(via By Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle)
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 ...
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.
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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 ...
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.
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.
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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.
(via Los Angeles Times)
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 ...
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 ...
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“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 ...
(via Pro Football Talk)
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.
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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.
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 ...
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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.
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.
(via By John Hickey, The Mercury News)
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 ...