Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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Western States Face Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Temperatures in Northern California could hit 107 on Tuesday and areas across Washington could reach the lower 100s, the National Weather Service said.

#california, #global-warming, #las-vegas-nev, #montana, #national-weather-service, #nevada, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us

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Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Was a Breakout Moment for the Cannabis Industry

For many Americans, having enough marijuana was as essential as stocking up on toilet paper. And suppliers found a way to get it to them.

#aether-gardens, #canna-provisions, #florida, #fluent-cannabis, #las-vegas-nev, #marijuana, #massachusetts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

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Not Your Pre-Pandemic Las Vegas

Here is a place that your family can now leave feeling more (gasp!) enlightened than when they arrived — provided they keep their distance from the casinos.

#chinatown-las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

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The Hoover Dam Made Life in the West Possible. Or So We Thought.

Climate change threatens Las Vegas and every other desert oasis town.

#arizona, #colorado-river, #drought, #global-warming, #lake-mead, #lake-powell-utah-ariz, #las-vegas-nev, #water

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Cirque du Soleil’s Return Could Be Its Most Challenging Feat Yet

After shuttering dozens of shows and shedding most of its work force, the vaunted Canadian circus faces an uphill struggle to bounce back.

#acrobats-and-acrobatics, #circuses, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #montreal-quebec, #theater

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Horse Fossil, Possibly From the Ice Age, Is Found in a Las Vegas Backyard

Workers found the bones, which could be up to 14,000 years old, during the construction of a pool.

#excavation, #fossils, #horses, #ice-age, #joshua-bonde, #las-vegas-nev, #matthew-perkins, #paleontology

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‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

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New Study Sheds Light on Why Grasshoppers Flocked to Vegas

In a new study, ecologists document the impact that the world’s brightest city has on the insect population.

#biology-letters-journal, #grasshoppers, #las-vegas-nev, #lighting, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nevada, #organized-labor, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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For a Preview of What the N.C.A.A. Hopes to Pull Off, Look to Las Vegas

Teams from the five conferences holding their men’s and women’s basketball championships in the city hope to get through to the national tournaments without being derailed by the coronavirus.

#basketball-college, #big-west-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gonzaga-university, #las-vegas-nev, #mountain-west-conference, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #west-coast-conference, #western-athletic-conference

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Was Bugsy Siegel the ‘Supreme Gangster’? A Biography Makes the Case

Michael Shnayerson’s “Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream” is a rise-and-fall story of the bootlegger and murderer who practically invented Las Vegas.

#books-and-literature, #bugsy-siegel-the-dark-side-of-the-american-dream-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #las-vegas-nev, #organized-crime, #shnayerson-michael, #siegel-benjamin-bugsy-1906-47

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Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81

Mr. Fischbacher’s partner, Roy Horn, died last May of complications of Covid-19. “There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried,” Mr. Fischbacher said at the time.

#bavaria-germany, #deaths-obituaries, #fischbacher-siegfried, #horn-roy, #las-vegas-nev, #magic-and-magicians, #siegfried-and-roy, #tigers

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A Push for Cyclists Safety After 5 Die Near Las Vegas

The growing metropolitan area often pits cars and construction against cyclists, with tragic consequences and calls for better regulation.

#barson-jordan-alexander, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-nev, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The Vegas Chapels Are Open, and Waiting

The pandemic did not stop a Las Vegas tradition: the fast, budget-priced nuptial ceremony with you and your very own (socially distant) Elvis impersonator.

#a-little-white-wedding-chapel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #weddings-and-engagements

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Falling Behind on Weekly Rent and Afraid of Being Evicted

Residents of weekly rentals worry they will be kicked out if they can’t pay the rent. It’s unclear if the federal moratorium on evictions applies to them.

#arizona, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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California Men Declare Themselves Makers of Pine Mountain Monolith

Four artist-fabricators say they made the mysterious manifestation in stainless steel that sprang up in Atascadero. Meanwhile, another rises in Las Vegas.

#2001-a-space-odyssey-movie, #art, #atascadero-calif, #california, #las-vegas-nev, #steel-and-iron, #utah

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How Tony Hsieh Tried to Single-Handedly Transform Downtown Las Vegas

Mr. Hsieh, who died at 46, tried to revitalize a corner of the city by attracting other entrepreneurs.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #downtown-project-las-vegas, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #park-city-utah, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #zappos

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Tony Hsieh, Longtime Chief of Zappos, Dies at 46

He stepped down from the online shoe retailer to focus on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. He died of injuries suffered in a fire.

#deaths-obituaries, #e-commerce, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #shoes-and-boots, #zappos

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Four Dead After Shooting Involving the Police in Nevada

An investigation is underway at an apartment complex in Henderson, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

#henderson-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Poll Watchers Endure, Minus the Partisan Drama

As President Trump urges supporters to watch for fraud at polling places, people inside the polls already are keeping watch — and usually not finding much.

#las-vegas-nev, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation.

The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #unemployment, #work-life-balance

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Rapper Nuke Bizzle Is Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #las-vegas-nev, #nuke-bizzle, #rap-and-hip-hop, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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Sizing Up the Rural-Urban Travel Divide: Who’s Up and Who’s Down

Remote U.S. destinations, where social distancing is easier, are generally faring better than cities, which are trying hard to get a bigger share of the leisure crowd.

#business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denver-colo, #florida-panhandle, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #rural-areas, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #urban-areas

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N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium

Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

#casinos, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gambling, #jones-jerry, #kraft-robert-k, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league

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Nevada Built a Powerful Democratic Machine. Will It Work in a Pandemic?

One example of how things have changed: A Latino outreach group estimated in January that it would register 21,000 new voters in the state by Labor Day. It’s at around 6,000 now.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #las-vegas-nev, #mi-familia-vota, #nevada, #organized-labor, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reid-harry, #trump-donald-j, #unite-here

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Felicia Campbell, Professor Who Studied Gambling and Pop Culture, Dies at 89

Ms. Campbell was the longest-serving professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

#campbell-felicia-1931-2020, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #university-of-nevada-las-vegas

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Michael Cohen’s Book Says Trump Held ‘Low Opinions of All Black Folks’

The president’s former fixer describes him as a mob boss figure who made racist insults, was driven by hatred for President Barack Obama and engaged in underhanded tactics against opponents.

#adultery, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #clifford-stephanie-1979, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #discrimination, #disloyal-a-memoir-book, #las-vegas-nev, #putin-vladimir-v, #race-and-ethnicity, #russia, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Strange Grief of Losing My Sense of Taste

Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #las-vegas-nev, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #social-media, #taste, #writing-and-writers

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Terry Gray, Ex-U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach, Faces Charges of Lewdness With a Minor

Terry Gray, who had been a coach for the U.S.A. Gymnastics women’s national team, was arrested on Friday, the police said.

#gymnastics, #las-vegas-nev, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #terry-gray, #us-center-for-safesport, #usa-gymnastics

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Coronavirus Fears Stem the Flow at Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas’s Oldest Bar

Nevada shut bars again after the virus surged. While restaurants remain open, customers find it’s not the same.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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What It’s Like to Enter the Work Force From Your Childhood Bedroom

They studied for years to get full-time jobs. Now, they’re right back where they started.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #indiana, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #minnesota, #pennsylvania, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Ben Ehrenreich’s Dispatches From the Beginning and End of the World

In “Desert Notebooks,” a study of arid America reveals the roots of our present calamities.

#books-and-literature, #desert-notebooks-a-road-map-for-the-end-of-time-book, #ehrenreich-ben-1972, #joshua-tree-national-park-calif, #las-vegas-nev

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Las Vegas’s Coronavirus Reopening

While gamblers refuse masks, workers fear for their safety.

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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We Went Inside a Sports ‘Bubble.’ Here’s What We Saw.

Boxers wearing surgical booties. Wristbands with bar codes. Meals served behind plexiglass. Our journalists took a look behind the scenes of boxing’s comeback in Las Vegas.

#boxing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #espn, #las-vegas-nev, #mgm-resorts-international, #top-rank-inc

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‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos

While the contact-tracing challenges faced by Las Vegas are extreme, they highlight larger systemic problems in monitoring the coronavirus across the country.

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #mgm-resorts-international, #nevada

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The Systems That Protect the Police

Why misconduct procedures are rarely enough to discipline officers using excessive force.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #las-vegas-nev, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #st-louis-mo

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Zappos Offers to Listen to Pandemic Worries

In response to rising anxiety over the coronavirus, the shoe retailer Zappos started a customer service line that people can call for anything — even to chat.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #rose-wang, #zappos

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A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

Will a stripped-down version of the city attract the same number of visitors who used to come to party at pools, dance in nightclubs and gamble in casinos?

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-sands-corporation, #mgm-resorts-international, #wynn-las-vegas

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Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues

MGM Resorts International, in hard-hit Las Vegas, has proposed audacious plans to the leagues to come back in a quarantined environment.

#casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #major-league-soccer, #mandalay-bay-resort-and-casino, #mgm-resorts-international, #national-basketball-assn, #national-hockey-league, #quarantines, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis

As the U.S. economy shut down, few places in America were hit harder and faster than Las Vegas.

#anderson-jovaun, #anderson-valicia, #bars-and-nightclubs, #casinos, #coronavirus, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Food Banks Are Overrun, as Coronavirus Surges Demand

Millions are flooding a charitable system that was never intended to handle a nationwide crisis.

#baton-rouge-la, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #pittsburgh-pa, #shortages

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Trump’s Company Seeks to Ease Financial Crunch as Coronavirus Takes Toll

As companies nationwide look for relief, the Trump Organization has talked with Deutsche Bank and a Florida county about delaying payments on some loans and other obligations.

#conflicts-of-interest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #golf, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #new-jersey, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision

Tony Hsieh, C.E.O. of Zappos, is on an uphill mission to remake the company’s culture by banning the boss.

#computers-and-the-internet, #downtown-project-las-vegas, #executives-and-management-theory, #gelles-david, #holacracy, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #robertson-brian-j-1978, #workplace-environment, #zappos

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