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An increased fuel tax and fuel revenue indexing (FRI) are paying for $12 million in road construction on Rampart Boulevard. FRI ties the increased income to the rate of inflation from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2016, resulting in an estimated $700 million in bonding capacity to fund 199 needy transportation projects in Southern Nevada and create as many as 9,400 jobs.
At Pita House, everything is homemade without preservatives, and itshows in the Mediterranean menu’s fresh flavors.
After years of living life in the fast lane, Mochiko Chicken owners Jerry Misa and Sandra Lenska have finally settled down. The couple once owned Dragon Grille, an Asian fusion food truck, and attended local festivals.
Aliante residents looking to escape chain restaurants and find authentic Mexican food near home need look no further than Martinez Taco Bar.
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Alston Business Consulting plans a Basics of Social Media marketing workshop at the Urban Chamber of Commerce, 1951 Stella Lake, Suite 26, from 10 a.m to noon Sept. 18. Admission is free. Visit alston-consulting.com to register.
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It’s no secret that the economic downturn of 2007 hit the U.S. hard, making it tougher for those just out of college to secure high-paying jobs. View caught up with some recent college graduates to find out what their plans are for tackling today’s job market.
Centennial Hills residents Dina Proto and Dina “Dom” Poist-Proto have seen their family strive to find the right card that fits their two-mother household. That struggle led them to start an alternative greeting card company that addresses nontraditional families during conventional holidays and other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.
After leaving college, many graduates have different experiences in trying to find a job or a new path in life. For John Thomas “J.T.” Creedon, these varied choices came together as he graduated from UNLV in May with a major in communication studies.
When Ray Ocampo started classes at UNLV, he assumed he would jump straight into a job after graduation. That wasn’t the case.
Life after college can be difficult for some graduates. With an evolving economy, it’s hard to gauge when they’ll receive their first job in their field. “The big thing for me was that I didn’t want to pursue a degree where I wouldn’t get a job afterward,” Henderson resident Allysa Starkweather said. “That really pushed me toward the educational field, because I was going to school for a career.”
Studying isn’t limited to the classroom. Youths can extend their areas of expertise through Nevada 4-H, which is preparing for a new year filled with projects and hands-on activities.
The Great Recession hit Millennials hard. They are more economically stressed and engulfed in student debt. There are fewer jobs and more competition. But that didn’t stop one Centennial Hills native from having high ambitions.
Valley residents are set to receive a taste of the island life while living in the desert.
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Henderson calendar highlights include a Doggie Paddle & Play Day at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex.
Seniors are getting into fitness for the fun of it.
RED ROCK 5K PLANNED SEPT. 20
Tony Sacca is a singer, actor, television host, producer and now, with the publication of “Tony Sacca: Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment A 50 Year Journey,” he’s the subject of a biography by local author Arlene Krieger.