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Tesla gets quick OK on factory

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.”

Hsieh talks the talk in Santa Fe

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.

Sandoval can woo as well as snub

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.