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Producer with KNPR's State of Nevada and contributor to Nevada Business magazine

How Close Are We To Pulling Off The 'New' Downtown Las Vegas?

knprnews.org — Downtown Las Vegas, for the most part, has been Zappo.com CEO Tony Hsieh's playground for the at least three years. To his credit, Tony Hsieh has invested millions of dollars of his own money into restaurants, bars, clubs, and some housing units. That investment has been centered on East Fremont Street.

Former Opponent Rory Reid Credits Gov. Sandoval For Education Initiatives

knprnews.org — Rory Reid, the Democratic candidate for Nevada governor in 2010, expects politics "to limit [Gov. Brian Sandoval's] good intentions." Reid, the son of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, told KNPR's State of Nevada that the governor deserves "a lot of credit" for his approach to education.

Writer David Armstrong Follows Black Mountain Institute With Short Story Collection

knprnews.org — Describing the past year in David Armstrong's life as successful would be an understatement. Armstrong graduated last year with a Ph.D. in creative writing from UNLV, then took a teaching position at Gonzaga University. He also won story of the week for his work "Declarations" in Narrative Magazine, and published his first collection of short stories, titled "Going Anywhere."

Hockey In The Desert: Bill Foley Makes Pitch For NHL In Las Vegas

knprnews.org — There's no arguing Bill Foley is a successful businessman. He is chairman of Fidelity National Financial and owner of more than a dozen wineries, and a working cattle ranch and golf course community in Montana. But now, Foley is looking to add a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas to his portfolio.

Federal Judge Sets Back Caesars Bankruptcy Efforts

knprnews.org — A New York judge dealt Caesars Entertainment's bankruptcy reorganization plan a possible fatal blow, ruling the company violated federal law. On Thursday, the judge said Caesars violated the law when it shuffled and refinanced debt as part of an alleged scheme to protect itself from lower-ranking creditors.

Caesars Entertainment Files For Bankruptcy

Nevada Lawmakers Revive "Good Samaritan" Bill

knprnews.org — Nevada lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that seeks to cut red tape so rescue or recovery teams can search federal lands without delays. Senator Dean Heller and Representative Joe Heck, both Nevada Republicans, revived their Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act that died in Congress last December.

Deal puts Plaza Bank over $1 billion mark

businesspress.vegas — Plaza Bank, a community bank with one branch in Las Vegas, plans to enter suburban Los Angeles and San Diego counties by acquiring Bank of Manhattan in El Segundo, Calif., in a deal valued at $21.19 million or $5.59 a share, a bank executive said Wednesday.

Boxing Promoter Arum Says China Could Be The Future Of Sport

knprnews.org — Boxing was banned in China under Mao Zedong because it was deemed too Western and too violent. But, top promoter Bob Arum believes the country could be the future of the sport. His company, Top Rank Boxing, held five big events in Macau last year and two on the mainland.

Incoming Secretary Of State Supports Voter ID Laws For Nevada

knprnews.org — Voter identification laws have generated a lot of controversy around the country, but they have continued to pass state legislatures around the country. Currently, there are 17 states that require photo IDs and 19 states that allow non-photo IDs.
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Jan 27, 2015

ICYMI: #KNPRtalk looks at how close we are to pulling off the 'new' downtown Las Vegas? knprnews.org/post/how-close… via @KNPRnews

Jan 27, 2015

Judge affirms dismissal of challenge to city infrastructure bonds (San Diego Daily Transcript) sddt.com/Law/article.cf…

Jan 27, 2015

Report: Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem ineligible for USMNT despite citizenship, seeking exception #MLS mlssoccer.com/news/article/2…

Jan 27, 2015

Fairfax SWAT team raids high stakes Great Falls poker game, seizes cash, terrifies players wapo.st/1BiWvnM

Jan 27, 2015

JUST FYI- NO Nevada firms made the list - Two Arizona companies make 'Forbes' Most Promising list bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2… via @phxbizjournal

Jan 27, 2015

Will Las Vegas ever have a downtown that rivals Denver or San Diego? Or is DTLV just casinos, bars, lawyers and court rooms. #knprtalk

Jan 27, 2015

What do you want downtown Las Vegas to look like in 20 years. Join the Conversation #knprtalk

Jan 27, 2015

AGA's Geoff Freeman urges the Judiciary Committee to ensure next AG cracks down on illegal gambling gallery.mailchimp.com/03373c05c46b5e…

Jan 27, 2015

Can we recall Chuck? Chuck Muth-led PAC takes 1st steps to recall Assembly Republicans - nevadaappeal.com/news/14810910-…

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