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Las Vegas’ pro sports coups boost pride but raise new issues

The rapid emergence of pro sports in Southern Nevada ramps up our civic pride, but also unleashes a new set of issues and the LVCVA will soon find itself right in the middle of them.

Clark County commissioners appoint 3 diverse members to stadium authority board

Clark County commissioners selected a union leader, an African-American business leader and a woman casino executive to serve on the board that will select the site and oversee planning for a $1.9 billion stadium proposed as the new home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.

Giunchigliani wants separate talks, votes for tax increases for stadium, convention center

When Clark County commissioners convene for their Nov. 15 meeting, they’ll have the option of codifying two hotel room tax increases to fund the upgrade of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the construction of a domed stadium in one fell swoop. But if Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has her way, commissioners will take their time before raising the tax to finance $750 million in bonds for the $1.9 billion stadium project.

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