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North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee gives the North Las Vegas State of the City Address at Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas, Jan. 16, 2014.
North Las Vegas looks to lure companies to industrial park
Oct. 28, 2014
North Las Vegas announced today it plans to establish an economic diversification district at its Apex Industrial Center to lure businesses with the same type of tax incentives given to Tesla in Northern Nevada. Mayor John Lee said ...
An exterior view of the Harmon tower in MGM Resorts' CityCenter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The 26-floor tower, deemed structurally unsound, will be demolished piece by piece.
Jury selection begins in case of flawed Strip hotel tower
Oct. 28, 2014
The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at ...
Las Vegas Strip casinos can be seen behind new home construction in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Report: Outlook for new-home sales not ‘too exciting’
Oct. 28, 2014
A sluggish year for Las Vegas homebuilders isn’t expected to pick up anytime soon, a new report says. Local builders sold 605 new homes last month, bringing the year’s total to ...
Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month
Oct. 28, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...
A Mary Poppins character reads and sings to children at Tivoli Village on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Nannies & Housekeepers USA presents the twice-monthly "Story Time with Mary Poppins" program there.
Family-owned Las Vegas staffing agency expanding its reach
Oct. 28, 2014
Nannies & Housekeepers USA, a 14-year-old homegrown staffing agency in Las Vegas, caters to local families and those who are visiting the city. It is expanding its customer base after ...
The lots at Ascaya are ready for mountain-mansion development with reservations now being accepted to begin the purchasing process Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Henderson.
First mountainside home lot at Ascaya in Henderson sells — for $925,000
Oct. 28, 2014
Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, have sold their first lot — a 0.46-acre parcel for $925,000. The sale closed Friday, property records show, and sales of two other lots are expected ...
Customers sit at Decatur Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The bar, which first opened in 1963, will close Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
Decatur Tavern to close after 50 years in business
Oct. 28, 2014
Paul Halverson calls it a sign of the times. When he first bought Decatur Tavern with his business partner in 2008, the 51-year-old neighborhood bar came with a drug store and a space just big enough for a handful of slot machines. The slots sang right outside the tavern door, pulling in a steady supply of customers while Halverson, 64, manned the bar. His partner, Roger Szepelak, kept an eye on the finances while ...
Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd before he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala.
Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights
Oct. 27, 2014
Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better. Cook's comments came as he, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and ...
Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
Oct. 27, 2014
Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...
Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings
Oct. 27, 2014
Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, and its Scion brand is in the ...
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies over the the the New York-New York Hotel & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas airport traffic up 2.7 percent in September
Oct. 27, 2014
Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 2.7 percent in September compared with a year earlier. Data released Monday show more than ...
Exterior view rendering of the new South Point Bowling Arena.
South Point Bowling Plaza plans striking entrance; new stores line Fashion Show
Oct. 27, 2014
As talk of arenas and a proposed stadium project trudge along in Las Vegas, the South Point is ahead of schedule on its darling — a palace-like bowling center expected to lure marquee tournaments and fans from all over the world. ...
A view of the pool at Oasis at Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The Oasis, a boutique hotel owned and operated by the Downtown Project, officially unveiled renovations during a tour Tuesday.
Downtown Project breathes life into run-down Oasis
Oct. 26, 2014
John Katsilometes gets the scoop on downtown’s recent hotel opening.
Sarah D'Errico, seen Tuesday, April 15, 2014, works with the Nevada Diabetes Association. She also volunteers and participates in various events, including races to raise awareness for diabetes.
Diabetic children in Las Vegas have a sweet mentor
Oct. 26, 2014
Sarah D’Errico, a UNLV student and volunteer camp counselor, helps children learn about diabetes and manage their condition.
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
How one vote sent Las Vegas’ stadium deal back to square one
Oct. 26, 2014
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian didn’t realize she was the swing vote on the proposed $200 million downtown soccer stadium until it was too late. She listened to her colleagues lay out their positions during ...

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