Embarrassed at home, the City of Las Vegas is now taking its strange obsession with a new soccer stadium on the road.
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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.
Nancy Reynolds’ life has been so filled with travel and political adventure that it’s hard to imagine there was a time she was just a small-town girl on horseback.
It’s about 650 miles by interstate from Las Vegas to the heart of New Mexico’s green chile country. But pull up outside Carlito’s Burritos and that distance swiftly fades in a pungent cloud of roasting peppers.
While there is much excitement surrounding the new attractions on the Strip, there is something to be said about entertainers from the city’s past.
Even if this community weren’t still rising from a staggering recession, I haven’t heard anyone outside City Hall excited about the prospect of spending $150 million in public funds for a new stadium.
It looks like sports betting and golf magnate Bill Walters has scored another sand save, this time at Desert Pines Golf Course.
Is it just me, or did the presidency of Barack Obama end this week? It’s unofficial, of course. He still gets to live in the White House another couple of years.
The scene might have been broadcast from any number of troubled spots around the world. But it wasn’t coming from someone else’s country. It was from ours.
Jackie Gaughan owned more casinos, and Steve Wynn used a Fremont Street address to the best advantage, but it was Benny Binion who dominated Glitter Gulch for half a century.
For casino titans Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, the roaring Macau casino market has been a seemingly endless party of rapid expansion and record-setting profit.
The gangsters are coming, the gangsters are coming. And, surprise, they’re bringing fans.
Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown defended the county’s decision not to accept liability for a plan to construct an earthen berm to divert flood water from the Rainbow subdivision in upper Kyle Canyon.
Judith Nies doesn’t leave the environmental optimists and desert daydreamers among us much room for hope in her new book, “Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa and the Fate of the West.”
The boiling clouds of August were ominous, but only a sprinkle fell on Gov. Brian Sandoval as he addressed reporters Friday morning outside the Mount Charleston Public Library.
An experienced long-distance runner, Stacey Escalante has learned the importance of pacing yourself.