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Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

When Americans discovered that devices known as cyanide bombs were being placed in public outdoor areas to exterminate coyotes and other animals, they reacted with horror. And with good reason. Although the devices are touted as a way to control varmints ...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

In the mid-1990s, hockey fans were introduced to a new technology called FoxTrax, intended to make it easier for viewers to follow the puck during National Hockey League telecasts on Fox. Many remember how the technology created a glowing puck on TV...

People on the Move: Dec. 5, 2019 Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources appointed Heidi Swank as the inaugural administrator for its new division of outdoor recreation. Swank will help build the division with a focus on enhancing Nevada’s one-of-a-kind outdoor...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

On the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, a head-turning monster of a resort with two hotel towers is being built on an 88-acre site. With a $4.3 billion price tag, Resorts World Las Vegas is Genting Group’s idea of a modern luxury megaresort and will...

Touro University doctor helping strengthen the "backbone" of the community's health care industry Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

As a physician who has been involved in medical education almost his entire career, Dr. Thomas Hunt jumped at the opportunity to join and help shape a new Southern Nevada medical school four years ago. As chair in the Roseman University College of...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Zappos Theater is the Las Vegas Strip’s headquarters for pop music favorites. Certainly this room at the Planet Hollywood resort is competing with the resident headliner lineups at Park Theater at Park MGM at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but Live...

War on terror has done nothing but create more terrorists Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

In 2001 and in 2002, Congress passed authorizations for war. While not declarations of war, these mandates, each titled an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) provided the legal framework for attacks against al-Qaeda for the Iraq War. Both...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The fans directly behind New York Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev rose out of their rinkside seats at T-Mobile Arena and started celebrating. The Golden Knights had finally scored. Vegas’ star-studded second line of Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone and...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti spent Sunday morning traveling back to Southern Nevada from Boise, Idaho. He took in the Mountain West championship game on Saturday, where host Boise State beat Hawaii 31-10. The league champ is supposed...

Posted Monday, 09 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A man was shot and killed in northeast Las Vegas this morning as he tried to stop a suspect from breaking into his father’s vehicle, according to Metro Police. The suspect then accidentally fired a round into this leg, Lt. Ray Spencer said. He was...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A woman showed up to her ex-girlfriend’s south Las Vegas valley residence, broke in and slain the woman’s new love interest early Saturday, according to Metro Police. It wasn’t clear if the victim died from being stabbed or from having his head...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The loudest Golden Knights’ games at T-Mobile Arena don’t tend to come midseason, especially not in a Sunday afternoon game. Today’s matchup with the New York Rangers, which begins at 4 p.m., might be an exception. Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to...

It’s time to let go of the shame over your accumulated debt Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. But many people still report...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

A pair of matchups between teams bound to be players in the AFC playoffs have the most attention in the Sun's handicapping contest as it rounds into its final quarter. Three best bets from the prognosticators come in this morning's matchup in Buffalo,...

Founders would have demanded impeachment Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The impeachment train is on the move. And I, for one, believe it is on the right track. It is no secret that I have been opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump in the past. I have always been concerned that, in this highly partisan world in which...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

When John Hiatt moved to southwest Las Vegas in 1976, the water level for his domestic well was 115 feet below the surface. A decade and a half later, it dropped to 140 feet. Until 1971, groundwater below the earth’s surface was the only source of...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Vegan dining is not a trend. That is becoming clear as more fast-food mega-chains incorporate plant-based proteins into their offerings while the local scene has exploded with an expansion of different vegan restaurants across the Las Vegas Valley....

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

It’s been about a year and a half since then-UNLV President Len Jessup announced his resignation, and the university still does not have a permanent replacement for the position. While Marta Meana has served as acting president since July 2018, the...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Finally, a long overdue bill to provide justice for missing and slain Native American women may be on a path to passage. Known as Savanna’s Act, the measure would incentivize federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate cold cases...

Posted Sunday, 08 December 2019 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

The Liberty High football program’s credentials were already solid. The Patriots have been ranked in the top-100 nationally for parts of the past three years, including in 2016 when they broke into the top-20 after winning a road game in Texas....