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Health district, humanitarian crusaders make the case for local needle exchanges
Monday, April 24, 2017
Deaths from opioid overdose have quadrupled since 1999. The CDC points to the dramatic rise in doctors prescribing oxycodone, fentanyl and methadone to treat pain — legal substances that can be gateways to illegal drug use and addiction. Two local efforts to combat the impacts showcase a fundamental divide in ...
New fire station a healthy sign for Henderson's finances
Saturday, 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 ...
Clark County could switch to vote centers by 2018
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Commissioners today gave Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria the greenlight to pursue the move, which is expected to save money, streamline the result-tallying ...
Bill targeting Red Rock housing project is rewritten; developer still not pleased
Monday, April 17, 2017
The fate of a planned housing development near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area won’t be decided by the Nevada Legislature after a proposed bill that would have killed it was gutted and rewritten. But officials believe the revised bill still sets a foundation for ...
The next vote: A few campaign signs aren’t going anywhere until summer
Monday, 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.
Turnout for municipal primaries falls below 10 percent
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Less than 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal primary elections. Only 55,867 of 589,177 registered voters — 9.48 percent — in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City cast ballots. That’s fewer than ...
Debra March wins Henderson mayoral race; Councilman John Marz to face Carrie Cox in runoff
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Henderson Councilwoman Debra March will become the city’s next mayor. March received 11,367 votes, or 55 percent, defeating city employee Rick Workman, who received ...
Pair of key Las Vegas City Council races are headed for a runoff
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Two of the three Las Vegas City Council seats up for grabs this election cycle will be decided this June after candidates failed to secure ...
North Las Vegas election: Anita Wood to face Scott Black in June; mayor wins big
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
North Las Vegas Ward 3 Councilwoman Anita Wood will have to defend her seat against Scott Black this summer. Neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote during ...
Proposed bill would stymie development near Red Rock Canyon
Friday, March 31, 2017
A bill being considered in the Nevada Legislature could end a long-standing battle over a proposed housing development near Red Rock Canyon. But first, lawmakers need to address possible unintended consequences in ...
Court date set in battle over development near Red Rock Canyon
Thursday, March 30, 2017
A date has been set for the next step of a legal battle over a proposed housing development located miles from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
District Court Judge Jerry Wiese will hear arguments ...
Case of shuttered Las Vegas golf course looms over municipal race
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The proposed development of a shuttered golf course has taken center stage in a municipal election that historically would have been a snoozer ...
After austere years, NLV returns to 'build-up mode' with infrastructure spending
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
North Las Vegas will spend $734 million over the next five years to improve infrastructure and public safety in Nevada’s fourth largest city ...
Shrinking habitat and heated politics imperiling a living symbol of the West
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Bureau of Land Management is housing more than 46,000 wild horses and burros, all removed from free-roaming herds deemed too large for the Western rangeland’s limited forage, water and other resources to sustain without damage on both sides. On and off the range, the animals' fate is wrapped up in a decades-old conflict that looms large in Nevada, where more than half ...
Turnout vs. burnout: What would it take to get more people to the polls for local elections?
Monday, March 27, 2017
Political engagement through protests and social media conversations about national topics may be up following the election of President Donald Trump, but don’t expect interest to trickle down to the local level.
Las Vegas city manager leaving for job with Switch
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell announced today she is leaving this summer for a job as a senior vice president over a new division at Switch. Fretwell, who is eligible ...
Commission adds 2 members to marijuana advisory panel
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Clark County commissioners voted today to add two additional at-large members to a Green Ribbon Panel that will advise them on zoning and business issues related to recreational marijuana. The new members are ...
Key municipal races are set as early voting begins Saturday
Friday, March 17, 2017
Municipal primary elections rarely — OK, never — bring out in people the passion of presidential or statewide elections. However, city council members and mayors make many decisions that affect ...
Proposed Clark County budget looks at boosting public parks
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Public safety will remain the biggest priority, but the oft-overlooked public parks also need an infusion of funds in the upcoming fiscal year ...
Wedding chamber is committed to the industry
Monday, March 13, 2017
With one year now under its belt, the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce is dreaming bigger and bolder as it figures out how to reverse the decline in weddings taking place in Clark County. And although members of the public-private partnership believe it may take years to see the fruits of their labor, early signs are promising.
Clark County Recorder and Assessor offices to open Henderson branch
Friday, March 10, 2017
Residents in the southeast part of the valley will soon be spared a trip to downtown Las Vegas for their county recorder and assessor needs ...
County confident of concerted effort to end chronic homelessness
Friday, March 10, 2017
Ending chronic homelessness by the end of the year is achievable, say Clark County officials. It’s all in the data. The chronically homeless make up less than ...
Clark County official picked for Reno city manager
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Reno City Council voted unanimously today to negotiate a contract to hire Clark County Assistant County Manager Sabra Smith Newby as its new city manager.
Smith Newby beat out San Bernardino, Calif., City Manager Mark Scott, who dropped out as ...
Commission appoints 12 members to recreational marijuana advisory panel
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Clark County commissioners this morning appointed 12 members to their Green Ribbon Panel. The panel will advise commissioners on zoning and business licensing issues related to ...
Las Vegas' shortage of affordable housing is worst in the country, study finds
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Las Vegas topped the list of large metropolitan areas with the lowest availability of available rental homes for extremely low income households. The study also found that 86 percent of extremely low income households in Las Vegas are severely cost burdened ...
Survey: Residents content with life in Las Vegas despite displeasure with schools
Friday, 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 ...
City Council authorizes rodeos in North Las Vegas
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The effort to diversify the North Las Vegas economy just received a boost from an unusual place: an amended animal cruelty ordinance. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ...
Las Vegas City Council wants to learn from past marijuana mistakes
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Recreational marijuana taxation regulations are still being drafted at the state level, but Las Vegas City Council members decided today they want to be ahead of ...
'The hurricane is about to hit': Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration sparking fear, action in Las Vegas
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
An unmarked white van pulled up to Astrid Silva’s home last week. The driver approached with a box and asked for her by name. She asked what the box contained ...
Titus says Nevada shouldn’t assist with immigration crackdown
Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed an executive order limiting state agencies, including law enforcement, from assisting President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Now, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., is calling on ...
County Commission lets builder's plan near Red Rock go forward
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
After hearing hours of passionate public comment, Clark County commissioners voted 5-2 today to let a Las Vegas developer move forward with plans for a community of more than 5,000 homes near the scenic Red Rock National Conservation Area. Gypsum Resources will now conduct studies into specifics regarding infrastructure, design and development of the project on ...
Green Ribbon Panel to examine marijuana rules for Clark County
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
At its regular board meeting Tuesday, commissioners settled on a 12-member panel consisting of members from the marijuana industry, the gaming and retail industries, and professional associations related to recreational and medical marijuana.
Trump's immigration policy criticized by leaders in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., condemned President Donald Trump and his immigration policy this afternoon, characterizing it as “morally reprehensible and ...
Immigration rights workshop relocated after turnout doubled expected attendance
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Panelists from Metro Police, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Immigration Lawyers Association provided information related to immigration and answered questions from attendees. ...
A former editor's solution for the issue plaguing 'The Rebel Yell'
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Should a student government organization have authority over UNLV's student newspaper?
Cheaterville’s James McGibney swaps 'revenge porn' for anti-bullying hope
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Is Bullyville a PR stunt or an internet venue for reasonable retribution?
Weekly Q&A: DREAM Act activist Astrid Silva
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Her name was never Jessica. Now, Astrid Silva speaks out about the DREAM Act, marriage and her dad.
Weekly Q&A: Sirc Michaels, artistic director for Onyx Theatre & Off-Strip
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
The recent Vegas transplant is out to prove the stage doesn’t have to be stodgy.
MILF: Some see the term as derogatory, but one mother is celebrating it on a new website
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011
And the acronym takes on a new meaning with the online venture.
Welcome to the spouse factory
On 11/11/11 in Las Vegas, love actually is all around
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
For 24 hours last week, Las Vegas’ largest export appeared to be married people.
Web site matches artists with benefactors
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Jerry Grayson isn’t exactly what you would call a starving artist. He holds a day job as a graphic designer and illustrator. He pays his bills creating things like the signs offering free buffets for senior citizens. Still, he could use some extra cash.
MTV holding casting call for 'The Real World'
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
MTV is holding an open casting call this Saturday in Las Vegas for Season 27 of its reality show, “The Real World,” which places a handful of strangers in a house and records their lives and ensuing drama.
Are you ready to be a 'Real World' cast member?
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Get yourself to O'Aces on Saturday. And try to look 20 to 24.
Weekend happenings: Devils, lasers and the rapture
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Concerts dominate this weekend’s notable events.
Weekend happenings: Rebels, hobbits and 48 hours of rock music
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Listen up, Las Vegas. This weekend offers plenty of musical offerings.
Food truck business a bumpy but rewarding ride
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Ric Guerrero’s plans to expand his business, Slidin’ Thru, end with world domination. He is only half-kidding. “We had a meeting, and our marketing person used those very words — world domination,” Guerrero said with a laugh.
Weekend happenings: Coconuts, kings and the Journey between them
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
This weekend’s entertainment attractions are all about variety.
Shared office space a growing trend for the self-employed
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
The reality of working from home sank in for John Hawkins the first Monday after football. He had just quit his job in corporate America after 11 years, the last of which he describes as nearly unbearable, in order to pursue full-time self-employment through his web design and site development company, 9seeds. It was an exciting time. No boss but himself — and maybe his wife.
A calf-roping grandma and other contestants at the Senior National Finals Rodeo
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
The strapping cowboys and cowgirls who thunder into the Thomas & Mack Center every December for the National Finals Rodeo aren’t the only ropers and riders who come to Las Vegas to compete for glory and trophies.
'What Happens Here' ... wins stuff in New York
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Our city's most famous slogan has secured a spot on the Advertising Walk of Fame.

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