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Buck Wargo

Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and Las Vegas Sun. Today, he’s a freelance business writer covering a range of issues from gaming to development and real estate for publications across the country, including Las Vegas. Born near Chicago, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. He has worked in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent. He currently lives in Las Vegas.

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Cold caps allow Krystal Galindo to keep hair

Krystal and Josh Galindo didn’t want their kids to worry or try to comprehend her breast cancer diagnosis. That led the couple to cold caps that preserve hair during treatment. Krystal finished her last treatment on Aug. 11 with a full head of hair.

Jewish group offers gene cancer testing for all

JScreen, Jewish Nevada and Congregation Ner Tamid are offering discounted screening to identify more than 60 types of cancer genes. The testing is normally $200, but the groups have raised funds to reduce the cost to $100 per person for the at-home saliva test.

Missed mammogram turns into cancer diagnosis

COVID-19 altered the plans for Deborah Klink, and she missed her annual mammogram in 2020. Fortunately, her breast cancer diagnosis was still caught early enough even though her mammogram was delayed.

Legendary sports bettor’s home listed for $680K

Lem Banker’s home is a homage to the era of midcentury ranch-style homes in a historic district with sunlit primary suite skylights, a grand brick fireplace, circular driveway and signature palm trees.

RVs showcased at weekend NASCAR event

More than 70 recreational vehicles from Las Vegas National Indoor RV Centers are on display during the weekend NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Last year new home sales strongest since Great Recession

Southern Nevada homebuilders finished 2018 on an upbeat note and the year’s closings turned out to be the strongest since the Great Recession. Prices also set a record for single-family homes, creating an opening for more affordable attached housing.

Las Vegas master plan communities continue to develop

Summerlin, which was as low as 25th in the nation in 2011 with 221 sales, has steadily climbed back up the rankings since then. It reported 437 sales in 2014 when it was 15th in the nation and jumped back into the top 10 in 2015 and has stayed there since. It had 769 sales in 2016.

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