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County pot director talks weed lounges, black market and industry diversity
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Marijuana lounges in Clark County won’t open until at least the summer, according to an official in charge of business licensing. Jacqueline Holloway, the county’s director of the Department of Business License, said Wednesday a 12-member green ribbon panel will meet four times, starting Feb. 12, and ...
Bank in Las Vegas offers interest-free loans for workers affected by shutdown
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
A bank with 10 branches in Las Vegas is offering those affected by the U.S. government shutdown a chance to borrow money without interest ...
In speech, Sisolak adds $700M to budget, promises no tax increases
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
Gov. Steve Sisolak delivered his first State of the State address, proposing a two-year $8.8 billion budget to fund education, health care and raises for state employees ...
Former Rep. Kihuen running for Las Vegas City Council
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
Former Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen announced today via Twitter he’s running for Las Vegas City Council ...
In Las Vegas, billionaire hedge fund manager pushes case for impeaching Trump
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
Divisiveness in the U.S. political climate at its highest since the American Civil War, according to a California hedge fund manager, and impeaching President Donald Trump is the only way to restore the rule of law ...
Largest local Hispanic supermarket chain credits family roots for its success
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
The unique sound of Victor Flores’ voice and his friendly smile have become a regular part of Spanish-speaking TV in Las Vegas. He’s employed at La Bonita supermarket, often appearing in ...
UNLV pitches its research, technology park at CES
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
At the Sands Expo and Convention Center, among hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of CES tech show attendees from around the world, one booth was distinctly Las Vegas. UNLV has been exhibiting at ...
State of the City: Goodman says Las Vegas economy 'strong and we’re going to keep that going'
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered her eighth State of the City address on Thursday to about 500 spectators at City Hall, focusing on public safety, health care and ...
Five products that caught our attention at this year’s CES
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
The gadgets, technology and services displayed at CES just never stop improving. More than 4,500 exhibitors from 160 countries returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center and 10 other properties across the valley this week to display their latest and greatest tech ...
For local companies, CES provides useful home-show advantage
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
Between the mega corporations promoting the hottest trends in technology, several Las Vegas small businesses are making ...
Las Vegas housing prices remain level in December
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
Stable home prices and fewer homes changing hands in the Las Vegas Valley caused housing values to plateau last month, according to the valley’s leading real estate association ...
Mesquite seeks volunteers for annual balloon festival
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
More than 40 hot air balloons piloted by professionals from across North America will take to the Mesquite skies later this month, but they’ll need help getting off the ground ...
Nevada notches 100th consecutive month of taxable sales increases
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
While the official end of Nevada’s recession is debated by experts, the state’s emergence from one of its darkest economies has been steady and strong ....
These items were the most popular at Las Vegas pot dispensaries in 2018
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Legal recreational marijuana sales in Nevada logged its first full calendar year in 2018, giving rise to more dispensaries ...
A new record: $8.2 million in taxes collected in October for Nevada pot sales
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Tax revenue from marijuana sales in Nevada continue to soar, setting a new high of more than $8.2 million in October ...
Las Vegan used hard work, innovation to rise to the top of the hemp industry
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Only in Las Vegas could a parody Donald Trump Twitter account become a prime marketing tool for a cannabis brand. But the handle, with more than 300,000 followers, is one of many ways out-of-the-box thinking and consistent effort propelled BuyLegalMeds.com.
Paiutes sell most expensive pot product to date at Las Vegas dispensary
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018
A marijuana specialty product sold for a record price of $11,000 Friday night at a mega-dispensary on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas ...
'Party Central': Firework technicians prepare for massive New Year’s Eve show on the Strip
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
The rooftop at Planet Hollywood is normally home to satellite dishes and metal ventilation system coverings. But, through the countdown to 2019, the Strip property’s rooftop will ...
RTC seeking public input on Boulder Highway project
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
Once a main valley express road serving as the primary route from Boulder City to Las Vegas, the 16-mile Boulder Highway is now most often associated with prostitution, crime and pedestrian crashes. The Regional Transportation Commission wants to change that ...
Las Vegas firm wins prestigious state architecture award
Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects last month was presented with the Nevada chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 Firm of the Year award, the Silver State’s most prestigious award for an architecture firm.
Long-distance bus company debuts virtual reality experience for Las Vegas commuters
Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
Passengers traveling to and from Las Vegas on this long-distance bus service will have an added entertainment option — a virtual reality experience. German busing company FlixBus, which began service for as low as $2.99 between Las Vegas to stops in Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego on May 31, added the ...
80,000 fireworks to light up Strip for New Year’s Eve
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin smiled moments before fireworks crackled and popped in the background during a news conference today announcing ...
New exit ramp from I-515 to 215 Beltway features extra lane
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
A new exit ramp intended to improve the flow of traffic on southbound U.S. 95/Interstate 515 connecting with the 215 Beltway opened Tuesday morning ...
County puts moratorium on new recreational marijuana dispensaries
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
Recreational-only pot dispensaries approved by the Nevada Department of Taxation won’t open anytime soon in Clark County after commissioners today delayed licensing over ...
Recall attempt spurs renewed calls to change laws in Nevada
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
Nevada’s laws governing the recall of public officials, state Democratic leaders say, are broken. That’s something Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Seroka is feeling after learning he’s the target of the latest recall …
Event brings inmates, families together for Christmas celebration
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
They filled a southwest valley church Thursday night as contemporary Christmas songs played in the background. Green and red lights illuminated The Crossings’ altar, which is usually reserved for worship bands ...
Most of new recreational marijuana licenses were awarded to few vendors
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Despite efforts to diversify ownership in the expanding industry, only about 10 of roughly 150 applicants for the new pot stores received licenses. And to the dismay of some ...
Workspace-sharing company expanding to Las Vegas
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
The world’s largest coworking space provider is making Las Vegas the home of one of its newest expansion projects ...
103-year-old veteran an inspiration to those at Las Vegas fitness club
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
At the fitness center where Joe Rosa spends most of his mornings, he’s listed as 99 years old. That’s only because the 25-year Las Vegas resident’s actual age doesn't fit in the company’s system ...
5 years later, Downtown Container Park remains a unique Vegas draw
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Amid the dozens of art galleries, breweries, restaurants, nightclubs and tech and cyber companies that have contributed to the restoration and newfound aura of downtown Las Vegas this decade, one project stands out as markedly different ...
Las Vegas votes to curb short-term rentals with new homeowner restrictions
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
The new regulations could force all but about 2 percent of the 162 legally operating short-term rentals in the city's jurisdiction to shutter when their special-use permits expire ...
Hispanic supermarket chain expanding to Henderson
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
La Bonita, a popular Hispanic supermarket chain with six valley locations, will open its first store in Henderson next summer. The new store, just north of Green Valley Parkway and ...
Las Vegas cousins overcome humble beginnings to create popular new weed product
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
The cousins from New Jersey shared a studio apartment in downtown Las Vegas as they worked to make their mark in the marijuana industry. There was no ...
Joe Biden speaks at gala marking UNLV law school's 20-year anniversary
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
Biden was one of nearly 60 elected officials and more than 900 law students, alumni and local leaders to gather in the Bellagio’s Grand Ballroom for ...
Las Vegas blade craftsman says your daily grooming routine should be a Zen experience
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Call him old-school, but Las Vegas resident Max Sprecher insists that men shaving with modern five-blade disposable razors and Barbasol cream are missing out on a sacred experience.
Students intent on making a difference shine at Sun forum
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Anaiya Parks, a 17-year-old junior at Legacy High School, was one of many students pre-registering to vote in the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday morning. Even though the midterm elections have passed, fulfilling their civic duty ...
Marijuana tax collections top $7 million in September
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
Tax proceeds from legal marijuana sales in Nevada topped $7 million in September, falling just short of the single-month record set in August, officials announced today. The industry brought in ...
CCSD superintendent honors principals of top schools
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
Jesus Jara has been superintendent of the Clark County School District for less than six months. But he is already starting new initiatives to highlight the district’s successes. Jara led the first Superintendent’s Honor Roll ceremony ...
Who wants to ride a camel? You do, of course
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Tourists can feed and pet many of the animals before embarking on a 90-minute camel ride.
Take your outdoor adventures off-road
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Free falls of up to 120 miles per hour from planes as high as 15,000 feet can be found within 30 minutes of town.
See the Vegas Valley—and beyond—as you skydive from high above
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Free falls of up to 120 miles per hour from planes as high as 15,000 feet can be found within 30 minutes of town.
Nevada officials visit San Francisco to explore how marijuana lounges are run
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
San Francisco is the only major U.S. city to offer full-scale facilities where the plant can legally be smoked, vaped, dabbed or eaten ...
Med school panel urges UNLV students to provide Vegas-style customer care
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
In a city where quality customer service and visitor experience run the economy, professionals at UNLV’s medical school said embracing the same principles for sick patients will ...
Las Vegas marijuana convention skyrockets with growth of industry
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
One step into the annual Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas and the massive growth of the industry is evident. Small booths that used to squeeze into the Rio have ...
How to safely harness the health benefits of CBD
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Researchers say CBD, or Cannabidiol, has shown the most medical potential of all the chemical compounds in the marijuana plant.
Cooking with cannabis: Bake, baste and blend your way to marijuana eats
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Three Vegas chefs share their recipes—and their secrets.
Living the cannabis lifestyle: You don't have to smoke it to reap the benefits of marijuana and hemp products
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Made from the same cannabis sativa plant as many marijuana products, industrial hemp has myriad uses beyond oral consumption.
Las Vegas-based Essence marijuana operation selling for $290 million
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Owners of Las Vegas’ largest marijuana dispensary and cultivation operation announced today they are selling the business for $290 million. Armen Yemenidjian ...
Marijuana advocate sees Sessions’ ouster as a plus
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
With Nevada’s marijuana industry flourishing, one of its greatest threats was eliminated this week when President Donald Trump forced the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after nearly two years on the job, a leading Las Vegas pot advocate said. It is hoped that Matthew G. Whitaker, a former football player for the University of Iowa and Sessions’ chief of staff since October 2017, will take a more progressive stance on ...
Runners wed, memorialize loved ones during Las Vegas marathon festivities
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
More than 100 couples participated in the event’s “run-thru weddings,” a roped-off area on the north end of the Strip where runners of the half and full marathons who applied in advance had their vows read and were issued ...

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