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December 20, 2014

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Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Soccer swing: How one councilman’s shift brought stadium plan back to life
Dec. 11, 2014
Once on life support, a proposed downtown soccer stadium now is poised to clear the Las Vegas City Council thanks to a change of heart by Councilman Bob Coffin, a consistent opponent to using public money for the stadium. The key to Coffin's shift is a new wrinkle in the plan that would guarantee about $25 million for improvements to ...
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman speaks during the 2014 Las Vegas State of the City address at City Hall on Thursday evening.
What they’re thankful for: Southern Nevada leaders reflect on the holiday
Nov. 27, 2014
What are Southern Nevada leaders thankful for today? The Las Vegas Sun reached out to several, and here's what they had ...
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivers the State of the City address at Green Valley Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Nevada Supreme Court rejects bid to remove Henderson mayor
Nov. 26, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking the removal of Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen over term limits. The court unanimously ruled that Rick Workman, who ran against Hafen, had no standing to ...
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Would-be stadium developers win extension, but council’s caveat looms large
Oct. 1, 2014
The Las Vegas City Council appeared to throw a lifeline today to the embattled downtown stadium proposal by granting a two-month extension to keep working out financial details. But demands by the council ...
Fred Horvath, Henderson's director of human resources, goes over the terms of the contract for new city manager Jacob Snow at a City Council meeting at City Hall in downtown Henderson on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Henderson official on leave after drunken driving arrest
Aug. 8, 2014
Authorities booked Fred Horvath, 58, around 3 p.m. today on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of ...
For local government workers, it’s TGIT
July 13, 2014
Many local government employees work four-day weeks, so if you have business to conduct with the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas, you better get it done by Thursday or else wait out the long weekend. What's the trade-off for the general public? In a word: money.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman stands on the front steps during a tour of the new Las Vegas City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
Las Vegas wins U.S. Conference of Mayors award for green initiatives
June 20, 2014
Sustainability efforts undertaken by the city of Las Vegas are now being recognized nationally. The U.S. Conference of Mayors today named Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham, Ore., Mayor Shane Bemis as the top winners in its...
Las Vegas council agrees to initial medical marijuana rules
June 4, 2014
The complexity of regulating medical marijuana tongue-tied Las Vegas lawmakers as they slogged through 27 pages of proposed rules today. When the City Council finished, this is what they did ...
Response to Henderson land sale: Not interested
May 20, 2014
A land sale that could have netted Henderson upwards of $33 million fizzled tonight when no bidders emerged during an auction at the city council meeting. Three of the choicest pieces of city real estate were ...
Henderson OKs $483 million annual budget
May 20, 2014
The Henderson City Council tonight approved a $483 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that includes a $4.6 million transfer to cover an operating fund deficit. The city hopes to close ...
Swimmers keep cool at the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Budget-strapped Henderson to cut hours of operation at recreation centers
May 6, 2014
The Henderson City Council late Tuesday approved fee increases and fewer hours of operation at its recreation centers to help shrink a multimillion-dollar budget deficit it faces in the fiscal year starting July 1. The moves, along with other changes to its parks and recreation offerings, are expected to net the city about $2 million in savings and increased revenues. That won’t be enough to close the $5 million operating shortfall the city faces in the upcoming budget year. The city is also grappling with how to pay for $17 million in...
LV council to decide on pot businesses, horse-drawn carriages downtown
March 18, 2014
With state regulations for medical marijuana businesses nearing completion, the Las Vegas City Council will have to decide soon whether it wants to allow dispensaries within ...
Chief outlines changes made in ambulance transport procedures to wary Las Vegas council
March 5, 2014
Filling vacant positions, changing deployment strategies and increasing the number of ambulance transports are among the changes being made to increase efficiency at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Chief William McDonald told the City Council today.
Developers have submitted plans to city officials for a grocery store/restaurant at 611 Fremont St. Here's an artist's rendering of the building's exterior, from a northeast perspective.
Joe Downtown: East Fremont getting its grocery store … sort of
March 4, 2014
It finally looks like something of a grocery store is coming to east Fremont Street. Plans for a combination grocery store/restaurant at 611 Fremont St. were submitted to the city and will be considered Tuesday by the Planning Commission. A Mexican restaurant and a deli/market used to share the 6,500-square-foot spot until they were forced to move last year; Downtown Project became the new tenant after their leases expired.
LV City Council to mull pot shop moratorium, fire department changes
March 4, 2014
The Las Vegas City Council will get an update Wednesday on changes being made to the city’s fire department meant to save money and improve efficiency.

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