If a Hollywood screenwriter were scripting a tale about compulsive gambling in Las Vegas, he might not give Andrew's story a second thought.
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Before the name is lost to history in Las Vegas, a place that revises its past like no other, pause to consider the life of Donald Shepard.
This week's spring-like temperatures have made for great walking weather, and there are few better places to stroll than the UNLV campus. Fred Albrecht planned it that way.
State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-National Rifle Association, is probably best known around these parts for her Second Amendment obsession.
With its mission statement, "We elect pro-choice Democratic women to office," it would appear pretty obvious that the progressive political-interest group EMILY's List would endorse Hillary Clinton for president. And, of course, it's done just that.
Super Bowl 50 will come and go. One side wins, the other loses, and then they sweep confetti. Despite the hype on Sunday, you still have to report for work Monday.
Our desert is such an expansive place, a poem of silence and space between basin and range, it can disrupt all sense of scale.
Some tune in for the commercials, others for the over-the-top halftime show. Although I've rarely met them, I've heard some people actually watch the Super Bowl for the football.
Like voices calling from the shadows, residents touched by oxycodone continue to reach out and react to recent columns on the use and abuse of the powerful prescription painkiller.
The halls of the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse were quiet Saturday, but the two dozen protesters who lined the sidewalk outside 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South felt no need to deliberate.
Prescription opioid addiction happens in the best of families, but that fact provides small solace to Patricia Farley these days.
The cafe inside the Searchlight Nugget bustled during breakfast, but on that fine February morning in 2013 owner Verlie Doing was easy to spot.
Darwin Lamb, a colorful member of a legendary Southern Nevada family whose long life's wide-ranging interests included acting, singing, ranching, off-road racing and politics, died Sunday at his home in Cedar City, Utah, of age-related medical issues. He was 83.
Anyone who has followed Rep. Joe Heck's career knows he takes pride in his relationship with the veterans of the 3rd Congressional District.
Bad doctors make big headlines, and deserve them, but you almost never read about the good ones. There are many in our community.
The craven characters ensnared in an oxycodone trafficking investigation continue to fall down at U.S. District Court, but for a real sense of the damage being wrought you'll need to go elsewhere.
You've agreed to host a party and have had a good time, but now the hour is getting late. The house has gone from a crowded cacophony of conversation and music to a roomful of stragglers whispering in hushed tones.
You'll have to cough up $10 to park, but MGM Resorts International is already paying in other ways.
They're messing with the Vegas Rules again, the ones that helped put the place on the map. There are several Vegas Rules, but this one is pretty basic: Make people feel they're getting something for nothing.
The late eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes fomented his racist views at a pivotal time in Las Vegas history when he was at the height of his power. And there's clear proof that those views were set to a political purpose that helped hold back minorities in the late 1960s.
Start the new year in the land of plenty, say a quiet prayer for peace and prosperity, then take a walk down Sunrise Avenue.
If advocates for the late U.S. Navy man Charlie Demos Sr. hoped their lawsuit alleging mismanagement at the Boulder City Veterans Home was going to cause a stir among elected officials who love to make political hay of their support for the military, so far they've been mistaken.
It doesn't appear lights and sirens will be needed for this one.
Fallout from the Adelson family's December purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its relationship with Connecticut newspaper publisher Michael Schroeder surfaced Tuesday morning in District Court in the bruising wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Sands Macau casino executive Steve Jacobs.
You win some and lose some, as any sports fan will tell you, but every illegal bookmaker knows the real challenge comes when it's time to pay and take.