Henderson to launch 3 road projects

Henderson city officials on Thursday are announcing plans to launch projects on Warm Springs Road, Eastern Avenue and Whitney Ranch Drive. The projects will cost $4.6 million, partially paid for with funds generated by the 6-month-old indexing fund.

Peter Murphy inspired by ‘everything and anything’

What’s inspiring former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy these days? “Everything and anything,” Murphy said. “I tend to stay away from music. It’s environmental, personal, friendships, observation of life and others’ lives, and the muse will come to me.

Policy group proposes energy savings

Nevada utility customers could save hundreds of millions of dollars on their electric bills if the Nevada Legislature adopted energy savings standards as 26 other states have already done, a public policy group said Wednesday.

Mayweather granted promoter’s license in Nevada by 5-0 vote

Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer needs to depend on anyone else to fight in Nevada. On Wednesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously approved Mayweather’s application to hold a promoter’s license in the state. By getting his license, Mayweather can be his own promoter of record.

Felon gets prison time for guns, drugs

A Las Vegas man was sentenced to almost 13 years in prison and five years of supervised release Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegal firearm and cocaine possession charges, the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office said.

Tax hikes urged for UNLV stadium

A UNLV stadium board member, Regent James Dean Leavitt, said he will tell his fellow board members at Wednesday’s panel meeting that the Clark County sales tax and the room tax should be increased slightly to pay for an on-campus domed stadium.

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MLS’ New York City FC signs Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is joining New York City FC. The 36-year-old midfielder and former England star is the MLS expansion club’s second high-profile international signing leading to its first season in 2015.