Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Mick Akers

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Mick:

Virgin out as partner in Las Vegas to SoCal high-speed rail project

The planned high-speed train system set to run between Las Vegas and southern California will no longer bear the Virgin Trains USA name. → Read More

Frontier Airlines to furlough 245 employees at McCarran airport

This fall Frontier Airlines is set to furlough 245 employees based out of McCarran International Airport. → Read More

Allegiant Stadium may soon offer tours to fans left out of games

Fans will be able to get a firsthand look at the stadium this year, minus the action on the field. → Read More

Las Vegas Xpress train project plans for 2021 launch date

It was announced last week the Las Vegas Xpress, which was slated to go online this month after initially being delayed from a November 2019 kickoff, would now be operational in the spring. → Read More

After 993 days of work, Allegiant Stadium is (mostly) done

Nine-hundred-ninety-three days after the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 13, 2017, on what was then a 62-acre lot of dirt, the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium now holds its own on the Las Vegas skyline. → Read More

DMV to allow most to renew licenses, IDs online or by mail

Starting in the fall, most motorists will be able to renew their driver’s license or ID card online or by mail, the DMV announced Tuesday. → Read More

Gateway arch project prompts closures of Las Vegas Boulevard

Construction of the 80-foot-tall gateway arch will involve overnight closures next month on Las Vegas Boulevard in downtown Las Vegas. → Read More

FAA Las Vegas Metroplex plane routes to go into effect in November

Planes flying over the Las Vegas Valley will soon take updated paths as the land and take off from area airports. → Read More

Nevada DMV reminds motorists of extension for expiring documents

Residents with documents that expired between March 12 and July 15 now have until Sept. 13 to carry our their transactions, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. → Read More

McCarran spreads out baggage arrivals to promote social distancing

McCarran International Airport has changed its baggage claim operations to enhance the social distancing protocols at the airport. → Read More

McCarran airport awarded $17M federal grant for upgrades

McCarran International Airport, the nation’s eighth-busiest, received a $17 million financial shot in the arm from the federal government to go toward upgrades. → Read More

Allegiant Air lays off 87, eliminates 220 total positions

Allegiant Air eliminated 220 positions Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Travelers weigh push to rename Las Vegas’ McCarran airport

With slew of commemorative statues and namesakes on buildings being removed in recent weeks due to their likeness having a racist or controversial background, the push to change McCarran International Airport’s name has reignited. → Read More

Decommissioned nuclear reactor to hit Nevada roads Monday

The largest object to travel on Nevada roads will set out on its over week long journey next week. → Read More

Take a look inside the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium — PHOTOS

As dazzling as the stadium is on the outside, it’s just as, if not more impressive inside the 1.75-million-square-foot facility. → Read More

Crews begin to lay Raiders ‘legacy bricks’ at Allegiant Stadium

The first of the fan-focused legacy bricks have been laid at the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium. → Read More

DMV offices to close Saturday; online services will be down as well

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed and all online services will be down Saturday, following the first week of in-person services being available following a three-month shutdown. → Read More

Raiders Henderson HQ, practice facility nearly complete

Crews are carrying out the finishing touches on both interior and exterior portions of the over $75 million facility. The team’s new home is expected to be finished later this month. → Read More

Allegiant Stadium looking to hire 4.5K part-time workers

Among the positions looking to be filled include hospitality, food service, security, ticketing, customer service and custodial, being hired from six employers including the Raiders, Silver & Black Hospitality and ASM Global. → Read More

Raiders players give fans intimate show at Las Vegas park

Seeing a group of people playing football at local park is not out of the ordinary, but when you see Derek Carr is under center, one realizes this is no ordinary gathering. → Read More