With the revival of downtown, two Las Vegans want to bring a new farmers market to an old bus terminal near Fremont Street. Kerry Clasby, known as the Intuitive Forager and Cheryl MacPherson, a local beverage executive plan to open the market in February in the city owned terminal near the shuttered Lady Luck Casino.
While there are some small signs of improvement in the gaming industry, Nevada casinos still saw a net loss of about $4 billion in 2011. People who are visiting Las Vegas are spending less on gambling and more on things like food, beverage and entertainment.
Many schools across the Clark County School District are crumbling. Broken air conditioners, leaky roofs and cracked paint are just a few problems facing older schools in the district. Officials in the district recognize the need for maintenance and repair of school buildings but are struggling to pay for it. The School District estimates it needs about $5.1 billion to make repairs over the next decade. We discuss how the district plans on making school repairs it can't afford.
The International Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest trade show of the year in Las Vegas. About 140,000 show goers will visit Las Vegas this week to check out the latest in consumer electronics. But, this year an industry giant, Microsoft, announced it will be the last year the company will attend the show.
Despite being the biggest trade show of the year in Las Vegas, Slate.com writer, Farhad Manjoo argued in a recent column that CES is a worthless week in tech. Manjoo says the enormous size of the show makes it tough for any one company to stand out and instead of news about real products, CES delivers bogus trends.
County Commissioner, Chris Giunchigliani has proposed two ordinances dealing with animals in the county. One would ban panhandlers from having animals on private sidewalks and pedestrian bridges on the Strip.
A reality show pilot surfaced online showing deputies in the Las Vegas Constable's office in a pretty bad light. In the video deputies are seen cursing, making a traffic stops and telling stories about shopping on the job.
Mojave High School is one of five Clark County campuses designated as a "turnaround school." This means a large part of the teaching and administrative staff was replaced over the summer and an entirely new curriculum is now in place. Antonio Rael, the new principal at Mojave jumped at the opportunity to lead one of Clark County's poorest performing schools saying it's an opportunity to make serious changes in the district. Antonio Rael joins us to talk about how his turnaround efforts are doing.
A bright spot in the global economic downturn is Mexico's thriving maquilladora (manufacturing) industry. Despite the impact the recession has had on companies across the world, manufacturing in Mexico is booming.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says investors are the ones who drove Las Vegas’ catastrophic housing market crash. New research shows that investors inflated the housing market between 2004-2007, making the plummet downward all the more dramatic.
At this year's Las Vegas Rock n' Roll Marathon, some runners complained of bad-tasting water and became severely ill during and after the event. The Rock n' Roll marathon's Facebook page has since exploded with complaints about the race.
A tour helicopter flying near Lake Mead crashed on Wednesday night killing a pilot and four passengers. The accident happened just before 5PM about 30 miles from Las Vegas in a canyon west of the Colorado River reservoir. Investigators from the NTSB arrived in Las Vegas to respond to the crash and so far no cause has been determined. The helicopter was owned and operated by Sundance Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based company that offers numerous tours in the Grand Canyon area. We discuss the latest details of the crash and talk about the challenges of flying in the terrain around Lake Mead.
Family structures have changed drastically during the past ten years, but their homes, for the most part, havent. Kids are living at home well into their 20s. Grandparents are living with their children and grandchildren. According to the 2010 Census, the traditional, nuclear family is shifting to a new model. So we ask, could it be time to rethink about how we build homes and entire neighborhoods? Do people want different homes? And can home developers hurt by the down economy capitalize on this model, building newer, denser housing instead of adding to the Southwests sprawl? We discuss these issues and more on todays State of Nevada broadcast.
When it's complete in 2012, the Galena Creek Bridge between Carson City and Reno will be the largest bridge of its type in the United States. The 1,722-ft-long and 295-ft-tall bridge was built to divert traffic off of a dangerous stretch of freeway in Northern Nevada.
The cost of attending college is on the rise. Analysis of college costs from the group College Board says the price to attend college for in state students rose about 5.4 percent from last year. So how do you keep those costs under control? U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan recently visited Las Vegas to discuss college costs and he joins us.
The American Southwest is full of neighborhoods that are empty of people, but ready to go, They have roads, sidewalks, utilities, sometimes even rows of unoccupied homes.
These are the subdivisions that the housing crash left behind, frozen in time on their way to completion. Welcome to the world of "Zombie Subdivisions", land that has been permitted and slated for development, with no buyers for those homes anywhere.
Developers say these spaces are just dormant, waiting for another economic boom to bring them online. But what happens if the market demand is gone and not coming back to the region. We discuss "Zombie Subdivision", and "smart decline" on this program.
A group of hikers at Red Rock stumbled across the first ever confirmed dinosaur tracks in the state of Nevada. Footprints of a three toed dinosaur about the size of a large dog were confirmed by Bureau of Land Management paleontologists this month.
Nevada Assemblywoman, Lucy Flores recently held a forum for citizens to address Metro police and local Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on safety in the community. Some residents said they had friends and family who were deported, despite having no criminal record.
The 2008 Obama campaign was extremely successful at driving young and first time voters to the polls. The campaign was praised for getting throngs of young people engaged in politics and eager to volunteer time. But now, as the economy continues to struggle, many young voters say they have lost some of that passion. So are young voters still engaged? Or have they abandoned the president and politics in general? We talk with three young Nevada voters about their feelings on politics and issues leading up to the 2012 election.
The key to economic diversification in Nevada is bolstering existing industries like gaming and tourism while at the same time attracting development in new industries like aerospace and defense manufacturing and renewable energy. That's according to a new report presented to Nevada officials by Brookings Mountain West.
The Smith Center for performing arts is set to open in early 2012 with numerous Broadway touring shows and local productions. The Smith Center will be one of the new focal points of downtown revitalization.
According to newly released federal documents, before the controversy over a gun running program dubbed "Fast and Furious" broke out, another operation called "Wide Receiver" was in effect which allowed gun traffickers to buy weapons in the U.S. and walk them over the border. Federal agents permitted traffickers to bring weapons into Mexico as part of an investigative strategy. Top officials in the justice department say they didn't know about the program and are now under harsh scrutiny from some members of Congress. Fronteras reporter, Michel Marizco has been covering the story and he joins us.