Arizona Uber driver hospitalized after throat slit by passenger

Phoenix area authorities say they are investigating an attack on an Uber driver whose throat was slashed in the second area assault on a ride-share driver in less than a week.

Nevada Assemblyman Sprinkle to take another shot at Medicaid buy-in law

Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle, D-Sparks, plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would create a Medicaid buy-in option for all Nevadans, after a similar proposal passed in the state Assembly and Senate but fell at the hands of former Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2017.

California chef lifts ban on ‘Make America Great Again’ hats

A San Francisco Bay Area restaurant owner who was criticized after saying he would refuse service to anyone wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap has apologized and reversed course, saying Friday his restaurant will keep serving everyone.

Tourists return to see elephant seals at California park

Tourists unable to visit a popular beach in Northern California that was taken over by a colony of nursing elephant seals during the government shutdown will be able to get an up-close view of the creatures, officials said Friday.

J.D. Salinger’s unpublished works to be released, son says

One of the book world’s greatest mysteries is finally ending: J.D. Salinger’s son says previously unpublished material by his late father will be coming out.

 
Jeff Gordon honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame ceremony

Jeff Gordon’s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony befitting a driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport.

Las Vegas Market defines furniture trends

Every year, tens of thousands of home design professionals gather in Las Vegas for the Winter Las VegasMarket, which ended Thursday. The city becomes the center of attention for new home furnishings as 4,200lines of furniture, bedding, lighting, flooring, accessories and gifts are on display across 40 floors of event space.

Spraying dormant oil now controls bugs for coming year

Maybe gardeners aren’t busy in Minnesota or Iowa during the winter, but for gardeners living in the Mojave Desert, it is probably our busiest time of year. I’m asked about spraying dormant oils on trees, but most people don’t know anything about them. It’s a shame because it’s probably the most important method to control bugs that may become problems during the coming year. It’s good insurance.

Less is more except when it isn’t

Many designers disagree on this premise of “less is more,” but a few well-placed, appropriate pieces can make a bigger statement as opposed to just filling up a room for the heck of it.

New truck sales are booming

Southern Nevada has endless opportunities for pickup truck drivers in a region that offers everything from the desert to the mountains. And whether a vehicle has two-wheel drive, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, trucks are fast becoming the choice of young adults, millennials and baby boomers.

 
Groundhog sees no shadow, predicts early spring

It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the U.S. thaws out from a bitter polar vortex, but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country’s most famous prognosticating groundhogs.

 
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologizes for racist yearbook photo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to resign from both Republicans and prominent fellow Democrats, including several presidential hopefuls.

Where is our humanity at the southern border?

Our status on the worldwide stage is being judged every day that we treat humans as animals when all they are seeking is asylum and an opportunity for a better life.

Mountian Region: Faith Lutheran’s Connor Bourne eyes region crown

Connor Bourne, who has a 171-29 record during his high school career after pinning Eldorado’s Marques Anaya-Casarez in the 182-pound quarterfinals on Friday, will face Centennial’s Ike Edwards in Saturday’s semifinal round, which begins at 10 am at Bonanza.

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