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High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Will odds be (ever) in your favor in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas and “The Hunger Games” have collided in the form of a new exhibit, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which opened this month at MGM Grand, based on the …


Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


Nicolas Cage files for annulment 4 days after Vegas wedding

Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment four days after getting married in Las Vegas


Oakland Raiders’ lease for Coliseum gets final approval

The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted to approve the lease for 2019 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Gonzaga has produced a Who’s Who of top women in the courtroom, many of whom meet in Las Vegas for WCC Tournament

If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks …


Ex-priest defrocked for sex abuse killed in his Nevada home

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest named as one of more than 180 New Jersey priests facing credible accusations of sexual abuse was fatally shot in a new home in a …


Gonzaga holds down No. 1 in AP poll for third straight week

Gonzaga is No. 1 just about everywhere you look.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

A Gonzaga fan’s guide to Las Vegas: Where to eat, drink and hang out when the Bulldogs aren’t on the court

Much of Spokane is focused on – and even empties out during – the annual West Coast Conference Championships at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. That’s even more the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Gonzaga grad Don Chareunsy a mover and shaker in Vegas

There’s nothing quite like the opening night of a new show in Las Vegas. The Who’s Who of Sin City are all there and they’re dressed to impress.


Guided climbing trips are safe and cheap options for off-court entertainment in Las Vegas

Just 20 minutes from downtown Sin City is world-class rock climbing in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s an adult playground made of sandstone and sunshine.


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Gonzaga men, women learn tip-off times for upcoming WCC basketball tournaments

With semifinal berths secured, the Gonzaga men will open tournament play at 6 on March 11 while the GU women play at noon on March 11.


Snow in Las Vegas! Strip gets first white stuff in decade

A winter storm brought rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Gonzaga legend Adam Morrison part of WCC’s Hall of Honor 2019 class

Gonzaga great Adam Morrison got the Hall call from the West Coast Conference. Morrison, the 2006 co-national player of the year, will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor …


Christina Aguilera to launch Las Vegas residency in May

Christina Aguilera is joining the growing number of musicians launching residencies in Las Vegas.


FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58

The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as …


Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show

Mr. Las Vegas is marking his 60th anniversary of performing in Las Vegas in 2019 with a return to Caesars Palace casino-resort.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Vegas shooting memorial: ‘None of us will ever be the same’

A flock of doves fluttered skyward at sunrise in Las Vegas on Monday, each bird bearing a leg band with the name of one of the 58 people slain in …


Vegas garden gives families, shooting victims place to mourn

An image of Angelica Cervantes’ son donning a black-and-yellow security guard T-shirt is one of dozens of smiling photos tacked to walls in a Las Vegas garden decorated with ribbons, …


Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


Police: 2 from Idaho dead after being hit by car in Vegas

Police said a driver is facing felony driving under the influence charges after his vehicle struck and killed two people from Idaho who were trying to cross busy Las Vegas …


Man kills dog that Washington family got after Vegas shooting

A Washington state family is mourning after a neighbor shot and killed their dog – a Labradoodle they got to help deal with stress and anxiety following last year’s mass …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Frontier nonstop service between Spokane and Las Vegas starts Monday

Frontier Airlines starts nonstop service between Spokane to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Monday afternoon with a flight to the Nevada city.


Lady Gaga to launch Las Vegas residency in December

Lady Gaga is heading to Las Vegas for a residency in December and offering fans two kinds of shows.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …