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Culinary Union Members Who Work for Caesars Entertainment Approve New Contract

Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in two sessions to ratify an agreement that addresses sexual harassment in the workplace, job security, wage increases…

Caesars Unionized Workers Voting on New Contract

Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment were deciding Thursday whether to approve a new five-year contract, a move that would end the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union were expected to vote in two sessions to ratify an…

Lake Tahoe Clarity at All Time Low

Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot decline was most likely due to a convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures. The dinner-sized disc used to measure clarity was only visible as deep as…

Barry Manilow Ill - Opening Weekend Cancelled at Westgate Las Vegas

On the eve of a sold-out opening weekend at Westgate Las Vegas, singer Barry Manilow was hospitalized and diagnosed with a bronchial infection. “I can’t believe this is happening,” Manilow said.  “Our new show is ready, we’re all ready, and we were all looking forward to tonight.” Manilow is under the care of the best…

Golden Knights Owner Pens Letter to Fans

To the People of Las Vegas, What a remarkable ride it has been. A season full of unforgettable moments culminating in a Western Conference title and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The journey becomes even more memorable when you recall that a year ago, the actual expansion draft hadn't even taken place yet.…

Newton's Thwart Robbery

Entertainer Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen scared off 2 burglars that broke into their home late Wednesday night. The Newtons had arrived at home just before midnight and found the two burglars inside their Oquendo Road residence. The burglars fled the scene. The Newtons were not injured.

Golden Knights Thank the Fans

With temperatures hovering around 108-degrees, thousands turned out on Fremont Street Wednesday evening for the Vegas Golden Knights "stick salute" to the fans. General Manager George McPhee, coach Gerard Gallant and about 15 players were on hand to thank the fans and throw souvenirs into the crowd, before the entire group raised their sticks in…

Wildfires Burn Across the West

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. The blaze in Moab, known for its dramatic red rocks, started in a wooded area Tuesday night and quickly spread to homes…