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UNLV closed a $50 million deal to buy 42 acres of empty land along Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane that could be used to build a stadium on campus. The sale was announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
UNLV likes Sands-backed stadium for NFL team but isn’t married to it yet
Jan. 28, 2016
UNLV is receptive to plans being pushed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for construction of a $1 billion, 65,000-seat stadium on land recently bought by the university ...
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.
Las Vegas Sands wants stadium for UNLV, possibly Raiders
Jan. 28, 2016
Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders ...
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee for Three Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Hunger Action Month.
NLV mayor addresses happier times for once-struggling city
Jan. 28, 2016
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee coined a new term — “skeptomistic” — two years ago to describe his cautious hope for the struggling suburb facing financial ruin. If that was one of …
The Regional Transportation District’s light rail train arrives at the Broadway station in south Denver.
Tourism committee begins examining light rail, other transit plans
Jan. 28, 2016
Light rail, an expanded monorail and new pedestrian bridges on the Strip were among the key transportation proposals examined today — at some points critically — by an influential group of tourism leaders. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee met to hear in detail about a range of transportation proposals, including many covered by a sweeping plan recently released by the Regional Transportation Commission. Called ...
Henderson ranked No. 7 on U-Haul list of growing cities
Jan. 28, 2016
Henderson is among one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, as measured by U-Haul rentals. U-Haul International Inc. ranked Henderson No. 7 in its ...
Travelers check in at the Allegiant Airlines counter Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at McCarran International Airport.
Las Vegas airport saw 45.4 million passengers in 2015
Jan. 28, 2016
Las Vegas officials say 2015 saw the third highest passenger count in airport history with more than 45 million people who came ...
A view of the abandoned Echo Bay Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Southern Nevada Saturday, April 25, 2015. The marina was closed in early 2013 when its concession contract expired.
As ‘Week of Water’ events begin, experts see potential for Southern Nevada
Jan. 28, 2016
Although Southern Nevada sits in one of the world’s most parched climates, it’s also poised to become a world leader in the technology and policy needed to keep water flowing. As experts convent in Las Vegas for a pair of conferences on water ...
A view of vacant land, formerly industrial property, near Spring Mountain Road and Valley View Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Fore Property Co. has purchased 6.5 acres near Chinatown for a new apartment development.
Drawn to Chinatown, L.V. developer skips suburbs for latest apartment project
Jan. 28, 2016
Las Vegas developers are flooding the suburbs with apartment complexes, and largely avoiding the kind of site where Jonathan Fore is plotting his latest project. His vacant Chinatown-area property is in an urban neighborhood, right near auto-body shops, the Pussycats adult club and ...
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, cars fill the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store in Fairfield, Ala., as it prepared to shut down. Stores slated to shut down Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, will leave residents in parts of Fairfield, Ala.; Coal Hill, Ark.; and Wichita, Kan., without a supermarket.
Wal-Mart’s shutdown creates new food deserts
Jan. 28, 2016
Wal-Mart's decision to shutter 154 stores across the country means that, starting Thursday, residents without cars in a neighborhood near a historically black college outside ...
Geoconda Arguello-Kline, left, secretary-treasurer for Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and Nevada State Sen. Ruben Kihuen, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, take part in a Culinary Union protest near Trump International Hotel on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump International Hotel workers are not unionized.
Even without endorsing, Culinary Union seeks to be major player in politics and beyond
Jan. 27, 2016
After playing a big role when Democratic candidates last battled each other for their party's presidential nomination, the Culinary Union is staying above the fray this time around. While it made ...
Students Isabel Onisile, 11, and Octavia McKindra, 11, attend a rally at Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School at the National School Choice Week Capitol celebration Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Carson City.
Nevada follows national trend in families seeking alternatives to public schools
Jan. 27, 2016
It’s National School Choice Week, which seems like an appropriate time to take stock of how the school choice movement is doing in Nevada. In two words: Pretty good. School choice activists, buoyed by ...
Las Vegas unemployment rate continues to inch down
Jan. 26, 2016
The unemployment rate in the Las Vegas area dropped to 6.2 percent in December ...
Toyota unveils the latest version of the Prius at an event Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Toyota stays No. 1 automaker, sells 10.15M vehicles in 2015
Jan. 26, 2016
Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 10.151 million vehicles in 2015, retaining its status as the world's top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year ...
Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.
Nevada justices hear arguments in Las Vegas Sands Macau case
Jan. 26, 2016
The question of whether casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's company has to pay a $70 million judgment to a Hong Kong businessman for helping to secure business in Macau is ...
An artist's rendering of a neighborhood hospital Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is building in North Las Vegas.
Four neighborhood hospitals coming to the valley
Jan. 26, 2016
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is building four neighborhood hospitals in the Las Vegas Valley that could ease overcrowding at emergency rooms, the hospital system announced today. The multimillion-dollar, 24-hour hospitals are ...

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