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Shortage of auto mechanics hits Clark County

Southern Nevada is about 800 mechanics short, according the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. As the technology in cars continues to advance, it’s becoming more difficult to find auto mechanics and technicians who know how to work on the vehicles. Usually, a labor shortage translates to higher wages. But the median wage for auto service workers in Clark County is $17.50 an hour, according to Emsi, a labor market analytics firm The average hourly wage in the Las Vegas Valley is $21.37, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Las Vegas Aces Scrape Away With a Win Over Defending WNBA Champion Storm - Video Highlights
The Las Vegas Aces turned the ball over 17 times in the 60-56 win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and Las Vegas Aces beat writer Sam Gordon discuss how the Aces were able to sneak away with a win over the defending WNBA champions.
Bill Laimbeer Not Impressed With Las Vegas Aces' Win Over Storm - Video Highlights
Despite beating the defending WNBA champions, Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer was not impressed with his team's play versus the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. Aces forward A'ja Wilson mirrored her coach's comments and said not all wins are pretty.
Golden Knights Kelly McCrimmon Talks Development Camp - VIDEO
Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon talks about what he expects from everyone at development camp on their first day.
Golden Knights Dylan Coghlan On Veteran Experience - VIDEO
Golden Knights defenseman Dylan Coghlan talks about his veteran experience playing in Chicago and development camp.
RTC launches Trip to Strip service
Terry Fator and his turtle, Winston, two cast members of The Chippendales, a Cirque du Soleil performer and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman accompanied by two showgirls joined Mayor Carolyn Goodman to launch the Regional Transportation Commission's new Trip to Strip service. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Golden Knights President George McPhee talks about Williams Karlsson's 8 year deal
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Golden Knights Center William Karlsson speaks to media about 8 year contract
William Karlsson presser highlights June 25, 2019.
Golden Knights Development Camp participants participated in a special community event at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
For the third consecutive year, Vegas Golden Knights Development Camp participants participated in a special community event at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
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Eldorado’s $17.3B deal for Caesars could create largest casino company
The company consolidation of Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment would offer more than 51,000 rooms, 4 million square feet of gaming, 71,000 slot machines, 4,000 gaming tables and some 300 food and beverage facilities.
Eldorado’s $17.3B deal for Caesars could create largest casino company - VIDEO
Eldorado Resorts’ acquisition of larger Caesars Entertainment Corp., announced Monday, would form an industry giant with 60 domestic casino–resorts and gaming facilities across 16 states. The companies said the buyout would close next year. The deal is expected to bring major changes to the Strip — where the merged company may try to sell properties; and the deal is expected to raise questions about sports betting, regulatory issues, and the company’s possible future in Japan.
Bellagio Conservatory unveils Italian summer exhibit
The Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
‘Jeopardy!’ sensation James Holzhauer hits the poker tables at WSOP
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Caesars Entertainment being acquired by Eldorado Resorts in $17.3B deal
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Women's pro bowling tour continues comeback in North Las Vegas
U.S. Women's Open champion Danielle McEwan, third-place finisher Shannon O'Keefe talk about the resurgence of a women's pro bowling tour at the U.S. Women's Open in North Las Vegas on June 23, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sacramento beats Aviators again (Las Vegas Aviators)
Chris Shaw’s two-run single in the eighth-inning snapped a 2-2 tie Sunday as the Sacramento River Cats topped the Aviators 4-3 in a Pacific Coast League game before 7,863 at the Las Vegas Ballpark. (Las Vegas Aviators)
Daytime fireworks mark the opening of Encore Boston Harbor
The opening of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. included a three-minute fireworks show launched by Fireworks by Grucci Sunday, June 23, 2019. (Rick Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @RickVelotta
Elaine Wynn talks about the opening of Encore Boston Harbor
Elaine Wynn, co-founder and largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts, talked during opening festivities of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. Sunday, June 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Wishes to Hawaii granted for 3 children
Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Lake Las Vegas to grant wishes for three children with life-threatening illnesses to visit Hawaii. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People line hours ahead of opening for Encore Boston Harbor
Guests arrive as much as 17 hours early for the 10 a.m. opening of the $2.6 billion, 671-room resort in Everett, Mass. Sunday, June 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @reviewjournal.com
Las Vegas Aviators fall to Sacramento
Francisco Pena’s sacrifice fly broke a ninth-inning tie Saturday and the Sacramento River Cats edged the Aviators 4-3 in a Pacific Coast League game in front of 10,143 fans at Las Vegas Ballpark. (Las Vegas Aviators)
Las Vegas Aces Top Dallas Wings 86-68 - Video Highlights
Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby helped guide her team to a win over the Dallas Wings with a career-high 27 points in the 86-68 victory.
'Know Your Rights' forum for undocumented immigrants
The Nevada Immigrant Coalition held a public forum at a North Las Vegas Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The forum was to inform undocumented people of what they can do in event of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Elvis rocks Mesquite
Elvis tribute artists compete in the 10th annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite competition. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
One way to get to Encore Boston Harbor is on the water
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River Cats hang on to beat Aviators
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The $2.6 billion, 671-room resort, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts, will open to the public Sunday at 10 a.m. local time. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
First look at Encore Boston Harbor
Members of the media are getting a first look at Encore Boston Harbor Friday, ahead of its Sunday opening. The $2.6 billion, 671-room resort has 3,158 slot machines, 143 table games, and 88 poker tables. Once Encore opens, only three commercial casinos will exist in the state, including a slot-machine parlor operated by Penn National Gaming at the Plainridge Park Race Track in central Massachusetts. (Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Drone footage shows devastation of office park fire
In the early morning hours of Monday, June 17th, a massive fire destroyed an 84,000-square-foot office complex on Paradise Road near East Twain Avenue.
Raiders Stadium Construction Update - VIDEO
The Raiders stadium in Las Vegas is still on track to be complete by 2020 when the team arrives.
UFC's Francis Ngannou says he never doubted himself after losses - Video
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Summer In Las Vegas
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Aces fall short against Mystics, 95-72
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Aces coach Bill Laimbeer calls loss to Mystics 'disappointing'
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Illinois' gaming market
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2019 NHL Awards Highlight Video
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Seven Magic Mountains restoration complete
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Train derails in Northern Nevada - VIDEO
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Artist Andy Mendre talks about his sculpture
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Mark Stone and Stanley Cup visit MGM Grand
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Tyson Fury says his fighting style is 'kryptonite' for anybody
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Golden Knights, Raiders Unite for Charity Softball Game - Video Highlights
Golden Knights and Raiders players alike were more than excited to join together in a charity softball game to raise money for pediatric cancer. Players from both teams cannot wait for the Raiders to arrive in Las Vegas so more joint events can take place.
Part of I-15 in downtown Las Vegas closed due to repaving — VIDEO
After a week of paving work snarling traffic along Interstate 15, another round of roadwork will continue the congestion into the weekend. The final Project Neon paving and striping efforts dubbed Pave-A-Palooza will close northbound I-15 between Sahara Avenue and D Street.
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Train derails in Northern Nevada - VIDEO
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Wayne Newton testifies during burglary trial
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Golden Knights' Mark Stone up for Selke Trophy
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American Ninja Warrior Comes To Las Vegas - VIDEO
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NHL Awards Take Over Las Vegas - Video
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Aces fall short against Mystics, 95-72
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Seven Magic Mountains restoration complete
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Inside Las Vegas goes inside Las Vegas
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City's class propels 10,000 to earn citizenship
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