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

Despite E-Books, Independent Bookstore Gambling on Downtown Las Vegas — The second independent bookstore in the state is set to open its doors in downtown Las Vegas Saturday, despite the rise in E-books and demise of bigger retailers. Borders Books was forced to close its doors, while Barnes and Noble has closed some stores and moved more aggressively into the online world, competing with Amazon and big-box retailers.

Las Vegas Makes Its Pitch For Major League Soccer — Las Vegas wants a professional soccer team. In fact, city officials want a team so badly they are working on a new plan to deliver a downtown soccer stadium by packaging the stadium with four possible park projects. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other downtown stadium backers even pitched Major League Soccer officials on awarding a franchise to Las Vegas.

UNLV Exhibit Explores Culinary Union Influence On Las Vegas — A next exhibit opening Dec. 4 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will explore how the city and the Strip was shaped by the state's largest union. UNLV's public history program is set to unveil the display about the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 in the Lied Library.

Banks closing branches in Nevada, across nation — Nevada continues to lose bank branches as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic. There were six net branch closings statewide during the third quarter, according to recent data from SNL Financial. In Nevada, there have been 11 net branch closing in the past year, leaving 519 bank branches statewide as of Sept.

Regents Appoint Jessup UNLV's Next President — Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. Regents with the Nevada System of Higher Education voted overwhelmingly to hire Len Jessup to be the 10th president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The board voted 12-1 Tuesday to hire Jessup, currently the dean of the University of Arizona's Eller School of Management.

Caesars Contemplates Bankruptcy, Ultimate Gaming Closes — Caesars Entertainment Corp's largest division won't have enough money to repay its debts by the fourth quarter of 2015 if it can't restructure its obligations through creditor negotiations or bankruptcy, the Las Vegas-based gaming company said in a regulatory filing. For the first nine months of this year, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.

Professional Sports Evolves To Embrace Gambling — NBA commissioner Adam Silver surprised a lot of sports fans on Friday, when he reversed the league's longstanding opposition to legal wagering. But, don't expect the U.S. Congress to act on the commissioner's demands anytime soon. Silver called on Congress to overhaul a 22-year-old federal law and allot states beyond Nevada to offer legal and regulated sports betting.

New Nevada bank association chief has eye on future — Phyllis Gurgevich earned a bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and an English minor from Purdue University. But instead of interviewing criminals or possibly writing true crime novels, she built her career around writing and publishing for trade magazines and running associations.

Arizona's Jessup Makes Visit To Las Vegas For UNLV Presidency Search — Len Jessup is looking to Las Vegas for a new job. The dean of the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management is one of three finalists for the UNLV president's job. Jessup wrapped up two days in Las Vegas, which included interviews with faculty, students and local business leaders all trying to gage his interest in leading Nevada's largest university.

UNLV Presidential Candidates Make Series Of Campus Visits — After a two-day adventure that saw the president of Georgia Regents University visiting the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus and speaking with various groups, Ricardo Azziz wrapped up his trip to Las Vegas. Azziz is one of three finalists to replace former UNLV President Neil Smatresk, who earlier this year left for the University of North Texas.
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Nevada gaming revenue drops 4.26% in October to $913.6M, a third straight monthly decline. @889KNPR

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