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August 20, 2017

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Unions offer tools to battle income inequality
Aug. 20, 2017
I believe in America, in equality and in the women and men who work hard and play by the rules to provide a better life for themselves and their family. So with summer coming to a close and Labor Day just around the corner, it seems the right time to ...
The exterior of the MGM Grand on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups
Aug. 19, 2017
MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said Friday that it would match employee donations made to the ...
Dealer Richard Pope, left, works as Court Manuel, center, and Ed Wanson, right, play at Mint Poker, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Houston. The games at Mint Poker, which opened three months ago, are played in a large, quarter-circle-shaped room lined with ceiling-to-floor windows that illuminate the club with natural light during the day. Several of the more than 20 poker tables almost always have full games going, even during the middle of the afternoon.
Stacked odds, Texas laws don’t deter new poker club
Aug. 19, 2017
Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long ...
This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.
For Uber, a quiet investor becomes a sudden thorn
Aug. 18, 2017
For the past week, Uber’s board members have been embroiled in conversations over a thorny question: What to do about ...
Pictured at left is Boulevard Books and Video (though the name isn't listed on the marquee), one of six adult emporiums affected by a revised city ordinance.
Restrictions on downtown Las Vegas sex shops loosened
Aug. 17, 2017
Could a facelift for a sex shop help reduce blight in downtown Las Vegas? It may seem counterintuitive, but Councilman Bob Coffin believes the answer is yes, and his fellow Las Vegas City Council members supported the idea ...
New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future
Aug. 16, 2017
The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future ...
Nevada unemployment rate sees slight uptick after 3 months
Aug. 16, 2017
The unemployment rate in Nevada saw a slight uptick after holding steady for three months. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today ...
A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.
What’s missing from Raiders meeting agenda as important as what’s there
Aug. 16, 2017
The two trickiest agreements left for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to negotiate before the Raiders break ground later this year do not appear on Thursday’s board meeting agenda. Neither the UNLV joint-use agreement nor the community benefits agreement appear on a lengthy schedule for the board’s first gathering since mid-July. The UNLV document merited a brief status update at ...
The Emerald Island Casino in Henderson is expanding again with added space and city street improvements too on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Expansion at Emerald Island in downtown Henderson nearing completion
Aug. 16, 2017
The casino’s administrative offices are in a former drugstore. The gaming floor is in what used to be a post office. The food preparation and storage areas used to be a Moose Lodge. It seems only fitting that the latest upgrades for Emerald Island in downtown Henderson include expanding by 10,000 square feet into ...
Attorney Amanda Connor poses for a photograph at her office in Las Vegas, Monday, July 17, 2017.
Las Vegas attorneys confident law will keep pace with evolution of recreational marijuana
Aug. 14, 2017
While first-time marijuana business owners scrambled to meet state demands for obtaining their licenses back in 2015 — which included long applications, large amounts of cash, hiring and security — the process of entering the recreational business has been a matter of “fine-tuning,” as more experienced license-holders are now looking more for clarification on individual regulations in 2017.
The Data: Aug. 13-19
Aug. 14, 2017
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
The List: Law firms, Aug. 13, 2017
Aug. 14, 2017
Find out about law firms. This week, we rank them by number of local attorneys.
The Notes: Law Today, Aug. 13-19, 2017
Aug. 14, 2017
In the Notes: Donald Campbell, Brandi and Jasen Cassady, Karl Riley, Mitch Cobeaga, William Patterson “Pat” Cashill, Don Tingey, James Ohrenschall, Sean Claggett, Richard Bryan, Cynthia Leung, Robert Anderson, Robert Anderson, Luis Ayon and more ...
Q&A portrait of Attorney Jordan Flake of Clear Counsel law firm.
Law firm’s managing partner inspired ‘to be a force for good’
Aug. 14, 2017
A founder and managing partner of Clear Counsel Law Group talks about the firm’s commitment to community service, the need for Southern Nevada to establish its identity, and the challenge of connecting senior citizens with available resources.
Attorney Joel Henriod is managing partner at the Las Vegas office of law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.
Attorney: ‘Las Vegas is a meritocracy’
Aug. 14, 2017
Attorney Joel Henriod, managing partner of the law firm’s Las Vegas office, fell in love with the law after watching the 1966 film “A Man for All Seasons,” the story of a man who stood up to the king after the king rejected the Roman Catholic Church so he could divorce his wife.