Tragedy puts TV reporters on guard

I'm not sure there is ever a live sports event locally where Chris Maathuis isn't holding a microphone. Einstein said it was possible to be in two places at the same time. Some days, it seems as though Maathuis is in 10.

Bill would offer child care to student veterans

A new bill in Congress aims to help veterans obtain child care while they pursue an education. The measure would offer federal grants for colleges to establish or expand child care centers that could assist students who have served in the military.

Las Vegas, Denver considered for nonstop China flights

Aviation expert Mike Boyd is betting that Las Vegas has nonstop flights to and from China within three years. Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Group International, told a group gathered for the 20th annual International Aviation Forecast Summit on Saturday that Denver and Las Vegas are the two leading candidates for nonstop flights based on growing travel demand from middle-class Chinese citizens that have the means and desire to travel abroad.

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Gonzalez, Gallo lead Express past 51s

Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched six strong innings, and Bishop Gorman product Joey Gallo went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Round Rock Express downed the 51s 4-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday in Round Rock, Texas.

Entertainment

Business

Airbnb looks to tackle the business travel market

With over a million listings in 190 countries, Airbnb already offers up more rooms than Hilton. The home rental service isn't done expanding, however. Now, [the] $25 billion company is trying to tap into a market that's traditionally been the hotel chains bread-and-butter: business travelers.

Las Vegas, Denver considered for nonstop China flights

Aviation expert Mike Boyd is betting that Las Vegas has nonstop flights to and from China within three years. Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Group International, told a group gathered for the 20th annual International Aviation Forecast Summit on Saturday that Denver and Las Vegas are the two leading candidates for nonstop flights based on growing travel demand from middle-class Chinese citizens that have the means and desire to travel abroad.

Nation and World

Opinion

Conservative proposals can cut the health insurance coercion

After talking about it endlessly, Republican presidential candidates are finally starting to get specific about how they intend to replace the Affordable Care Act. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released his plan earlier this month. As the reaction to it shows, Republicans have to be ready with answers to a lot of hard questions.

They're the deadbeat club

There's a certain demographic in this country — it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name — that has no sense of personal responsibility.

LETTERS: Undocumented immigrant numbers woefully underestimated

I am tired of politicians, government bureaucrats and undocumented immigrant advocates (not to mention news organizations) continually stating that the number of undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States is "11 million to 12 million." The Social Contract Press published a 2007 article in which the Los Angeles Times cited the number of undocumented immigrants living in the country at the time as between 8 million and 12 million.

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Home, food, and gardening around the Las Vegas Valley

Clean dryer lint traps to maintain efficiency

If you don't clean the lint traps often — like every time you use the dryer — you run the risk of the lint building up, getting into the vent and even into the cabinet of the dryer. That is where the burner or heating element and the motor are located.

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