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How to tell the difference between faux fur and the real thing 
Here are some tips on how to tell faux fur from real animal fur without a microscope.
The blog of Mary Curran Hackett
Mary Curran-Hackett's father was a firefighter. Like too many of those heroes, his life changed the day he and 2 of his best friends went into a fire.
Crystal A. Diaz, a U.S. Border Patrol agent with the Tucson Sector in Arizona, rides her ATV while on patrol. (AP Photo/U.S. Border Patrol)
Homeland Security spends millions on overtime
According to this new report, there's still a significant amount of mismanagement and still a huge lack of oversite. The department hasn't been reporting its reviews to Congress and not every aspect of the department is doing reviews."
NORAD Tracks Santa
For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command have tracked Santa’s flight.
Youth basketball leagues forming in Las Vegas
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are currently conducting Youth Basketball sign-ups for kid ages 6- through 12-years-old.
Consumer Reports: Hi Tech Gifts for Homeowners  
Consumer Reports Senior Editor Dan DiClerico presents its hi-tech gift picks for this holiday season.
KSNV News 3 station mascots need a forever home 
News 3 is looking for a good home for the station's mascots. Barney and Sandy are two dogs that belonged to our late owner Jim Rogers. Both need a forever home with a backyard.
High Roller at the LINQ
Shining bright on the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot-tall High Roller is a true standout at The LINQ's outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment promenade.
2014 Report Card for Nevada’s Infrastructure
Nevada’s infrastructure is struggling to meet the state’s needs with a growing population.
Health insurance enrollment sites in Las Vegas
Here is a list of places to enroll for health insurance. More information can be found on the “You Got This” website which was created to give health insurance information everyone needs in a way that makes sense.
How to give back during the holiday season
Real Simple readers share the many ways they spread good cheer.
Radon Testing
Radon Measurement/Radon Testing
Since you can't see, smell or taste radon, testing is the only way to find out if you have a radon problem.
Henderson’s Polar Bear Plunge set for January 10
Get ready to “bear” the ice cold water at Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 C Galleria Dr., at the City of Henderson’s Polar Bear Plunge.
Angel Tree Toy Drive  
Every child should get to experience the joy of Christmas, and that is why the CASA Foundation of Las Vegas hosts an Annual Angel Tree Toy Drive each holiday season.
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Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA Torture Methods
Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA practices Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners beyond legal limits and deceiving the nation with stories of life-saving interrogations unsubstantiated by its own records.
Gorman vs. Reed can be seen on Vegas TV
Las Vegas will be able to see the Bishop Gorman football state championship game against the Reed Raiders on Cable Channel 12 or Satellite Channel 21 at noon.
The National Park Service is offering two business opportunities to operate guided scuba diving tours on the B-29 Superfortress Bomber submerged within Lake Mead. (Photo provided)
Scuba diving tours of submerged Superfortress Bomber
The National Park Service is offering two business opportunities to operate guided scuba diving tours on the B-29 Superfortress Bomber submerged within Lake Mead.
Blue Star Mothers
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.
2014 World Vision Gift Catalog
This Christmas shoppers can help fight poverty by improving the lives of children with life-saving gifts from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog.
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Annual report warns parents of dangerous toys 
The 29th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report warns parents of dangerous toys that could find their way under the tree this year.
Las Vegas Metro Chamber health options
Chamber Health Options is a simple solution where you can shop for coverage and get connected with a local agent.
Toys for Tots campaign
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
Robert Lunt Fire Account
A portable classroom in the back of Robert Lunt Elementary School recently burnt down. No one was injured but officials estimate $125,000 in damage. ?Four teachers lost school and personal items in the fire. An account at Chase Bank has been established to help them.
App availble for NFR fans
The National Finals Rodeo is adding a new high-tech aid to help you navigate the rodeo happenings. An app for cell phone is available.
Shelter waives animal adoption fees for holiday weekend
The Animal Foundation has reached capacity in its adoption and stray animal holding areas, and needs residents to adopt animals.
ReportIt website
ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss.
Hope for Alexis Go Fund me account
Alexis, a 2-year-old girl, is still in the hospital and a friend of family says the child has severe brain damage on the left side and is paralyzed on the left side of her body.
Obamacare adviser warned of premium increases
While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show.
New York high school offers workshop on how to deal with police
A New York High School has introduced a workshop on how to deal with police. This comes on the heels of the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Thanksgiving donations at Project 150 Donations
Project 150 is supported by your donations and our community partners. Public and private collaborative partnerships have been created to provide services to students in the Clark County School District.
Want a letter from Santa? The Postal Service can help
The Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark!
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada.
Document preparation services
Website dedicated to document preparation services with specific pages for consumers.
Nevada sets record for most people singing state song at once
The Nevada 150 Commission received official verification that Nevada has set the record for the “Most People Singing A State Song at Once” with 45,553 Nevadans participating.
Parental Control Software reviews on CNET
CNET has many reviews of Parental Control Software.
Commentary: New Jersey grapples with state pension woes 
For years, lawmakers have been grappling with a way to make sure Nevada's pension fund stays solvent. The cost of it has skyrocketed over the years but we're not the only state dealing with the situation. New Jersey has nearly a $50 billion pension shortfall and the situation is getting worse.
Graco 2014 Stroller Recall
Safety has been and will continue to be the priority at Graco. As part of ts continuous effort to provide quality and safe products, Graco identified and recealled a select stroller model.
Winter Class Registration at the Charleston Heights Arts Center (all ages)
Registration Dec. 1, 2014-Jan. 7, 2015, for a five- to six-week session of classes Jan. 7-Feb. 13. No classes Feb. 14.
Health Law Helper: Consumer Reports' Obamacare help tool
Health Law Helper is Consumer Reports simple tool to help and guide you and your family through the Affordable Care Act.
Nevada Homeless Alliance
The Nevada Homeless Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing and ending homelessness in Southern Nevada. To make a donation, call (702) 743 1487.
USA TODAY: Life with Floyd Mayweather: 'I was a battered woman'
Josie Harris, Mayweather's former long-term partner and mother to three of his four children, says she suffered physical abuse from the boxer on "six occasions," according to a story posted on USA TODAY.
Pamela Anderson starring in documentary to give back to community 
The former "Baywatch" beauty is opening up about some extremely painful memories of her childhood.
Sex Education online poll
We want to hear from you about sex education! The Clark County School District is asking parents to fill out an online survey regarding the district’s sex education curriculum. We don’t know the results, but we’re asking you to give us your answers to three questions we’ve pulled out of that survey. The questions have been slightly modified for the purpose of this un-scientific poll.
Family seeks help with funeral expenses
Friends and family are raising money for Mario Regalado's funeral expenses. Regalado was killed while riding his bike in a hit and run accident on Saturday.
Clark County School District Survey on Sex Education
The results of this survey will be used to inform our processes and communication with the Board of School Trustees. All members of the Clark County community have been invited to participate.
Agriculture Petroleum Complaint Form
Consumers with concerns about gas pumps may file complaints directly with NDA by calling, in the Las Vegas area, 702-668-4546 or by filling out an online form.
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General Motors recalling 2.42 million autos
In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls.
Town Square holiday festivities to feature Santa’s arrival parade
Santa Claus arrives at Town Square Las Vegas on Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Runners head northbound on the Las Vegas Strip during the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Sunday, December 4, 2011. The marathon and half-marathon attracted 44,000 official entrants from all 50 states and 54 countries, organizers said. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun)
Runners hit the streets Sunday for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 
This weekend is the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, and runners from all over the world will be in town to run along Las Vegas Boulevard under the neon lights.
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Celebrate the holidays with a cherished southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village!
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