The Las Vegas tourism industry continues to show signs of a steady recovery. For only the second time in history, Las Vegas will welcome 39 million visitors in 2011. Visitation numbers have been increasing for more than a year-and-a-half, convention attendance is up almost 10 percent through the first three quarters of the year and hotel occupancy is more than 85 percent, 20-plus points above the national average.
Nevada represents itself as a business-oriented jurisdiction; organizations such as the Nevada Development Authority solicit business owners in California and other states to relocate their enterprises to the Silver State, where the corporation laws are progressive and the tax environment is attractive.
An interesting five-part Review-Journal series last week on fatal shootings by local police.
Finding hypocrisy in politics is about as difficult as finding drunks in a bar, so detailing each and every double-standard could fill the entire newspaper. But sometimes, one stands out enough to deserve a little extra scrutiny.