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April 19, 2014

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  • Joe Engle and sons, from left, Dylan, 22, Shane, 21, and Adam, 16, with a portrait of Reese Engle, who died in July 2011 from a heroin overdose. Joe is the local leader of the group There Is No Hero in Heroin.

    Modern addiction: Our heroin epidemic

    April 13, 2014

    Not even the funeral of his beloved older brother, dead from a lethal injection of their shared drug of choice, could put the brakes on Dylan Engle’s downward spiral. Death didn’t scare him. He made daily trips ...

  • George Strait, Entertainer of the Year, greets Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. The 2015 ACMA show will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

    Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas

    April 13, 2014

    The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.

  • Liquid pastime: U Bottle It owner Gary Hails wants you to discover the joys of making your own beer and wine.

    You learn it, you make it, you bottle it, you drink it

    April 13, 2014

    People who like craft beer and quality wine will love the Henderson business that teaches customers how to make and bottle their own libations. The owner says it’s fun, it wills save money and it’s a nice hobby or even date night activity.

  • Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

    Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

    April 13, 2014

    When high rollers come to Las Vegas, they expect to be treated like royalty, to spend a weekend living out a hip-hop video — all comped, and all in exchange for laying down bets. And they expect these perks to be delivered by ...

  • Mike Elgas is seen outside a Jack in the Box Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Elgas was able to subdue a man who was attacking a police officer and reaching for his gun outside the fast food restaurant.

    Meet the man who saved a Metro Police officer’s life

    April 13, 2014

    Mike Elgas was at Jack in the Box for a quick breakfast the day he helped save a police officer’s life. Elgas, 48, watched with concern as a belligerent customer refused to quiet down, prompting the restaurant manager to call 911. An officer arrived and, according to all accounts, politely asked the customer to go outside. The customer, who appeared intoxicated, walked outside. The officer said he was free to go. But the customer instead got in the officer’s face ...

  • Dr. Zubin Damania works at Turntable Health, where patients can interact with medical teams by email, text or even Skype.

    Turning the tables on health care

    April 13, 2014

    The concierge-style business model, which is growing in Las Vegas, is getting positive reviews from patients, but how it will fare in sync with Obamacare remains to be seen ...

  • People on the move: April 13-19

    April 13, 2014

    In this week's edition: Susan Borst, Doreen Spears Hartwell, Heidi Zupancic, Matthew Burns, Ruben Fontes, Richard Galin, Doug Ward, among others ...

  • Jose Castaneda yawns during his first period class at Mojave Hight School Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    Some alarmed by early bell times for high schools

    April 13, 2014

    Given research that shows teens need more sleep to function at their best, some are pushing for later starts to high schools ...

  • A streetscape rendering of the Shops at Summerlin.

    City makes room for another mall

    April 13, 2014

    The Shops at Summerlin is slated to open near the end of this year. But after the ceremonial ribbon has been cut, after the congratulations and adulations are doled out, what exactly will shoppers walk into?

  • Players with the Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Hockey Club sign autographs for fans after their last home game of the regular season in the Orleans Arena on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

    Chasing the dream in the minor leagues

    April 13, 2014

    Life in the minor leagues isn’t all that glamorous, even in glitzy Las Vegas. And it’s a journey where nothing is guaranteed — just 11 Las Vegas Wranglers in the club’s 10-year history have reached the NHL.

  • Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack makes his debut at Hakkasan on Friday, March 21, 2014, in MGM Grand.

    How one ad campaign changed the face of Las Vegas

    April 6, 2014

    Five words changed everything: "What happens here, stays here." It’s a slogan unlike any other in the history of advertising. At a time when tourism had taken a hit nationwide, a city so dependent on other people spending their money here needed something to bring it back. The campaign was...

  • Celebrity chefs go from TV fame to Las Vegas fortune

    April 6, 2014

    It was a big week for celebrity chefs in Las Vegas.

  • You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools

    You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools

    April 6, 2014

    Innovation. Money. A strong beginning. Smaller class sizes. Accountability. These are the areas where we need to focus if we're ever going to pull Nevada up from the bottom of nearly every educational ranking in the country.

  • Karen Rubel is the Vice President for Development for the Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest and oldest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada Thursday, March 27, 2014.

    The bottom line on hospice care

    April 6, 2014

    The number of hospice organizations nationwide grew to 5,560 in 2012, becoming a $17 million, mostly for-profit industry.

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