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Steve Hill said Oakland Raiders need to secure funds to move forward with LV football stadium
 
Steve Hill said Oakland Raiders need to secure funds to move forward with LV football stadium

Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Steve Hill said the Stadium Authority Board will continue to work with the Raiders to build a a football stadium in Las Vegas to be shared between UNLV and the Oakland Raiders.

As the Review-Journal previously reported, the Oakland Raiders’ deal with New York-based Goldman Sachs to finance a $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas is in jeopardy because the agreement was contingent on a $650 million investment from Sheldon Adelson, who withdrew from the partnership Monday.

“Mr. Adelson and his family have decided to withdraw their participation in the project, and subsequently Goldman Sachs has withdrawn their willingness to fund the stadium and the Raiders’ portion of that funding,” Hill said. “I’ve talked to the Raiders a number of times over the last week, and they are confident that they can secure the funding necessary to move this project forward.”

Speaking at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s third annual State of Economic Development Wednesday Hill said he is grateful for the Adelson family’s time and effort they put in to bringing an NFL team to Las Vegas and the economic impact of such a stadium still presents a “real opportunity” for the state.

Drones prepare to fly through radioactive clouds
 
Drones prepare to fly through radioactive clouds

Pilots train at Desert Rock Airport on the Nevada National Security Site using the Sandstorm UAV, an experimental unmanned aircraft system developed to fly through radioactive airspace.

Judge releases man who received jail sentence while lawyer in handcuffs
 
Judge releases man who received jail sentence while lawyer in handcuffs

District Judge Rob Bare released Daniel Fernandez after reviewing Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen’s handling of the case. Bare noted that Hafen directly addressed the defendant on May 23 while Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary was handcuffed and silenced.

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