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Water rate hike one approval away from going into effect
Dec. 3, 2013
The Las Vegas Valley Water District signed off today on a water rate hike that will see the average customer’s bill increase by about $5 per month by 2017.
Katelyn Cantu holds a sign as protesters pose for a photo outside the Henderson Detention Center Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The protesters are concerned about a UNLV law clinic report that raises questions about the conditions for immigrants at the detention center.
Groups protest plight of immigrant detainees, seek talks with Henderson officials
Nov. 19, 2013
Following the release of a UNLV Law Clinic report questioning the standards of care for immigrant detainees at the Henderson Detention Center, on Tuesday evening law professor Fatma Marouf asked the Henderson City Council to meet with herself and the other authors to address their concerns.
This is an intake room at the Henderson Detention Center on Oct. 16, 2013. The center contracts with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to house immigration detainees.
Immigrant detention: Is Henderson’s financial boon part of a national boondoggle?
Nov. 19, 2013
With an average detainee population of more than 200 per day, the Henderson Detention Center has been the primary facility in Nevada for housing federally detained immigrants since early 2011.
A private security guard holds a dog in a choke chain on the Fremont Street Experience early Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Moratorium may put cork in plans for new liquor stores on stretch of Fremont
Nov. 5, 2013
With 21 liquor stores already operating along or near the Fremont Street Experience downtown, the Las Vegas City Council is planning to hit the brakes on further such development in the area for at least six months.
A lot between two vacant motels is transformed into a park during the Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Joe Downtown: With only minor glitches, leaders praise Life is Beautiful
Oct. 28, 2013
Despite a few minor arrests and injuries, city and police officials said Life is Beautiful was successful and that they'd like to see some parts of it become permanent. Over the two-day event, five people were arrested for misdemeanors and three people suffered minor injuries when a roughly 30-foot tower holding streamers tumbled in the wind at the entrance Sunday. Beyond that, however, the festival appeared to be a roaring success.
Las Vegas' Bermuda Triangle of empty land for sale.
Desert now, but Henderson's Bermuda Road corridor is ripe for development
Oct. 21, 2013
Grand plans have come and gone for a wide area of southwest Henderson surrounding Bermuda Road. With a FedEx distribution center under construction off Executive Airport Drive and new plans being submitted for housing development in the area, is now the time for this mostly-desert land to finally be developed?
A view of the new city hall before the building's dedication cermony in downtown Las Vegas Monday, March 5, 2012.
Three Las Vegas buildings strike gold with environmentally friendly designs
Oct. 17, 2013
Three Las Vegas building have been recognized for their energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design.
An inmate sits in a pretrial services station during a tour of the Clark County Detention Center Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
County, cities putting off millions in maintenance as budgets stay squeezed
Sept. 28, 2013
Delaying maintenance projects of all sizes has become an increasingly common practice at municipalities throughout the valley in the wake of the recession. With general funds strapped by a steep drop in property tax revenue, funding for many capital projects has been virtually nonexistent in recent years.
The exterior of the Henderson Detention Center.
Henderson corrections officer racks up 1,438 hours of OT in 2012
Aug. 30, 2013
For Henderson Detention Center guards willing to put in the hours, 2012 proved to be a lucrative year. And no one knew that better than corrections officer Michael Ramseyer.
Rookie Clark County firefighters pull hoses as part of their training in this 2008 file photo. Overtime has been trimmed in the fire department.
Overtime among public employees not limited to public safety personnel
Aug. 30, 2013
Extra shifts for police, firefighters and other public employees added up to cost local governments in Southern Nevada about $60 million in overtime pay in 2012.
Las Vegas among first major cities to win control of own Internet domain
Aug. 27, 2013
Las Vegas is carving out a piece of Internet real estate for itself after the city secured the rights to the .vegas domain address, the city announced Tuesday.
Team Blackout Drunk Busters Tiger Hunter of San Diego, Jonny G from Los Angeles, and Chris Lawton of San Diego drink whiskey and soda from their backpack canisters during New Year's 2010 TributePalooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, December 31, 2009.
LV council sees red flag in adding new liquor stores downtown, tables decision
Aug. 21, 2013
Las Vegas is taking a step back and looking at its current laws for bars, restaurants and liquor stores downtown, leading the city council to delay four liquor-related permits scheduled for discussion at its meeting today.
A view of the new Las Vegas City Hall during a tour of downtown buildings in Las Vegas Monday, March 12, 2012.
(No) Sex in the City (Hall): Council approves reality TV show, with stipulations
Aug. 21, 2013
The inner workings of Las Vegas City Hall could be making their way to a television near you after the city council approved an agreement today allowing production to start on a new reality television program.
Council to decide fate of liquor stores, whether it wants its own reality TV show
Aug. 20, 2013
Alcohol-related issues at the Fremont Street Experience and the East Fremont District downtown have reached a boiling over point in recent months, and on Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council will weigh in when they consider three applications for new liquor stores in the area. The council also will discuss allowing film crews to document city staff for a potential reality television show when they hold their regular meeting Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at city hall.
An exterior view of the new Las Vegas City Hall, Monday Feb. 20, 2012.
For CSN, Las Vegas City Hall is now its campus
Aug. 16, 2013
The College of Southern Nevada has partnered with the City of Las Vegas to provide job training and college classes at City Hall.

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