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June 23, 2017

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Photo: Traffic flows smoothly on the first morning of The
U.S. 95 lanes to shift for ‘Big Squeeze’ work
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The ‘Big Squeeze” is pinching drivers into a new lane pattern Wednesday. ...
Police: Woman assaults officer after disturbance on Las Vegas flight
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Police arrested a woman they say caused a disturbance while on board an American Airlines flight and then assaulted an officer. KLAS-TV reports Metro Police received a request Tuesday to ...
Nevada will force Uber drivers to prove business licensure
Nevada will force Uber drivers to prove business licensure
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Nevada is stepping up enforcement of an existing law requiring Uber and Lyft drivers to maintain business licenses ...
Overnight work set for 215 Beltway ramps in southeast part of valley
Overnight work set for 215 Beltway ramps in southeast part of valley
Saturday, June 10, 2017
The ramp from westbound Warm Springs Road to the westbound 215 Beltway will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of June because of ongoing construction, a Clark County spokesman said this week. ...
Photo: A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from
Southwest Airlines' first black pilot takes final ride of 36-year career
Saturday, June 10, 2017
When Capt. Lou Freeman first interviewed for a job with Southwest Airlines in November 1980, he didn't realize there were no other black pilots at the company. "I didn't think about it at all ... in my interview it wasn't a big deal," said Freeman, who ...
County moves to fortify Strip sidewalks to protect pedestrians
County moves to fortify Strip sidewalks to protect pedestrians
Thursday, June 8, 2017
It’s all too easy for a vehicle to become a deadly weapon, and Clark County is looking to better protect the thousands of pedestrians on the Strip. Permanent steel posts ...
Photo: Yellow Checker Star Transportation is among local
One button can now hail a cab in Southern Nevada
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
In their continuing battle against ride-sharing apps, local taxicab companies have joined in an effort to make hailing a ride quicker and easier. Yellow Checker Star Transportation, Whittlesea Blue Cab, Henderson Taxi and Desert Cab teamed up to operate a universal dispatch system, using a button called a "kabit" placed at participating businesses. An employee at the business presses ...
Photo: The Southern Nevada Visitors Center just south of
Swarms of bees force closure of rest area near Searchlight
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
A rest area near Searchlight was closed today after maintenance workers discovered bees swarming water faucets, toilets and other facilities, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. The Southern Nevada Visitors Center, which is ...
Photo: A photographer walks along a new flyover ramp link
Airport Connector-215 Beltway flyover ramp opens  
Monday, June 5, 2017
The flyover ramp to link the Airport Connector to the eastbound 215 Beltway opened today. The new ramp, more than a half-mile long and expected to accommodate 20,000 vehicles a day, replaces a looping ramp that forced drivers to significantly slow down before getting onto the highway. “We were able to complete this major improvement thanks to ...
Photo: Tsubasa Nakamura, project leader of Cartivator, se
Takeoff and cruise: Toyota making 'flying car,' luxury boat
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a "flying car." A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who'll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo games. ...
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Airport Connector flyover ramp to eastbound 215 to open Monday
Saturday, June 3, 2017
>The flyover ramp from the Airport Connector to the eastbound 216 Beltway will open Monday after a ceremony set for 9 a.m. ...
Photo: NDOT has completed a $16.5 million road project wh
Over the hump: Perilous stretch of road to Pahrump widened
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Widening a dangerous stretch of road linking Las Vegas and Pahrump was completed by the Nevada Department of Transportation on Tuesday night. The $16.5 million road project widened a 5-mile portion of State Route 160, or Blue Diamond Road, from two travel lanes to four. The work, which began in February 2016 ...
As Interstate 11 progresses, asbestos monitoring continues
As Interstate 11 progresses, asbestos monitoring continues
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
With naturally occurring asbestos present where a portion of Interstate 11 is being built, special care is being taken to protect workers and ...
Average gas price in Nevada jumps more than 7 cents
Monday, May 22, 2017
Gasoline prices are on the rise in Nevada. reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the state has increased more than 7 cents in the past week, to an average of ...
Photo: A look at the current state of Chris Bauder's
The case of the missing reptile art
Friday, May 19, 2017
One of six pink crocodile sculptures that surrounds a golden lion in a busy intersection’s median has gone missing. ...