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May 29, 2015

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Tourists walk in front of a misting fan during a hot day on the Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.
Las Vegas convention attendance boosts April tourism
May 29, 2015
Tourism officials say 3.54 million people visited Las Vegas in April, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the year before due in large part to convention attendance. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported ...
Taxi cab drivers gather on the Strip in front of Caesars Palace to protest Uber, the competing ride sharing program trying to break into the Las Vegas market on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Taxis on Strip go idle in protest of Uber
May 29, 2015
Dozens of taxi drivers parked their cabs and instead took to the Las Vegas Strip sidewalk today to protest the arrival of Uber and the disastrous effect drivers said it would have on their livelihoods. The demonstration ...
An Allegiant Air jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Allegiant faces $260,000 fine by FAA over drug, alcohol testing
May 29, 2015
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it is proposing ...
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
NV Energy hasn’t paid IRS since 2000; kept millions intended for taxes
May 29, 2015
NV Energy collected millions to pay federal income taxes since 2000 but hasn’t sent the money to the Internal Revenue Service, according to documents ...
Haggen Pacific Southwest CEO Bill Shaner.
Why Haggen grocery chain thinks it will be a hit with shoppers in Southern Nevada
May 29, 2015
The Northwest-based chain is converting seven recently purchased stores in Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City to its brand. Haggen Pacific Southwest CEO Bill Shaner discusses ...
Tech awards highlight talented Las Vegas women
May 28, 2015
As Rep. Dina Titus addressed the crowd Wednesday at the second annual Las Vegas Women In Technology Awards, she saw the beginnings of a solution to ...
MGM Resorts International re-elects entire slate of incumbent directors
May 28, 2015
The investment management firm Land and Buildings, a minority shareholder, had proposed electing its own slate of directors and waged a campaign encouraging MGM Resorts to convert the company into a real estate investment trust to boost its value.
Fitness center planned for Union Village health care complex
May 28, 2015
Las Vegas Athletic Clubs plans to build its eighth fitness center at Union Village, the massive health care complex under construction in Henderson, the company announced today. The new 85,000-square-foot facility’s amenities ...
Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Another duel for Dotty: Slot parlor chain facing scrutiny in city of Las Vegas
May 28, 2015
Less than six months after Clark County commissioners passed sweeping new rules targeting so-called slot parlors, popular tavern chain Dotty's is under scrutiny again over ...
A rendering commissioned by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers shows what a casino could look like with the addition of games allowed under Senate Bill 9.
How skill-based slots, social media and more will shape the casino of the future
May 28, 2015
Senate Bill 9, which unanimously passed both chambers of the state Legislature before Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it this month, allows for an element of skill in the traditionally chance-heavy realm of slot technology. It presents an opportunity for the casino industry to ...
This Jan. 31, 2014, photo shows a game of Internet Texas Hold-Em being played on a computer screen in Atlantic City N.J.
Slow start, gradual improvement for U.S. Internet gambling
May 27, 2015
Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S. But despite challenges including ...
This Thursday, July 19, 2012, file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta.
Chick-fil-A files for permit, is one step closer to coming to Henderson
May 27, 2015
The Southern chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has filed for a conditional-use permit and a design review for a building on Stephanie Street in Henderson. The topics will be ...
This photo taken Friday, April 24, 2015, shows the former Showboat and Trump Taj Mahal casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. Stockton bought the Showboat in December from Caesars for $18 million. But Trump Taj Mahal is enforcing a 1988 legal covenant prohibiting Showboat from being used as anything other than a casino hotel.
Battle involving college, closed casino is part of Caesars bankruptcy case
May 26, 2015
Stockton University bought the Showboat in December from Caesars for $18 million. But the Trump Taj Mahal is enforcing a 1988 legal covenant prohibiting ...
Fernando Ortega with NRG Energy continues work on the worlds largest convention center rooftop solar array at the Mandalay Bay on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit
May 25, 2015
The future of solar energy in Nevada is at stake in a furious battle that likely won’t be resolved as the 2015 state legislative session nears an end next month. Solar advocates, Nevada businesses and solar industry reps are pushing for more rooftop solar, saying it’s unfair to ...
HEXX Kitchen serves High Road Craft ice cream in addition to making its own chocolate at its shop on the Strip.
New shop searches the world to bring unique chocolate to Las Vegas
May 25, 2015
Hexx is a full-service experience, with a restaurant, bar and patio offering Strip-side dining, as well as a large retail, chocolate, candy and “confexxions” store. We bring craft, bean-to-bar chocolate making to Nevada, with a custom kitchen dedicated to the production of single-origin chocolate ...

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