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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Heightened security in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas …


Ellensburg’s Riley, Brady Minor find success at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Success at the National Finals Rodeo, which ended last weekend in Las Vegas, was pretty limited for contestants from Washington. Except for the Minor brothers, team ropers from Ellensburg.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Lady Gaga achieves ‘dream’ with Las Vegas residency

Lady Gaga will join the list of superstars with regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas in 2018, when she kicks off a two-year residency in December.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Collecting money after a mass shooting is easy. Giving it away is tricky.

The aftermath of mass shootings in the U.S. invariably features an outpouring of donations for the victims and their families. These days, increasingly, that impulse to give is channeled through …


Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were shot or injured …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas

A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter’s brain

Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International. The team will begin play next season with home games at the Mandalay …


Country duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

Big & Rich played at the Route 91 Harvest Festival the night of the Oct. 1 shooting, performing several hours before shots were fired.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Las Vegas gunman targeted responding police, jet fuel tanks

The gunman who sprayed more than 1,000 rounds of bullets into a Las Vegas country music concert also took shots at jet fuel tanks and targeted police officers responding to …


Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.


Froma Harrop: U.S. is proficient in massacre cleanup

A country that refuses to lift a finger to curb gun violence needs a big cleanup crew to deal with it.


Amy Goodman: We can have the gun debate

Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …


It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven Seagal to a real-life fight.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Horror and heartbreak: Stars react to Las Vegas shooting

Country stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival: “I am incredibly saddened by …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Las Vegas shooting leaves GOP-backed gun bills in limbo

The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has left Republican-backed bills to loosen gun rules in limbo.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

Some automatic weapons, possibly used in Las Vegas shooting, are legal but heavily regulated

The fusillade emanating from the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night sounded to many as if it came from one or more automatic rifles, which fire continuously …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Amid mass shootings, GOP-controlled Congress remains focused on loosening gun laws

The mass shooting that left at least 58 dead in Las Vegas on Sunday night is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun controls. But recent efforts …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Las Vegas shooting brings tragedy to families around nation

The victims of a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas left behind loved ones in many parts of the country, bringing the tragedy’s effects far beyond the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Terrorism, race, religion: Defining the Las Vegas shooting

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but is it terrorism? While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences

State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Trump condemns ‘act of pure evil’ in Las Vegas

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the largest mass shooting in U.S. history as an “act of pure evil” and said the nation was “joined together in sadness, shock and …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Las Vegas gunman was retired and had no criminal record

Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He owned rental properties, held a private pilot’s license and liked to travel …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Islamic State claims Las Vegas mass shooting

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying the perpetrator was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago, without providing …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 1:43 a.m.

At least 20 dead in Las Vegas Strip shooting; 100 wounded

At least 20 people were killed and 100 wounded during a shooting at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Passenger stabs driver on Greyhound bound for Vegas

The driver of a Las Vegas-bound Greyhound bus who was stabbed by an unruly passenger near the California border said his assailant possibly was under the influence of drugs, according …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., proposed legislation Thursday designed to increase access to affordable child care, including for families that work non-traditional hours. Murray called the bill “a smart investment in …