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UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But …

Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum said Thursday he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the …

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Las Vegas-Reno highway reopens after largest area quake in 65 years

The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno was repaired and reopened Friday, 10 hours after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in a remote area of Nevada

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Hot Wheels Legends Tour is making a virtual stop Saturday

Fans across the country are getting the opportunity to virtually join the excitement of the annual

Illinois man who put crosses at sites of mass shootings dies

An Illinois man man who spent years making crosses and bringing them to the sites of mass shootings and other disasters around the United States died Monday.

Vegas mayor draws critics’ ire over remarks about reopening

Nevada officials condemned comments Wednesday by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman after she called for casinos and other non-essential businesses to reopen and suggested the city could serve as a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Live from Las Vegas: ‘America’s Got Talent’ champion magician Mat Franco, Park MGM deejays take their shows online

Despite the closure of the Las Vegas Strip, and the shocking photos of empty casino resorts along Las Vegas Boulevard being posted, the show must go on for headliner Mat …

April NFL draft on schedule, no public events in Las Vegas

The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas.

GU fans’ good works make Sin City better

One day before they planned to pack the Orleans Arena, several dozen Gonzaga fans were stuffing backpacks for refugees. They also toured a shelter for the homeless and the kitchen …

John Blanchette: Return trip to Las Vegas reminds coach Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga to always carry on

Australian accents tickled Hayden Mispley, an affinity shared by many.

Gonzaga turns attention to WCC Tournament after ‘incredible’ regular season

Mark Few isn’t one to go overboard with excessive praise, but this season’s squad drove him to it following an 86-76 win over Saint Mary’s in the regular-season finale that …

Zags superfan brings big passion and a bigger tattoo to every game

A craps dealer on the Las Vegas Strip, Ed Dzama might be the biggest Zags fan who’s never set foot in the Kennel.

John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans …

Greatest hits & bad beats: Saint Mary’s the only roadblock from perfect record in Vegas for Gonzaga men

LAS VEGAS – Like a lot of visitors to Sin City, Gonzaga’s 11 West Coast Conference Tournaments here have produced countless memorable moments as well as a few unpleasant nights …

Greatest hits & bad beats: Gonzaga women have become a safe bet to shine since WCC Tournament move to Las Vegas

Since the West Coast Conference Tournament moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, Gonzaga has been one of the best bets in town.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Zags take responsibility after disappointing loss to BYU

The Zags (27-2) preferred to point the blame inward in the latest Gonzaga rewind.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Top local chefs compete in Las Vegas: Iron Goat’s Travis Tveit places third in All-American Chef Battle

Travis Tveit, lead chef at Iron Goat Brewing Co., and his sous chef, Teague Tatsch, placed third at the All-American Chef Battle in Las Vegas last Wednesday in a three-day …

Las Vegas agency allocates $2.4M to host NFL draft in April

Tourism officials in Las Vegas are allocating $2.4 million to host the NFL draft in a little more than 10 weeks.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Tell me ’bout the good old days of the Judds, Robin Leach in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas … becomes a national story on “Entertainment Tonight.” Wynonna & the Big Noise’s headliner show at the Bing Crosby Theater next Thursday reminded of an incident …

Ivanka Trump’s appearance at CES tech show draws criticism

The nation’s largest consumer electronics show hosted Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker – a choice that drew scorn from many women in technology.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Flying taxis, toilet paper robots and more at CES Gadget Show

The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and startups alike to unveil their products and services for the coming year, though larger companies such as Apple, Google …

Amazon and Google to Hit CES with digital assistants in tow

The world’s biggest technology companies are heading to Las Vegas for the annual CES trade show next week, with even Apple making a rare official appearance. But don’t expect any …

Investigators sift through debris at deadly Las Vegas fire

Investigators were going room-by-room Monday at a downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people were killed and 13 injured in a fire over the weekend to determine what started …

6 die in Las Vegas apartment building fire; 13 injured

Las Vegas authorities say a fire in a three-story apartment building in downtown Las Vegas where residents were apparently using their stoves for heat killed six people before dawn Saturday

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Three area cowboys set to compete at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Three cowboys, a top official, six horses and a bull with Eastern Washington ties are in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo.

Front Porch: Sin City glitz captivating – briefly

Whoever said what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, is obviously not a newspaper columnist.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Las Vegas edge rusher Gabriel Lopez announces commitment to Washington State

Lopez is considered a three-star recruit by and he lists one other Power Five offer, from Minnesota, and a handful other from the Mountain West, including Fresno State, Hawaii …

Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea

A man plans to change his not guilty plea in a federal case alleging he illegally manufactured bullets sold to the gunman who carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre, …

Las Vegas bans the homeless from sleeping on some streets. Critics call it a ‘war on the poor’

Amid protests and boos, the Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to ban homeless people from sleeping on some city streets - a controversial measure that critics have called a …