Not many years ago, the well-meaning officials behind the beleaguered Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority couldn't wait to bring John Hill on board as executive director.
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It doesn't take a neurosurgeon to tell Dr. Ben Carson is a quick study. The Republican presidential candidate visited Southern Nevada this past week, stopping off in Pahrump before dropping in on the Review-Journal editorial board.
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is a gifted speaker, but when given a chance Monday to clarify the record on his latest derogatory statement about followers of Islam, he couldn't quite seem to get the job done.
John Vaccaro was sure he had something big working. But in the world of the professional casino cheat, good help can be hard to find. It's not all "Ocean's 11" reruns, baby. Putting together a competent crew isn't easy.
Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson on Monday had a chance to correct any media about whether he actually saw televised footage of American Muslims cheering in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Monday morning found North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee in a familiar conversation, chatting up the vast possibilities of his battered city and the potential economic impact of an electric car factory at the Apex industrial site.
These days drummer Sandy Nelson qualifies as an All-American oldie but goodie. At 76, Nelson moves with a little less pep than in his prime as a versatile drummer in Los Angeles for three decades before moving to Boulder City, where he's resided the past 27 years and remains a treat to watch play.
Casino king Sheldon Adelson probably wouldn't mind stacking the deck in the Republican presidential primary — it might save him a few million in campaign contributions — but would he be willing to pack the house at an upcoming debate at The Venetian?
I'm not sure even the gutsiest bookmaker would take a bet on it, but the current bad news for daily fantasy sports companies could eventually be very good news for Las Vegas and the rest of the gaming industry.
In a gaming pantheon bejeweled with mega-resorts, the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino won't set records. But it remains an important development for the city of Las Vegas.
The man without a country came to Las Vegas the other day and checked into one of the Strip's better resorts. He gambled with two fists, as is his habit, and ate a nice steak.
Nevada's budding reputation as an arid wonderland of renewable energy has taken some hits lately.
After many years and countless hours of investigation, this week we learned that federal prosecutors in the massive HOA fraud case are more than vouching for the character of the multimillion-dollar scheme's No. 2 defendant, Ralph Priola.
A playful photo of the Container Park's smoking praying mantis was depicted in the latest Las Vegas 360 Equities Research newsletter from Wells Fargo Securities near a summary headlined, "Downtown Vegas is coming back strongly!"
Here's a little tip: If you raise the subject of tipping in Las Vegas, you're asking for a reaction.
Gerald Denono, aging killer and former Las Vegas wiseguy, has always been the creative type. In a Florida state prison for the 1973 murders of an elderly woman and a criminal partner, Denono learned the barbering trade and in 2010 completed two drawing classes.
Danny Meyer might need to hire a food taster the next time he visits Las Vegas. The New York restaurateur and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group has a juicy presence in Las Vegas.
Independent filmmaker Stan Armstrong is once again telling an intriguing story from the heart of the real Las Vegas. His latest effort is "City Within a City," which focuses on the century-old Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and its diminutive reservation not far from Fremont Street.
North Las Vegas is a nice place to visit, but would you want to live there? When it comes to a majority of the city's firefighters and police, the answer is no.
The business pages are filled with the high-rolling decisions of Nevada's corporate casino giants, but it's a strategy emerging from the diminutive Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite that has me intrigued.
Take a drive through North Las Vegas, and witness a tale of two towns. There's the tough, careworn afterthought of a burg that grew up outside the prosperous city lights of Las Vegas.
Maybe there's something in the water. Perhaps it's the blistering heat of the summer sun or the bone-numbing cold of the winter wind across the Great Basin.
Nevada Day is officially Oct. 31, but that's not the only scary coincidence on the calendar where the Silver State is concerned, UNLV associate history professor Michael Green says.
The hair that hits the floor at West Hill Barber Shop these days is grayer than it once was. Customers don't crowd into the friendly confines of Jerry Stump's clip joint as they did a generation ago.
State Attorney General Adam Laxalt makes a zealous argument for his decision to contradict Gov. Brian Sandoval and pull Nevada into a lawsuit aimed at knocking down new regulations that will restrict development of sage grouse habitat on public lands.
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