A King walked among us for decades, and we took him for granted.
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Best-selling author Joshua Wolf Shenk is the new executive director of UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute literary center. Shenk’s selection signals a new chapter in the relatively brief but remarkable history of the creative writing center.
Steve Jacobs’ personal fight of the century is still in the preliminary stages at the Regional Justice Center, but casino titan Sheldon Adelson is already taking punches.
National Correctional Officers Week came and went with little fanfare inside the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Hours after Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery was declared a success this past week, boxing promoter Bob Arum considered the possibility of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. despite losing a lackluster unanimous decision.
Sometimes the efforts of the paid and volunteer teams of forestry firefighters come together in beautiful way. A cardiac incident just after 7 a.m. on April 25 at Mt. Charleston Hotel was one such event.
Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar continues to dig for answers over the confusion and obvious miscommunication surrounding the shoulder injury of boxer Manny Pacquiao.
For a reminder that it never pays to paint a professional boxing event as a morality play, remember the silly white hat some people placed on Manny Pacquiao’s head.
Over the years, the Riviera somehow maintained a sizable core of proud employees, the kind who actually make the factory function, the ones who deserve the credit for creating the Vegas experience.
Just days after holding court at his personal presidential primary, Sheldon Adelson last week found himself in court answering sensitive questions about his lucrative Macau casino empire.
It will be interesting to see just where the resale market for tickets to Saturday night’s megafight ends up. As of 10:30 p.m. Thursday, ticket broker site StubHub showed 17 available tickets for $2,930.25 per ducat. That’s down from $4,200 — 30 percent, using others’ math.
Bobby Bennett was an intriguing choice for executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission. He has a genuine affection for boxing, and as an FBI case agent, he successfully worked one of the few professional fight-fixing investigations in recent history.
Floyd Mayweather’s criminal record for domestic violence hasn’t tarnished his image as a golden and sacred cash cow for Las Vegas.
“Yes, he’s had problems. Yes, he went to prison. Yes, he’s done wrong. But I think he’s trying to make it right now.”
On Thursday, the Sandy Valley High School Choir took the stage at the Primm Valley Resorts’ Star of the Desert Arena to back up Foreigner on the rock super group’s hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
It’s the Nevada Assembly’s turn to be the grown-ups in Carson City when it decides whether to gut the anti-SLAPP law, which is meant to deter lawsuits filed to punish and silence critical commentary and investigative journalism.
Officers at Southern Desert Correctional Center can relate to the challenges of watching over hundreds of inmates with insufficient staffing and equipment.
Steve Wynn is looking to weaken the state’s anti-SLAPP law. And if you know anything about Steve Wynn’s record of success at the Legislature, you know he usually gets his way.
When Eric Hilton speaks, the clarity of his message is undeniable: Las Vegas can be known as a great place for medical care.
In a move that defines courage and class, Gary Gray’s wife, County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, set aside her grief and matched listener donations in his name during the ongoing KNPR fundraiser.
Corrections officers at High Desert State Prison contend untrained assistants are used to pad staffing figures and make it appear they are meeting proper inmate supervision ratios. They say, it is a recipe for neglect, abuse, and tragedy.
Before some casino corporations turned customer relations into an algorithm, the hosts — like Allan “Jamup” Hirschorn — were walking barometers of high roller health. They knew who had money and how much credit they could handle.
No one in Carolyn Goodman’s camp was shouting two weeks before Election Day. And campaign co-managers Tom Letizia and Bradley Mayer were feeling downright grim.
Nevadan “Wheezer” Dell broke into the big leagues in 1912 with the St. Louis Cardinals. The highlight of a brief but respectable career was an appearance in Game 5 of the 1916 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, which was then led by lefty pitching sensation Babe Ruth.
Sen. Harry Reid makes no bones about his backing of the Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, daughter of his longtime friend, the late Democrat and County Commissioner Manny Cortez.