Chris Kudialis,

Chris Kudialis

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

County pot director talks weed lounges, black market and industry diversity

Marijuana lounges in Clark County won’t open until at least the summer, according to business-licensing official Jacqueline Holloway, who said a green ribbon panel will ... → Read More

Bank in Las Vegas offers interest-free loans for workers affected by shutdown

A bank with 10 branches in Las Vegas is offering those affected by the U.S. government shutdown a chance to borrow money without interest ... → Read More

In speech, Sisolak adds $700M to budget, promises no tax increases

Gov. Steve Sisolak delivered his first State of the State address, proposing a two-year $8.8 billion budget to fund education, health care and raises for state employees ... → Read More

Former Rep. Kihuen running for Las Vegas City Council

Former Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen announced today via Twitter he’s running for Las Vegas City Council ... → Read More

In Las Vegas, billionaire hedge fund manager pushes case for impeaching Trump

Divisiveness in the U.S. political climate at its highest since the American Civil War, according to a California hedge fund manager, and impeaching President Donald Trump is the only way to restore the rule of law ... → Read More

UNLV pitches its research, technology park at CES

At the Sands Expo and Convention Center, among hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of CES tech show attendees from around the world, one booth was distinctly Las Vegas. UNLV has been exhibiting at ... → Read More

State of the City: On economy, Goodman says Las Vegas 'is strong and we’re going to keep that going'

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered her eighth State of the City address on Thursday to about 500 spectators at City Hall, focusing on public safety, health care and ... → Read More

Five products that caught our attention at this year’s CES

The gadgets, technology and services displayed at CES just never stop improving. More than 4,500 exhibitors from 160 countries returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center and 10 other properties across the valley this week to display their latest and greatest tech ... → Read More

Mesquite seeks volunteers for annual balloon festival

More than 40 hot air balloons piloted by professionals from across North America will take to the Mesquite skies later this month, but they’ll need help getting off the ground ... → Read More

Nevada notches 100th consecutive month of taxable sales increases

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 | 2 a.m. - While the official end of Nevada’s recession is debated by experts, the state’s emergence from one of its darkest economies has been steady and strong ... → Read More

A new record: $8.2 million in taxes collected in October for Nevada pot sales

Tax revenue from marijuana sales in Nevada continue to soar, setting a new high of more than $8.2 million in October ... → Read More

Las Vegan used hard work, innovation to rise to the top of the hemp industry

Only in Las Vegas could a parody Donald Trump Twitter account become a prime marketing tool for a cannabis brand. But the handle, with more than 300,000 followers, is one of many ways out-of-the-box thinking and consistent effort propelled → Read More

'Party Central': Firework technicians prepare for massive New Year’s Eve show on the Strip

The rooftop at Planet Hollywood is normally home to satellite dishes and metal ventilation system coverings. But, through the countdown to 2019, the Strip property’s rooftop will also ... → Read More

RTC seeking public input on Boulder Highway project

Once a main valley express road serving as the primary route from Boulder City to Las Vegas, the 16-mile Boulder Highway is now most often associated with prostitution, crime and pedestrian crashes ... → Read More

Long-distance bus company debuts virtual reality experience for Las Vegas commuters

Passengers traveling to and from Las Vegas on this long-distance bus service will have an added entertainment option — a virtual reality experience ... → Read More

80,000 fireworks to light up Strip for New Year’s Eve

Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin smiled moments before fireworks crackled and popped in the background during a news conference today announcing the annual ... → Read More

New exit ramp from I-515 to 215 Beltway features extra lane

A new exit ramp intended to improve the flow of traffic on southbound U.S. 95/Interstate 515 connecting with the 215 Beltway opened Tuesday morning ... → Read More

County puts moratorium on new recreational marijuana dispensaries

Recreational-only pot dispensaries approved by the Nevada Department of Taxation won’t open anytime soon in Clark County after commissioners today delayed licensing over concerns that the needs of medical marijuana patients are being ignored. The unanimous vote, which surprised many of the nine business owners with ... → Read More

Recall attempt spurs renewed calls to change laws in Nevada

Nevada’s laws governing the recall of public officials, state Democratic leaders say, are broken. That’s something Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Seroka is feeling after learning he’s the target of the latest recall … → Read More

Most of new recreational marijuana licenses were awarded to few vendors

Despite efforts to diversify ownership in the expanding industry, only about 10 of roughly 150 applicants for the new pot stores received licenses. And to the dismay of some ... → Read More