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Clark County commisioner pushes focus on local parks
Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
Giunchigliani calls green space ‘the great connector’ ...
Alexa knows Las Vegas; just ask her
City of Las Vegas is one of the first public agencies to work with the artificial-intelligence system
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
Have a question about a Las Vegas park or your city council representative? Just ask Alexa. Amazon Echo, the increasingly popular voice-controlled device that uses an artificial-intelligence system called Alexa, knows a thing or two about Las Vegas ...
Neon Museum's latest growth spurt involves purchase of neighboring building
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Some relics of Las Vegas’ past will have a new home soon thanks, in part, to a six-figure grant that’s helping the Neon Museum expand its footprint. The Las Vegas City Council approved a $425,000 grant Wednesday from the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial to ...
Commissioners make appointment for Kihuen’s vacant state Senate seat
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
Yvanna Cancela fought for laborers as the Culinary Union’s former political director. Now, she’ll be fighting for her constituents as the first Latina to serve in the state Senate. The Clark County Commission voted unanimously today to appoint ...
Stadium Authority Board gets to work despite uncertain future of project
Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
The Clark County Stadium Authority Board met for the first time Monday and began laying the groundwork for governing the planned 65,000-seat facility that could ...
Candid dialogue with no interruptions marks 60th Sun Youth Forum
Nearly 1,000 students from across valley weigh in on local, national, global issues
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
In an era when teenagers and cellphones are seemingly inseparable — at least according to the narrative commonly propagated — a peculiar thing happened this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center ...
UNLV offering group therapy for those jolted by election
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
Americans reacted to the 2016 election results with a mix of emotions that surfaced in protests, stream-of-consciousness social media posts and messages scribbled on Post-It notes inside a New York City subway tunnel. Some were angry. Some were elated. Others just needed to talk. To that end, a UNLV program is offering ...
Tarkanian files defamation lawsuit against Rosen over campaign ads
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Defeated Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian has filed a defamation lawsuit against his opponent, Democrat Jacky Rosen, concerning ads that aired toward the end of the campaign. The lawsuit, which also names Rosen’s campaign as a defendant, was ...
Over the next month, pay your Las Vegas parking ticket with toys
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
The holiday spirit has descended upon Las Vegas’ Parking Services department, which is letting people pay parking fines with toys for children ...
Long waits at Henderson, Flamingo DMV offices
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
If you’re headed to a Department of Motor Vehicles office today, brace yourself for a lengthy visit. Wait times at the Henderson and Flamingo Road offices were 161 minutes and ...
Clark County appoints new CFO from within 'family'
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Clark County has promoted comptroller Jessica Colvin to serve as the organization's chief financial officer ...
Commissioners enact tax hikes for police, stadium, convention center
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday did as it was told. The local governing body amended county ordinances to enact room tax increases that will ...
County Commission to vote on tax hikes for convention center expansion, stadium, more police
Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
State lawmakers seemingly sealed the deal for an NFL stadium when they approved legislation last month requiring Clark County to impose room tax increases for that project and the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. But that doesn’t mean ...
UNLV School of Medicine interviews first wave of applicants
Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
The school has received about 650 applications from interested students, about half of whom have some tie to Nevada.
RTC seeks public input for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
If so, the Regional Transportation Commission wants to hear from you. The transportation agency wants input about its ...
Trump's position on gay rights exposes sibling divide
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
And so after a dramatic Donald Trump victory, Tracy Brown and Don Laikowski sat elbow to elbow Wednesday afternoon inside The Garage, a gay bar in central Las Vegas, where they mused and often bantered about the nation’s future ...
Local races: County commission contests prove comfortable for incumbents
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
The elected body that governs Clark County remains full of Democrats, boosting the blue wave that swept Nevada despite a Republican presidential victory ...
100-year-old World War II veteran shares tips for living well
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
As the vehicle carrying Vincent Shank and a banner proclaiming “99-year-old World War II Prisoner of War” rolled through Las Vegas last year, the applause intensified and the screams grew louder. This year, crowd may be even more appreciative of his service.
Last chance: Today marks the end of early voting in Clark County
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Attention, Clark County voters: Today is the last day of early voting. If you want to skip Election Day lines, this is your last chance to cast an early ballot. It could be ...
Downtown Las Vegas mobility options could soon include pedicabs, free shuttle
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Tourists and locals visiting downtown Las Vegas soon could be using pedicabs or electric-powered shuttles to explore the city’s entertainment options. The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that allows up to 24 pedicabs and eight pedal-buses to operate on restricted downtown streets. The city ordinance lays out the rules ...
Las Vegas council OKs new contract with firefighter union
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
After a months-long negotiation process, firefighters working for the city of Las Vegas finally have a new contract that includes cost-of-living wage increases ...
Monorail extension to Mandalay Bay moves closer to approval
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
The Las Vegas Monorail Co. is a step away from receiving the green light for its proposed extension to to Mandalay Bay. The county commission approved an amendment to ...
New hub aims to link at-risk youth, their families with crucial services
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Suspect your child is dabbling in drugs? Behaving poorly at school? Struggling with depression, anxiety or a poor self-image? For many parents, the next step — figuring out how to get a child the appropriate help — can be more vexing than realizing a problem exists ...
Autonomous vehicles could be poised to disrupt society
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Nevada could be at the forefront of technological advances that change the way we move, sooner than you think. Uber and Lyft have set their sights on eliminating human drivers within a few years. Their quest follows the theory that this rapidly evolving technology may render private car ownership a thing of the past. The burgeoning, “transportation as a service” industry also could disrupt public-transit systems. And for …
Agreement assures community benefits from planned NFL stadium
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
If Nevada politicians are worried about reported tensions between Sheldon Adelson and the Oakland Raiders, those who attended a Thursday morning news conference touting the community benefits of a planned NFL stadium in ...
Around Vegas, a pitched debate paired with candidate-inspired cocktails
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
As the real presidential candidates faced off at UNLV, their namesake boozy beverages battled for a victory in downtown Las Vegas ...
Video: Protesters build wall of taco trucks at Trump hotel
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
A crush of Donald Trump detractors gathered outside the GOP presidential nominee’s namesake Las Vegas hotel this morning to rally for Democratic candidates ahead of the final ...
Incoming Clark County manager to earn $260,000 a year
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Clark County’s incoming manager, Yolanda King, will start her new job Dec. 2 and earn an annual base salary of $260,000. Those details were part of an employment agreement for King that ...
Sandoval signs funding bill for NFL stadium in Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law today $750 million of state funding toward building a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium in Las Vegas. The bill raises hotel room taxes 0.88 percent to finance the public's part of the project. Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands Corp. has pledged ...
It’s done: Lawmakers send stadium funding deal to governor for final OK
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
After all the pomp and circumstance of the week, protracted discussions and the pressure of looming elections, the Nevada Legislature today approved a $1.17 billion tax increase to fund construction of ...
Lawmakers send stadium bill to governor for final OK
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Nevada Assembly members expressed a wide range of emotions — frustration, gratitude, disgust and relief — following the 28-13 passage of a bill approving funding for an NFL-ready stadium in Las Vegas and expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lawmakers spoke for roughly 90 minutes, while just down the hall, the Senate ...
Assembly adjourns without stadium vote after surprise NDOT report tangles talks
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
The Assembly has recessed until 9 a.m. today after an intense, hourlong discussion on a transportation report made public late Thursday night. The report detailed road improvements that would need to be made as part of ...
Headed toward the end zone? Lawmakers resume work on $1.9 billion NFL stadium
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Despite empty legislative chambers and the special session supposedly on pause, some Nevada lawmakers were working behind the scenes Wednesday to prepare for the work that ...
Public funding for Las Vegas NFL stadium passes first key vote in Legislature
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
A public financing plan for a $1.9 billion NFL stadium in Las Vegas cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday night with 16 senators voting for the deal and another five ...
Opening day of session heavy on pro-stadium hoopla
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
A three-hour block devoted to pro-stadium presentations, including an ad-like video and testimony from casino bigwigs, sparked criticism from Democrats on the first day of the special session. After ceremonial and procedural items Monday morning, business began in both houses of the Nevada Legislature. State senators dove into the bill related to funding the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center and construction of an NFL-ready stadium, while their Assembly counterparts addressed the ...
Special session kicks off to consider NFL stadium funding
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
The Senate kicked off Monday evening’s proceedings with a round of public comment where opponents of the stadium expressed frustration that stadium proponents had been given three hours to testify in ...
Majestic executive Cavileer discusses departure from stadium project
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
As the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee approved a stadium-related recommendation last month, Majestic Realty Co. was noticeably absent from ...
City of Las Vegas renews bid for NFL stadium at Cashman site
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
As far as the city of Las Vegas is concerned, the battle to bring an NFL stadium to the Cashman Center site isn’t over. The Las Vegas City Council directed staff Wednesday to continue pursuing options for the roughly 50-acre complex north of downtown that includes the Las Vegas 51s’ aging ballpark and convention space. Planting an NFL stadium or ...
Digging into economic projections tied to a Raiders move to Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Proponents say the proposed 65,000-seat, domed stadium is the missing link in Las Vegas’ entertainment offerings. A flashy stadium steps away from ...
How much public money have other cities spent on NFL stadiums?
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Developers behind the Las Vegas stadium project have proposed that taxpayers foot $750 million of the expected $1.9 billion bill. The size of the ask sets it apart from other NFL stadiums with public funding, and developers have said that without the contribution the deal is off.
Backers whip up support for NFL stadium in Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Feel-good music, UNLV cheerleaders, former Oakland Raider Howie Long and a banner proclaiming economic projections helped supporters make another pitch for an NFL stadium this morning. Stadium proponents gathered outside the ...
Race and unrest: Las Vegans speak out about racial tension and policing
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Metro officer-involved shootings peaked in 2010, when police shot and killed seven people and wounded 18 others. The numbers largely have declined since then, a trend ...
Group against stadium proposal because it 'contains unacceptable level of risk for residents'
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Nevadans for the Common Good first voiced opposition to the stadium plan last week. On Wednesday, the group went a step further: Members outlined their objections to the public’s $750 million public contribution, saying ...
Field of candidates for open legislative seats finalized before special session
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
The field is set with candidates hoping to fill Southern Nevada’s two open state legislative seats ahead of the stadium-related special session ...
Special session on Las Vegas stadium hastens need to fill legislative vacancies
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval intends to convene a special legislative session in October to consider tourism-related improvements, including the construction of an estimated $1.9 billion stadium. The governor’s declaration immediately followed Clark County’s call for applications to fill two Nevada State Assembly vacancies — a move designed to ensure a full Legislature for the special session. In a one-page statement ...
Pair of county commissioners, uneasy about stadium plan, air their concerns
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
Former state lawmakers who now sit on the Clark County Commission led an exhaustive examination of the stadium proposal, poking holes in the recommendation forwarded to ...
Commissioners name longtime employee as next county manager
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016
The Clark County Commission today voted unanimously to appoint Yolanda King as the next county manager. King, a longtime county employee, now serves a dual role as ...
Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Las Vegas passes major vote
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Cross a check off developers’ to-do list for building an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and poaching the Oakland Raiders, giving the city its first mega-events center and professional football team ...
Departing Clark County manager talks transportation, land annexation and property tax caps
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
When Don Burnette began working for Clark County as an intern in 1990, he had visions of understanding the local government’s structure within one year ...
Are Las Vegas roads ready for game day?
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
As public officials scrutinized plans to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas during a recent meeting, a question about the football fan experience emerged: Could the stadium sites accommodate tailgating? “Both provide enough ...

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