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What are the dirtiest jobs in Las Vegas? Come take a look — and a whiff

Bob Combs of R.C. Farms Inc. scoops up a bucket of freshly cooked food scraps for his pigs on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

They spend their days doing things like cleaning up fish feces and mucking around in pig slop. The work might sound gross, but it is crucial to the city’s economy and our residents’ well-being. And the people who work in some of Las Vegas' dirtiest jobs have a secret: They love what they do, and they ...

The Notes: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

In the Notes: Verizon Wireless, Vegas PBS, Cobalt Data Centers, City National Bank, Creel Printing, Allstate Insurance Company, Nevada State Contractors Board, Nathan Adelson Hospice and more ...

No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets

Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic ...

Scholarship is an investment in kids’ future

James Vance, owner-operator of eight local McDonald's franchises, poses in his McDonald's at 6990 S. Rainbow Blvd. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Vance is also president of the Greater Las Vegas McDonalds Owner Operators Association. Since 1999, the local effort has awarded more than $3.1 million in Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships, helping more than 1,300 Southern Nevada high school students.

Two thousand dollars. It might seem like a small amount when talking about the cost of college. But $2,000 was a big deal this year for 148 Southern Nevada high school graduates who received college scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

The Data: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

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People on the Move: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

In the People: Annie Emprima-Martin, Joseph Miller, Alicia Ashcroft, Jeffrey Barr, Dr. Ashraf Osman, Michelle Nalepa, Kayla A. Rowzee, Julia Gilmour, Adam Porsborg, Michael Speciale, Marilyn Valenzuela, Dr. Susan Ritter, Joseph Decker, Gail Anderson, Dr. Shirley Rodriguez and more ...

Serious business can be fun and games

Four Lights 3D Modeler Andrew Wong is with the self-producing and self-publishing video game company on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Their first release is multiplayer tower defense game "Defenders of Time," slated for official release in September. L.E. Baskow

Las Vegas is long known for being on the forefront of gaming technology. But Four Lights LLC is a different kind of gaming technology that is part of the growing tech industry in the city ...

1,500 rally in latest Culinary effort to pressure Station

Culinary and Bartenders union members with Station Casino workers and local faith leaders march from George E. Harris Elementary to Boulder Station to rally in support of fair jobs on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Las Vegas casino workers, faith leaders and others marched to a rally at Boulder Station today in protest of what they described as unfair labor practices from Station Casinos. The demonstrators called on Station to ...

Nonprofit can make 4 million bars of soap a year at NLV plant

A nonprofit group that distributes soap to poverty-stricken countries is opening a manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. Global Soap Project, based in Atlanta, has ...

FBI investigating reports of cyber attacks on US banks

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is investigating an incident in which Russian hackers ...

Nevada casino revenue up slightly in July

An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Nevada casino revenue increased less than 1 percent in July from the same month last year, partly due to continued gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported today that ...

Sister’s ordeal motivates Las Vegas innovator to create anti-bullying app

Marcos Ontiveros, Blaze Brooks and Evan Savar, who have collaborated to create the anti-bullying app "Bully Alert," are seen in their new workspace Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

Motivated by the bullying of his little sister, Marcos Ontiveros developed an app that will make it easier for students to report being abused by their classmates. The app will be piloted in ...

Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

In this April 20, 2006, photo, Hildale, Utah, sits at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. Utah's liquor commission has approved a winemaking license for a new winery in the town of Hildale, home to a polygamous sect.

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor authorities say ...

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

This July 28, 2012, photo provided by Bob MacDuff shows Lindsae MacDuff holding an automatic weapon at the Gun store in Las Vegas after her "shotgun wedding."

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become ...

Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to ...