Despite its undeniable notoriety, the Olympic Garden Gentlemen‘s Club topless cabaret on Las Vegas Boulevard South is for sale and has no shortage of suitors.
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If you drive through Nevada and see only a tumbleweed wasteland, then this column is probably not for you.
Embattled casino king Steve Wynn is once again threatening a defamation suit, this time against Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.
They help some of Southern Nevada‘s most needy, but now it appears employees at the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority might soon need some help of their own.
News that the Obama administration will put a woman on the $10 bill has everyone from academics to late-night comics offering their opinions on the subject.
The demons in the 1970s TV drama ‘The Night Stalker’ were nothing compared to the real ones encountered by Jeff Rice, the man who dreamed up the story of a real Vegas vampire serial killer and the wise-cracking reporter who nailed him.
In March 1919, just weeks before American women won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Clara Crowell fired a shot for equality by taking on the duties of Sheriff of Lander County.
Years after his father died in a rodeo accident while trying to save a youngster on a runaway horse in Tonopah, former Sheriff Ralph Lamb met the boy his dad saved while serving in the Army in Korea.
While Nevada continues to pretend times haven’t changed, Macau appears determined to ban smoking in casinos. Is it a step forward, or an attempt to step on some controversial casino operators from Las Vegas?
Some folks will dwell on his flaws, others will wallow in his legend. Hero or horse thief, take your pick. I prefer to think about where Ralph Lamb came from, and how far he traveled in one remarkable lifetime.
Catch a ride with a Las Vegas cabdriver these days, and you might expect to hear a lament about the precarious future of the taxi racket now that Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing operators are entering the game.
The big tributes to the late B.B. King continue. The latest edition of Guitar World Magazine features longtime Las Vegan King on the cover and a feature that captures King’s generous spirit and singular talent while also chronicling his incredibly bleak childhood.
As Father Bob Stoekig began his hopeful and heart-felt homily on keeping the faith in the face of storm and tragedy, a thought occurred to me.
He hasn’t officially announced his candidacy for the North Las Vegas mayor’s chair, but Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins already is raising money and isn’t shy about cititicizing Mayor John Lee.
Casino baron Steve Wynn is no stranger to self-inflicted wounds. He just suffered another one in his ill-advised slander lawsuit against stock market short-seller James Chanos.
Whether chasing a story or hiking in the hills, Laura Myers was impossible to catch and something to behold. It’s how Laura lived her life, not how it ended, that made her special.
Two years before the International opened, Kirk Kerkorian separated the Flamingo from the long shadow of Meyer Lansky and S&G Syndicate at a time federal agents were scouting the Strip for signs of organized crime’s influence.
The desalination conversation is getting downright salty. Whatever drives your interest in a water future that includes desalination, there’s no shortage of opinions on the subject.
Gratitude never goes out of style.
First, Sen. Harry Reid decided not to seek re-election. Then, Gov. Brian Sandoval opted not to run for the open seat. Candidate Bob Beers might have then imagined his senatorial stock would rise. But it didn’t.
Don’t be surprised in you hear a lot more about the flow of big money from foreign jurisdictions into the U.S. via some highly questionable casino transfers.
Now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, there’s no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers won’t be one of them.
Lately it seems everyone wants to get their hands on the Vickers Reports. Haven’t heard of them? They’re not on any best-seller list. In fact, they’re not even in circulation.
When I raised the subject of investing in desalination a few months ago, I got the strong feeling there wasn’t much active interest at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Their experts knew all about it, of course, but they also recognized it was expensive and probably wouldn’t be needed for decades to come.
Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman managed to navigate the 2015 Legislature’s many political potholes. It was the one she and husband John Seaman encountered Wednesday that was really painful.