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House Votes to Target Human Traffickers with Cash Rewards | Las Vegas Tribune House Votes to Target Human Traffickers with Cash Rewards
  By Cristina Marcos The Hill The House easily passed legislation on Monday that would allow the State Department and law enforcement agencies to offer cash rewards for the arrest of international human traffickers. The measure, easily approved on a voice vote, expands the State Department’s current program offering cash rewards for information on people committing international organized ...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Nevada Assembly Passes Solar-Energy Consumer Rights, Fees | CBS Local Nevada Assembly Passes Solar-Energy Consumer Rights, Fees
Members of the Nevada Assembly on Tuesday gave bipartisan support to one arm of the Democratic majority's push to make solar energy more accessible.
CBS Local | May 24, 2017
Vegas Doctor Guilty of Drugging, Video Sex With Patients | CBS Local Vegas Doctor Guilty of Drugging, Video Sex With Patients
A suspended medical doctor has been found guilty in Las Vegas of drugging women and videotaping himself having sex with them.
CBS Local | May 24, 2017
Nevada Wet Winter to Delay Wildfires, Provide Abundant Fuel | CBS Local Nevada Wet Winter to Delay Wildfires, Provide Abundant Fuel
Experts say record-setting precipitation is delaying Nevada's wildfire season while also producing an abundance of vegetation that could burn late this summer.
CBS Local | May 24, 2017
Vegas Lawyer Facing Felony Charges in Cellphone in Jail Case | CBS Local Vegas Lawyer Facing Felony Charges in Cellphone in Jail Case
A lawyer who represents a Nevada inmate who was wounded in a fatal shooting involving state prison guards in 2014 is accused of illegally providing a cellphone to him and another detainee in jail in Las Vegas.
CBS Local | May 24, 2017
Four Misconceptions About Social Security | Las Vegas Tribune Four Misconceptions About Social Security
  By Geoff Williams New surveys are always coming out showing we need to know more about our finances. One of the latest surveys that seems designed to make us worry about how we’re handling money is a recent Fidelity Investments Social Security IQ Survey. As you might expect, it showed that there is a lot of confusion around Social Security. For instance, only 14 percent of pre-retirees k...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Symptoms, Treatment, Causes and Prevention | Las Vegas Tribune Symptoms, Treatment, Causes and Prevention
Understanding Osteoporosis & Your Health: Osteoporosis has been labeled a “silent disease.” The reason: our bones can become weak or thin over the course of many years with no signs or symptoms, until we incur a painful and disabling fracture. This is a serious condition that may be impacting you — or someone you love. And what we all need to know is that prevention needs to start early in ...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
A step into the past for the ‘Summer of SEXXY Celebration’ | Las Vegas Tribune A step into the past for the ‘Summer of SEXXY Celebration’
Photos by Sandy Zimmerman at the “SEXXY” pre-show party in the Verona Sky Villas My invitation indicated the Launch of the “Summer of SEXXY” party would be held in the Verona Sky Villas only accessible by a private elevator which is opened by a special key. A man stood at the elevator door as each guest arrived, placed a card in the slot, we entered and the royal elevator brought us up to anoth...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
The World is Changing and You Have to Adjust | Las Vegas Tribune The World is Changing and You Have to Adjust
Photos by Shelly Palmer, Robot Restaurant and Nightclub As we saw in early sci-fi movies, the robots became independent and attempted to take over the world. In Japan, robots replace workers in the factories and are beginning to enter into businesses as the first Robot Cabaret opened in Tokyo and China tossed out their ancient ways with their first Robot Restaurant. The Robots are guided by sur...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts June 2017 Calendar of Events | Las Vegas Tribune City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts June 2017 Calendar of Events
PROGRAMS SUBJECT  TO CHANGE Cultural Arts & Community Events programs: www.artslasvegas.org Summer I 2017 Class Registration at Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages) Registration May 1-June 14 for the six-week class session June 14-July 22, 2017. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383. Fine arts courses offered for youth, teens and adults include visual arts; dra...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Industrious Failure | Las Vegas Tribune Industrious Failure
My twin grandsons, Yogi and Spike, coincidentally learned to walk right before my eyes when they were doing their Sunday assault on our house some time back. Yogi (Cameron) is definitely the alpha male of the pair, soon to be two years old later this summer. He is also the party animal, where Spike (Keenan) is content to visit me in my man cave and sit in the corner and play quietly with a rand...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Are You Really a Team Player? | Las Vegas Tribune Are You Really a Team Player?
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. — Simon Sinek For many of us, the idea of being part of a team is something we’ve identified with from an early age. Many of us were introduced to the concept of being on a team from our Little League days, or choosing teams with our neighborhood friends for an afternoon of[...]
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
How to Calculate Your Ideal Retirement Withdrawal Rate | Las Vegas Tribune How to Calculate Your Ideal Retirement Withdrawal Rate
Determining how much you can safely withdraw in retirement depends on several important factors. By Rebecca Lake If you’re worried about draining your retirement wealth too quickly, you’re not the only one. A 2016 survey from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants found that 41 percent of financial planners say running out of money ranks as the top concern among their clients, i...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Investing Advice for May-December Marriages | Las Vegas Tribune Investing Advice for May-December Marriages
By Jeff Brown These days, marriage and other committed relationships come in all flavors — traditional man and woman of similar ages, people of widely differing ages, same-sex couples. Emmanuel Macron the new president of France, has a wife 24 years his senior, reversing the usual May-December pattern. Regardless of whether it’s an older man and younger woman or the reverse — or partners of the...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
House of Blues Las Vegas Show Listing Updates | Las Vegas Tribune House of Blues Las Vegas Show Listing Updates
House of Blues adds new shows to its calendar including R&B artist August Alsina and The Dan Band. Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are on sale now online at HouseofBlues.com, MandalayBay.com and Ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-632-7600. Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet Date: Thursday, May 25 Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $29.50, Age: 18+, R & B and Soul. DSB — Tribute to Journe...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Dita Von Teese Returning to Las Vegas at The House of Blues | Las Vegas Tribune Dita Von Teese Returning to Las Vegas at The House of Blues
Photos by Jennifer Mitchell I reviewed Dita Von Teese a few years ago, and now she is appearing in Las Vegas again, and I want to recommend her show. Dita’s unique performance brought back elements of the past “old time burlesque,” and she always adds new surprises every time. Dita appears on her North American tour, “The Art of the Teese” variety show, 18+, Monday, July 10, at the House of Blu...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 24, 2017
Multi Agency Exercise This Week On Interstate 11 | CBS Local Multi Agency Exercise This Week On Interstate 11
Police, fire and rescue units and emergency medical personnel are doing exercises that they hope will eventually save lives.
CBS Local | May 23, 2017
Man Arrested After Allegedly Accidentally Shooting Girlfriend | CBS Local Man Arrested After Allegedly Accidentally Shooting Girlfriend
Authorities say a Las Vegas man has been arrested after allegedly accidentally shooting his girlfriend when she tried to keep him from hurting a group of people.
CBS Local | May 23, 2017
It’s National Emergency Medical Services Week | CBS Local It’s National Emergency Medical Services Week
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is co-sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians. This year's theme is "EMS Strong-Always in Service" because when a medical emergency happens, EMS personnel are typically the first ones on the scene.
CBS Local | May 23, 2017
Nevada Democrats Tout Arizona Data in Minimum-Wage Push | CBS Local Nevada Democrats Tout Arizona Data in Minimum-Wage Push
Democratic lawmakers in Carson City on Monday pointed to recent examples of short-term economic success following minimum wage increases elsewhere as they argued to do the same in Nevada.
CBS Local | May 23, 2017
Coroner Identifies Body Encased in Concrete at Lake Mead | CBS Local Coroner Identifies Body Encased in Concrete at Lake Mead
The Clark County coroner has identified the human remains found encased in concrete at Lake Mead.
CBS Local | May 23, 2017
Blast At Ariana Grande Concert Kills 19 | CBS Local Blast At Ariana Grande Concert Kills 19
An explosion at Manchester Arena that is being treated as a possible terrorist attack.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Nevada to Shield Relocated Soldiers From End-Contract Fees | CBS Local Nevada to Shield Relocated Soldiers From End-Contract Fees
Members of the military being deployed or moved to a different base can get out of service contracts without penalty in Nevada under a law receiving final approval in the state capital.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Additional Harassment Complaints Filed Against Vegas Senator | CBS Local Additional Harassment Complaints Filed Against Vegas Senator
Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo is resigning his chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee while an independent investigation into the alleged sexual harrassment complaints continue.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline In Henderson Is May 23 | CBS Local Voter Registration Deadline In Henderson Is May 23
Ward 3 City Council seat on upcoming ballot. People living in Henderson and are seeking to cast a ballot in the 2017 City of Henderson municipal general election must register to vote by March 23.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
2 More Suspects Arrested For Nevada Desert Shooting | CBS Local 2 More Suspects Arrested For Nevada Desert Shooting
30-year-old Fernando Perez and 25-year-old Jose Villanueva had been booked Saturday. They face six charges each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a deadly weapon.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Campaign Urges Nevada Drivers To ‘Love’ Construction Cones | CBS Local Campaign Urges Nevada Drivers To ‘Love’ Construction Cones
The radio and television commercials that began airing last week are encouraging drivers to "love" construction cones.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Nevada Has The 10th Most Motorcycle Thefts In The Nation | CBS Local Nevada Has The 10th Most Motorcycle Thefts In The Nation
Las Vegas has the third most reported motorcycle thefts in the nation, according to stats from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Vacant Ward 2 Seat In Henderson Up For Grabs | CBS Local Vacant Ward 2 Seat In Henderson Up For Grabs
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 25, 2017, and must be done in person.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Fire Damages House In West Las Vegas | CBS Local Fire Damages House In West Las Vegas
No injuries reported during incident.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Security Guard Shoots, Kills Gunman at North Vegas 7-Eleven | CBS Local Security Guard Shoots, Kills Gunman at North Vegas 7-Eleven
Police are investigating a fatal shooting in North Las Vegas after a security guard apparently shot and killed a man who walked into a convenience store and started firing his gun.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Bills on Police Cams, Alternative Diplomas Sent to Governor | CBS Local Bills on Police Cams, Alternative Diplomas Sent to Governor
Nevada lawmakers are sending more bills to Gov. Brian Sandoval as they count down the final days of the biennial session. Sandoval signed about 30 bills last week, including a ban on anti-gay conversion therapy and an expansion of state disability services to certain individuals under 60.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Climate Change’s Toll on Lake Tahoe’s Clarity Continues | CBS Local Climate Change’s Toll on Lake Tahoe’s Clarity Continues
Climate change is changing the rules scientists have followed for decades as they try to identify the causes of Lake Tahoe's loss of clarity and chart a course to restore the ecological health of the mountain lake.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
Average Nevada Gas Price Jumps More Than 7 Cents | CBS Local Average Nevada Gas Price Jumps More Than 7 Cents
Gasoline prices are on the rise in Nevada.
CBS Local | May 22, 2017
EarthTalk | Las Vegas Tribune EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly? Are there any better-looking alternatives out there?— Maise Lipscomb, Helena, MT If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might be the year for you to take the renewables leap. For starters, several panel makers now sell “frameless” or “seamless” designs wher...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
The Power of Selective Discipline | Las Vegas Tribune The Power of Selective Discipline
What’s done can’t be undone. — William Shakespeare In his book, The One Thing, Gary Keller writes about a disciplined life in one of the chapters. In it, he expounds on the concept of selected discipline. In doing so, he points to Olympic champion Michael Phelps. From age 14 through the Beijing Olympics, Phelps trained seven days a week, 365 days a year. By doing so he gained a 52-training day ...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
Poetry takes Center Stage in May | Las Vegas Tribune Poetry takes Center Stage in May
  We have a lot to celebrate this month in the arts community. Congrats to Vogue Robinson, 30, on being named Clark County’s new poet laureate. Robinson will assume her new leadership role for the County on June 1. She will succeed Bruce Isaacson in the two-year position. She will enjoy the freedom to bring her creativity and excitement for poetry and spoken word to the Las Vegas Valley ar...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
Big Bad Wolf’s bluster and Goldilocks’ charm was put to the test in front of Junior Jury to teach Lessons on Justice | Las Vegas Tribune Big Bad Wolf’s bluster and Goldilocks’ charm was put to the test in front of Junior Jury to teach Lessons on Justice
Four third grade classes tried Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf during two days of mock trials before District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti on May 10 at noon and 1 p.m., and May 11 at noon and 1p.m. in courtroom 10C at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. Big Bad Wolf testified in the case on how his legendary bluster allegedly got out of hand. Goldilocks, charged with breaking and ente...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
The Unjust End of a Policing Career | Las Vegas Tribune The Unjust End of a Policing Career
‘Joe-Lo’ woke up in the morning and after he realized he was in Sheila’s bed, he exited the room after being startled and he said, “No, No, No” several times demonstrating his confusion. He then went and slept elsewhere. At some point in the morning he had to wake up Officer ‘G’ to have him move the vehicle that blocked him in. Does this sound like a man who just committed a sex crime? Would[...]
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
High Desert Internation Film Festival at Pahrump Nugget May 26-28 | Las Vegas Tribune High Desert Internation Film Festival at Pahrump Nugget May 26-28
Popular “industry favorite” 11th Annual High Desert International Film Festival will be bigger and better this year with jam-packed programming May 26-28 at the comfortable Pahrump Nugget. Documentaries, shorts, comedy, drama, awards, parties and more fill the roster representing many countries. Linda Kass, Founder, says, “The heart of this festival was, is now, and will alway...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
President Donald Trump’s First Commencement Speech:  ‘In America We don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’ | Las Vegas Tribune President Donald Trump’s First Commencement Speech: ‘In America We don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’
  By Michelle Moons Bear Witness Central President Donald Trump gave his first commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday, encouraging “dreamers” to ignore critics, take risks, never quit, and remember that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God.” President Trump told the graduates that they are “graduating to a totally brilliant future.” “Each of you should tak...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
American Heart Association Applauds the Passage of AB 85 – CPR in Schools | Las Vegas Tribune American Heart Association Applauds the Passage of AB 85 – CPR in Schools
Monday, May 15, Governor Brian Sandoval officially signed Assembly Bill 85 into law, requiring all Nevada students to receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator before graduation from high school. “We’re very pleased to see this important bill become a law. Nevada now joins 36 other states in the U.S. that have passed legislatio...
Las Vegas Tribune | May 21, 2017
Missing Las Vegas Boy Found | CBS Local Missing Las Vegas Boy Found
Nevada officials say an 8-year-old boy who had been reported missing since Friday has now been found.
CBS Local | May 20, 2017
Best Albums of all Time? | CBS Local Best Albums of all Time?
What do you think was the best album of all time?
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Las Vegas AT and T Workers Walk Off The Job | CBS Local Las Vegas AT and T Workers Walk Off The Job
As part of a 36-state strike, wireless and wireline workers in California, Nevada formed picket lines at AT &T stores to protest company's failure to bargain fairly.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Nevada Senate Passes Insulin-Price Bill Tough on Drugmakers | CBS Local Nevada Senate Passes Insulin-Price Bill Tough on Drugmakers
Nevada state senators have passed a proposal aiming to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose how they set insulin prices.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Lake Mead Promoting Water Safety This Weekend | CBS Local Lake Mead Promoting Water Safety This Weekend
Over the past ten years, more than 80 people have died at Lake Mead National Recreation Area when they chose to go swimmming without wearing a life jacket.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Vegas NAACP Joins Call to Ban Police Neck Holds After Death | CBS Local Vegas NAACP Joins Call to Ban Police Neck Holds After Death
The president of the southern Nevada chapter of the nation's oldest civil rights organization joined a call Friday for Las Vegas police to stop using a neck restraint that can render suspects unconscious.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Nina is the Pet Pick of the Week for 5-19-2017 | CBS Local Nina is the Pet Pick of the Week for 5-19-2017
Our Pet Pick is an angelic 6-year-old Chihuahua and she's looking for love.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017
Henderson Removes Police Chief Amid Internal Investigation | CBS Local Henderson Removes Police Chief Amid Internal Investigation
Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers has been removed from his position amid an internal investigation into him sending out mailers to local businesses promoting a foundation he had called the department's only authorized fundraising group.
CBS Local | May 19, 2017