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February 7, 2016

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Goodell: If owners approve it, Raiders can move to Las Vegas

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, could move to Los Angeles if San Diego doesn't.

(via By John Breech |

Comment If the Raiders want to move to Las Vegas, Roger Goodell isn't completely opposed to the idea. The NFL commissioner told Rich Eisen on Tuesday that if the Raiders want to move there and the owners are willing to approve it, then he likely wouldn't get in the way. "Ultimately, it's the ownership's decision," Goodell said on the Rich Eisen Show. "It requires 24 of the 32 owners to approve ...

Jeff Beacher wants to turn Playboy Mansion into members-only club

(via Curbed Los Angeles)

Comment Ever since Playboy Enterprises announced that its iconic Playboy Mansion would be put on the market for $200 million (with the provision that Hugh Hefner be allowed to live there until he dies), the offers have been pouring in. To see the full story, click here.

NFL memo leaves door open for Raiders move to Las Vegas

In this Sept. 13, 2015, photo, Oakland Raiders fans watch during the second half of an NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif.

(via ESPN)

Comment The odds haven't been set on whether it will ever happen, but the NFL hasn't ruled out Las Vegas as a destination for a franchise. To see the full story, click here.

Donald Trump accidentally put money in Communion plate at church in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, during a campaign event at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been looking for ways to reach out to evangelical voters before the GOP primaries. On Sunday, the businessman and his wife attended church services at the nondenominational First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To see the full story, click here.

Solar energy battles: Who owns the sun?

(via Bloomberg Business)

Comment Outside the Public Utilities Commission office, which is on the second floor of a modern, three-story building about 7 miles from the Strip in Las Vegas, a chorus of women are shouting to the tune of a Beastie Boys classic: “We’re gonna fight ... for our right ... to go soooolar!” It’s Jan. 13, a crisp desert morning with high, ...

‘The Bachelor’: Ben brings the girls to Las Vegas, leaves one twin there

(via By Emily Longeretta,

Comment What happens in Vegas definitely does not stay in Vegas ... unless you’re one of the twins on “The Bachelor.” This week, he met Emily and Haley Ferguson’s mom in their hometown — but one didn’t come back to the mansion. Another week, another bucket of tears. There are a lot these days on “The Bachelor.” It started with Olivia ...

Video: Getting a gun in Henderson without ID in under 5 minutes

(via The Huffington Post)

Comment There are a lot of guns out there. Despite the more radical gun owners believing that Obama wants to take guns away, the numbers prove just the opposite. Comedians Steve Hofstetter, Brent Mukai, and Collin Moulton went to a Las Vegas gun show to highlight just how easy it is for anyone to get their hands on a gun. To ...

Military bases no longer accepting IDs from five states

(via By Amy Bushatz,

Comment U.S. military installations are no longer allowing visitors to gain base access using official ID cards from five states — and other installations may soon follow. State-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards from Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, Washington and Minnesota can no longer be used to obtain a visitor’s pass because those cards don’t comply with federal standards, officials said. ...

Las Vegas among cities that make sense for MLB expansion

(via By Jesse Spector, Sporting News)

Comment Major League Baseball's most likely route to opening new markets is expansion to 32 teams. Las Vegas is No. 3 on Sporting News' list of likely candidates, citing the city's popularity among players who are asked where they'd like to see an expansion team. Also, with the NHL making inroads to become the first major pro sports league to set ...

NYC firefighter fined $4,000 for accepting free Super Bowl tickets

(via Deadspin)

Comment Here’s a helpful tip for any New York City government employees who have ever worked with the NFL: don’t accept those free Super Bowl tickets. To see the full story, click here.

Tesla chief Elon Musk says Apple is making electric car

(via BBC)

Comment Tesla's owner, Elon Musk, has said it is an "open secret" that Apple is making a rival electric car. He also predicted vehicles that could not drive themselves would become a "strange anachronism" before too long. To see the full story, click here.

Clemson shifts millions in Las Vegas with late cover in loss to Alabama

Alabama's O.J. Howard tries to get past Clemson's T.J. Green after a catch during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz.

(via ESPN)

Comment A last-minute touchdown drive by Clemson in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T didn't mean the difference in the 45-40 loss, but it meant a whole lot to the bettors. To see the full story, click here.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof announces state Senate bid

(via By Seth A. Richardson, Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment Brothel owner Dennis Hof announced Friday he would be running as a Libertarian for the Nevada Senate seat currently occupied by outgoing Sen. Greg Brower, R-Reno. Hof was originally considering running for U.S. Senate, but said he did not want to kowtow to special interests for money. To see the full story, click here.

Mark Cuban believes legalizing gambling in the U.S. is ‘inevitable’

(via Fortune)

Comment NBA owner and “Shark Tank” billionaire weighs in on fantasy sports, eSports, and virtual reality in this exclusive interview. To see the full story, click here.

How Bundys won in Nevada, and what government needs to do differently in Oregon

(via The Washington Post)

Comment In his 34 years in government, Bob Abbey has seen a lot of drama out West. He ran the Bureau of Land Management, one of the agencies at the center of the armed occupation of a federal wildlife building in Oregon, for three years, and before that he ran the agency's state operation in Nevada. To see the full story, ...