Kelcie Grega, LasVegasSun.com

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Sky High: Las Vegas students prepare to fill a growing void in the aviation industry

Dillon Cassell has dreamed of becoming a pilot since middle school. The Rancho High senior comes from a long line of pilots and first responders, including his father, who ... → Read More

Study envisions a more vibrant area around Galleria at Sunset mall

Henderson planners hope a Regional Transportation Commission-led study will reinvigorate development in the area around the Galleria at Sunset mall ... → Read More

Clark County passes mobile billboard safety regulations

Clark County commissioners voted unanimously today to pass safety regulations for mobile billboard trucks. Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose district covers → Read More

Imperiled Nevada toad’s habitat threatened, environmentalists say

Environmentalists are warning that a planned geothermal energy plant in Northern Nevada could threaten the habitat of a big-eyed, freckled creature known as the Dixie Valley toad. The toad, whose existence was unknown until a ... → Read More

Old bones, new finds: What major fossil discoveries reveal about prehistoric Nevada

Nevada, because of its rich landscape and diverse history, is often regarded as a playground for geologists and paleontologists around the world. “It’s a convergence of ... → Read More

New sculpture pays tribute to the Rat Pack

A new sculpture behind the Strip pays tribute to old Las Vegas and the entertainers who helped put Las Vegas on the map. Spin Baby is the creation of longtime Las Vegas artist ... → Read More

New Indian Education building seen as boon for native students in CCSD

Clark High School junior Marlia Navajo gets tearful when talking about the pride she has in her Navajo and Okanagan heritage ... → Read More

Clark County eyes government complex site for a fine arts museum

The Clark County Government Center complex could become the location of Las Vegas’ first standalone fine arts museum ... → Read More

Major roadwork set to begin on Strip; expect some lane closures

A multiyear construction project along the Las Vegas Strip starts on Wednesday and will bring some road closures ... → Read More

At Sun Youth Forum, productive discussions on difficult issues

High school students bustled out of mock classrooms Thursday morning at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where they spent the day discussing solutions for issues facing the world ... → Read More

North Las Vegas lands $150 million liquid hydrogen plant

Leaders in North Las Vegas hope a planned liquid hydrogen plant will attract more development to the city's Apex Industrial Park. Air Liquide, a French industrial gas company, has its sights on the 18,000-acre park to build a ... → Read More

County considers mobile billboard safety regulations

Two years ago, Michael Foland launched a digital mobile billboard company with the goal of building the “biggest, brightest truck in the world.” Since then, FLO Advertising’s business has skyrocketed, Foland said. Its trucks, featuring digital displays more than ... → Read More

Paula Abdul, David Parks lauded for their LGBTQ advocacy

Entertainment icon Paula Abdul remembers the helpless feeling as some of her closest friends died from the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. She also recalls how some of her backup dancers who contracted the virus were too afraid to talk about it ... → Read More

County considers raising parking fees at Las Vegas airport

Clark County officials want to increase parking fees at McCarran International Airport for the first time since 2013, raising an extra $4.7 million annually to help pay for improvements to parking and ground transportation facilities. The Clark County Department of Aviation introduced the proposal today before the ... → Read More

Changes will make it simpler to get protective order

The Clark County District Court Family Division is streamlining the process for domestic violence victims to obtain temporary protective orders. The court next year will consolidate the ... → Read More

Westgate Resorts owner, wife to launch ‘Victory Clubs’

The couple want to honor their daughter’s legacy by saving other kids’ lives in fighting the American drug epidemic. This past weekend, the Siegels announced a drug-free incentive program called Victory Clubs. David Siegel said he hoped to … → Read More

Some Nevada sex workers say anti-sex trafficking legislation has negative impact

Some Las Vegas area sex workers feel their career is under attack after a federal law meant to curb sex trafficking on online personal sites has instead unleashed negative residual effects on her livelihood ... → Read More

Community leaders discuss Nevada's domestic violence issues in panel

Noting that domestic violence and gun violence are undeniably linked, SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger said Nevada has failed in dealing with its domestic violence epidemic ... → Read More

'An extraordinary educator': Sunrise Mountain teacher earns $25K Milken award

Ben Nguyen was studying to become a doctor before a two-year stint with Teach For America turned into a permanent position as a STEM and robotics educator at Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas ... → Read More

Some morticians are advocating for greener, more cost-effective burials

Let’s talk about death. More specifically, what should happen to our bodies after we die. It’s an important conversation that most people probably aren’t having at the dinner table. When death inevitably comes, those who opt for a traditional in-ground burial may find it’s more complicated and expensive than they might think ... → Read More