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:

Relief coming to congested Henderson Interchange, but not anytime soon

Help is on the way, but changes to the U.S. 95/215/Lake Mead Parkway interchange are still up to 10 years away. → Read More

Nevada’s 2nd longest bridge halfway complete in northwest Las Vegas

The bridge is part of the larger $73 million Centennial Bowl interchange project that broke ground in January. → Read More

Raiders executive says Las Vegas relocation great for courting free agents

A hidden gem of the Raiders Henderson headquarters and Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center when the team courts potential free agents sits just across the street. → Read More

Raiders sign naming rights deal for Henderson headquarters

The Raiders headquarters and practice facility in Henderson has a new name. → Read More

Weather could affect Thanksgiving travel around Las Vegas

Las Vegas ranks as the fourth most popular Thanksgiving destination in the U.S., up one spot from No. 5 ranking last year. → Read More

McCarran breaks monthly passenger record in October

For the second time this year, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport has set a monthly passenger record. → Read More

App acts as eyes for visually impaired transit users in Las Vegas

A joint effort between mobility app Moovit, Microsoft’s Azure Maps and remote assistance app Aira, commuting via Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada buses or mixed trips combing ride hailing companies is led by a trained professional who become the eyes of the visually impaired user. → Read More

‘Extraterrestrial Highway’ sign reappears after Storm Area 51 events

The sign is the most stolen sign in the state and was installed at a taller height to reduce vandalism and theft, according to NDOT. → Read More

Parking fees to increase at Las Vegas’ McCarran airport

Parking prices at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will increase for the first time in six years starting next year. → Read More

Major Las Vegas Strip road project kicks off Wednesday

The first phase of the three-year project will begin Wednesday on a stretch of both sides of the Las Vegas Strip running between Resorts World Drive and Spring Mountain Road. → Read More

Electric vehicle charging station goes live in Jean

Two DC fast chargers were added at Terrible’s Road House in Jean, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, as part of the Nevada Electric Highway initiative. → Read More

Quigley exits RTC as Maynard fills CEO role

Maynard’s contract is a three-year term, expiring on Nov. 14, 2022, with her salary remaining at $221,478 until her evaluation period in January 2021. → Read More

Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will affect traffic, Knights game

The 11th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and half marathon will see road closures in the heart of the Resort Corridor, downtown and Interstate 15 ramps. → Read More

Impairment continues to play big role in fatal crashes in Nevada

Between 2016 and 2018, 55.4 percent of fatal crashes were caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. → Read More

Las Vegas I-15/Tropicana interchange project input sought

The proposed project would improve traffic flow to and from Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena and the Strip Cooridor, add high occupancy vehicle ramps at the Harmon Avenue overpass. → Read More

Las Vegas casino sues NHL’s Evander Kane over $500K in gambling markers

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas filed a lawsuit Monday alleging San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane failed to pay back gambling markers the casino extended to him. → Read More

Nevada among the most dangerous states for pedestrians

Walking around the Silver State is becoming increasingly more dangerous as Nevada finds itself among the most deadly states for pedestrians. → Read More

215 Beltway highway ramps to close for 3 months

The Lamb Boulevard on-and-offramps of the northern 215 Beltway will close to traffic at 9 p.m. Sunday. → Read More

Nonstop service between Las Vegas and Paris kicks off

The twice weekly flights are carried out on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft which fits 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. → Read More

Parking fees at Las Vegas airport set to increase next year

The increase would mark the first rate adjustment for parking at McCarran International Airport since 2013. → Read More