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September 21, 2017

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Viva Las Vegas as celebs pack Sin City for Mexican holiday
Friday, September 15, 2017
Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. A premier boxing match, a bell-ringing ceremony and more than a dozen performances by Latin megastars, including ...
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Golden Knights chief: Team already scoring economic goals off the ice
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Before their first face-off, the Vegas Golden Knights are having an economic impact as Southern Nevada’s first major league team. ...
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What’s behind those massive building wraps on the Las Vegas Strip
Thursday, September 14, 2017
You don’t have to be a boxing fan in Las Vegas to know when one major bout is done and another is on its way. If you’re near the Strip, just look up at the colossal murals affixed to the MGM Grand’s towers. Contractors working for Screaming Images recently took down the mural announcing the Mayweather/McGregor fight ...
Las Vegas awarded over $2.8M for anti-terrorism efforts
Las Vegas awarded over $2.8M for anti-terrorism efforts
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The federal government has awarded Southern Nevada more than $2.8 million for anti-terrorism efforts. Rep. Ruben Kihuen says the federal program will ...
Golden names Parmelee new VP of food and beverage
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Gaming and hospitality industry veteran Todd Parmelee has been named Golden Entertainment’s vice president of food and beverage operations. ...
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Slot players to get ‘Into the Groove’ with Madonna-themed game
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Get ready to dust off your old "Material Girl" puns when you go to a casino next year, because Madonna will become the latest celebrity to grace the front of a slot machine. ...
First person: What that walk to Raiders stadium will be like
First person: What that walk to Raiders stadium will be like
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
To the roughly 20,000 people the Raiders expect to walk from the Strip to every home game: Never fear, because we tested out the sweaty hike Sunday afternoon, years before ...
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Life on the road: More Americans are embracing RVs as their home
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The recreational vehicle industry is flourishing with eight consecutive years of sales growth. Who are these RVers? ...
Influx of Las Vegas visitors for Labor Day weekend means crowded roadways
Influx of Las Vegas visitors for Labor Day weekend means crowded roadways
Friday, September 1, 2017
As people celebrate the unofficial end of summer, the Las Vegas Valley will see more than 324,000 visitors for Labor Day weekend. Of those travelers, 60 percent — or 180,000 — will be driving ...
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McCarran’s new automated screening lanes to be tested on busy weekend
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend, McCarran International Airport has introduced automated screening lanes in Terminal 3. ...
Allegiant in-flight magazine to feature marijuana ads
Allegiant in-flight magazine to feature marijuana ads
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will begin running marijuana advertisements in its in-flight magazines. Acres Cannabis, a Las Vegas dispensary ...
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324K tourists expected in Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tourism officials expect 324,000 people to travel to Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Wednesday said it expects those visitors to spend $249.7 million during their trip. Hotels are expected to have very few rooms ...
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Airport director talks McCarran's capacity, goal of efficient passenger experience
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A trio of airport executives addressed issues they’re set to face, ones that could prevent them from spreading their wings and soaring ...
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Las Vegas airport adds three breastfeeding suites
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Mothers who need to breastfeed their children while traveling through McCarran International Airport now have new areas to nourish their young ones. ...
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Caesars studio hopes to attract more TV/movie productions to city
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Mist floats in the icy cold air as Amy Murray-Rolon, manager of Sidekick Productions, gives a tour of Caesars Entertainment Studios, the permanent movie and television soundstage Caesars built on a large vacant lot along Koval Road behind Bally’s Las Vegas. ...