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November 24, 2014

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  • Court could decide today on venue in Uber legal battle
    Nov. 24, 2014
    The Nevada Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a state court judge in Reno or one Las Vegas should hear a bid by state taxi regulators and limousine firms to ...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
    Sources: Chuck Hagel resigning as defense secretary
    Nov. 24, 2014
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which ...
  • Demonstrators block a busy intersection while marching through the streets to protest the August shooting of Michael Brown, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Brown.
    Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
    Nov. 24, 2014
    Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.
  • This is a view of the holiday display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
    How to have your best holidays ever
    Nov. 24, 2014
    Whether you partake in the madness that is the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping experience, broadcast your discontent with the rising tide of consumerism through a show of protest, or avoid it altogether, have a plan. We’ve got pointers on how to handle the day no matter which course of action you take.
  • Dennis Harvey, center, former Mayor Barry's godson speaks, in front of the Barry home, during a vigil to honor former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78.
    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Nov. 24, 2014
    Marion Barry, 78, former four-term mayor of the District of Columbia died on Sunday. He first made a name for himself in the South as a leader in the civil rights movement and brought his fierce advocacy to D.C. to support the fight for local residents to be freed from the rule of Congress to manage their own city affairs. But he will also be remembered for one night in 1990 when he was caught on video lighting a crack pipe in an FBI sting operation.
  • Emergency personnel check a tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day overturned just off Interstate 5 in Northern California, killing one person and sending dozens to hospitals near the Pollard Flat area in Redding, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The bus, bound from Los Angeles to Washington, crashed on Interstate 5 north of Lake Shasta on Sunday morning.
    Tour bus rollover on interstate kills 1, injures dozens
    Nov. 24, 2014
    A tour bus drifted off interstate 5 in California and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man, leaving six others with critical or serious injuries, and sending two dozen people to hospitals with mainly minor wounds, authorities said.
  • Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on the Assembly floor during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City.
    Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
    Nov. 23, 2014
    After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen announced that he would not lead the chamber ...
  • Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on the Assembly floor during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City.
    Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
    Nov. 23, 2014
    After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...
  • Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Rocky and Adrian for a calendar that will benefit Keep Memory Alive.
    Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health ...
  • The Data: Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 2014
    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
  • The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
    Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
    Nov. 23, 2014
    When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
  • Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.
    Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
  • Antonio Perez of Knudson Middle School plays his trumpet during a mariachi workshop led by members of Mariachi Cobre in 2012.
    Find the right instrument for your child
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Helping a child select a musical instrument is a little like buying a car (without the monthly payment and heavenly new-car smell). You’ll want to try a few on for size to see what your child likes and what model best fits his or her body, interests and abilities.
  • Survive gift-giving season at the office
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...
  • Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
    The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 2014
    In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
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  • School portable fire causes $125,000 in damages

    School portable fire causes $125,000 in damages

    November 23, 2014

    A portable classroom was heavily damaged by a fire late Saturday evening at Robert Lunt Elementary in east Las Vegas, according to a Las Vegas Fire Department release. ...

  • This is a view of the holiday display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

    How to have your best holidays ever

    November 24, 2014

    Whether you partake in the madness that is the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping experience, broadcast your discontent with the rising tide of consumerism through a show of protest, or avoid it altogether, have a plan. We’ve got pointers on how to handle the day no matter which course of action you take.

  • If you want to host your own Friendsgiving, consider providing the main entrees — turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes, for example — and asking friends to bring a side dish or dessert.

    Create your own Turkey Day tradition: Friendsgiving

    November 23, 2014

    Thousands of Las Vegans are transplants from other cities, don't have family here and aren't able to travel for the holidays. So one way to avoid the blues is to gather with friends to celebrate the season ...

  • Tips to power through holiday meals and shopping

    Tips to power through holiday meals and shopping

    November 23, 2014

    This year, save yourself a little time and a lot of stress by starting early. Like now. You’ll be happy you did.

  • Survive gift-giving season at the office

    Survive gift-giving season at the office

    November 23, 2014

    Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...

  • Dennis Harvey, center, former Mayor Barry's godson speaks, in front of the Barry home, during a vigil to honor former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78.

    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    November 24, 2014

    Marion Barry, 78, former four-term mayor of the District of Columbia died on Sunday. He first made a name for himself in the South as a leader in the civil rights movement and brought his fierce advocacy to D.C. to support the fight for local residents to be freed from the rule of Congress to manage their own city affairs. But he will also be remembered for one night in 1990 when he was caught on video lighting a crack pipe in an FBI sting operation.

  • Emergency personnel check a tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day overturned just off Interstate 5 in Northern California, killing one person and sending dozens to hospitals near the Pollard Flat area in Redding, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The bus, bound from Los Angeles to Washington, crashed on Interstate 5 north of Lake Shasta on Sunday morning.

    Tour bus rollover on interstate kills 1, injures dozens

    November 24, 2014

    A tour bus drifted off interstate 5 in California and crashed onto its roof, killing a 33-year-old man, leaving six others with critical or serious injuries, and sending two dozen people to hospitals with mainly minor wounds, authorities said.

  • Where I Stand: Follow these guideposts to shape Nevada’s technology future

    November 23, 2014

    As we explain in our new report “Cracking the Code on STEM: A People Strategy for Nevada’s Economy,” neither the Las Vegas area nor the state as a whole has a clear plan for delivering the trained STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce required for continued growth in Nevada’s …