New findings revealed about odd Hawaiian fish

The fish buyer noticed something different about the large, colorful disc-shaped opah waiting to be sold at the auction house in Honolulu. Among the differences: one fish had a bigger eye than the other.

Indiana teacher survives school shooting, Las Vegas shooting

A central Indiana woman who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas says her instinct to protect her students kicked in during a recent shooting at the middle school where she works.

 
Florida officials find body of woman attacked by alligator

A woman who disappeared while walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday was bitten and likely killed by an alligator that was later captured, wildlife officials said.

Downed power lines ignited fatal California fires, report says

Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday.

Looking for an entry-level job at a US store? It’s harder now

Getting a job at a store or fast-food restaurant used to be as simple as walking up and down the mall and applying. Now, with store chains closing and laying off thousands of workers, that path is more complicated.

 
Drought-tolerant yards need not be bare

The green, green grass of home is now zeroscape. Or is it xeriscape? Or maybe it’s just plain old drought-tolerant landscaping. Any way you describe it, those fabulous green front lawns that were so common throughout Southern Nevada 20 years ago have become landscapes that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.

Friendly Ford still going strong after 48 years

The year was 1970, and Decatur Boulevard was on the western edge of Las Vegas. Ed Olliges was eager to open the dealership, and the address of 660 N. Decatur Blvd. seemed like the ideal location for Friendly Ford.

If you have pets, make sure yard meets their needs

Dear Gail: We’ve just moved from Chicago as we’re so over the cold weather, snowstorms and gearing up just to get to work. We know that the Las Vegas summers are hot, and although we’re not sure if we’re ready, at least we don’t have to shovel heat. We have two dogs and are in the process of designing our backyard. Do you have any Las Vegas weather puppy tips? — Vini

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