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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:27:14 -0700

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Guns And Diversity A Recipe For Extremism In Nevada?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:27:14 -0700

A new report about extremist groups by a progressive think-tank in Washington, D.C. says Nevada's liberal gun laws are part of the reason for the rise in extremist actions here.The report points to the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014; the murder of two Metro police officers that same year by two avowed government haters; and this year's occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, instigated by a Bundy family member.Some Bundy family members and supporters are on trial for the 2014 standoff, including clan patriarch Cliven Bundy.

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Gaming Companies Look Toward The Future At The Global Gaming Expo

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:23:37 -0700

What can the industry expect to see during this week's event?

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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs And Capone's Gun Featured At The Mob Museum

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:28:02 -0700

A display at the Mob Museum here in Las Vegas gives us a closer look at the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. 

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John L. Smith On Being Inducted Into The Nevada Newspaper Hall Of Fame

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:46 -0700

Longtime columnist John L. Smith entered a prestigious club when he was inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame.

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Las Vegas Business Owner Fights Kratom Ban

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:53 -0700

This week, the DEA will ban kratom, an Asian herb used for pain relief.

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What Does Tonight's Debate Portend for UNLV?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:25:36 -0700

The first of three presidential debates is tonight at Hofstra University. But everyone in Nevada knows the last debate before the election will be at UNLV.So university officials, security personnel and others will be watching closely tonight to learn what they can in preparation for the debate here.Much of America, of course, will also be watching. It’s believed this debate will get higher ratings than Monday night football.

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As Air Travel To Las Vegas Increases, Is McCarran Keeping Up?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:23:12 -0700

One UNLV professor who studies airports thinks so -- for now.

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Dispute Over Badlands Golf Course Heading For Showdown At City Hall

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:38:22 -0700

The dispute over the fate of the Badlands Golf Club near Summerlin continues as the owner of the course seeks city approval next month for a plan to turn the links into single- and multi-family homes.Developer Yohan Lowie, head of Badlands owner EHB Cos., faces an Oct. 18 Las Vegas Planning Commission hearing over his proposal for a mix of estate homes and more than 2,500 multi-family units at the site of the course near Alta Drive and Rampart Boulevard.

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Las Vegas Brain Researcher Praises NFL Pledge To Fund Safety Studies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:23:09 -0700

The NFL recently pledged an additional $100 million to study the effects of head injuries and to seek a safer football helmet.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told an interviewer that the initiative “builds on what we’ve done the last few years. … There are still things for us to do to make our game safer for our players and make it better for our players, and that’s what we’re going to do.”The league has said that nearly one-third of retired players will develop long-term cognitive problems left by years of hits to the head that often start in youth football.

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Carole King's "Beautiful" Comes To The Smith Center

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:53:09 -0700

Like many listeners, the music of Carole King is a staple in my household, and in my musical repertoire.“You’ve Got a Friend” was the first song I ever played with my twins. “Tapestry” is one of the few albums that made it from my vinyl collection to CD to my iPod.And King, herself, has been an inspiration as she has forged a lasting and profound career in an industry where singer/songwriters are almost extinct, and women make up far too few of their numbers.

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