If you walk around Las Vegas and keep your eyes open, you might see a giant origami bird dangling from a light pole, or perched in a backyard. But these aren't your typical origami birds - these are made entirely of steel.
A new water fee doubled - and in some cases, tripled - the bills for small businesses. The Southern Nevada Water Authority raised fees to pay off about $3.3 billion in bonds. Are higher fees based on meter size the best approach? And will small businesses get any relief? General manager Pat Mulroy and a small business owner join us. What are your thoughts on the water hikes?
If you’ve driven around Nevada, you’ve seen Steven Liguori’s handiwork everywhere. From the sculpture at Mary Dutton park to the larger-than-life bronze worker “scaling” the side of the Hoover Dam parking lot, Steven’s work bear the stamp of Nevada history.
Eight Nevada same-sex couples joined a federal suit seeking to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. But Governor Brian Sandoval is now asking the court to dismiss the suit. He says the issue should be decided by the state, not a federal suit. The governor is also named as a defendant in the suit. Should the governor speak out, or should he let the suit move forward? Political pundit Steve Sebelius joins us for analysis.
Richard Boorman died after reportedly using cocaine during a Las Vegas bachelor party. But when his body was repatriated back to England, his family got an even bigger shock: all his organs were missing.
Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio is being sued by the Department of Justice for allegedly discriminating against Latinos in Phoenix. The suit says the sheriff and his office have "engaged and continue to engage in a pattern or practice of unlawful discriminatory police conduct directed at Latinos in Maricopa County.
Thousands of teachers could lose their jobs after an arbitrator sided with the county teachers union forcing Clark County School District to grant pay raises to teachers. District officials wanted teachers to accept a pay freeze to help close a $63 million budget deficit but union officials claimed the district has the money to honor the promised pay increases. As a result of the arbitrators decision district officials says more than 1,000 positions could be cut to make up for the cost of those raises. We talk with CCSD Trustee, Carolyn Edwards about the arbitrators decision and how many teachers could lose their jobs.
Facing a projected $33 million budget shortfall, the City of North Las Vegas announced this week they will be forced to make mass layoffs to balance its budget. North Las Vegas officials contend union members including the North Las Vegas Police Officers Association and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1607 enjoy an above average and generous wage and benefit package. We talk with North Las Vegas City Manager, Tim Hacker about possible layoffs and ongoing negotiations with the the city's unions.
Last week the Clark County Commission voted to stick with the status quo when commissioners voted down a proposed ordinance change to towing regulations. What could it all mean? Las Vegas Review Journal Columnist John L. Smith says not much for the average consumer who will end up paying big bucks in fees if they're towed either way. John L. Smith and Nevada Transportation Authority Chairman Andrew Mackay join us to talk about who regulates towing and its impact on the consumer.
Imagine bolting a battery and electric motor to your car, and automatically converting it to a hybrid. That's just one idea on display when UNLV engineering students present their latest inventions at the 2012 Senior Design Competition.
When the Sahara closed its doors last May after more than 50 years in business, owners promised they would reopen the hotel-casino's doors sometime in the near future. Now, the Review Journal reports SBE Entertainment, the company that owns the shuttered property, has secured $300 million in financing to remodel and reopen the hotel-casino in 2014.
The show "X Burlesque" at Flamingo celebrates 10 years on the Strip this month. Two of their performers, sisters Shakeera Onstead and Rasmeeka Voelkner came to the United States from South Africa during apartheid.
Two local musicians pair with two national stars for a night of chamber music. We talk with violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, pianist Sandra Rivers, and locals De Ann Letourneau (violinist and Las Vegas Philharmonic concertmaster) and Andrew Smith (cello) about this unusual collaboration.