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August 1, 2014

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  • Stacy Bromberg throws during a meeting of the Las Vegas Darts league Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Crowbar.

    The point of darts: Spirited competition, sure, but also camaraderie

    July 27, 2014

    David Flowers receives a message on Facebook from a friend challenging him to a game of darts. They agree to play in an hour. But his challenger isn’t a member of his local leagues. Technology is shrinking the world of darts and making it easier to enjoy a game against someone half the world away. “This game is for everybody,” said Stacy Bromberg, who heads Las Vegas Darts and is a multiple-time Women’s World Darts champion. “You don’t have to be physically fit to play. You don’t have to spend days practicing ...

  • Dedicated to helping at-risk teens, co-founder 14-year-old Siena Prenger stands in a packed garage of clothing, school supplies, homemade blankets and hygiene kits collected as part of her nonprofit “Teens Helping Teens” at her home in North Las Vegas.

    Valley teens start charity for local teenagers

    July 27, 2014

    For the 14-year-old who helped found the nonprofit group Teens Helping Teens, "It’s not, ‘Here, I need charity, I need handouts;’ it’s, ‘Here, I’m your friend, and I’m gonna help you and make you feel confident and excited to go to school and be successful in the future.’"

  • President Barack Obama looks at solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in 2009. The Air Force announced recently that it has signed a lease to build a second solar facility at Nellis, this time a 19-megawatt plant.

    Potential for renewable energy soaring at Nellis Air Force Base

    July 27, 2014

    A second solar plant would give it the ability to produce 42 percent of its energy cleanly ...

  • Business owner Abdul Nasser Karouni has been waiting since 2012 to become a U.S. citizen.

    Citizenship delayed: Las Vegas businessman caught in limbo after questioning by FBI

    July 27, 2014

    When the citizenship process goes smoothly, it typically takes five or six months for someone to go from application to taking the oath of allegiance. In the case of Lebanese immigrant Abdul Nasser Karouni, it's been almost two years, and a lot of scrutiny in airports ...

  • Atlantic City is no Las Vegas, and it never was

    July 27, 2014

    New Jersey's gaming hub is collapsing because it didn't have the DNA advantages that have made Southern Nevada sustainable ...

  • The Sunday editorial: How a fight in Congress could hurt Nevada’s roadways — and much more

    July 27, 2014

    Congress has to pass a plan in a hurry to make sure the Highway Trust Fund has money to continue operating. If it doesn’t, it would be an economic disaster ...

  • Brent Bergquist, director of ocular services at the Nevada Donor Network, holds a trephine, a surgical instrument with a cylindrical blade, at the Network offices Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    Death can help someone visualize hope

    July 27, 2014

    “I’m looking at their eyes and looking at their facial expressions ... I wonder what they’re like. Were they sad? Were they happy? Did they go peacefully?”

  • The Data: July 27-Aug. 2

    July 27, 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]

  • Compliance manager Stan Van Wagenen describes how water samples are handled within the SNWA's massive testing facility out near Lake Mead on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

    How Southern Nevada could turn water deficiency into economic boon

    July 27, 2014

    On a ribbon of road 2 miles beyond Henderson, at the base of the mountains leading to Lake Mead, scientists peer through microscopes searching samples of water for microbes and chemicals. They’re looking for new ways to clean and conserve water. In the process, they’re also helping to spawn an industry to power Las Vegas’ economy. The research lab is part of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s mission to create technologies that protect the valley’s drinking water. Seven years after the lab launched, the agency’s efforts...

  • A car arrives at valet during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.

    Even for Las Vegas veterans, navigating the rules of the valet can be tricky

    July 27, 2014

    Where can you valet? When? How much do you tip? What happens if your car is damaged?

  • Teazled CEO Dina Proto displays gay and lesbian greeting cards at her office Monday, July 21, 2014. Teazled is a company that makes "traditional greeting cards for nontraditional familes."

    As LGBT-owned companies come out of the closet, they find support in business community

    July 27, 2014

    With same-sex marriage rapidly becoming legal and accepted nationwide, business owners and others who market to this demographic are in position to grow.

  • Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel has his photo taken at the unveiling of the new sign for the former LVH Wednesday, July 22, 2014.

    Westgate owner climbs high again; Agassi stays grounded in Reno

    July 27, 2014

    David Siegel was raising crane again, while Andre Agassi was raising money for UNR and Greg Maddux was being praised in Cooperstown, N.Y. ...

  • UNLV junior wide receiver Devante Davis catches his third touchdown in a 31-21 victory over Central Michigan at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

    Is momentum on UNLV’s sideline for this football season?

    July 27, 2014

    Mountain West Conference Media Day was last week, and UNLV wasn't picked to win its division — but it wasn't picked to finish last, either. Here's how our reporters view the upcoming season for the Rebels, who are looking to play in consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history ...

  • Wells Fargo Bank, Nevada HAND, the city of Las Vegas, Neighborworks America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and Metro Police broke ground on the new Boys & Girls Club’s Desert Pines facility.

    The Notes: Philanthropy, July 27-Aug. 2

    July 27, 2014

    In the Notes: Wells Fargo Bank, Nevada HAND, Neighborworks America, Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Clean the World, the Engelstad Family Foudnation, Roseman University of Health Sciences, United Way of Southern Nevada, Southland Industries, Cabo Wabo Cantina, HELP of Southern Nevada, Gold Coast Promotions, One Hour Air Conditioning, and more ...

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