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July 23, 2016

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Fortune, friction and decline as casino 'Chinatown' matures
July 23, 2016
No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade ...
Brenda Flank says she has seen several groups of squatters come and go from the house next door to hers on Sierra Brook Court. She was photographed at her home on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Sierra Brook Court: Living near a home that neighbors call a squatter magnet
July 22, 2016
In the Las Vegas suburbs, near stretches of open desert and the mountain range on the city’s western fringe, Sierra Brook Court is lined with high-end homes, some with clear views of the Strip from their backyards. Brenda Flank has lived ...
An exterior view of the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
July 21, 2016
Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union members picket near the Trump International Hotel during a union protest Wednesday, July 20, 2016. AFSCME members, in Las Vegas for a convention, came out in support of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, which is trying to unionize workers at the hotel.
About 1,500 union workers demonstrate outside Trump hotel
July 20, 2016
Nearly 1,500 union workers gathered Wednesday to demonstrate for higher wages in front of Trump International Hotel, 2,000 miles from where Trump was taking center stage at the …
CG Technology fined $1.5M for overpaying, underpaying bettors
July 20, 2016
CG Technology has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine in a settlement over charges that the sports book operator underpaid or overpaid certain bettors by hundreds of thousands of …
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, a car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas.
Judge issues emergency order in Switch lawsuit
July 19, 2016
A federal judge has issued an emergency order to preserve potential evidence in data company Switch’s lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and NV Energy. Switch sued ...
In this file photo, the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center is shown as workers prepare for the 2016 International CES. Gary Shapiro, leader of the organization that puts on CES, said the recent decision by tourism officials to move forward on a proposed $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of the convention center was a welcomed development.
CES leader discusses convention center expansion, high room rates
July 19, 2016
Gary Shapiro was glad to hear that tourism officials recently approved a recommendation to fund and oversee the planned $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of …
Peppermill in Reno latest casino aiming to leave NV Energy
July 18, 2016
The Peppermill resort in Reno is asking regulators for permission to leave NV Energy and buy electricity from another provider. The resort ...
Table 34 chef and owner Wes Kendrick focuses on pleasing regulars and impressing first-time diners.
Local business professionals share strategies for boosting off-peak restaurant business
July 18, 2016
While the National Restaurant Association forecasts 2016 as the seventh consecutive year of real growth in restaurant sales, the rate of that growth “remains moderate.” In addition to responding to trends — the majority of consumers are seeking more local, eco-friendly and healthy options — restaurants could boost sales by strategizing better for weeknight lulls.
You’re never a hero in your own home(town)
July 18, 2016
Companies that don’t create a positive sense of community and/or don’t encourage employees to get involved in their community do themselves a disservice. When one truly feels a part of something, extraordinary efforts are put forth to make the community (or business) better.
At the northeast corner of Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street sits a modest marker designating a gateway to UNLV’s campus.
Does UNLV need a more fabulous look?
July 18, 2016
A brick-and-stone sign flanked by desert landscaping sits at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street, announcing UNLV’s presence. It’s a modest entryway to the region’s only public university, where more than 28,000 students attend classes each year, mere blocks from ...
The Data: July 17-23
July 18, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
The List: Gaming suppliers, July 17, 2016
July 18, 2016
Find out about gaming suppliers. This week, we rank them by employees as of July 1.
The Notes: Philanthropy, July 17-23
July 18, 2016
In the Notes: Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, CBRE Las Vegas, Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association, Eileen Moynihan, Ed Skonicki, Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, Bank of America Charitable Foundation and more ...
Bret Loughridge, vice president of operations for SR Construction, poses in front of a project's pull planning schedule at the company's offices Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Construction technique, technology are ever evolving
July 18, 2016
The vice president of operations at SR Construction talks about the importance of improved K-12 and higher education systems, embracing Lean construction and how the industry has been influenced by technology.