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Team Blackout Drunk Busters Tiger Hunter of San Diego, Jonny G from Los Angeles, and Chris Lawton of San Diego drink whiskey and soda from their backpack canisters during New Year's 2010 TributePalooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, December 31, 2009.
LV council sees red flag in adding new liquor stores downtown, tables decision
Aug. 21, 2013
Las Vegas is taking a step back and looking at its current laws for bars, restaurants and liquor stores downtown, leading the city council to delay four liquor-related permits scheduled for discussion at its meeting today.
A view of the new Las Vegas City Hall during a tour of downtown buildings in Las Vegas Monday, March 12, 2012.
(No) Sex in the City (Hall): Council approves reality TV show, with stipulations
Aug. 21, 2013
The inner workings of Las Vegas City Hall could be making their way to a television near you after the city council approved an agreement today allowing production to start on a new reality television program.
Council to decide fate of liquor stores, whether it wants its own reality TV show
Aug. 20, 2013
Alcohol-related issues at the Fremont Street Experience and the East Fremont District downtown have reached a boiling over point in recent months, and on Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council will weigh in when they consider three applications for new liquor stores in the area. The council also will discuss allowing film crews to document city staff for a potential reality television show when they hold their regular meeting Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at city hall.
An exterior view of the new Las Vegas City Hall, Monday Feb. 20, 2012.
For CSN, Las Vegas City Hall is now its campus
Aug. 16, 2013
The College of Southern Nevada has partnered with the City of Las Vegas to provide job training and college classes at City Hall.
Sunset Park offers a water park feature in one of several playgrounds in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
Postrecession era presents a whole new ballgame for parks funding
Aug. 15, 2013
During the height of economic boom, local governments went on a park-building frenzy. But in a radically different environment, the main source of funding used to develop valley park systems has been decimated.
The Mantis is seen after being installed at the Container Park downtown Friday, July 26, 2013.
Container Park alcohol, grants for businesses on LV council agenda
Aug. 6, 2013
The debate about the abundant availability of alcohol downtown and along Fremont Street will continue Wednesday when the Las Vegas City Council considers creating a licensing category for the under-construction Container Park. The city will also accept a $1 million federal grant and dole out some grant dollars of its own to help local businesses when it holds its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St.
Mike Booth and Sarah Payne, with their 8-month-old daughter, Aubrey Payne, order food at Tasty Bunz food truck during Vegas Streats in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
Food truck rotations begin Thursday in city's new pilot program downtown
July 31, 2013
Food trucks will begin whetting appetites Thursday at three preordained downtown Las Vegas locations. Through a city lottery conducted Monday, serving times and dedicated parking spaces were doled out to 16 participating food trucks. Their rotations begin Thursday.
Developer Billy Walters is shown at the Royal Links Golf Club on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006.
Desert Pines Golf Course developers seek extension of lease, but issue is in murky water for council
July 10, 2013
Since opening in an east Las Vegas neighborhood in 1996, the Desert Pines Golf Course has played an important role in the revitalization of the area while offering residents an affordable place to play a round.

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After yearlong impasse, Las Vegas firefighters secure raises
July 10, 2013
Las Vegas firefighters will get slight raises each of the next three years under a new collective bargaining agreement approved by the City Council on Wednesday.

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Fire extinguished: City, firefighters may have come to contract resolution
July 9, 2013
A yearlong stalemate between Las Vegas and its firefighters union could be resolved when the City Council considers a new four-year contract Wednesday. The council also will discuss the status of its other collective bargaining negotiations and approve the appointment of a new fire chief during its regularly scheduled meeting.
Joe Downtown: Ferguson Motel being converted into taverns, retail spaces
July 3, 2013
Built more than 60 years ago, the Ferguson Motel is one of the nicer-looking pieces of Vegas memorabilia still upright on Fremont Street. A fence surrounds the shuttered property at 1028 Fremont. When the fence comes down, it won’t be a motel anymore.

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A vacant lot is shown at Ogden Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Las Vegas Monday, June 10, 2013. The lot, owned by Alonzo Williams Sr., a 62-year-old medical doctor from Little Rock, Ark., was being used for parking but has recently been fenced off.
Joe Downtown: Newly installed fencing cuts off free parking in oft-used lot
June 10, 2013
Parking choices in downtown Las Vegas just got a bit slimmer. The free parking lot at Ogden Avenue and Sixth Street, owned by a doctor from Arkansas, was fenced over the weekend with signs warning vehicles parking there would be towed.

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A view of the new city hall before the building's dedication cermony in downtown Las Vegas Monday, March 5, 2012.
Proposal to relax city's energy code conflicts with state law, Attorney General's Office says
June 5, 2013
A proposal to relax the city's building energy codes to make renovating older buildings cheaper for business owners has hit a snag after the Attorney General's Office found the changes conflict with state statute.
Baseball fans fill the stands at Cashman Field during the opening game for the Las Vegas 51's against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Friday April 12, 2013.
Mayor Goodman on 51s in downtown: 'Baseball staying there would be terrific'
June 5, 2013
The new owners of the Las Vegas 51s plan to build a new stadium for the Triple-A baseball team in Summerlin, abandoning their downtown location. It’s being labeled as a family-friendly facility complete with the player and fan amenities lacking at Cashman Field. Still, there have been some vocal opponents of the move.

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Architects, designers and planners look over the lobby of the new Las Vegas City Hall during a tour of downtown buildings in Las Vegas Monday, March 12, 2012.
Las Vegas City Hall honored as a top public works project
June 4, 2013
Las Vegas’ new city hall building has been named one of the top public works projects of the year by a national organization, the city announced Tuesday.

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