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Nevada’s Hispanic voters stayed home, drifted away from Democrats
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
There were no lines winding out the door, and occasionally idle poll workers would step outside and look around like the early arrivals to a party wondering if they have the wrong address. Miguel Amarista, a registered Democrat, made the trip to his polling place in East Las Vegas on election day ...
Mucking it up as they go along: World’s Toughest Mudder comes to Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Crawl through mud below barbed-wire, jump off cliffs into frigid water and pick up a few rope burns along the way. When you’re done with the first lap, keep doing it for the next 24 hours. For the 1,500 competitors in the World’s Toughest Mudder event, coming to Southern Nevada for the first time this year, that’s what a good time in Las Vegas sounds like. Tough Mudder, the obstacle course race, is ...
Survey: Democrat Lucy Flores, Republican Brian Sandoval won the Hispanic vote
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Lucy Flores won the Hispanic vote in Tuesday's election but she lost big in her race for lieutenant governor because of low turnout among Democrats and a popular Republican slate led by Gov. Brian Sandoval. About 71 percent of ...
Job picture looks bright as seasonal hiring season kicks into high gear
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
The holiday hiring forecast is looking bright, and those on the hunt for seasonal work should find more options and perhaps even higher wages than in ...
Nonprofit AzulBlue helps parents understand autism
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Being a parent of an autistic child can be an isolating experience. So imagine what it’s like when English isn’t your first language.
SLS helping keep north Strip from going south, nearby business operators say
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
For businesses on the north end of the Strip, the opening of the tourist corridor's first casino since the recession — SLS Las Vegas — hasn't been a game-changer. But it has led to ...
Your votes could win Las Vegas volunteer a $25,000 grant
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Alan Aleman is a finalist in a national competition sponsored by Coors Light that awards money to a Hispanic leader to design and execute a community project. Aleman was nominated by the local chapter of the American Red Cross, where he serves as the youth representative on the board of directors. ...
Chess as a spectator sport? Organizers of big-money tourney say yes
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
World-class players. Big prize money. A tournament based on a table game of strategy. But can the Millionaire Chess Open become the next World Series of Poker, or is it ...
Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant rewards go well beyond the crown
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
For the creator of the Miss Asian Las Vegas pageant, as well as one of the category winners in this year's competition, the importance of the event is ...
Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
The federal government deported a record number of immigrants in fiscal year 2013. The data showed that 438,421 immigrants were deported in 2013, up approximately 5 percent from the previous record of 418,397 in 2012. More than 2 million people have been deported since President Barack Obama ...