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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Henderson council to review anti-arena petition

The Henderson City Council will review a petition that seeks to block an arena at the Henderson Pavilion, and the group behind the petition has vowed to go to court if the city rejects the document. → Read More

Henderson OKs $1.2M more for Silver Knights practice arena

The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved spending another $1.2 million on a downtown hockey practice arena for the Henderson Silver Knights. → Read More

Petition to block hockey arena submitted to Henderson

An effort to give Henderson voters a direct say in whether an arena partially funded with public money will replace the Henderson Pavilion took a step forward Thursday. → Read More

Henderson arena opponents turn in ballot initiative signatures

An effort to give Henderson voters a direct say in whether an arena partially funded with public money will replace the Henderson Pavilion took a step forward Thursday. → Read More

Shuttered Henderson golf course can move forward with development

The Henderson City Council voted to approve a pair of ordinances that will pave the way for development at Black Mountain Golf and Country Club. → Read More

Nevada primary early results finally reported 7 hours after polls closed

Results for Nevada’s primary were delayed Tuesday night as people were reportedly still waiting in long lines even after polls officially closed. → Read More

Henderson golf course development nearing final approval

The City Council unanimously approved with conditions a plan to develop the Black Mountain Golf and Country Club. It comes back to council for final approval this month. → Read More

Parks, pools, rec facilities in Southern Nevada reopening Friday

Local governments have announced reopening plans for parks and recreation facilities starting Friday as the state enters Phase Two of efforts to return to normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Henderson OKs budget that includes property tax rate increase

The Henderson City Council unanimously approved a budget that includes a property tax increase and the transfer of up to $19 million from an emergency reserve fund. → Read More

Proposed Henderson minor league hockey arena to cost $80M

A controversial proposed hockey arena that would replace the existing Henderson Pavilion and become home to a future American Hockey League affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights would cost $80 million to build. → Read More

North Las Vegas reopens police records bureau building

North Las Vegas on Thursday reopened its police records bureau building, giving the public access to services such as fingerprinting and work cards. → Read More

‘Mission accomplished’: Henderson councilwoman wants to reopen economy

Henderson Councilwoman Michelle Romero in an open letter called for the economy to reopen while vulnerable populations continue to take shelter. → Read More

Henderson contributes $200K for student computers

The city contributed $200,000 to a nonprofit to buy Chromebooks for Henderson students so they can receive an education during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Seaman, Las Vegas faith leaders criticize limit on church gatherings

Ward 2 Councilwoman Victoria Seaman and a group of faith leaders spoke out against a directive that bans the gathering of 10 or more people at places of worship. → Read More

Henderson OKs $12M contract for City Hall plaza improvements

The City Council approved a contract with Las Vegas Paving Corp. to spruce up the events plaza in front of City Hall. It’s part of an effort to attract people to downtown. → Read More

North Las Vegas police officer tests positive for the coronavirus

In an email to city staff on Wednesday night, North Las Vegas City Manager Ryann Juden announced an officer had tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Henderson extends event cancellations, closures

Henderson announced Wednesday it is extending event cancellations and closures. The move came after Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a stay-home order. → Read More

North Las Vegas councilmen to answer questions from business owners

Two North Las Vegas city councilmen are slated to participate in a webinar Wednesday morning. The goal is to give business owners a place to ask questions and get information. → Read More

Henderson group against arena project keeping pressure on officials

A Henderson group hired former Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison to call on officials to put off considering items related to a proposed arena during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

Las Vegas Valley government workers in flux amid pandemic

Thousands of government workers in Southern Nevada find their jobs suddenly in flux, a result of stringent health precautions and public facility closures. → Read More