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Oct 19, 2018

When you talk about Las Vegas, certain people or places or institutions are icons. One of those icons turns fifty in October. Let’s look back at the history of the Circus Circus, opened in 1968.


Oct 19, 2018

UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation is forming a regulators forum to discuss sports betting policy issues.


Oct 19, 2018

There’s simply no one more knowledgeable about how to get a medical school off and running than Paul Umbach, who has provided consultancy for 20 of the 30 med schools that have been launched in the U.S. since 2005.


Oct 19, 2018

What We're Watching

Trump's Schedule: President Trump is in Arizona today and holds another rally tonight. Expect him to discuss immigration and Justice Kavanaugh as he seeks to energize his base to vote.


Oct 18, 2018

The Southern Nevada Health District received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming the first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in a child in Clark County.


Oct 18, 2018

You would think that a 50-year run in Las Vegas would be cause for celebration. Not so for Circus Circus, the hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip that promised a new type of theme-driven entertainment when it opened Oct. 18, 1968.


Oct 18, 2018

Eighty-nine days before the November election, Ashenafi Hagezom is up before dawn. From his two-bedroom house in northwest Las Vegas, which he shares with roommates, it can take up to an hour to reach the Bellagio, the faux-Italian luxury hotel and casino in the heart of the Strip. He parks in the employee garage out back and passes through the air-conditioned doors just after 7 a.m., before the graveyard shift begins to trickle out and gives way to the army of guest-room attendants, prep cooks, and porters who keep the casino humming for another day.


Oct 17, 2018

Argelia Rico was 4 months old when her mother brought her and her 1-year-old sister across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, fleeing domestic abuse in their native Morelia, Michoacán.


Oct 17, 2018

A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas.


Oct 16, 2018

Las Vegas and Seoul, South Korea, might be a 13-hour plane flight apart, but for the last dozen years dance has brought them closer together.


Oct 15, 2018

A two-phase plan to build out the UNLV Medical School was created as a way to move the school forward, but it could become a major setback that turns off donors and results in a half-finished, lackluster institution.


Oct 15, 2018

Nevada voters are about to weigh in on a governor’s race that’s closer than any has been in decades, with implications for the health care of hundreds of thousands of people and the future of public education.


Oct 15, 2018

People choose to adopt plant-based diets for various reasons, some ethical, others health-related. According to a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about eight million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian.


Oct 15, 2018

It opened up in the Year of the Monkey and closed in the Year of the Dog — a two-year stretch of bad fortune for a casino that once had designs on being the go-to place for an authentic Asian experience in Vegas.


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