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:

MLB commissioner says A’s need ballpark deal soon

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics need to reach new ballpark deals soon and left open the possibility of considering relocation if agreements are not struck. → Read More

Boring Company’s Vegas Loop approved for downtown connection

The Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved the monorail agreement for the project, paving way for the underground transportation system featuring a fleet of Teslas to include five initial downtown stops. → Read More

Underground loop approved for Strip-downtown connection

The Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved the monorail agreement for the project, paving way for the underground transportation system featuring a fleet of Teslas to include five initial downtown stops. → Read More

Unofficial results posted in Nevada primary election

Voters in Washoe and Nye counties were the last to finish voting, which delayed the release of election results for the primary election. → Read More

Las Vegas gas prices rise again; US average hits $5

Nevada isn’t the only state seeing skyrocketing prices. The U.S. average hit a record high of $5 per gallon Saturday. → Read More

Daily gas prices hit $5.62 in Nevada, $6.10 in Reno

Nevada isn’t the only state seeing skyrocketing prices. The U.S. average also has been hitting new record highs daily, sitting at $4.98 per gallon on Friday. → Read More

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona headline Soccer Champions Tour at Allegiant Stadium

Allegiant Stadium will play host to two matches of the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour next month, headlined by the Real Madrid versus Barcelona showdown. → Read More

$305M Tropicana, I-15 interchange project set to get underway

After years of talking about it, groundbreaking for a $305 million project to revamp the Tropicana-Interstate 15 interchange is set for Tuesday. → Read More

I-15 traffic at Nevada-California border one step closer to relief

The several mile backup often seen on Interstate 15 at the Nevada-California border, as recently as Monday following Electric Daisy Carnival coming to an end, could soon see some relief. → Read More

Boring Company’s Vegas Loop set to be operational next year

The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop is planned to be operational under the Strip next year. → Read More

Portion of U.S. 95 near downtown Las Vegas set for daylong closure

Downtown Las Vegas traffic will be affected by a daylong closure of U.S. Highway 95 this weekend. → Read More

Portions of U.S. 95 near downtown set for 3 nights of full closures

Parts of U.S. Highway 95 near downtown Las Vegas are slated to be completely closed to traffic three nights next week. → Read More

Raiders president says he was fired for reporting hostile work environment

Dan Ventrelle is no longer with the team, owner Mark Davis announced Friday, but the former Raiders president said it’s because he tried to act as a whistleblower over the team’s working conditions. → Read More

New I-15/215 Beltway flyover connector in North Las Vegas set to open

The addition of the ramp will allow traffic to flow without stopping at the stop-sign controlled intersection at Tropical Parkway. → Read More

Bay Area brewer irks A’s fans with ‘Viva Las Vegas’ messaging

One Bay Area beer company is catching heat from Oaklanders as their Athletics-themed beer had a special message printed on the bottom of some cans. → Read More

Mobile steel barriers made draft road-closure process more seamless

Shutting down a portion of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, as was done for the NFL draft, is no easy task. → Read More

NFL’s Roger Goodell: Las Vegas draft ‘Better than perfect’

After a two-year delay and three days of action, Las Vegas is receiving rave reviews as a host for the NFL draft. → Read More

Peek behind scenes at NFL draft in Las Vegas

The NFL draft looks like a giant spectacle, but what spectators don’t see is the giant effort made behind the scenes to ensure it occurs without a hitch. → Read More

Strip shutdown in front of Bellagio begins for NFL draft

Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Bellagio and Flamingo Road from the Strip to Koval Lane are now closed for the better part of the next four days as the NFL draft is set to take over the area. → Read More

Las Vegas NFL draft expected to bring in influx of private plane activity

Las Vegas officials are forecasting the NFL draft will bring a high volume of private plane activity to Southern Nevada’s airports this week. → Read More