Ray Brewer, LasVegasSun.com

Ray Brewer


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Raymond:

UNLV researcher explores the Thai American experience via cuisine

Mark Padoongpatt seems to be asked this question frequently: Where’s the best place to get Thai food in Las Vegas? Lotus of Siam, he quickly answers, naming one of the valley’s most established restaurant brands ... → Read More

'Kids will do anything to play': Prep teams in Vegas return to practice

This certainly wasn’t a typical first day of high school football practice in Las Vegas. → Read More

How former UNLV gridder learned the ropes in performance training biz

On any given day, Mike Waters will host a youth football team with players learning the basics, high school athletes preparing for a new season, and NFL players staying in shape during the pandemic. → Read More

Nevada billionaires see fortunes rise in first three months of the pandemic, Forbes reports

Ten of the 11 billionaires who call Nevada home saw their fortunes increase or hold steady during the initial three months of the coronavirus economic crisis, Forbes estimates. → Read More

Sisolak says Trump’s suggestions to slow COVID-19 testing ‘not helpful’

President Donald Trump is walking back comments he made over the weekend calling for a slowdown in testing for the coronavirus. At a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., Trump proclaimed ... → Read More

Health officials: Businesses should make patrons wear masks

The Southern Nevada Health District is urging businesses to require patrons to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Health District didn’t single out ... → Read More

First case of rare coronavirus-linked inflammatory syndrome in kids reported in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas area child was the first to test positive for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, a rare but serious illness that may be associated with COVID-19 ... → Read More

MGM to bring back more Las Vegas properties, including Luxor and Mandalay Bay

All properties are operating at half capacity and following social distancing standards approved by the Gaming Control Board. → Read More

Nevada schools can reopen for summer classes, activities following COVID-19 closures

Nevada schools will be permitted to open for summer classes and sports practices starting Wednesday under strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines. Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a directive today to ... → Read More

At Desert Pines, football is a brotherhood

There’s a text chat group that keeps about 25 former Desert Pines High football players and a handful of coaches in touch. It’s been around for years. → Read More

No live practices? No problem. First-year UNLV coach making the most of screentime

Marcus Arroyo isn’t going to worry about what he can’t control. The first-year UNLV football coach, like many of us over the past two months … → Read More

How to bring back youth sports in Nevada? Association has a plan

The Southern Nevada Basketball Coaches Association has responded to a request from Gov. Steve Sisolak looking for suggestions on how to safely bring back youth and high school sports ... → Read More

This high school football team didn't let adversity define the season

That’s part of the charm of prep football: Regardless of what city you come from, your upbringing or struggles to compete, it’s 11 teenagers lined up against 11 teenagers ... → Read More

Games may be off, but Las Vegas prep athletes still putting in the work

It’s refreshing to see the many social media posts from Las Vegas athletes documenting their training, from running around the neighborhood, to catching footballs thrown by dad in the backyard, and endless amounts of … → Read More

Health District reports 45% virus recovery rate

The daily COVID-19 report from the Southern Nevada Health District has a new category: number of residents recovered. The Health District reports that 1,141 Clark County residents have ... → Read More

Faces of the unemployed: Struggling to stay afloat in Las Vegas amid pandemic

Out of work in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, some people are not only worrying about how to protect their health but how to pay their next bills. The virus, which has infected more than 2,400 people and led to at least 80 deaths in Nevada, has ... → Read More

'You gave me another chance at life': Vegas COVID-19 patient leaves hospital

Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas announced that it has sent its most critical COVID-19 patient home from the hospital. In video posted today on Twitter, the patient is ... → Read More

MGM raises $11 million to help employees with help of show headliners

MGM Resorts International has raised about $11 million for its Employee Emergency Grant Fund to assist employees impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced today. Many of MGM’s resident entertainers contributed to ... → Read More

Sisolak: All evictions ordered to stop during COVID-19 emergency

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a directive to put a moratorium on all evictions in Nevada through the end of the statewide emergency in the fight against the coronavirus disease ... → Read More

Las Vegas’ shortage of acute care beds in hospitals points to looming crisis as outbreak spreads

Las Vegas appears poised for an acute-care bed crisis, based on an analysis of the region’s preparedness to handle the coronavirus outbreak. The Las Vegas region ranks 298th out of 306 hospital referral regions in acute care bed capacity ... → Read More