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New Las Vegas City Council members sworn in
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council today welcomed two new members — one a familiar face in Nevada politics and the other a political newcomer. Former Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and retired Col. Steve Seroka were sworn in by ...
Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Arguing that the emerging marijuana industry demands more oversight than your run-of-the-mill business, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Tuesday floated the idea of creating a marijuana control board similar to the Gaming Control Board or Liquor Control Board. “People need to know we’re serious,” Kirkpatrick said. While commissioners ...
Las Vegas volunteer group works to save animals from abandonment and abuse
Sunday, July 16, 2017
How does a horse go from being sold for $100,000 to being abandoned in the desert in Nevada? Her full story might never be known. And that’s OK, says Linda Florence, who manages public relations for Local Equine Assistance Network: “We just know she bounced back.”
Clark County replacing polls with vote centers to cut costs, boost access
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The phrasing might not be as catchy, but officials say the switch from traditional polling places to so-called vote centers will result in better access for residents, increased transparency, fewer mistakes and cost savings for taxpayers.
City of Las Vegas develops new tool in fight against squatters
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The city of Las Vegas is strengthening its effort to identify homes at risk of becoming blighted or taken over by squatters. Last month, the city council quietly expanded the types of properties that ...
All aboard: Las Vegas launches free downtown shuttle
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Downtown’s newest transportation option kicked off this morning with a typical Vegas shebang that included two Mayor Goodmans, a showgirl, a mobster and Elvis. The Downtown Loop is a free shuttle service connecting nine popular spots, including the Arts District, Pawn Plaza and the Fremont Street Experience. It utilizes two bright magenta, 19-seat shuttles running ...
Where the past resides: Touring local neighborhoods with historical patina
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Today’s Las Vegas neighborhood isn’t limited to the stucco sea of contemporary suburbia. The landscape includes some spectacular pockets of preserved specimens, from a 1935 Tudor Eclectic on Clark Avenue to a 1951 Contemporary Ranch on Sixth Street. With this map ...
Las Vegas puts more restrictions on short-term rentals
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council narrowly approved additional restrictions on short-term rental properties like those listed on web platforms such as Airbnb ...
Dan Shaw takes helm as Ward 2 Henderson councilman
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Henderson City Council on Tuesday night appointed Dan Shaw to its (very briefly) vacant Ward 2 seat ...
Just sworn in, new mayor Debra March off and running in Henderson
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Debra March is wasting no time getting started as Henderson’s new mayor. Just minutes after taking the official oath and being sworn in during a special meeting of City Council, she unveiled ...
Las Vegas officials set to decide whether to clamp down on party houses
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday will decide whether to place further restrictions on short-term rental homes. A recommending committee Monday morning pushed ...
From sidewalk to sanctuary: Las Vegas developing campus where the homeless can rest, find resources
Monday, June 19, 2017
Inspired by a concept in San Antonio, the city hopes to transform properties within the Corridor of Hope into a courtyard and transitional campus. The former would provide the homeless with an immediate and approachable open-air setting where they could legally sleep and get basic amenities like a shower and toilet.
Henderson City Council members interview candidates for Ward 2 vacancy
Thursday, June 15, 2017
One of the first things Henderson Mayor-Elect Debra March will do after she is sworn in Tuesday is help decide who will succeed her as ...
Municipal elections: Fiore prevails amid a rough night for incumbents
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
It appears that four incumbents will be ousted and one familiar face will return to an elected office after Tuesday’s municipal election results are finalized. Here’s a breakdown ...
Retiring Henderson mayor doesn’t rule out future political office
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen couldn’t run for re-election this year because of term limits, but the longtime staple of local government is leaving the door open for ...
2017 Kids Count report on Nevada is a mixed bag
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The analysis of 16 indicators across four major categories — economics, education, family and community, and health — shows Nevada holding steady at No. 47 for overall child well-being, though improvements have been made in many areas.
Las Vegans breaking barriers
Monday, June 12, 2017
Forget the obvious. Adventure is the domain of the bold in any discipline, from science and food to humanitarian work. They break molds, conventions and new ground in pursuit of their passions. They might even break the law to make a statement, or a difference. Whatever you think of their methods or goals, these individuals ...
Las Vegas fourth-graders heading to Zion as part of initiative
Friday, June 9, 2017
One group of fourth-graders will have no problem bragging this fall about what they did on their summer vacation ...
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 ...
Council puts $100,000 toward school for students battling addiction
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Las Vegas City Council today threw its support and $100,000 behind a new public high school for students overcoming drug addiction. The school, which ...
Clark County OKs ordinances to enable recreational weed biz
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Clark County is on track to introduce recreational marijuana sales next month ...
Rosen calls Trump budget ‘heartless,’ tours senior housing complex
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., this morning condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, calling it “heartless” and not reflective of American, Nevadan or ...
Community groups combat troubling rate of pedestrian deaths in Clark County
Monday, May 29, 2017
Research has shown a direct correlation between vehicle speed and the likelihood of pedestrian survival during a collision. “Speed kills,” said Metro Police Officer Dell Griffith.
Before you start that DIY project, make sure you know the rules
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Do I need a permit to do this? If you are a homeowner with a hankering for do-it-yourself upgrades, you should be asking that question anytime you think about picking up a sledgehammer. Most people know the answer is yes when it comes to installing a massive swimming pool, but even projects that seem simple and small-scale might be on a municipality's list of jobs that require approval and inspection.
Las Vegas City Council candidates spar over housing at shuttered golf course
Friday, May 26, 2017
Candidates for one of the Las Vegas City Council’s two contested seats squared off in a live debate on KNPR 88.9-FM on Thursday. In Ward 2, incumbent Bob Beers is being challenged by retired Air Force Col. Steve Seroka. The focal point of the race has ...
What's still up for grabs in the municipal general election
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A breakdown of runoff races in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.
Fiore and Ross campaigning door to door, not face to face
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The race to represent the far northwest on the Las Vegas City Council is unfolding quietly over pasta dinners and doorsteps rather than high-profile debates.
Harassment on campus: As CCSD revamps its policy on sexual misconduct, one student speaks out about peer-to-peer problem
Monday, May 22, 2017
One study from the American Association of University Women found that 13 percent of girls in middle and high school reported being touched in an unwelcome sexual way during the school year they were surveyed, 9 percent reported being physically intimidated in a sexual way, and 4 percent reported being forced to do something sexual. (For boys, those percentages were 3, 2 and 0.2, respectively.)
County cracking down on short-term rentals over Memorial Day weekend
Friday, May 19, 2017
Residents in unincorporated Clark County may want to think twice about renting out their homes this Memorial Day weekend. The county announced today that code enforcement officers will target ...
With revenue projections looking good, Henderson approves 58 new positions
Friday, 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' $1.4 billion budget includes funds for more than 60 positions
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The budget adds or restores 61 and 1/2 city positions, including 10 public works project management staff, 14 ...
Downtown Loop: Free shuttle service to connect outlets, Mob Museum, Pawn Plaza
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved $550,000 in funding for a free shuttle service connecting several downtown spots, including ...
Clark County OKs $1.3 billion budget, with focus on public safety
Monday, May 15, 2017
Clark County Commissioners on Monday approved a budget of $1.3 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, a $25 million increase over the current fiscal year ...
Moto info: New site offers A to Z guide to off-roading in Nevada
Friday, May 12, 2017
Off-road adventures abound in the Silver State, but the majority of residents are skirting the law when they jump into their dune buggies or climb aboard their all-terrain vehicles. In July 2012, Nevada began requiring registration for almost all off-highway and all-terrain vehicles, and just under five years later, compliance is ..
10,000 rides in, RTC reveals who's using downtown's bike share
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
After seven months in operation, the data is starting to come in about who is using the Las Vegas system — and how often ....
How Las Vegas helped shape this storyteller
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Author Laura McBride found happiness in a place she wouldn’t have expected to
Working train attraction green-lighted for Craig Ranch Regional Park
Friday, May 5, 2017
The City Council on Wednesday night gave staff the green light to pursue specific plans and a contract for the miniature train project, which organizers hope to have up and running sometime next year.
Some counterclaims tossed in fight against housing development near Red Rock Canyon
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Four of nine counterclaims filed by Save Red Rock to squash plans for a housing development near Red Rock Canyon were dismissed by a District Court judge this morning. But the lawyer for the nonprofit group is ...
Homeowners who've violated building codes may get amnesty in May
Friday, April 28, 2017
May is Building Safety Month, a worldwide public campaign to raise awareness about the crucial role building codes play in safety. Is your DIY project in compliance? Because you might know that in-ground pool installation needs a permit, but so does replacing your air conditioner. Local municipalities encourage homeowners ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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