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Dining Pick of the Week: Chicago Hot Dog

Chicago Hot Dog has been around since 1982 with its authentic Vienna pure beef hot dogs and is a second home for Chicago natives.

Summer fun flows at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, California, is one of the closest high-elevation destinations for Southern Nevadans seeking a summer getaway with cool temperatures.

Steps help make the most of compost

The ingredients and methods for composting are the same regardless of where you live, but those who reside in the Southwest may want to consider a few additional suggestions.

Things to do

‘Seussical The Musical’ is coming
to Summerlin performing arts center

Literary Las Vegas

Las Vegas poet Carol Cutrona has spent more than 30 years teaching. Cutrona tapped her work and life experience to write “Faith Healing.” The poetry, inspired by Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, explores relationships, art and Cutrona’s experiences with faith. For more information, visit authorhouse.com.

Nevada Legislature wrap-up

The 76th session of the Nevada Legislature ended June 7. Lawmakers faced the difficult task of balancing the state’s budget in a sluggish economy that saw record unemployment and foreclosure rates. Gov. Brian Sandoval was seen by lawmakers and others as “politely ruthless,” getting what he wanted while still being able to work across the aisle. Track your legislators’ votes on key bills here.

Children’s role in Civil Rights explored

You are an observant kid. You pay attention.
For a while now, you’ve listened to the news and you have opinions. You know what you’d do about war if you were president. You have ideas on how to stop poverty, hunger and other world problems.
So what can a kid like you do?

Book briefs

Learn more about book signings, author visits and literary events in Las Vegas.