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An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Golden Nugget becomes first downtown casino to reach new pact with unions
April 16, 2014
The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Wednesday that they'd agreed with the Golden Nugget on a five-year contract. The agreement is the first ...
Chinese medicine specialist Tom Haskins is ready to call it quits in Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: We might not be ready for the truly nontraditional
April 16, 2014
Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.
Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip in December 2010.
Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations
April 16, 2014
Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website this week ran a story listing...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Deutsche Bank said to seek sale of Cosmopolitan resort
April 16, 2014
The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.
Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
April 16, 2014
Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...
Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to media about clean energy investment in Nevada on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Sandoval leading state trade mission to Canada
April 16, 2014
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is leading a trade mission to Canada, in part to attract interest in the state’s nascent drone industry. The delegation includes Sandoval, members of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, representatives from UNLV, UNR and the Desert Research Institute, along with business leaders from the state. The economic development office is staging a conference for targeted Canadian companies to...
Arturo Martinez-Sanchez kisses the gravesite of his wife, Yadira, and daughter, Karla, who are buried together at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas, on Feb. 10, 2013.
Sun series ‘Grace Through Grief’ wins prestigious national Dart Award
April 16, 2014
Last year, the Las Vegas Sun presented a series that followed the family of Arturo Martinez-Sanchez as they rebuilt their lives after the killings of Arturo's wife and daughter. Today, the Sun was awarded...
Arturo Martinez-Sanchez arranges purple and red flowers in a vase attached to the headstone for his wife, Yadira Martinez, and his daughter, Karla Martinez, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas.
Martinez family settles into work, school routine in North Las Vegas
April 16, 2014
It's been two years since the killings of Yadira Sanchez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla in their home on Robin Street. Husband and father Arturo Martinez-Sanchez survived a brutal bludgeoning, and his young sons were unharmed in the intruder's attack on the family. Last year, the Las Vegas Sun told the family's story of forgiveness and recovery in a series called "Grace through Grief: A Shattered Family Recovers." Here's an update on the family.
A view of the Peace Palace, a Unification Church convention and training center, under construction at 6590 Bermuda Road, on Monday, April 7, 2014.
After ‘refocusing of the vision of God,’ Peace Palace on track to be finished by year’s end
April 16, 2014
They’re running behind schedule, but followers of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon are still bringing a “Peace Palace” to America’s gambling mecca. The Unification Church, known for its mass weddings, extensive business holdings and cult-like founder, plans to finish construction of its 93,000-square-foot convention and training center on Bermuda Road at Sunset Road by year’s end. General contractor Steven Kwon attributed the delay to ...
Report: Las Vegas’ industrial space a turnoff for companies eyeing move here
April 16, 2014
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has released a report saying dozens of companies that considered moving here picked other cities largely because of a dearth of big, available industrial properties ...
Henderson's Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar on Eastern Avenue.
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant
April 15, 2014
Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.
Hakkasan at MGM officially celebrates the opening of its nightlife venue during a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday, April 18, 2013.
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
April 15, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …
China Film takes first stake in Hollywood movies
April 14, 2014
China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. China Film Co. will make an "eight-figure equity investment" in two upcoming films...
Mark Balint, left, head of production for Silver State Production Services, and Jason Miller, CEO of Downtown Films, listen to a Nevada Economic Development Commission hearing at the Sawyer State Building Monday, April 14, 2014. A production company called LPF One DTIG LLC and affiliated with the Downtown Project is applying for a tax incentive for a proposed movie production starring Dakota Fanning that will be filmed in Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas
April 14, 2014
A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern Nevada until early May and already has shot at a downtown club, at Mount Charleston and today was at ....
El Sombrero
Downtown landmark El Sombrero Café closes, Lego builds up to grand opening
April 14, 2014
A longtime downtown landmark closes as a Lego lover’s paradise debuts. PT’s opens a new pub while an eatery offers employees a training opportunity. ...

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