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Jan 23, 2017

Avetis Mazmanyan’s grandmother had a golden rule when it came to cooking: Always use fresh vegetables, never canned. She also took the time to skin garbanzo beans, a step she insisted made her meals more delicious. Today, college student Mazmanyan is the head of his own startup, Mezze Foods, for which he and his family make hummus, bean salad and other ethnic dishes to sell to Whole Foods. His grandmother’s culinary rule is a cornerstone of his 4-year-old business. “We take hours prepping vegetables all by hand,” he said.


Jan 23, 2017

Wanted: health care professionals, no medical degree required. That’s the pitch for a new UNLV School of Medicine program that aims to fill “a vital gap” in the health care system by producing community health workers who can help patients overcome social and physical barriers preventing them from receiving quality medical care.


Jan 23, 2017

Katie Powell had 13 points and six rebounds to help UNLV hold off Air Force 60-56 in a Mountain West women’s basketball game Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Jan 23, 2017

Dr. Mark Guadagnoli believes golfers should focus on the mind when trying to improve their scores, but not many professionals, and even fewer amateurs, actually spend time fine tuning the mental approach.


Jan 20, 2017

The state's Education Savings Account program remains on hold. However, during his State of the State address Tuesday night, Governor Brian Sandoval made it clear; he's moving forward with allocating $60 million for the initiative.


Jan 20, 2017

UNLV junior Dwayne Morgan will miss the rest of the basketball season, the school announced Thursday.


Jan 19, 2017

The first day of spring classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas brought with it good news for its student newspaper. The advisory board for The Scarlett & Gray Free Press approved Tuesday morning a funding plan that would allow the newspaper to operate through the 2017 calendar year.


Jan 19, 2017

You can’t put Hunter Hopewell in a box. Is he a filmmaker? An actor? Impressionist? Musician? Entrepreneur? “That’s part of what I’m trying to figure out right now,” the 20-year-old UNLV graduate says.


Jan 19, 2017

The small plane shot over Newark Airport, the roar of its powerful engine echoing over the vast airfield as it swept low before pulling around in a tight power turn.


Jan 19, 2017

With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year.


Jan 19, 2017

Local REALTORS® have an increasingly optimistic outlook about the local housing market heading into 2017.


Jan 18, 2017

As you enter The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas lobby, you turn yourself over to the hotel’s newest “employee,” Rose, to guide you through its halls and amenities.


Jan 18, 2017

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university counseling centers suggest stress levels on campuses may be rising.


Jan 18, 2017

Shortly before the rain fell on Thursday, the click of an officer’s cuffs and slam of a police car’s door marked an end to a workers’ protest at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Las Vegas.