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Las Vegas tourism officials hoping for convention rebound in 2021

Las Vegas tourism officials hoping for convention rebound in 2021

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 42° —Sam Morris/Las Vegas News BureauDisplays fill the parking lot during the World of Concrete show Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. By () The coronavirus pandemic brought Las Vegas conventions to a jarring stop last year, but tourism officials hope trade shows gradually return in 2021. The World of Concrete gathering in June will likely be a good measuring stick for a comeback, said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. It is also the first large-scale trade show planned for the Las Vegas...

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Jan 10
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Son of rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Henderson

Son of rancher Cliven Bundy arrested in Henderson

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 40° —Henderson PoliceCliven Lance Bundy By () A son of Nevada rancher and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy was jailed in Henderson on warrants for violating a domestic violence restraining order and resisting a public officer, city police and jail records show. Cliven Lance Bundy, 41, was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Henderson Detention Center on a count for contempt of court and later rebooked on the bench warrants, logs show. Henderson Police spokesman Officer Alan Olvera confirmed the arrest. Bundy, who goes by his middle name, later appeared in court,...

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Jan 5
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Last-minute push aims to turn a sacred oasis into a copper pit

Last-minute push aims to turn a sacred oasis into a copper pit

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 42° — OPINION: By James Pogue In the spring of 2018, a team of observers trained to catalog native historical sites in the Tonto National Forest visited an area of springs near Oak Flat, Ariz., about 60 miles east of Phoenix. They were searching for a cluster of petroglyphs. The group reached a small cave, where one of the monitors, an Apache elder, began to pray. As a young monitor later wrote of that experience, “We all had a very deep, personal, powerful connection to a presence we could not see.” Oak Flat is a lush break in rough desert. “It has everything you...

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Joe Neal, Nevada's first Black state senator, dies at 85

Joe Neal, Nevada's first Black state senator, dies at 85

Joe Neal By Associated Press Joe Neal, Nevada's first Black state senator and a two-time candidate for governor, died Thursday night. He was 85. Neal's death was “a tragic loss for Nevada," Gov. Steve Sisolak, a fellow Democrat, said Friday on Twitter. “Joe Neal was a pioneer, a fearless fighter and a voice for people often overlooked in this state." Neal's daughter, state Sen. Dina Neal, and his former campaign manager, Andrew Barbano, said in a statement that Joe Neal “apparently succumbed to multiple system failure" following an unspecified illness. Neal served in the Nevada Senate from...

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Three early questions for Raiders' 2021 offseason

Three early questions for Raiders' 2021 offseason

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 42° —Jack Dempsey / Associated PressLas Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) catches a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Denver.By () Four weeks ago the Raiders thought they’d be getting ready for a postseason game right now. Instead, after a calamitous 1-3 finish to the season (including three straight home losses) they are preparing to enter the offseason, hopeful that a few expert tweaks will help the team break through to the playoffs in 2021. There are some things we already know...

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Jan 4
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Census Bureau plans to announce it will miss year-end deadline for numbers used for divvying up congressional seats.

Census Bureau plans to announce it will miss year-end deadline for numbers used for divvying up congressional seats.

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° — WASHINGTON (AP) — Census Bureau plans to announce it will miss year-end deadline for numbers used for divvying up congressional seats. Locally owned and independent since 1950; Winner of the , & © Las Vegas Sun, , All Rights Reserved ,

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Nevada officials telling visitors to come, but wear masks

Nevada officials telling visitors to come, but wear masks

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” fly over the Las Vegas Strip as they show their support for frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers and first responders in Las Vegas Saturday, April 11, 2020. The High Roller observation wheel is at right. By Ken Ritter, Associated Press Nevada is open for visitors with precautions in place, tourism and coronavirus response leaders declared Monday, despite a weekend where the state passed the 200,000 mark in known COVID-19 infections and tallied 73 new deaths. In Las Vegas, where New Year’s fireworks that typically draw 300,000...

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Nevada prisons add safety measures to slow spread of virus

Nevada prisons add safety measures to slow spread of virus

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° —AP Photo / John LocherThis April 15, 2015, photo shows guard towers at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, one of Nevada’s toughest prisons. Associated Press CARSON CITY  — The Nevada Department of Corrections has taken additional measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within prisons, including ordering the first hospital-grade disinfectant fogger for a correctional center in Carson City, health officials said. The department has ordered additional machines to be distributed that can be used to sanitize common areas and individual cells, officials...

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Idaho health board meeting halted after 'intense protests'

Idaho health board meeting halted after 'intense protests'

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° —Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman via APBoise police were forced to create a barrier to keep anti-mask protesters from entering a meeting at the Central District Health offices, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. The special meeting of the CDH board was later cancelled. By Rebecca Boone, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Idaho public health officials abruptly ended a meeting Tuesday after the Boise mayor and chief of police said intense protests outside the health department building — as well as outside some health officials' homes — were threatening public...

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Trump camp asks Nevada Supreme Court to nullify Biden win

Trump camp asks Nevada Supreme Court to nullify Biden win

Roland Torres, a supporter of President Donald Trump, chants during a “Stop The Steal” protest at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. By Ken Ritter, Associated Press Attorneys for the Donald Trump campaign are appealing to the state Supreme Court to overrule a lower court judge and nullify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win in Nevada. Documents filed Monday ask the high court to reverse Judge James Todd Russell’s finding on Friday that the legal team for six Republican electors failed to prove the Nov. 3 election was swayed by...

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Dec 7
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GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next

GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° —Patrick Semansky / APPresident Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON — When a party loses the White House, a new crop of presidential hopefuls typically begin moving quickly to lay the groundwork for a run in the next campaign. Not this year. President Donald Trump's increasingly overt flirtations with running again in 2024 are freezing the potentially vast field of...

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Dec 6
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Time to crack down on Trump

Time to crack down on Trump

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° — LETTER TO THE EDITOR: By George Kish, Henderson I have endured the past four years listening to our president carrying out his plans to unravel our democracy. He never realized he was elected to be the president of all Americans, not just his base of enablers. His supporters should have realized that his flawed, misogynistic, racist and self-centered behavior does little to nudge us toward “a more perfect union.” Donald Trump displayed how incompetent he is in addressing COVID-19; providing government-assisted health care for citizens who cannot obtain medical...

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Dec 5
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Gunman in Henderson triple slaying claimed to be comic book villain

Gunman in Henderson triple slaying claimed to be comic book villain

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 63° — Henderson Police officers are shown at the scene of a fatal shooting in an apartment complex near Wigwam Parkway and Stephanie Street in Henderson Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. By () A man who fatally shot three neighbors rambled incoherently about being a comic book villain and demanded a helicopter before officers killed him, according to a 911 recording released today by Henderson Police. Jason Neo Bourne kicked in the door of a neighbor’s apartment Nov. 3 and shot and killed two women, police said. He also wounded a 16-year-old girl and kidnapped a 12-year-old...

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Ricardo Torres-Cortez
Dec 2
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President scams his supporters

President scams his supporters

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 39° — LETTER TO THE EDITOR: By Thomas Hayden, Henderson I’ve spent this month watching the spectacle of President Donald Trump’s latest reality show, called “election fraud.” I’m not sure what amazes me more: the blatant lying by one of the most corrupt people ever elected to public office, or the cowardly, shameful acquiescence demonstrated by Republican politicians. And that’s just part of it. Equally amazing is the gullibility of those Americans who believe the trash put out by the “one-and-done Don” and his lying cohorts, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Wake up...

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Steve Wynn wins round in legal fight with Nevada regulators

Steve Wynn wins round in legal fight with Nevada regulators

Charles Krupa / APCasino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. By Ken Ritter, Associated Press Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn won a battle in a legal fight about whether Nevada gambling regulators can discipline or fine him over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct even though he no longer is licensed or involved in the gambling industry. Wynn attorney Colby Williams declined Monday to comment about a state court judge’s finding that because Wynn has no ties to the casino business, the state Gaming Commission and Gaming Control...

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AP source: US agency allows formal Biden transition to begin

AP source: US agency allows formal Biden transition to begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump's administration. An official said Administrator Emily Murphy made the determination after Trump efforts to subvert the vote failed across battleground states, most recently in Michigan, which certified Biden's victory Monday. The move clears the way for Biden aides to begin coordinating with federal agencies on plans for takeover on Jan. 20. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS...

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Campaign wants court to declare Trump the winner in Nevada

Campaign wants court to declare Trump the winner in Nevada

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 49° — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks during a Trump campaign press conference outside the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. By () Citing unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud, President Donald Trump’s campaign wants the court to reverse the election results in Nevada and declare Trump the winner. The campaign filed a lawsuit today in state court in Carson City to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. It’s the latest in a flurry of lawsuits filed here and in other battleground states the...

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Nov 17
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Progressive initiatives popular even in red states

Progressive initiatives popular even in red states

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 49° — OPINION: By Brian Wakamo The 2020 elections weren’t just about the White House or Congress. Throughout the country, people also voted on a raft of measures that will directly improve the lives of millions. From taxing the rich to legalizing marijuana and providing paid leave, voters passed a gamut of progressive ballot initiatives — and not only in blue states. Marijuana legalization efforts, for example, succeeded everywhere they were on the ballot. In states as varied as New Jersey, Mississippi, Montana and South Dakota, both recreational and medical...

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Blue hue strengthens its hold on Nevada, election again shows

Blue hue strengthens its hold on Nevada, election again shows

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 41° — Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Roy Martin Middle School. By () A growing Latino population. The rise of the modern Culinary Workers Union. The state’s growing polar urbanization. Californians turned Nevadans. This combination of factors has colored Nevada’s political hue a deeper blue, says UNLV political historian Michael Green, and within a few years the swing state will put down stronger blue roots, he predicts. Nevadans picked Democrat Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the general election, marking the fourth consecutive election cycle...

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Nov 10
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Fight for Senate control awaits in Georgia after Biden's win

Fight for Senate control awaits in Georgia after Biden's win

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 47° —J. Scott Applewhite / APSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pauses outside the Senate chamber during a break as the Senate continues with the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Control of the likely won’t be decided until a January runoff in Georgia, even after Democrat won the White House on Saturday. That post-election cliff-hanger will determine the balance of power in Washington, as neither...

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More Nevada results due Thursday as Biden leads slightly

More Nevada results due Thursday as Biden leads slightly

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 72° — Election workers scan ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press Early results showed Joe Biden with a slim lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, but it was too early to declare a winner in the race Wednesday with a large number of ballots yet to be counted. The top elections official in the most populous county said more results will be released Thursday morning that include mail-in ballots received on Tuesday and Wednesday. Biden was leading Wednesday afternoon by less...

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More than 1.1 million Nevadans cast ballots ahead of Tuesday

More than 1.1 million Nevadans cast ballots ahead of Tuesday

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 72° —John Locher / APIn this Oct. 30, 2020 file photo people wait in line to vote at a polling place on the final day of early voting in Las Vegas. By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press More than 1.1 million people in Nevada have already cast ballots in the presidential battleground state where two incumbent Democratic will try to hold on to their seats in the U.S. House and voters will decide dozens of races for statewide, legislative and judicial offices along with five statewide ballot questions. A Republican presidential candidate has not carried Nevada since...

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Clark County has a true defender of democracy in registrar Joe Gloria

Clark County has a true defender of democracy in registrar Joe Gloria

Sun Editorial: Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria answers a question during a press briefing at the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. With the nation’s eyes on the vote count in Nevada, we thought America might like to meet the man who’s at the center of the issue in Las Vegas. He’s Joe Gloria, the Clark County registrar of voters, and we consider him one of the treasures of our community and our state. Gloria has been our registrar for seven years, during which time he’s revolutionized our voting access. Under Gloria, the county switched...

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis

Las Vegas Sun Currently: 71° — WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis. Locally owned and independent since 1950; Winner of the , & © Las Vegas Sun, , All Rights Reserved ,

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says she has tested positive for COVID-19, days after Trump diagnosis.

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