According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of Americans are obese. For those who are morbidly obese, exercise and diet may not be enough - a surgical procedure to reduce or staple their stomach is an option.
Watch out the next time you're walking around Centennial Hills. There may be burrowing owls afoot! The small owl makes its home in that Las Vegas neighborhood, but biologists fear construction may threaten its safety.
Latin Jazz legend Poncho Sanchez was brought up playing music with the likes of Cal Tjader and Dizzy Gillespie. Sanchez taught himself to play the congas and is now one of the world's best known Latin Jazz band leaders.
This weekend, downtown will host a number of events that are expected to make parking a tricky situation. Between performances at The Smith Center, First Friday and The Pride Parade, the city estimates about 40,000 people to flock downtown for the festivities.
Republicans and Democrats have officially nominated their candidates for president as President Obama and GOP challenger, Mitt Romney head into the election homestretch. We examine the President's acceptance speech and size up the race from here to November.
Famous for her 1984 hit "Let's Hear it For The Boy" Deniece Williams will perform at The Smith Center for Performing Arts with Artist-in-Residence Clint Holmes this weekend at Cabaret Jazz. Williams, who made her name on the pop charts, is an accomplished gospel singer and has performed with artists like Johnny Mathis and Stevie Wonder.
This Novermber, Henderson Library leadership is seeking a property tax increase to make up for lost revenue. Executive Director Tom Fay says that if the ballot initiative fails, he will shutter the Malcolm and Galleria Libraries.
Nevada Democratic delegate Erin Bilbray Kohn says the message at the 2012 Democratic National Convention will focus on the middle class and economic recovery.
“(Obama’s) policies are starting to move the economy forward,” says Kohn.
The Southern Nevada Health District has detected its first West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in Las Vegas. The health district says so far there are no cases of West Nile Virus in humans, but there are some precautions to take to prevent getting the disease.
Assemblyman Joseph Hogan thinks dealers shouldn't have to share their tips. We take a look at the practice of tipping, when tip sharing makes sense and the role tips play in the earnings of Las Vegas hopstiality workers.
Beware, campaign managers: when you're ready to run your ads, there may be no space left! Politico reports that online spots that play on YouTube, Yahoo, and AOL, may be snapped up by a campaign's competitors as a clever political move. Journalist Steve Friess gives us an inside look, and talks about what else is going on in the world of politics and advertisements.
In June, the Obama administration announced the availability of work permits and temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements. Those eligible for the permits must be younger than 30-years-old and have arrived in the United States before the age of 16. Immigrants must also have a clean criminal record and be a student, a high school graduate or have served in the military.
UNLV Libraries Digital Collection has a new online photo and image exhibit that explores the architectural history of Las Vegas. The collection includes thousands of photographs, drawings and architectural renderings of resorts and other buildings in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe.
The Tenors, also known as the Canadian Tenors are a classically-trained pop opera group that has performed to worldwide acclaim. The quartet performs classics like "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen but also has a slew of original hits.
The Hazda people really, really love honey. The hunter-gatherer tribe from Tanzania loves it so much, that the men will risk death for it - climbing 30-foot high trees, smoking bees out of their hives, then pulling out chunks of honeycomb with their bare hands.
Teachers are learning how to teach math, but this time with digital chalkboards and tablet computers. Incorporating new technology in classrooms is part of the curriculum in the professional development classes that the Clark County School District offered this summer. The classes are designed to help teachers engage students by using the latest technological trends and new teaching methods. Although teachers say they understand the importance of students interacting with technology, the benefits are still unclear.