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Why this Mormon isn’t going to see ‘The Book of Mormon’
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Two things to get straight right off the bat: First, I’m no prude. Second, I hold no grudge against and won’t judge people who see "The Book of Mormon" — even though I choose not to. I’m an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Power outage hits nearly 800 customers, closes two state offices
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Nearly 800 NV Energy customers lost power late this morning due to construction near Warm Springs Road and the 215 Beltway, the ...
How much money do these well-known DJs make?
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival just ended in Las Vegas, but many of the DJs and electronic dance music fans in town for EDC are no strangers to the Strip. Most of the world's top DJs are regulars here, but do you know how much they made last year?
What do you know about the Electric Daisy Carnival?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of electronic dance music fans are expected to descend upon Las Vegas this weekend for the annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We know that you like looking at the pictures of the event, but how much do you actually know about the festival?
13 reasons Las Vegas is a lucky place — even on Friday the 13th
Friday, June 13, 2014
Don't worry: It may be Friday the 13th, but Las Vegas is a lucky place. If you're still feeling a little bit of triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13 – we've built a little guide for you on how to find some good luck, plus a few reminders of the extra steps casinos take to keep you feeling the good fortunes. Forget the rabbits' feet, horseshoes and wishbones ...
Just like dogs, cats love Las Vegas
Friday, May 30, 2014
Fresh on the heels of a report that says Las Vegas is a great place for dogs, another website says the city is also a top spot for cats. If you're a cat lover, we'll also ...
Las Vegas ranked second-best city for dogs
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Las Vegas might be one of the best places to live for man's best friend, according to a website review.
Need another chance? Here are more casino carpets to test your skills
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We asked last week how well you knew Las Vegas by seeing if you could match carpet samples to the correct casino. It wasn't easy. Many people didn't do well. If you were one of them, here's your chance to redeem yourself: 10 more carpets. How many can you match to the casino?
It’s going to be a hot weekend; here’s where you can splash and cool off
Friday, May 16, 2014
With forecasts calling for 101-degree highs Friday and Saturday, Southern Nevadans are going to be looking for ways to cool off. Here's a list of the splash pads and water features you can take ...
Reports: Las Vegas good for new grads to find jobs, but not with small businesses
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
One website said this week that Nevada is the third best state for college graduates to get a job. But those jobs don't seem to be with small businesses, since ...
Nevadans are worst in nation at charity, poll says
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ebenezer Scrooge might feel at home in Nevada before his Christmas Eve reformation. In a report on charitable giving by state, Nevada came in ...
Think you’re a Vegas expert? Can you match the carpet to the right casino?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
How well do you know Las Vegas? Take this quick quiz to see how well you know some of Las Vegas' iconic casinos — based on their carpet.
Working moms might be better off outside Nevada, report says
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
For working moms, Nevada may be one of the worst places to be, according to a new report from finance website ...
Massive explosion still a memory in Las Vegas
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Twenty-six years ago today, a massive explosion at Pacific Engineering & Production Company of Nevada — known as PEPCON — in Henderson killed two people, caused $70 million in damage and sent shock ...
Las Vegas gets a pro basketball team — but only in a new Web show from Yahoo
Monday, April 28, 2014
Yahoo announced today it will create two new original shows, one of which will be set in Las Vegas. One of the shows will be called "Sin City Saints," which will feature a Silicon Valley tycoon who buys ...
Best? Worst? Nevadans weigh in on how their state ranks
Saturday, April 26, 2014
A third of Nevadans say their state is the best or one of the best states in which to live, according to a new survey. If that sounds pretty good, it's really not. ...
Nevada looks bad in report on financial literacy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Do you have a rainy day fund? If you're a Nevadan and you don't, you're apparently ...
What interested you this year: the Sun’s 10 most-read stories of 2013
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
It's almost 2014, but before the fireworks appear above the Strip, let's take a quick look back at what happened in Las Vegas during 2013.
Here are the Thomas & Mack events and trivia you need to impress the guy behind you in the beer line
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
A look at major events in Thomas & Mack history, plus some facts about the center.
Here are four Las Vegas startups that are getting national attention
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Tech news and event company Tech Cocktail went around the nation looking for the hottest tech startups and then brought 43 favorites to Las Vegas for a special conference and competition this week where they got to show off in front of representatives from Intel, Google and a bunch of other companies and investors.
National startup competition picks a winner in Las Vegas
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
After a nationwide search to find the hottest new tech companies and a final two-day competition in Las Vegas, Maxwell Health, a health care services company, was named the winner of the Tech Cocktail Celebrate startup competition.
Possibly the toughest bull at the rodeo, this beast weighs nearly a ton
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
While a lot of the attention at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be on the cowboys, there are stars among the livestock as well. Each year, the top bull riders vote for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's bull of the year. This year, it's Cat Ballou, a gray and white 5-year-old from Weatherford, Texas.
Election heartbreaks, celebrations shared on Twitter
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Like other citizens across the nation, Nevadans shared their Election Day experiences on social media. Here's a roundup of some of the day's major events and how people reacted to the results.
Tips and photo inspiration for your pumpkin-carving adventure
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
Halloween is one of those times that everyone gets to show off their artistic skills. But how do you make your pumpkin stand out from your neighbors? Something other than the usual triangle eyes, a toothy grin and maybe a small nose.
Just how vain are Las Vegans? Magazine rates most self-obsessed cities
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Las Vegans: It’s all about you. Or at least, you think it’s all about you. According to Men’s Health, Las Vegas is the fourth most vain city in the nation.
Las Vegas expects big, but not abnormal, crowd for holiday weekend
Friday, May 25, 2012
While millions of Americans are still expected to take the highways for the Memorial Day weekend, the slight economic recovery of the past year isn’t expected to give a major boost to visitor numbers in Las Vegas. AAA says it expects 34.8 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 1.2 percent increase from a year ago but an almost identical number to 2010.
Easter sermons focus on life, hope, perseverance, divinity
Friday, April 6, 2012
For millions of Christians around the world, this is the most holy week of the year, with the observation today of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and culminating Easter Sunday with the celebration of his resurrection.
Las Vegas Strip nightclubs dominate list of top revenue-producing bars in nation
Monday, March 12, 2012
The 31,000 people at the annual Nightclub & Bar Convention in town this week won't have to travel far to find the top establishments in their trade — they're right here in Las Vegas.
Need videos of cute kittens while in the air? Here's where to go
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
People flying in and out of Las Vegas through McCarran International Airport will soon be able to watch football and baseball games live on some Southwest flights, thanks to new partnerships from the airline's satellite Wi-Fi provider. But how accessible is Internet access and how much it costs on the other busy airlines at McCarran?
Cheap rooms, scenery and other reasons for people to visit Vegas
Monday, Jan. 30, 2012
Tired of the guest bedroom being occupied? Then pray the in-laws don’t see this: "10 Reasons to Visit Vegas Right Now."
Worried about Friday the 13th? Here are some of Las Vegas' lucky charms
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Don't worry: It may be Friday the 13th, but Las Vegas is a lucky place. If you're still feeling a little bit of triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13 – we've built a little guide for you on how to find some good luck, plus a few reminders of the extra steps casinos take to keep you feeling the good fortunes.
Gas prices inching up after 4 months of declines
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
After four months of declines, gas prices in Nevada are on the way back up, but only slightly. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Silver State is $3.42, a 2-cent increase over last month’s average, according to AAA.
$632 for a room? Must be time for CES
Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
Looking for a cheap room on the Strip this week? Good luck. Room rates at the Riviera, normally one of the most affordable places in town, are more than eight times normal January prices, thanks to the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. The Riviera, which is close to the Convention Center, had rooms available for $39 this past Thursday night. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, those same rooms are going for $499.
Revelers share their resolutions
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012
Resolutions from Fremont Street and the Strip
BLOG: Vegas celebrates New Year
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
2012 receives a warm welcome from dozens of celebrities, thousands of fireworks and more than 314,000 people partying up and down the Strip and Fremont Street.
Airport connector tunnel continues to bring lane closures
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011
Work in the airport connector tunnel is proceeding faster than expected, so some lane closures have ended, but others closures are beginning.
Paul Henry, former Nevada Democratic Party leader, dies at 48
Former Harry Reid aide lost two-year battle with cancer
Friday, Dec. 16, 2011
Paul Henry, who served as chairman of the Nevada Democratic Party from 1996 to 1999 after coming to Las Vegas to manage Sen. Harry Reid’s local office, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 48.
New restaurant brings Asian cuisine to Lake Las Vegas
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
The Mediterranean-themed Lake Las Vegas now includes an Asian restaurant.
AAA: Nevada gasoline prices lowest since February
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
The average price for gas in Nevada is now the lowest it has been since February after a 21-cent drop in the past month, according to the AAA auto club.
6 Vegas nightclubs crack list of country's hottest
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Las Vegas nightclubs took five of the first 10 spots on the "Top 25 Clubs in the U.S." ranking released last week by XS at Wynn came in at No. 4, behind only LIV in Miami Beach, The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City and Boom Boom Room in New York.
Man indicted on child porn charges terminated by Clark County
Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
A man indicted for downloading child porn while working for Clark County is now officially unemployed.
Parent of girl killed in traffic accident working to help improve pedestrian safety
More than one-fourth of car-pedestrian accidents involve children
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Of the 414 pedestrian accidents in Clark County last year, 105 of them involved a child between the ages of 1 and 15 and 28 involved someone ages 16 to 20.
Bus lawsuit settlement approved
First Transit will continue operating paratransit service for two years
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
The Regional Transportation Commission formally approved a settlement to end the nine-month stalemate and legal wrangling over its bus system and took the first steps to restart the bidding for operation of the buses.
NTSB investigating fatal tour helicopter crash near Lake Mead
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
A 12-member special investigation team has responded to the tour helicopter crash site near Lake Mead, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Students get bikes as reward for walking to school
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Feeling the wind brush your face. Watching the streamers flapping from the ends of your handlebars. Hearing the click-click-click of a playing card hitting tire spokes.
Northbound airport tunnel traffic affected by night road project
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011
Motorists will want to avoid using the northbound airport connector tunnel at night for the next five weeks, McCarran International Airport officials said.
Sale would preserve Nevada Cancer Institute's mission, board chairman says
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
The Nevada Cancer Institute, whose joint mission of research and outpatient treatment was jeopardized by financial stresses, was breathed new life Friday in a deal that turns it over to the University of California, San Diego.
Road closures announced for Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
Runners in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon this weekend shouldn’t have to worry about being hit by cars, but that means motorists will have to worry about avoiding road closures.
NASCAR parade to close part of Strip
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
A group of NASCAR cars will parade down Las Vegas Boulevard Thursday, briefly closing part of the Strip to regular traffic.
Las Vegas tops list of travel searches
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
More than 26,000 people have signed an online pledge not to break the code by “tweeting, tagging, posting, telling, whispering, emoting, defining, drawing up, writing about or in any way revealing” their Las Vegas “moment.”

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