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Tis the Season...Heart Attack Season

Tis the season!! Unfortunately not for our hearts.  A study back in 2004 found a 5% increase in heart attacks during the Christmas season.  Then this month, a study published in the British Medical Journal found Christmas Eve to be especially risky for those who are prone to heart disease.  Let’s dissect why…. Baby its cold outside…..…

Dean Heller Gives Farewell Speech in Senate

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is thanking his family and staff and touting the work of his office in a farewell speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Heller in a speech in Washington Thursday morning cited his work on veterans' issues and the 2017 Republican tax overhaul as among his top accomplishments in…

Southwestern States Close to Drought Deal

Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said Thursday. The federal government's top water official, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman, was expected to urge action by…

California Wants to Tax Text Messages

You may need to think twice before texting in California, if that state's Public Utility Commission gets its way. The California PUC is set to vote next month on a proposal to add on a surcharge for text messages. The money would be used to provide phones for the poor. But opponents says, the federal…

Golden Knights Beat The Islanders 3-2

Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his 11th straight start, stopped 23…

Insurance Claims from California Fires Hit $9-Billion

Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday. About $7 billion in claims are from the Camp Fire that destroyed the Northern California city of Paradise and killed at least 86 people, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least…

Nevada Officials Keep an Eye on Washington's Yucca Mountain Plans

Nevada officials postponed until at least January submitting an end-of-year report to the governor about state efforts to fight federal proposals to bury the nation's nuclear reactor waste north of Las Vegas. The state Commission on Nuclear Projects cited uncertainty Wednesday about whether Congress will allocate any funds in coming days for the mothballed Yucca…

Recommendations to Bring Special Events to Vegas Expected to get the OK

A group tasked with determining ways to draw to Las Vegas special events like the Super Bowl is set to give final approval to recommendations for Nevada's current and next governors. The Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee is recommending that tourism officials and proposed new committees split efforts to attract events that would fill the…

2020 NFL Draft to be Held in Vegas

The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020. It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do. "We believe the draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season," said Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is moving the team from Oakland. The league announced Wednesday at an owners meeting that the city where…