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September 2, 2014

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Bill would add names of ‘Lost 74’ sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Bill would add names of ‘Lost 74’ sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sunday, July 20, 2014
A House-approved bill could clear the way for the names of 74 sailors to be added to the memorial more than four decades after their Long Beach, Calif.-based ship was cut in half in a collision with an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea ...
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80 US Air Force personnel on ground searching for kidnapped girls
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have arrived in Chad and have begun their mission to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday. The girls and young women were...
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3 fires blazing at Camp Pendleton in California
Friday, May 16, 2014
Marine Corps officials have lifted an evacuation order for some Camp Pendleton housing although fires that have burned about 34 square miles of brush continue to rage. However, several camp areas and an infantry school remain ...
Sheriff seeks OK for $1.5 million settlement with widow of slain Gulf War veteran
Sheriff seeks OK for $1.5 million settlement with widow of slain Gulf War veteran
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Metro Police are offering a $1.5 million settlement to the wife of Stanley Gibson, the Gulf War veteran fatally shot by an officer in December 2011.
Metro seeks help tracking down robbery suspect
Friday, August 19, 2011
Metro Police officials are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who robbed a north valley business last month. The robbery occurred at about 5:20 p.m. July 28 at a business near Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard.
Eight numbers about the swine flu
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Just the facts:
A look at the H1N1 virus and vaccine here and abroad through the prism of eight key statistics.
Drop in median price per square foot in valley homes
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The map below shows the drop in median sale price per square foot of living space in Las Vegas Valley ZIP codes for single-family homes, comparing September, October and November 2008 with the same months in 2009.
Workforce reductions hit Nevada amid recession
Monday, November 30, 2009
By the Numbers:
It’s no secret that Nevada has more workers in the hospitality and food service industries than any other state.
Default in decline, a foreclosures snapshot
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
BY THE NUMBERS: A comparison of the numbers from 2008 and 2009
Percentage of residences, including condo units and town homes, that had a default filed with the county between Oct. 1 and Nov. 19. This is commonly the first step of the foreclosure process.
Nevada construction employment takes dive in recession
Monday, November 23, 2009
By the Numbers:
In September, the construction industry, because of job losses, accounted for the smallest share of Nevada's workforce it has claimed since 1993.
Clark County gaming
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Snapshot: September 2004 to September 2009
Clark County gaming
How the TSA compensates lost or damaged goods at McCarran
Monday, August 24, 2009
By the Numbers:
The charts below show the details of lost or damaged property claims leveled against the Transportation Security Administration.
A look at voter turnout by state
Monday, August 10, 2009
By the Numbers:
A look at voter turnout by state
Once rock-solid child abuse signs now uncertain
Friday, August 7, 2009
Audrey Edmunds was charged with murdering an infant in her Wisconsin day care center in 1995. At trial, medical experts testified the child’s injuries were pathognomonic — meaning exclusively characteristic — of shaken baby syndrome: retinal bleeding, brain bleeding and brain swelling, conditions sometimes called “the triad.”
Housing affordability and minimum-wage earners
Monday, August 3, 2009
By the Numbers:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 2.2 million of the 75 million hourly workers in the U.S. earn minimum wage and that roughly 1 in 6 U.S. Workers are employed part time.
Unemployment benefits in each state
Monday, July 27, 2009
By the Numbers:
Maximum weekly unemployment benefit allowed in each state, with a label for the average weekly payout in each state.
Valley residents support more than 100 animal medical care facilities
Monday, July 20, 2009
By the Numbers:
The cost of keeping pets healthy rose more than 2 1/2 times as fast as consumer prices in general over the past 10 years.
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A look at airfares
Monday, July 13, 2009
by the numbers:
A look at airfares in Las Vegas.
Auto sales slumping in Clark County
Monday, July 6, 2009
By the numbers:
Figures from TransUnion, one of the nation's largest credit reporting bureaus, show that Nevadans carry the highest average balance on auto loans in the nation.
What students at U.S. public colleges and universities pay
Monday, June 29, 2009
By the numbers:
Figures from the U.S. Department of Education show what a typical full-time student attending a public college or university paid in each state during the 2007-08 academic year.
Hunting licenses in Nevada
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hunting licenses in Nevada
Nevada No. 2 in 18- to 64-year-olds without health insurance
Monday, June 15, 2009
By the numbers:
Percentage in each state, age 18 to 64, without health insurance coverage of any kind in 2008.
Comparing home sale prices with a year earlier
Comparing home sale prices with a year earlier
Monday, June 8, 2009
By the Numbers:
The maps below show median sale prices for single-family homes in each valley ZIP code from March 1 to May 31 of this year, and how they compare to prices during the same period in 2008.
Where recent out-of-state homebuyers are based
Where recent out-of-state homebuyers are based
Monday, June 1, 2009
By the numbers:
Although most sales in the local real estate market in 2009 have been short sales or foreclosure properties, movement in the market isn't being propelled solely by bargain-hunting investors.
Demographic changes in Clark County
Demographic changes in Clark County
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
By the numbers:
Clark County’s population has grown by more than one-third since 2000, though that rapid growth waned in 2008.
Vacant business addresses on the rise
Vacant business addresses on the rise
Monday, May 18, 2009
By the numbers:
Nearly 13 percent of all business addresses in Clark County had been empty for at least three months straight in March.
Have long-term vacancies increased more in your neighborhood than in others?
Have long-term vacancies increased more in your neighborhood than in others?
Monday, May 11, 2009
By the numbers:
Long-vacant residences are on the rise in the Las Vegas Valley.
Nevada aircraft collisions with animals
Nevada aircraft collisions with animals
Monday, May 4, 2009
By the numbers:
Last month the FAA released records detailing about 100,000 reported wildlife collisions with aircraft in the United States since 1990.
Swimming pool density in the Las Vegas Valley
Swimming pool density in the Las Vegas Valley
Monday, April 27, 2009
A map that estimates the number of residents in each ZIP code compared with the number of pools dotting the Las Vegas Valley.
Low turnout for primary vote
Low turnout for primary vote
Monday, April 20, 2009
By the numbers:
Residents of Clark County’s cities turned out sparingly in most precincts for the primary vote on April 7. About 1 in 10 residents who could vote cast a ballot.
A history of unemployment in Nevada
Monday, April 13, 2009
By the numbers:
Although initial unemployment insurance claims have dropped from a high of nearly 9,000 per week in January, they’re still about 50 percent higher than in the same week last year.
Housing collapse evident in falling tax appraisal values
Housing collapse evident in falling tax appraisal values
Monday, April 6, 2009
By the numbers:
This map shows the average change in tax appraisal value between the close of rolls for fiscal 2009-10 and the previous year for single family homes in the valley, by ZIP code.
Do you know where your power comes from?
Do you know where your power comes from?
Monday, March 30, 2009
By the Numbers:
A breakdown of where energy generated in Nevada and the United States comes from.
Doctors scarce in Las Vegas compared to other areas
Monday, March 23, 2009
By the numbers:
For the number of people who live in and around Las Vegas, we're woefully short on doctors and health care workers in general.
Foreclosure sales have home market feeling down
Foreclosure sales have home market feeling down
Monday, March 16, 2009
By the numbers:
When Nevadans started to realize they were at the epicenter of a full-blown foreclosure crisis in 2007, riding a rising wave of loan defaults that eventually turned into auctions and bank repossessions, they didn't really understand what was in store for the real estate market.
Home loans: What a difference two years make
Monday, March 9, 2009
By the numbers:
This map shows the difference in loan volume between a boom year (2005) and a bust year (2007).
Home vacancy rates growing in Nevada
Monday, March 2, 2009
By the numbers:
Roughly 1 in 23 residential addresses in Clark County (4.31%) were listed as vacant by the postal service at the end of 2008.
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Nevada's aging population not as old as other states
Monday, February 23, 2009
By the numbers:
Nevada has been following a national trend — aging populations.
What’s the holdup at the airport?
Monday, February 16, 2009
By the Numbers:
Vegas air travelers had about a 1 in 5 chance of arriving at McCarran or another destination at least 15 minutes late in 2008.
Valentine's Day: For the factually inclined, romance quantified
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
By the numbers:
If you believe Valentine's Day cards should be black like your heart, then this numeric breakdown of amour is for you. Just kidding. You don't have a black heart. It's a shade of burgundy.
By the numbers: Rental cars
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
$23 billion: Estimated revenue from passenger car rentals in 2007, according to the U.S. Census
Unemployment in Nevada
Monday, February 2, 2009
by the numbers: A look at the past 10 years of joblessness in Nevada
The Sun charts Nevada's unemployment, once comparatively lower than the rest of the nation but up to the fifth highest rate in 2008.
Teen births on the rise
Monday, January 26, 2009
Following a national trend, the teenage birth rate in Nevada shot up in 2006 to nearly 56 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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New construction permits slowing
Monday, January 19, 2009
Even with a marked slump in home construction in 2008, Clark County still issued permits for more than 12,000 residential units through November — the fifth most of any county in the United States.
A year for foreclosures
Monday, January 12, 2009
2008 was not a good year for homeowners in the Las Vegas Valley.
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How states compare on college admissions tests
Monday, January 5, 2009
Shopping standardized test scores — the SAT, the ACT or both — to bolster college applications is commonplace.
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Single family home sales in 2008, Clark County
Monday, December 29, 2008
New and resale single-family homes, not including condos, multi-unit properties or transactions in a trustee sale.
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Gas prices roughly reflect oil prices
Monday, December 22, 2008
A look at changing oil and gas prices.
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Glance at changes in rural Nevada
Monday, December 15, 2008
Last week the U.S. Census released demographic estimates for American counties and cities with as few as 20,000 residents.
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How airlines have cut capacity in their service from Las Vegas
Monday, December 8, 2008
As air carriers revise their schedules throughout the year, they change routes, the number of flights available and the types of aircraft in service, all of which have a direct effect on capacity.
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One measure of homeowner distress on rise
Monday, December 1, 2008
Auction and trustee sale notices recorded in Clark County are a good benchmark for the number of properties mired in the foreclosure process — it’s typically the last stop before bank repossession.
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Precinct view of Obama’s win
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Barack Obama/Joe Biden ticket won Clark County by a 19-point margin, a partisan disparity not seen here in nearly a quarter-century, when Ronald Reagan bested Walter Mondale by 27 points during the 1984 election.
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Indicator of a slowing economy
Monday, November 17, 2008
Nevada’s gross domestic product is stagnating.
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The ways we cast ballots in Clark County:
Monday, November 10, 2008
BY THE NUMBERS: Since ’96, percentage voting early has grown
Just over 17 percent of votes were cast early in 1996, but early voting was easily the method of choice in the 2008 general election.
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Breaking down the early vote
Monday, November 3, 2008
A look at early voting in the 2008 general election in Clark County
Where the new voters are
Monday, October 27, 2008
This map shows the percent increase in voters for Las Vegas Valley precincts from June 1 to the close of registration Oct. 14.
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Property stolen, recovered
Monday, October 20, 2008
The equivalent of $110 in property and money was taken from every person living in the Las Vegas Valley from April 2007 to March 2008.
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The housing bubble in Nevada: How big a slice were ‘subprime’ loans?
Monday, October 13, 2008
The death knell for the subprime loan in Nevada began to sound in 2007.
The money race in Nevada
Monday, October 6, 2008
From February through August, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama raised about the same amount in Nevada, just shy of $1 million for each campaign.
Spending in Clark County down, but not evenly among industries
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sales of goods and services in Clark County haven’t matched last year’s.
Metro-reported auto thefts
Monday, September 8, 2008
Auto thefts reported in Metro's jurisdiction have been on the decline for two years.
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County ahead of population curve
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Curious about what the nation’s population will look like in 2050? Just look at Clark County.
Growth-related jobs nose-dive
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Job losses began to mount in many Nevada business sectors two years ago. Residential construction led the way, with a loss of 10,000 for specialty contractors and 2,300 for homebuilders.

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