Category: Features

Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

From the Las Vegas Optic Walk through the doors of Popular Dry Goods and you’re instantly transported back in time. That’s what customers tell Brenda Manning, one of the managers of the longstanding western wear store on Bridge Street. “You walk in, you smell the leather, and you just step back in time,” she said.…

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Article: More perks coming to El Fidel Hotel

Article: More perks coming to El Fidel Hotel

From the Las Vegas Optic When it opened in the early 1920s, the El Fidel Hotel offered travelers more than just an affordable, comfortable place to sleep. Guests could sit down to eat breakfast or lunch, grab a drink at the bar, or gather with friends in a comfortable setting. Soon, travelers and Las Vegas…

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Article: Drones: What are the rules?

Article: Drones: What are the rules?

From the Las Vegas Optic In only a few years, drones have become very popular with hobbyists. These small, pilotless aircraft have become more affordable, and the ease of operation makes them easy to fly.  Because of this, some perceive drones merely as toys and often don’t consider the laws and regulations governing their use.

Article: At the Special Olympics’ Northern California Chapter, Volunteers Get Gold in Operations

Article: At the Special Olympics’ Northern California Chapter, Volunteers Get Gold in Operations

From pexcard.com The thrill of competition. It entertains us, it unites us, and since the 1960s, millions of Special Olympics athletes have been given the opportunity to engage in competition all over the globe. Getting thousands of athletes to hundreds of competitions throughout the year can be challenging, but these operational hurdles are cleared with…

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Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Essay: What if you had to live on $7.25 an hour?

Originally published by Firebrand Progressives   An average screen printed T-shirt costs around $15. Someone earning the current federal minimum wage would have to work over two hours to buy just one. And while prices for nearly everything consumers purchase continue to go up, minimum wage rarely increases. From September 1997 to July 2007, the…

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Essay: Nine Years Later

Essay: Nine Years Later

A lot happens in nine years. For instance, nine years ago, I was a youthful 27. I was living in Colorado, wasn’t married, and probably thought I never would be. We were deep into a brutish second term of George W. Bush. “Twerking,” as far as I know, wasn’t a word. YouTube had just launched.…

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