Startup Weekend has arrived in Las Vegas to give entrepreneurs the chance to pitch an idea, assemble a team, then build and demo their product. The event takes place Friday night until Sunday afternoon at the El Cortez.
What would have happened to the Plaza had someone finished the bankrupt Fontainbleau? The Strip resort’s collapse opened up the opportunity for Plaza renovators to buy enough furniture and fixtures for all 1,037 rooms at pennies on the dollar. The renovated downtown hotel-casino is set to reopen on Sept. 1.
Brandon Hill wondered aloud Wednesday why he was spending his 23rd birthday in jail accused of killing Michael Alano Portaro, 22, outside a brew pub March 30. Speaking over a video link at the Clark County Detention Center, Hill, who has been in and out of jail the past few years, said he’s not the shooter.
Las Vegas is more than 6,000 miles from Beijing, but that hasn’t stopped criticism of China from emerging as an issue in Nevada races for the U.S. House and Senate.