiz knocked ...
2:00 a.m.
Demand carbon tax, and be heard
I was saddened by the New York Times story “Climate change is bankrupting America’s small towns,” published Sept. 13 in the Sun. The human cost of these tragedies is inestimable as climate refugees are forced ...
2:00 a.m.
Biden’s plan is great value
There is a debate in Washington, D.C., about President Joe Biden’s investment plan to build America back better. Conservatives argue that America can’t afford to spend that much money. The proposed $3.5 trillion invested over ...
2:00 a.m.
Gruden’s vision for Raiders starts to become reality with win at Steelers
Photo: Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (1 Don’t drop the ball. Get to the ball. Those were the two thoughts running through Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs’ head, in that order, as he sprinted down the grass at Heinz Field after quarterback Derek ...
2:00 a.m.

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