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Commercial Center tenants bounce back after blaze

An Oct. 20 fire may have destroyed a former thrift store in the Commercial Center shopping complex, 953 E. Sahara Ave. , but nearby business owners feel fortunate not to have experienced the same level of damage .

Student charmed by snake becomes boa’s campus caretaker

Jessica Godwin is a college student, a soccer player and an animal enthusiast. But unlike her peers at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, Godwin is the caretaker of the largest cold-blooded creature on campus : a 9-foot, 25-pound, red-tailed boa constrictor named Naven.

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School pilot program aims to abate bullying

Bullying always has been a tradition of sorts at school, but an increasing number of suicides by the victims in recent years has prompted action from lawmakers and Clark County School Disdtrict administrators.

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SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Stopping the source only sure way to beat flies

Question: My husband and I spend four months away from the valley during the summer. When we returned in late September, we could not believe the number of flies in our yard, and because we are used to leaving our doors open, in our house.

Ash Meadows sure to leave the senses sated

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge serves at least two important functions: Preserving rare creatures and plants, and preserving the sanity of urban visitors by surrounding them with the beauty of green wetlands, glimpses of small fish darting through natural pools, and the sound of birdsong.

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Jordan Doctors, a freshman at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was among 44 students worldwide chosen to conduct scientific research at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

PHOTOS: Aviation Nation, Day Two

The Aviation Nation air show at Nellis Air Force Base drew about 110,000 spectators throughout the weekend, according to the event’s director of operations, Lt. Col Marty Garrett.