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Kyle B. Hansen

Digital Projects Editor

Kyle grew up in Californian's Silicon Valley and was converted to journalism after naively joining the school paper in eighth grade. He has since been a staff writer and online editor for the Spartan Daily at San Jose State University and did internships with the Web teams at KNTV-TV and the Washington Post. In August 2008 he joined the Sun, where he was a reporter and community editor before becoming the digital projects editor.

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What interested you this year: the Sun’s 10 most-read stories of 2013
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
It's almost 2014, but before the fireworks appear above the Strip, let's take a quick look back at what happened in Las Vegas during 2013.
Here are the Thomas & Mack events and trivia you need to impress the guy behind you in the beer line
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
A look at major events in Thomas & Mack history, plus some facts about the center.
Here are four Las Vegas startups that are getting national attention
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Tech news and event company Tech Cocktail went around the nation looking for the hottest tech startups and then brought 43 favorites to Las Vegas for a special conference and competition this week where they got to show off in front of representatives from Intel, Google and a bunch of other companies and investors.
National startup competition picks a winner in Las Vegas
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
After a nationwide search to find the hottest new tech companies and a final two-day competition in Las Vegas, Maxwell Health, a health care services company, was named the winner of the Tech Cocktail Celebrate startup competition.
Possibly the toughest bull at the rodeo, this beast weighs nearly a ton
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
While a lot of the attention at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will be on the cowboys, there are stars among the livestock as well. Each year, the top bull riders vote for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's bull of the year. This year, it's Cat Ballou, a gray and white 5-year-old from Weatherford, Texas.
Election heartbreaks, celebrations shared on Twitter
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
Like other citizens across the nation, Nevadans shared their Election Day experiences on social media. Here's a roundup of some of the day's major events and how people reacted to the results.
Tips and photo inspiration for your pumpkin-carving adventure
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
Halloween is one of those times that everyone gets to show off their artistic skills. But how do you make your pumpkin stand out from your neighbors? Something other than the usual triangle eyes, a toothy grin and maybe a small nose.
Just how vain are Las Vegans? Magazine rates most self-obsessed cities
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Las Vegans: It’s all about you. Or at least, you think it’s all about you. According to Men’s Health, Las Vegas is the fourth most vain city in the nation.
Las Vegas expects big, but not abnormal, crowd for holiday weekend
Friday, May 25, 2012
While millions of Americans are still expected to take the highways for the Memorial Day weekend, the slight economic recovery of the past year isn’t expected to give a major boost to visitor numbers in Las Vegas. AAA says it expects 34.8 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 1.2 percent increase from a year ago but an almost identical number to 2010.
Easter sermons focus on life, hope, perseverance, divinity
Friday, April 6, 2012
For millions of Christians around the world, this is the most holy week of the year, with the observation today of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and culminating Easter Sunday with the celebration of his resurrection.
Las Vegas Strip nightclubs dominate list of top revenue-producing bars in nation
Monday, March 12, 2012
The 31,000 people at the annual Nightclub & Bar Convention in town this week won't have to travel far to find the top establishments in their trade — they're right here in Las Vegas.
Need videos of cute kittens while in the air? Here's where to go
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
People flying in and out of Las Vegas through McCarran International Airport will soon be able to watch football and baseball games live on some Southwest flights, thanks to new partnerships from the airline's satellite Wi-Fi provider. But how accessible is Internet access and how much it costs on the other busy airlines at McCarran?
Cheap rooms, scenery and other reasons for people to visit Vegas
Monday, Jan. 30, 2012
Tired of the guest bedroom being occupied? Then pray the in-laws don’t see this: "10 Reasons to Visit Vegas Right Now."
Worried about Friday the 13th? Here are some of Las Vegas' lucky charms
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Don't worry: It may be Friday the 13th, but Las Vegas is a lucky place. If you're still feeling a little bit of triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13 – we've built a little guide for you on how to find some good luck, plus a few reminders of the extra steps casinos take to keep you feeling the good fortunes.
Gas prices inching up after 4 months of declines
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
After four months of declines, gas prices in Nevada are on the way back up, but only slightly. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Silver State is $3.42, a 2-cent increase over last month’s average, according to AAA.
$632 for a room? Must be time for CES
Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
Looking for a cheap room on the Strip this week? Good luck. Room rates at the Riviera, normally one of the most affordable places in town, are more than eight times normal January prices, thanks to the annual International Consumer Electronics Show. The Riviera, which is close to the Convention Center, had rooms available for $39 this past Thursday night. Tuesday and Wednesday nights, those same rooms are going for $499.
Revelers share their resolutions
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012
Resolutions from Fremont Street and the Strip
BLOG: Vegas celebrates New Year
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
2012 receives a warm welcome from dozens of celebrities, thousands of fireworks and more than 314,000 people partying up and down the Strip and Fremont Street.
Airport connector tunnel continues to bring lane closures
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011
Work in the airport connector tunnel is proceeding faster than expected, so some lane closures have ended, but others closures are beginning.
Paul Henry, former Nevada Democratic Party leader, dies at 48
Former Harry Reid aide lost two-year battle with cancer
Friday, Dec. 16, 2011
Paul Henry, who served as chairman of the Nevada Democratic Party from 1996 to 1999 after coming to Las Vegas to manage Sen. Harry Reid’s local office, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 48.
New restaurant brings Asian cuisine to Lake Las Vegas
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
The Mediterranean-themed Lake Las Vegas now includes an Asian restaurant.
AAA: Nevada gasoline prices lowest since February
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
The average price for gas in Nevada is now the lowest it has been since February after a 21-cent drop in the past month, according to the AAA auto club.
6 Vegas nightclubs crack list of country's hottest
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Las Vegas nightclubs took five of the first 10 spots on the "Top 25 Clubs in the U.S." ranking released last week by XS at Wynn came in at No. 4, behind only LIV in Miami Beach, The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City and Boom Boom Room in New York.
Man indicted on child porn charges terminated by Clark County
Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
A man indicted for downloading child porn while working for Clark County is now officially unemployed.
Parent of girl killed in traffic accident working to help improve pedestrian safety
More than one-fourth of car-pedestrian accidents involve children
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Of the 414 pedestrian accidents in Clark County last year, 105 of them involved a child between the ages of 1 and 15 and 28 involved someone ages 16 to 20.
Bus lawsuit settlement approved
First Transit will continue operating paratransit service for two years
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
The Regional Transportation Commission formally approved a settlement to end the nine-month stalemate and legal wrangling over its bus system and took the first steps to restart the bidding for operation of the buses.
NTSB investigating fatal tour helicopter crash near Lake Mead
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
A 12-member special investigation team has responded to the tour helicopter crash site near Lake Mead, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Students get bikes as reward for walking to school
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Feeling the wind brush your face. Watching the streamers flapping from the ends of your handlebars. Hearing the click-click-click of a playing card hitting tire spokes.
Northbound airport tunnel traffic affected by night road project
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011
Motorists will want to avoid using the northbound airport connector tunnel at night for the next five weeks, McCarran International Airport officials said.
Sale would preserve Nevada Cancer Institute's mission, board chairman says
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
The Nevada Cancer Institute, whose joint mission of research and outpatient treatment was jeopardized by financial stresses, was breathed new life Friday in a deal that turns it over to the University of California, San Diego.
Road closures announced for Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
Runners in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon this weekend shouldn’t have to worry about being hit by cars, but that means motorists will have to worry about avoiding road closures.
NASCAR parade to close part of Strip
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
A group of NASCAR cars will parade down Las Vegas Boulevard Thursday, briefly closing part of the Strip to regular traffic.
Las Vegas tops list of travel searches
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
More than 26,000 people have signed an online pledge not to break the code by “tweeting, tagging, posting, telling, whispering, emoting, defining, drawing up, writing about or in any way revealing” their Las Vegas “moment.”
Cubs to face Rangers during Big League Weekend in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
The Chicago Cubs will return to Las Vegas in March for their 11th appearance during Big League Weekend at Cashman Field. The Cubs will face the Texas Rangers for games on March 17 and 18.
Report: Nevada ranks last in nation in job opportunity
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
For people looking to move up the economic ladder, the worst place in the nation to live is Nevada, according to a report released today.
Steer clear of crowded DMV offices today, agency chief suggests
Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
For employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles, it isn’t the day after Thanksgiving that brings a rush of customers, it’s the Monday after.
Storm drain project to cause traffic delays on Lone Mountain Road
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
Motorists on Lone Mountain Road in the northwest valley should expect traffic delays for the next few weeks as a storm drain project closes lanes of the road.
A Black Friday guide for the shopping averse
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011
Despite massive sales and special offers, not everyone is planning to spend the day after Thanksgiving at stores and malls.
U.S. 93 project in Boulder City to be ready for holiday traffic
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
When transportation officials began planning in January to widen U.S. 93 through Boulder City, they said a project of its size would normally take three years, but they promised to get it done by Thanksgiving.
Valley roads, McCarran ready for holiday weekend crowds, officials say
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
There’s some good news this week for recession-weary Las Vegas. Travel experts say more visitors are coming, adding millions of dollars to the local economy. And, officials say, our roads and airport are ready for crowds, so locals shouldn’t be afraid to head out of town.
Program encourages more kids to walk to school safely
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
On a recent morning before school, a parent volunteer watched as a car door flew open, blocking the sidewalk directly in the path of a student on a bike who was barely able to avoid flying into it.
I-15 ramp exits moving as part of highway project
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Another group of ramp exits on Interstate 15 in the southern valley are moving. Motorists on northbound I-15 who use the Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road exits will have to leave the freeway earlier then they used to once the new ramp configuration is in place late Sunday.
U.S. 95 southbound lanes at Flamingo Road to reopen Friday morning
Northbound lanes sould be open by early Saturday morning
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Motorists on U.S. 95 in the eastern valley should see some traffic relief by this weekend where lanes have been closed at Flamingo Road.
Airport sign work about to end on Paradise Road, start on Russell Road
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Work on signs for McCarran International Airport on Paradise Road is about to wrap up, but similar sign work will soon impact Russell Road near the airport.
Police allege man shot ex-boyfriend, reloaded, emptied 2nd clip
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
The man arrested in the slaying of a bartender Monday shot his ex-boyfriend as he fled then reloaded a semi-automatic pistol and fired 15 more rounds into his body, a Metro Police report says.
New travel-time signs installed on Las Vegas Beltway
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
Motorists on the Las Vegas Beltway in the southern valley may have noticed some new signs along the side of the freeway over the past few weeks.
RTC, First Transit reach agreement on bus contract
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
In a surprise vote Thursday morning, the Regional Transportation Commission approved a settlement with First Transit to end a months-long deadlock on the operation of the public bus system.
U.S. 93 gets better cell phone coverage
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Travelers between Las Vegas and northeastern parts of the state should have better cell phone coverage now, at least on one network.
RTC buses limited over Veterans Day holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
The Las Vegas Valley’s bus system will be running on a limited schedule Friday for the Veterans Day holiday.
AT&T beefs up its cell coverage in Nevada
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Travelers between Las Vegas and northeastern parts of the state should now have better cell phone coverage, at least on one network.

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