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Another day in Southern Nevada, another roundup
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Lured by the promise of an easy meal, burros have been wandering from their designated herd area on BLM land, colliding with fast-traveling vehicles on Nevada State Route 160 and wreaking havoc on neighborhoods in northwest Pahrump.
NLV mayor says city's improved outlook is product of bold ideas
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
The hourlong speech highlighted encouraging economic figures and promised major projects and continued development — even without the involvement of Faraday Future, the car manufacturer that was supposed to invest $1 billion in the city before it ran into financial troubles and ...
North Las Vegas shake-up elicits a new interim city manager
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
North Las Vegas Assistant City Manager Ryann Juden was promoted to interim city manager by the city council Wednesday, succeeding the woman who last week attempted to fire him before rescinding her decision and retiring. The shakeup has brought renewed attention to the relationship between Juden and Mayor John Lee and sparked calls of cronyism within local government. Juden and Lee are ...
Questions about wages delay Strip bollard project
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Work to protect pedestrians on Las Vegas Strip sidewalks with steel barriers has been delayed because of an ongoing wage dispute. Clark County has already spent about ...
New development, soccer team 'lighting up downtown,' Goodman says
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
At the beginning of her State of the City address, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman told the crowd she’d been inundated with calls while preparing. People wanted to remind her about their project or business ...
Henderson mayor lays out road map for growth, development
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Last year, the Henderson State of the City address was as much about the person giving it as the city itself. Then-Mayor Andy Hafen was termed out and preparing to ...
Board seeks to whittle down its wish list for the next schools chief
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
The board will decide on a timeline for a series of meetings where parents and the general public can weigh in on priorities ...
Charter school's first graduating class on track for 100 percent college acceptance rate
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Seven years ago, a group of elementary school teachers launched an after-school program for fifth-graders. It was so successful and beloved by the students and their parents that they wanted it extended to sixth grade. Then seventh. Then eighth. And ninth. After five years of bouncing around borrowed space within ...
Las Vegas' plan to annex small portions of Clark County fuels a flare-up
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
The Las Vegas City Council voted to begin the process of annexing 872 acres of land from the county, which would affect 1,553 private properties and ...
Las Vegas center is there for addicts’ every setback
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
The needle exchange program is recognized as a public health safeguard.
History in the ground: The earth under your feet tells a story from the past
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Hundreds of millions of years ago, a 55-foot-long dinosaur died in what is now known as Nevada. Its bones were unearthed after spending millennia undisturbed. In five minutes, we’ll make you an expert on the ichthyosaur, other fossils that have been found in the state and the difference between archaeology and paleontology.
Want to rent your room or house? This course could help
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Listing your home on Airbnb might seem like a simple way to bring in additional income, but there is a lot more to operating a short-term rental than meets the eye. From compliance with local regulations to best practices for managing unruly guests, the learning curve and hurdles facing homeowners who want to rent out their extra bedrooms or homes for profit can be quite steep. That is especially true in a place like Southern Nevada that is still ...
Decision made on how money for Oct. 1 victims will be distributed is done. Now what?
Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
The Las Vegas Victims Fund collected $22 million for victims of the mass shooting on the Strip. Now that the distribution has been decided, the focus turns to meeting the ongoing needs of those affected.
County exploring enhancements to increase cell coverage on Strip
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
People don’t always want what happens in Las Vegas to stay here. They want to livestream it on social media, and all that increased data usage is taking a toll on existing cell towers in ...
County scraps proposal for elevated expressway
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Clark County is abandoning its pursuit of an elevated expressway. The proposed expressway, which would have cost an estimated $200 million, would have run along Koval Lane and Swenson Street to and from ...
Distribution formula decided for $22 million Oct. 1 shooting fund
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
The distribution formula for the $22 million raised after the Oct. 1 mass shooting for the Las Vegas Victims Fund has been released. Here are the details on who will ...
Las Vegas Victims Fund chief is aiming for 'transparent, equitable' distribution
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Scott Nielson, chairman of Las Vegas Victims Fund committee, spoke with the Las Vegas Sun about the task of assigning financial value to the loss of life, physical injuries and emotional trauma. The fund, currently about $16 million, is expected to rise through ...
Trustees spurn offers to help with cost of search for superintendent
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Selecting a superintendent is one of the biggest responsibilities bestowed upon the Clark County School Board, and trustees say they are determined not to ...
Sisolak recalls ‘war zone’ following Oct. 1 shooting
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak opened up about the Oct. 1 shooting during a Henderson Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning. “I’ve never been in a war zone. That was ...
How the Faraday Future project, even in failure, was a catalyst for North Las Vegas
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
The prospect of a Faraday Future plant in North Las Vegas may be a thing of the past, but officials say the groundwork laid by that failed project will still pay dividends for a city committed to attracting new business. The electric carmaker once had plans to invest more than $1 billion in a 3.4 million-square-foot manufacturing plant at Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas, but it ran into financial troubles and ...
School board trustees turn down money from business leaders for superintendent search
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
To them, that means paying an outside search firm almost $50,000 to recruit candidates nationally while simultaneously grappling with the fallout of cutting more than $60 million from its budget this year. And it means turning down offers from the business and philanthropic communities to assist in picking up the tab for the superintendent search.
Las Vegas freezes applications for stores to sell dogs
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council today unanimously approved a three-month moratorium on accepting or processing business license applications for pet shops that sell ...
Clark County to file opioid lawsuit against big pharma
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Clark County commissioners voted unanimously today to sue major pharmaceutical companies for their role in creating the opioid epidemic. District Attorney Steve Wolfson will work with Las Vegas-based law firm Eglet Prince on the ...
School Board chooses firm for CCSD superintendent search
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
The Clark County School Board on Thursday selected Iowa-based recruiting firm Ray and Associates to assist in the search for the district’s next superintendent ...
'It’s not fair': Some victims worry they'll be excluded from Oct. 1 shooting payouts
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Gia Iantuono believes her life was spared the night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival because her boyfriend, 30-year-old Brennan Stewart, gave his life shielding her from the ...
Inside the wild world of animal rescues
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
If you want a dog or a cat, you probably know an animal rescue in town where you can adopt one. But pigs, rabbits, snakes and other animals are in need of care, too, and a number of small, volunteer-based groups pour their time and talent into filling that need. We introduce you to just a few of them.
New scholarship draws thousands of would-be CSN students to apply
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
More than 9,000 high school seniors have applied to attend the College of Southern Nevada tuition-free next fall as part of the new Nevada Promise Scholarship ...
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Las Vegas Monorail Co. officials say they are just weeks away from securing private financing for a planned expansion to Mandalay Bay. Their confidence comes from ...
Las Vegas repeals ordinance restricting animal sales
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council voted 4-3 today to repeal an ordinance that would have prohibited pet shops from selling dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs unless obtained from ...
Mean streets of Las Vegas: Pedestrian deaths headed for record high
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
This year will likely be the deadliest on record for pedestrians and bicyclists in Southern Nevada. As of Oct. 30, Clark County saw 59 pedestrian fatalities, up from 41 at the same ...
As Las Vegas mulls repeal of pet-shop law, one store braces for closure
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
A local pet shop owner says his business will be forced to close if an ordinance scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1 isn’t repealed by Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday ...
Why you should hire a veteran: Bridging the gap between employers and vets
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Too often, employers don’t understand how to translate military experience into equivalent private-sector opportunities, and veterans can sell themselves short. ...
Pedestrian barriers should be on Strip by New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Clark County is on track to finish installing 800 steel posts along the Strip by New Years Eve to protect pedestrians from vehicular attacks — and it’s already set a lofty goal of putting up ...
Las Vegas City Council reconsidering puppy mill ordinance
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council on Nov. 15 will consider repealing an ordinance limiting pet shops to only selling dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs obtained from a shelter or ...
Mass shootings are part of the conversation about improving safety codes
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Clark County officials are looking to national authorities for guidance on how safety standards might be improved in light of the mass shooting Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. And the two leading associations that craft the safety policies adopted by most municipalities across the country are looking right back at Las Vegas.
Congress considers lethal methods to manage rangeland
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Groups like the American Wild Horse Campaign that seek to protect the animals have described the change as “a death sentence” for more than 46,000 wild horses and burros cared for by the BLM and an additional 40,000 loose on the range considered in excess of “appropriate management levels.” ...
Nevada cities ranked in annual LGBTQ assessment
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
A new assessment released today shows Las Vegas leading the state when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights and inclusion.
The city of Las Vegas received a perfect 100 score in the ...
Wrench thrown into local efforts to block puppy mills
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
An ordinance prohibiting pet shops from selling dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs sourced from breeders may be repealed before it goes into effect. The Las Vegas City Council's potential rollback may reignite a heated debate about animal welfare, the rights of pet owners and how best to tackle the problem of overcrowding at our local shelters. Las Vegas City Council in January 2016 narrowly passed an ordinance prohibiting ...
Does Mother Nature have a right to life?
The Colorado River, relied upon by Nevada and six other states, is central to a legal battle over environmental ‘personhood’
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
The Colorado is one of the most heavily developed rivers in the world, or as Will Falk of Deep Green Resistance prefers to describe it, “the most endangered river in the United States.” In 1922, the Colorado River Compact began the ...
The exit you most likely would use in an emergency might be the wrong one, experts say
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
In an emergency evacuation situation, a person’s natural instinct is to exit where they entered. For the thousands of country music fans who were at the ...
Man tapped to lead Las Vegas Victims’ Fund brings ample experience
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Distribution for the millions of dollars donated for those injured or killed during the Oct. 1 mass shooting will be overseen by a nationally recognized victim compensation expert who ...
What went right: Breaking down key points of Las Vegas’ crisis response
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
During and after the shooting Oct. 1, the crisis was managed quickly and effectively, minimizing the loss of life. Here are snapshots of what went right. Stephen Paddock’s attack lasted roughly 10 agonizing minutes, killing 58 people and leaving almost 500 injured, some critically. But officials said it could have gone on longer if not for a quick response by Metro Police. The complexities involved in ...
Stories of heroism and resilience in the face of Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Survivors of the mass shooting on the Strip describe chaos, terror and carnage, but many of the stories that linger are about heroism. Not just shown by the first responders who ...
Las Vegas gun show canceled after mass shooting
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
A gun show that was scheduled to take place this weekend in a casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been canceled following last Sunday's mass shooting. Boyd Gaming Corp. spokesman David Strow said ...
Las Vegas gunman had sought long-term lease at Ogden
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
The Route 91 Harvest festival gunman began the process of obtaining a long-term rental unit at a downtown high-rise condo building weeks before the Life is Beautiful festival, according to a letter sent to ...
The revolution will be tweeted: Social media has unleashed the everyman
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Social media has been shaping the everyman into an activist of sorts. Hashtags and filters to petitions, forums and calls to action — or for justice — digital tools are empowering ...
Southern Nevada moving toward 24-hour pot dispensaries
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council and Clark County Commission have been refining the window in which marijuana dispensaries can operate, with a lot of support behind a ...
No foster child will be forgotten: A state mandate means all kids in the system will have attorneys on their side
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 305, which requires courts to appoint an attorney to represent children during civil cases ...
Budget shortfall means more tightening for CCSD schools
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
At the start of the school year, Elizondo Elementary School Principal Keith France didn’t have the budget to buy basic classroom supplies for his teachers. “I had to send home a list for parents to help us purchase items for teachers in the classroom,” France said. “Saying, ‘Buy supplies for our classrooms’ — I don’t ever do that. But we didn’t have a choice this year.” Unfortunately for Elizondo, and for all of more than 300 institutions within the Clark County School District, the situation is about to get ...
Judge allows Save Red Rock group's lawsuit against county to move forward
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
District Judge Jerry Wiese on Thursday denied Clark County’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, in which the nonprofit Save Red Rock alleges the county broke open meeting laws during ...