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February 25, 2017

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Raiders are a team on the move, and that’s Oakland fans’ fear

(via By Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment Even with a long-awaited playoff game on hand, it gets harder and harder to be a loyal Raiders fan in the Bay Area. You are rock-solid loyal, but your team’s boss has happy feet. To understand why the Raiders seem so willing and eager to leave Oakland’s fans in the lurch just as the team is busting out of a decade-plus slump, it helps to know the Davis family. Mark ...

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares what he would have changed about his $350M downtown Las Vegas project

(via CNBC)

Comment It was an ambitious gamble — even by Vegas standards. In 2013, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh relocated his Amazon-owned shoe company to Las Vegas' downtown district, taking over the building that was once city hall in the rundown area north of the Strip. To see the full story, click here.

Video: Nevada's Cortez Masto, the first Latina in the U.S. Senate, is sworn into office

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., as her husband, Paul Masto, holds the Bible during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

(via NBC News)

Comment Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto brought Latinos forward hundreds of years Tuesday as she was sworn in to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Latina and first Mexican-American woman to do so. "It's about time," Cortez Masto said in the hallway outside the Senate chamber just before taking her oath."I look forward to using my voice." She was escorted in by ...

Tesla makes Reno a critical stop on way to Las Vegas and CES

(via Bloomberg)

Comment As far as Tesla’s concerned, what’s happening in Las Vegas can stay in Las Vegas. The real action is some 400 dusty miles northwest, across the state in Reno. To see the full story, click here.

5 questions with Golden Knights GM George McPhee

(via NHL.com)

Comment Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is slowly starting to settle into his new home even if his family hasn't joined him yet. To see the full story, click here.

Report: Las Vegas attorney recruits fellow lawyers for ‘preservation of the white race’

(via Willamette Week)

Comment A Las Vegas lawyer who formerly practiced in Portland and remains a member of the Oregon State Bar has been sending emails to Oregon lawyers, inviting them to help form a new group for "the preservation of the white race," according to the publication Willamette Week. To see the full story, click here.

The artist and the senator: One built a desert masterpiece, the other a Nevada legacy

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment When Sen. Harry Reid heard about a reclusive artist building a massive land sculpture across desolate acres in the Nevada desert, he knew they should meet. It’s not just that Reid enjoys eccentrics and fighters, which he does. Michael Heizer had found an unusual way to express the majesty — and artistry — of the same lonely Nevada landscape that ...

Report: Celine Dion says non! to performing at Trump inauguration

(via TheWrap)

Comment The Mark Burnett-led team planning Donald Trump’s inauguration events tried but failed to book Celine Dion, TheWrap has learned. An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that longtime Trump friend and Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn had promised to deliver the French Canadian hitmaker for the January 20 festivities, but could not do so. To see the full ...

Trump says energy regulations are hurting economic growth. The evidence says otherwise.

(via Washington Post)

Comment “I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal, creating many millions of high-paying jobs,” says President-elect Donald Trump. For his part, his nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has argued that growth and regulation are fundamentally at odds. “The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars ...

Raiders poised to move to Las Vegas, with or without Sheldon Adelson’s involvement

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via Pro Football Talk)

Comment The Raiders intend to leave Oakland for Las Vegas. Despite the best efforts of the league office (which ultimately haven’t been all that good) to make the case for keeping the team where it is, owner Mark Davis has $750 million in public money waiting for him in Nevada, and nada in California. To see the full story, click here.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper marries longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner

Las Vegas native and current Washington Nationals baseball player Bryce Harper and his girlfriend Kayla Varner watch UNLV take on New Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV defeated New Mexico 64-55.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment It seems that the second time’s the charm for Major League Baseball’s favorite star-crossed lovers, Nats slugger Bryce Harper and fiancee Kayla Varner, who finally tied the knot this weekend. To see the full story, click here.

Inside the turmoil at Faraday Future, the startup that wants to beat Tesla

Faraday Future's concept vehicle FFZERO1 is unveiled at an event before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in a parking lot across the street from the Luxor.

(via BuzzFeed)

Comment Next month, Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, is set to debut its first production vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will be a symbolic moment for the company — after all, it was at the same event last year that Faraday was lambasted for unveiling an overhyped concept ...

David Beckham denies report of Las Vegas soccer expansion team

(via Soccer Stadium Digest)

Comment David Beckham and his investment group say they are not seeking to place an MLS expansion team in Las Vegas, refuting an earlier report. To see the full story, click here.

Former TV news staple working for Las Vegas strip club

(via MySanAntonio.com)

Comment It's not unusual when a former TV news anchor or reporter goes into promotions or community relations, but this ex-newswoman has taken a new job path that's bound to raise some eyebrows. To see the full story, click here.

Will Raiders share Las Vegas with David Beckham's MLS franchise?

Soccer star David Beckham, center, smiles during a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV Thursday, April 28, 2016. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is at left.

(via By John Hickey, The Mercury News)

Comment It’s not certain yet that the Raiders are bound for Las Vegas, and there’s even less so that David Beckham, who owns a Major League Soccer franchise, will land there. But the stadium deal put together by Las Vegas, Clark County and the state government in Nevada not only is beckoning to Raiders’ owner Mark Davis but to Beckham as ...