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A look at UNLV's tournament loss as seen through the social media lens
Friday, March 16, 2012
From Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media, we offer a Storify-style look at what people are saying about UNLV's 68-64 loss to Colorado in its first — and only — game of this year's NCAA Tournament.
State demographer: Nevada's population begins to grow again
Monday, March 12, 2012
Nevada’s population started to grow again last year, adding 17,152 residents, according to the state demographer’s latest estimates.
In wake of Limbaugh flap, a look at some notable gaffes by Nevada politicos
Nevada political figures have a history of foot-in-mouth disease, as well
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rush Limbaugh stirred controversy last week by calling a female law student a “slut” for her testimony before Congress on contraception and health insurance.
St. Mary's holds off Gonzaga in OT to win tourney
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
March can turn mad early in Las Vegas, as three college conferences venture here to crown their tournament champions.
Gonzaga makes short work of BYU
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday brought the kind of fight card Las Vegas is known for, matching two high-profile West Coast college basketball teams.
St. Mary’s holds off USF for spot in championship game
Saturday, March 3, 2012
St. Mary’s will make its fourth straight appearance in the West Coast Conference championship game after downing San Francisco 83-78 Saturday night at Orleans Arena.
Photos: David Gray is charming and passionate at Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012
During a quiet moment in his show at the Cosmopolitan on Friday night, as his band took a break, singer-songwriter David Gray sat at his piano ...
Nevada GOP caucuses: How social media is telling the story
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
How social media is telling the story of the Nevada GOP caucus.
Government gridlock compels Nevadans to pursue progress via initiatives
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012
Labor is preparing a business-tax ballot initiative. A conservative businessman is threatening initiatives to raise taxes on mining and gaming. A maverick attorney is proposing an initiative calling for sweeping changes to the state tax structure.
One man's campaign to upend Nevada's tax structure
Lawsuit to be initial step in attorney’s effort to wrest control of Nevada’s revenue allocation from lawmakers
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
A Las Vegas attorney will launch a legal and political effort this week aimed at establishing and funding a parallel state budget, beyond the reach of the Legislature and governor.
Feds ban new uranium mining near Grand Canyon
Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
The Department of Interior issued an order today banning new uranium mining for 20 years on 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon.
Geologist: Snow runoff could be cause of quakes at Lake Mead
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
All that Colorado snow runoff that poured into Lake Mead last spring and summer may have done more than raise the water level. It may have triggered the earth to quake beneath the lake. Lee Allison, Arizona state geologist and director of the state’s geological survey, said he began to notice the small quakes — ranging in magnitude from 1.5 to 2.2 — in late April.
Take Five: Cowboys to watch at NFR this year
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
You probably already know which end of the cowboy is up, and which end of the bull is the pointy one. But if you’re like many Las Vegans, you don’t follow rodeo enough to know who’s who among the competitors who have journeyed here to compete in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Here’s a guide to five cowboys to watch:
Photos: Paul Simon and band aim to please at The Colosseum -- and succeed
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
Paul Simon has over the four decades he’s been a recording artist amassed a catalog rivaling the great American composers. That might make it sound ...
Photos: Linkin Park brings A Thousand Suns tour to The Joint
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
Rock superstars Linkin Park brought their A Thousand Suns world tour to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel last night in a sold-out stop, and Erik ...
Photos: Death Cab for Cutie at Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011
Death Cab for Cutie kept introducing themselves Saturday night. After opening their 2-hour concert with the syncopated “I Will Possess ...
Photos: Ronnie Vannucci’s Big Talk at Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip
Thursday, July 21, 2011
There’s something endearing about a rock star outside his comfort zone. For The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci last night, that was about 15 feet ...
Photos: A big Rush of nostalgia at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The crowd, including many of Rush's most devoted fans from around the world who are visiting Las Vegas for today’s RushCon fan convention, got ...
Phoenix official suggests how Las Vegas can diversify
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
VEGAS INC, a sister publication of the Las Vegas Sun, cornered Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, a regional economic development organization, and asked him the three things he’d do to improve and diversify the Las Vegas economy.
Is there reason for Las Vegas to be envious of Phoenix?
Phoenix has a revitalized downtown, new sports arenas for four pro teams, a light rail system, world-class zoo and a penchant for serious investment in higher education.
Monday, May 30, 2011
In the early 1980s, Phoenix suffered from insecurity. A dry insecurity, but insecurity nonetheless. At the time it was the size Las Vegas is today — population 2 million — but hadn’t grown a big-city reputation to match.
Budget cuts would be 'crushing' for Las Vegas elementary school
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The sheer scale of Nevada’s budget deficit can dwarf its human-sized effect. But at one Las Vegas elementary school last week, the faraway debate on the state budget in Carson City was translated into terms everyone understands.
Is Brian Sandoval's 'shared-sacrifice' budget the solution to state's economic woes?
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011
On Monday, Gov. Brian Sandoval will deliver his first State of the State address. It promises to be equal parts optimistic vision statement and tacit telling of hard truths.
Repaving project smooths Sahara Ave. in east LV
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
Regardless of your political leanings, there's a bit of economic stimulus residents of east Las Vegas have to be celebrating.
Combat photographer captures emotions of war zone
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
Air Force Staff Sgt. Larry Reid carries a 9 mm Beretta, and sometimes an M-16, on missions in Afghanistan. But it’s the shooting he does with his Nikon D3 that he believes contributes most to turning the tide in the war-weary nation. Reid, who was living in Henderson before his deployment, is the chief combat photographer for NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan.
Las Vegas City Council OKs 8 percent salary, benefits cut
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010
The Las Vegas City Council approved Wednesday an 8 percent cut to the salaries and benefits of its so-called executive and appointive employees — those who are not represented by a union. The cuts will take effect July 1.

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