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Las Vegas continues warm streak over Thanksgiving

November weather continued its warm streak in Las Vegas on Saturday, breaking the 2000 record high temperature of 74 by 4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

RJ columnist Clarke to receive Denver award

Veteran Review-Journal columnist Norm Clarke will receive the Denver Press Club’s 21st Annual Damon Runyon Award during an April banquet dedicated to him.

Does Las Vegas have what it takes for a pro sports franchise?

Sin City’s unique status as a world entertainment destination makes it possible to lure professional sports teams without a public arena or stadium subsidies most cities must pay.

Drought dramatically reduces size of Washoe Lake

The drought has dramatically reduced the size of a popular lake between Reno and Carson City, and officials fear it could dry up unless the Sierra Nevada gets enough snow this winter.

Gruesome Nevada deer carnage could be avoided

The death of wild animals and the injuries and destruction of property they cause on highways in Northern Nevada could be avoided if the community put more effort into fencing or other measures to keep wildlife off roadways, experts say.

Ban on new Grand Canyon mines appealed

Two mining industry groups have appealed a federal judge’s ruling upholding an Obama administration ban on new hard-rock mining claims for uranium on more than 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

State-county pot dispensary clash could spark lawsuits

The future dispensaries of Clark County’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry might not be as initially widespread as expected, and resolution of the situation might be placed in the courts’ hands.

Uber might have lost battle, but the war has just begun

The Southern Nevada transportation landscape took a sharp turn last week with Uber’s announcement that it was temporarily shutting down until it could find a way to operate legally in the state. But for those critics who think Uber is gone for good, think again.

Special events target blood donors during holiday season

Blood drives started in the past two years are helping to address a need during the season of giving when people are stretched in so many directions they might think they don’t have time to donate blood.

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