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Dec 3, 2018

I have fruit tree pruning classes at 1 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays during the month of December at Ahern Orchard in downtown Las Vegas. Class size is limited so you must enroll on Eventbrite or contact me.


Dec 3, 2018

Less than an hour after the first strike team entered Stephen Paddock’s suite at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas police officers far from the scene were already sharing cellphone photos of the dead gunman.


Dec 3, 2018

The global land based and online casino industry is evolving at such a fast race that it is vitally important for gaming operators to stay abreast of the latest trends, technology and marketing strategies in order for them to survive and do better than their competition.


Dec 3, 2018

Nevada’s only law school celebrated its 20th anniversary with a Saturday night gala at the Bellagio featuring former Vice President Joe Biden.


Dec 3, 2018

With their vacant eyes and enigmatic, toothy expressions, the 9,000-year-old stone masks from the area around the southern Judean desert are among the region’s most compelling and distinctive artifacts. Adding to that is their rarity: Only 15 examples are known to exist. So, when the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the discovery of a sixteenth stone mask, it grabbed the attention of archaeologists and the public alike—but also revived a simmering discussion on the authenticity of these unique objects.


Nov 30, 2018

Professor Matt Lachniet spends hours looking for clues. This Thursday, he shows us samples in his laboratory of stalagmites from Nevada caves. Some are thousands of years old, pointing to a time when this desert was actually hotter and drier, which coincides with a time when the oceans we now call the Pacific and the Arctic were warmer.


Nov 30, 2018

Thirty-one people are on the Sisolak transition team, headed by Congresswoman Dina Titus, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and former Speaker Barbara Buckley.


Nov 30, 2018

’Tis the season for giving. And the latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are among the world’s most generous people, ranking No. 4 out of 140 countries. U.S. donors in 2017 gave more than $410 billion to charity, with 70 percent of the funds coming directly from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.


Nov 30, 2018

Gaming Commission members are so far ignoring a call from Governor Brian Sandoval to consider proposed rules to help protect hotel and casino workers from sexual harassment.


Nov 30, 2018

With their vacant eyes and enigmatic, toothy expressions, the 9,000-year-old stone masks from the area around the southern Judean desert are among the region’s most compelling and distinctive artifacts. Adding to that is their rarity: Only 15 examples are known to exist. So, when the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the discovery of a sixteenth stone mask, it grabbed the attention of archaeologists and the public alike—but also revived a simmering discussion on the authenticity of these unique objects.


Nov 30, 2018

Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” – an unpleasant, uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.


Nov 30, 2018

Sheri’s Ranch, one of Nevada’s approximately 20 legal brothels, recently released an infographic breaking down the services its 134 sex workers provided over the course of 2017.


Nov 29, 2018

Daniel Waqar’s U.S. government class at Advanced Technologies Academy planned to send eight students to the Sun Youth Forum.

The high school students would compose an essay, which would be used by their teacher in determining who would attend the annual event, designed for young people to express their opinions on topics such as school violence and foreign policy. Many in Waqar’s class wanted to be included.


Nov 29, 2018

The latest national climate assessment captures the future impacts of a warming planet more completely than reports that have come before it, UNLV geology professor Matt Lachniet says.


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