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Past articles by Shea:

Race for Ward 6 most crowded on local ballot

A crowded field of seven is vying to replace Councilwoman Michele Fiore in the June primary. → Read More

Symphony Park’s latest art piece is ‘Larger Than Life’

The installation in downtown Las Vegas is a set of four brightly colored steel sculptures — a treble clef, a pair of eighth notes and a quarter note. → Read More

Neon Museum still seeks to expand. Only somewhere else.

The city-owned Reed Whipple Cultural Center is no longer a part of the Neon Museum’s plan for growth. → Read More

Details still murky on cannabis lounges in Clark County

The pending arrival of commercial places to consume marijuana remains clouded by many unanswered questions. → Read More

ACLU threatens lawsuit over Fremont Street performer regulations

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada on Monday again threatened to sue the city of Las Vegas over its proposed changes to rules that govern buskers on Fremont Street. → Read More

Opinions on marijuana lounges? Tell Clark County on Tuesday.

The public is encouraged to weigh in as the Clark County Commission on Tuesday discusses regulations for the nascent marijuana consumption lounge industry. → Read More

City revisits Fremont Street performers rules after finding fraud

The city of Las Vegas seeks to address exploitation in a lottery system for street performers on downtown Fremont Street. But regulations have historically been controversial. → Read More

Living above a store could become normal in Las Vegas

The city has embraced the concept of mixed-use development as it seeks more vibrant, compact and walkable neighborhoods with access to shopping, public transit and other amenities. → Read More

‘Trying to get the policy right:’ Clark County hosts short-term rental forum

Tuesday’s town hall invited the public to weigh in on how county lawmakers should set rules about short-term rentals. → Read More

Clark County predicts nearly 14% budget increase amid ‘strong recovery’

It is a sign of the ongoing rebound for the Las Vegas Strip, but also a reminder that service demands remain high. → Read More

Tarkanian rides again, Cresent Hardy joins CD-1 race

On Friday, former Rep. Cresent Hardy filed to challenge six-term Democratic Rep. Dina Titus in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District. Also, Republican Danny Tarkanian filed in Carson City to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat. → Read More

Las Vegas’ deadliest residential fire brings steady progress on safety inspections

The city says it has made progress toward its goal of inspecting three dozen properties in the wake of the Alpine Motel fire, the deadliest residential fire in city history. → Read More

County commissioner accused of deleting texts prior to Red Rock Canyon housing vote

Justin Jones has been accused of deleting text messages he sent and received prior to a key vote in 2019 that effectively delayed a controversial proposed housing project overlooking Red Rock Canyon. → Read More

Two top LV Fire chiefs retired in a week, internal strife investigated

The Las Vegas Fire Department retirements come after allegations of unprofessional behavior and disparaging staff. One employee said department morale was “a living hell.” → Read More

Clark County supports new affordable housing while state unveils plan

County officials believe there is a shortage of more than 80,000 homes for low-income residents. → Read More

Las Vegas wants this nonprofit’s land. Homeless aid is at stake.

There is a sense of uncertainty looming over homeless service provider CARE Complex’s future. The city of Las Vegas wants its property to build a health center — for the homeless. → Read More

East Las Vegas Community Center to close for $2.5M upgrade

The center is scheduled to close in April for roughly four months as it undergoes a facelift, city officials said Tuesday. → Read More

Public agencies are weathering the omicron surge too

Southern Nevada’s government workforce has not been immune to the latest variant-fueled swell of COVID-19 cases but say they have been able to avoid any serious disruptions to operations. → Read More

‘Not a tiger show’: Magician withdraws plans for animals in Las Vegas

The proposed tent-covered show on the southeast corner of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road had been beleaguered from the start. → Read More

‘More secure than a Nevada prison:’ Will county OK tiger show?

Magician Jay Owenhouse’s second effort to perform with three tigers in Las Vegas faces a new hurdle: Clark County. → Read More