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May 27, 2017

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With revenue projections looking good, Henderson approves 58 new positions
May 19, 2017
The biggest change from the city's tentative budget was full staffing for a new fire station set to open this fall in the master-planned community of Inspirada.
Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell
Las Vegas' $1.4 billion budget includes funds for more than 60 positions
May 18, 2017
The budget adds or restores 61 and 1/2 city positions, including 10 public works project management staff, 14 ...
New fire station a healthy sign for Henderson's finances
April 22, 2017
Henderson’s first new fire station in 15 years tops the list of highlights of the city’s $541 million tentative 2018 budget, which officials released earlier this week ...
The next vote: A few campaign signs aren’t going anywhere until summer
April 10, 2017
Primary season is over for municipal elections in Southern Nevada, and in some races, the results pre-empt the need for a general election. But some seats remain up for grabs in June.
A family is seen eating food from the 16th annual Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival at the Fremont Street Experience, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
Survey: Residents content with life in Las Vegas despite displeasure with schools
March 3, 2017
Las Vegas compares favorably to other large U.S. cities when it comes to overall satisfaction. The national average is 45 percent satisfied compared to our 70 percent ...
Henderson City Council approves 6-month recreational marijuana ban
Feb. 8, 2017
The Henderson City Council has passed a six-month moratorium on marijuana sales. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of recreational marijuana while ...
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen gives the State of the City address at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
Four takeaways from the Henderson State of the City speech
Jan. 19, 2017
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivered his last State of the City speech today to a packed room of 700 people at the Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center. The 40-minute speech focused mostly on ...
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman gives the State of the City address at Las Vegas City Hall in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
Murder rate, public transportation, mental illness among city's top challenges in '17
Jan. 13, 2017
The city of Las Vegas faces a different set of challenges today than it did when Mayor Carolyn Goodman gave her first State of the City address six years ago. To name a few ...
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman gives the State of the City address at Las Vegas City Hall in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
Goodman talks health care, education, transportation, security, sports and more in State of the City address
Jan. 12, 2017
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered her sixth State of the City address on Thursday to a full house of about 500 spectators and media members at City Hall, focusing on public safety, health care, reducing Las Vegas’ homeless population, and improving ...
This July 29, 2015, photo shows Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that continually listens for commands such as for a song, a sports score or the weather.
Alexa knows Las Vegas; just ask her
Dec. 20, 2016
Have a question about a Las Vegas park or your city council representative? Just ask Alexa. Amazon Echo, the increasingly popular voice-controlled device that uses an artificial-intelligence system called Alexa, knows a thing or two about Las Vegas ...
This rendering shows how Las Vegas city officials envision the Cashman Center site looking if it becomes home to an NFL stadium. Officials say a soccer stadium, 18-story boutique hotel and entertainment district could surround the stadium and revitalize the area north of downtown.
City of Las Vegas renews bid for NFL stadium at Cashman site
Oct. 5, 2016
As far as the city of Las Vegas is concerned, the battle to bring an NFL stadium to the Cashman Center site isn’t over. The Las Vegas City Council directed staff Wednesday to continue pursuing options for the roughly 50-acre complex north of downtown that includes the Las Vegas 51s’ aging ballpark and convention space. Planting an NFL stadium or ...
Las Vegas government social media staff include, from left, Jace Radke, Shane Savanapridi, Diana Paul and Jennifer Davies. Davies, social media manager for the city, was hired three years ago as the city's first full-time staff member dedicated to social media. Today, the city has a presence on nine different social media channels.
Communication modernization: Las Vegas governments turn to social media
July 14, 2016
Gone are the days of communication limited to public meeting agendas, emergency bulletins, dull government television broadcasts and whatever information ...
Artist rendering of the proposed Las Vegas National Sports Complex in Henderson.
Ex-BLM head stood to benefit from sale of Henderson land, watchdog reports
May 31, 2016
Bob Abbey, former head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, was “personally and substantially involved” in selling Henderson land for a multi-venue sports complex to developer Chris Milam and …
Las Vegas OKs $1.2B budget, continues long climb out of recession
May 18, 2016
The Las Vegas City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year, marking the first time spending and income exceeded 2008 levels since ...
This illustration of how Symphony Park could  — but not necessarily will — look in the future appears in the new downtown master plan, which charts a vision for the city's urban core through 2045.
Vision test: Is the city of Las Vegas meeting its plan for 2020?
May 18, 2016
It happened before terrorists rammed planes into the World Trade Centers, before the recession rattled Southern Nevada and before Zappos triggered urban revitalization by moving its company headquarters to downtown Las Vegas. Back in the late 1990s ...

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