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February 23, 2017

Las Vegas Sun

Marijuana expo loses name over ‘differing vision’ with parent group

Las Vegas marijuana expo loses name over ‘differing vision’ with parent group

Posted 7:12 p.m.

An annual Las Vegas marijuana convention has severed ties with its Seattle-based parent organization after a four-year partnership. The former Las Vegas Hempfest will now ...

A packed house listens in as speakers make their points before the Clark County Commission taking up Blue Diamond housing project near Red Rock on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

L.E. Baskow / Las Vegas Sun

A packed house listens in as speakers make their points before the Clark County Commission taking up Blue Diamond housing project near Red Rock on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

County Commission lets builder’s plan for development near Red Rock go forward

Updated 8:18 p.m.

After hearing hours of passionate public comment, Clark County commissioners voted 5-2 today to let a Las Vegas developer move forward with plans for a community of more than 5,000 homes near the scenic Red Rock National Conservation Area. Gypsum Resources will now conduct studies into specifics regarding infrastructure, design and development of the project on ...

Rebels basketball sinks lower with eighth straight loss

Rebels sink lower with eighth straight loss

Posted 8:56 p.m.

A month ago, these teams were dead even. On Jan. 21, UNLV and Air Force gamely traded buzzer-beaters at the Thomas & Mack Center, and it took 50 minutes to decide ...

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U.S.-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, photo released by China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, a worker feeds U.S.-born giant panda Bao Bao as she arrived at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province.

China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, HO / AP

In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, photo released by China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, a worker feeds U.S.-born giant panda Bao Bao as she arrived at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province.

Posted 11:07 p.m.

An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China. Under an agreement between ...