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

SBA launches new online lending program — A familiar name to small business owners in Southern Nevada has gotten into the online lending business. The Small Business Administration says its new online marketplace matches potential loan candidates with lenders on all 50 states. The service is called Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital, or LINC.

Tew leaving credit union in solid shape — If you lived here 30 years ago, Las Vegas was a small town by comparison. There was relatively nothing outside the beltway, UNLV basketball was the most popular team in town, and gaming played an even larger role in our economy.

Illinois Congressman Plans To Visit Yucca Mtn. In Effort To Revive Project — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found the design of Yucca Mountain meets federal standards to be a nuclear waste disposal site. That's good news for Congressional Republicans lobbying hard to use the site to store spent reactor fuel and highly radioactive material.

New Bill Proposes Punishments For Contractors That Hire Undocumented Workers — With more than 10 percent of Nevada's workforce consisting of undocumented workers, businesses have benefited from hiring people living in this country illegally. Unauthorized workers are employed on construction sites, and by ranchers needing help with their crops, for example. Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen says enough is enough.

The Changing Las Vegas Media Landscape — The media landscape in Las Vegas is changing. Over the past two years, several local television stations, who were privately owned, have been sold to outside companies. Then the Las Vegas Sun changed hands within the Greenspun family. City Life, an alt-weekly, was closed.

New Bill Aims To Track Nevada Parolees By GPS — Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state to track people on probation or parole with GPS technology. State Parole Chief Natalie Wood says the technology would only be used if the offenders were near a crime scene. But most parolees live in high-crime neighborhoods once released from jail.

ArrowData Looks To Fly Drones Over Las Vegas — If you talk with executives with ArrowData, they'll tell you Nevada is going to be a leader in the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle, also known as drones, industry. That's the reason the company is located inside a hanger at North Las Vegas airport.

New Technology Hopes To Help Gambling Addiction — Here in Las Vegas, the bright lights and big sounds of the casinos are meant to draw people in, enticing them to gamble. For some, gambling becomes more than just fun, it becomes an overwhelming addiction. Gambling addiction affects roughly six percent of Nevadans - or about 180,000 people - according to the Nevada Council on Problem Gaming.

Las Vegas Says Goodbye To Jerry Tarkanian — The Las Vegas valley has shown an out pouring of love and respect for the man known as Tark the Shark. Jerry Tarkanian, the long-time coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, died Wednesday at the age of 84. Social media has been full of messages of appreciation for the coach who brought the school so much basketball prestige during his tenure.

Water Theft Is A Crime On The Rise — Nearly two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, but a mere three percent is suitable for human consumption. Fresh water on our planet is limited. Drought, global warming and urban population growth have all contributed to its increasing scarcity. There's an old saying that water is for fighting over.
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Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

Mar 04, 2015

Elaine Wynn’s brother out of a job at Wynn Resorts via @HowardStutz @KNPRnews

Mar 04, 2015

Clark County Credit Union CEO Wayne Tew leaving the Las Vegas credit union in solid shape

Mar 04, 2015

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller challenges NLRB ruling on who is employer

Mar 03, 2015

Deposit insurance official: Biggest banks are worst positioned for crises… via @DCExaminer

Mar 03, 2015

Tribune in final bidding to buy U-T San Diego for between $80M-$90M via @capitalnewyork

Mar 03, 2015

RT @SandraChereb: Sens. Goicoechea, Gustavson, Lipparelli and Settelmeyer vote against school bond bill. #nvleg #lvrj

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