Billionaire Packer linked to key Strip parcel

The long dormant site that once housed the New Frontier and was subject of the Strip’s most expensive real estate could become active once again. Bloomberg News Service reported Thursday that Australian billionaire James Packer had acquired a portion of the loan covering the 34.5-acre site and would consider building a hotel-casino on the land.

State takes responsibility for hobbling juvenile inmates

The director of the Nevada Department of Health And Human Services on Thursday said his department takes responsibility for the institutional abuse allegations of juvenile inmates at the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko. Romaine Gilliland spoke during a hearing on the issue held by Clark County Family Court Judge William Voy.

Dow Jones plummets 300 points in 1 day

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled more than 300 points Thursday, its worst one-day drop since February. The plunge snapped a string of five straight monthly gains, and pushed the blue-chip index to a slight loss for the year.

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CCSD approaches school year short 650 teachers

Less than a month before classes begin, the Clark County School District is short 650 teachers, according to officials who struggle almost every summer to recruit the army of teachers needed at its 357 schools.

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TICKETS: Country stars to headline first Route 91 Harvest fest Oct. 3-5

The inaugural Route 91 Harvest festival, featuring Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Dwight Yoakam and many others, takes over The Lot across from the Luxor on Oct. 3-5. Early bird three-day passes are $169 with the price rising to $199 once early bird tickets are sold out. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets.

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