The cult of Tony Hsieh developed a crack this past week, and that’s a good thing. Good for Las Vegans jaded by decades of hot air of an endless string of “visionaries,” and good for Hsieh and his acolytes as they attempt to put down actual business roots in downtown’s hard-packed soil.
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The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s expensive plan to pipe water from Northern Nevada and western Utah to Las Vegas Valley spigots appears to have sprung another leak.
The only surprise is that it has taken MGM Resorts International officials this long to pull the plug on the notorious Haze Nightclub at Aria.
As he prepared to address what promised to be an adoring audience Tuesday at the Global Gaming Expo, casino king Steve Wynn was a man at the top of his game.
The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a new financial term sheet to build a $200 million stadium at Symphony Park meant to provide a home field for a Major League Soccer franchise.
Despite increased efforts to generate public support by members of law enforcement and the clergy, and no small amount of money spent to raise awareness of sex trafficking, the carnage continues apace.
Down at the Regional Justice Center it’s called the Wall of History, and it’s the only place an attorney is guaranteed to win an argument with a judge.
Give the County Commission credit for trying to grab your attention on National Voter Registration Day. It probably won’t work, but perhaps nothing short of the return of Sinatra and Elvis would do the trick in an off year.
In nationwide protests, including an energetic turnout in Las Vegas, burrito folders and burger flippers left their jobs briefly to shout for a healthy raise in the minimum wage and the right to form a union.
Tesla Motors isn’t the only big company positioned to profit from the creation of an enormous lithium battery factory in Storey County. Rockwood Holdings figures to hit the mother lode, too.
For true boxing fans, the site of the Sept. 3, 1906, lightweight championship fight between Joe Gans and Oscar “Battling” Nelson ought to be sacred ground.
If you want to give a member of the City Council a swift kick for supporting a $200 million downtown soccer stadium plan, there’s still time to get a word in edgewise. But while we’re on the subject, here’s a Las Vegas soccer team all you fans clamoring for that stadium ought to get behind — and this one won’t cost you a bundle.
When Richard Florida penned a scathing commentary this week in the Los Angeles Times about Nevada’s remarkable deal with Tesla Motors he showed that he just doesn’t appreciate the way business is done in the Silver State.
An estimated 100 fans in blue “MLS2LV” T-shirts turned out at a Sept. 3 City Council meeting to support a controversial plan to build a $200 million Major League Soccer stadium downtown.
Embarrassed at home, the City of Las Vegas is now taking its strange obsession with a new soccer stadium on the road.
During the Tesla session this week, state Sen. Joe Hardy’s noted how fast the Tesla Motors battery factory plans went through the process in Storey County and said, “That’s a lesson we could learn in Southern Nevada.”
The voices of the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America have been silent 13 years. The voices of the family members of some of those victims will be with me forever.
Suddenly, Silver Peak finds itself smack in the middle of the Tesla discussion. But just where is it, anyway?
Thanks to a staggering $1.3 billion in public subsidies, tax inducements and even a free road, Tesla chief Elon Musk has scored a coup for his company. Stinking sales and property taxes? Tesla won’t pay no stinking sales and property taxes for a decade.
The start of the 2014 NFL season finds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once again lacing up his cleats and attempting to sack Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder over the team’s offensive nickname.
His heart and headquarters might be anchored in downtown Las Vegas, but Tony Hsieh took his show on the road to Santa Fe, N.M., this week and shared his vision for urban redevelopment with locals there.
Mount Charleston has provided an idyllic setting for Gov. Brian Sandoval to show his concern for beleaguered mountain residents and remind Southern Nevadans that the Republican incumbent is attuned to their needs.
The Crazy Horse Too’s comeback has come and gone. Despite the energetic intentions of new owner Mike Galam, the return of the once-infamous Crazy Horse Too has displayed all the sparkle of a flat can of Keystone Light.
The city of Las Vegas appears poised to support a new kind of downtown ride: a giant money slide in the shape of a soccer stadium.
Leave it to downtown casino legend Jackie Gaughan to play the gracious host even after he’s gone.