- Save Red Rock group alleges county sidestepped open-meeting law
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
- In its latest move to block a master-planned community near Red Rock Canyon, a nonprofit group is asking a district court to consider allegations that county officials violated open-meeting law. The move comes two weeks after the county requested that the lawsuit be dropped at ...
- Nevada’s oil speculators worry about uncertain future
- Monday, March 13, 2017
- Hydraulic fracturing has been used in conventional drilling since the 1940s, but its use increased in the past several years as other innovations allowed for prospecting in untapped areas. That expansion often has come with controversy, as the practice of blasting chemicals thousands of feet into the ground has been linked to groundwater contamination and increased seismic activity. Several counties and two states — New York and Vermont — have placed moratoriums on fracking activity, and Nevada may be next.
- The battle to build near Red Rock Canyon is coming to a head — again
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
- A few miles from the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, a piece of land has long been tugged between development and conservation. The smoldering conflict is reaching another crescendo, with the Clark County Zoning Commission about to vote on a revised concept plan for a residential project that activists hope ...
- Energy updates: Coal is out, NV Energy asks to boost rooftop solar incentives
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
- With legislation proposed last week, Nevada lawmakers will soon debate a number of energy-related issues, including the state’s renewable portfolio standards and efficiency programs ...
- What do you do when the desert attacks?
- Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
- The spines on those succulents are just waiting to dive into your skin if you get too close, and the same caution should be exercised around snakes, scorpions and the occasional Gila monster. The desert is beautiful to visit, but you need to be prepared in case it attacks (hint: not all water worries have to do with dehydration).
- A Nevada woman’s death from a superbug is a ‘wake-up call’ for the continent
- Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
- Reno officials got a report on the “nightmare bacteria” one Thursday in late August. A Washoe County woman in her 70s had been admitted to a local hospital with a full-body response to an infection. It was carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, a bug resistant to all 26 federally approved antibiotics. The patient, whose identity has not been disclosed ...
- Virtual reality finds a cultural partner in Las Vegas
- Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
- You might think virtual reality is overhyped, poised to fade out and never penetrate the mainstream, but it’s gaining traction in commercial markets. Casino operators are discussing how to integrate headsets as a VR scene emerges in Las Vegas. And with three brick-and-mortar virtual reality arcades scheduled to launch this year, the technology might ...
- Regulators take ‘a first step’ toward restoring rooftop-solar rates
- Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
- One year after a controversial decision to slash credits for rooftop-solar customers in Nevada (and given a recent shake-up by Gov. Brian Sandoval), utility regulators wanted a course correction. Riffing on the Abraham Lincoln quote that “bad promises are better broken than kept,” they called 2016’s rate structure a “promise better left unkept.” The state’s Public Utilities Commission issued a unanimous decision ...
- California’s energy needs could boost Nevada
- Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
- As part of a final push for clean energy in the remaining weeks of the Obama administration, the Department of the Interior approved a 728-mile power line Dec. 13 that will move wind energy from Wyoming to Southern Nevada. That wind power, which the federal agency says is enough to supply 1.8 million homes, could then be sold to Western states, especially California. ...
- Caesars files paperwork to dump NV Energy
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
- Caesars Entertainment is asking state regulators for approval to quit buying electricity from NV Energy. The gaming giant is the latest Nevada company to seek ...
Daniel moved to Las Vegas after graduating from USC. He has previously reported for The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times and KCRW as an intern. He served as a managing editor, news editor and staff writer for the Daily Trojan. He is from Los Angeles, Calif.
- Locally owned and independent since 1950; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, best news website in the nation & DuPont Award for broadcast journalism
© Las Vegas Sun, 2017, All Rights Reserved
Las Vegas Sun 2275 Corporate Circle, Ste. 300 Henderson, NV 89074