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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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Officials worry pedestrian accidents could increase during holiday season
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Officials are so concerned about the recent rash of pedestrian accidents they held two press conferences on the topic Tuesday, one in Las Vegas and one in North Las Vegas.
AAA report: Average price for gallon of regular gasoline at $3.61 in Nevada
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
Gas prices in the northern parts of Nevada have fallen slightly during the past month, while prices in Clark County rose slightly, leaving the state average nearly the same as it was in October, according to the AAA auto club.
UNLV research may hold key to curtailing pedestrian accidents
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
A 15-year-old boy hit and killed on a Henderson street, a trick-or-treater dies after being hit by a car in Summerlin, a woman dead after being struck near Nellis Air Force Base and two pedestrians hospitalized after they were hit on the valley's most famous stretch of road — the Las Vegas Strip.
Seven ways crosswalks are designed for safety
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011
They started out as basic white lines across a road. But as cars got faster and roads got bigger, a number of improvements have been proposed to make crosswalks safer for pedestrians.
AAA report: Las Vegas car crashes cost society more than $3.7 billion
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
The next time you pass a crash on the freeway, you may want to keep this number in mind: $1,950.
Henderson drawing hundreds for ITU triathlon event
Biking and running events will lead to some road closures during races
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
Nearly 1,000 people from 26 countries are coming to Henderson this weekend for the 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, which will close parts of roads across Henderson Saturday.
Construction on Sahara Avenue expected to cause slow traffic
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011
Traffic on Sahara Avenue is likely to be worse than normal during the next two weeks while the final paving work on the road is completed.
Police chase closes interstate near Las Vegas Strip
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011
A police chase briefly closed part of Interstate 15 near the resort corridor this morning after motorists complained of a vehicle traveling exceptionally slow on the freeway north of Las Vegas.
Despite recent fatalities, number of pedestrian-auto deaths down
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Despite a recent spate of high-profile pedestrian-auto accidents, including the death of a 12-year-old trick-or-treater Monday, the number of pedestrian fatalities is down this year in Las Vegas, Metro Police said.
Four Tops icon dies at 61
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
After working for more than 30 years as the musical leader for the Four Tops, George Rountree Jr. died Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 61.
Paradise Road to be closed tonight for airport sign work
Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
Paradise Road will be completely closed near McCarran International Airport for four hours tonight and again tomorrow night, airport officials said.
North Las Vegas police investigating fatal Halloween shooting
Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a Halloween afternoon shooting that left one man dead. Officials said police received 911 calls at about 2:25 p.m. reporting gunfire.
Terry Fator's Frankenstein mashes vampire, mummy in poster contest
Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
Forget the presidential race. The hottest campaign in Las Vegas this weekend was for the coveted recognition as best Halloween movie poster. The stars of all three posters — featuring Strip celebrities made up for Las Vegas Sun sister publication Las Vegas Magazine's undead issue — were actively soliciting votes on Facebook and Twitter. The winner of the unscientific but fun poll on the Sun's website got the full-page treatment on page 8 of today's paper. And the winner was: Frankenstein and the Bride, starring Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa.
Concerned grandpa grabs a sign, directs traffic near school
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
The traffic near William V. Wright Elementary School has become such a concern for Fred Peters, whose granddaughter attends the school, that he's begun volunteering as a crossing guard there.
Police say man stabbed trying to stop car theft
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
A carjacking and stabbing led to a police pursuit involving two police departments this morning, authorities said. The chase ended with a crash that sent two people to the hospital.
Pumpkin sculptors create eerie art form
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Halloween front porches across America feature some sort of traditional jack-o-lantern: triangle eyes, a toothy grin and maybe a small nose. These aren’t that type of pumpkin. Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz spent Wednesday afternoon sculpting pumpkins at the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Essay winner gets to take classmates to see 'Lion King'
Students to take field trip to see the show early next month
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
It might have been the coolest school assembly this year — and it was just to announce an even better experience to come for these students.
Battle over Las Vegas area bus contract being routed through district court
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
As expected, the next round in the ongoing fight over the Las Vegas area's public bus system is scheduled to be in court.
Part of Stewart Avenue closed downtown
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Part of Stewart Avenue near downtown Las Vegas is closed to allow NV Energy to make emergency repairs to a damaged power pole.
Another repaving project set for I-15's resort corridor
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011
Another round of work on the repaving of Interstate 15 is set to get under way Sunday night. But motorists shouldn't worry — unlike the earlier stages, this phase will have only minimal impacts on traffic.
Interim president named at Nevada State College
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
An interim president was appointed Friday to take over Nevada State College beginning Nov. 1. Bart Patterson, the Nevada System of Higher Education’s vice chancellor of administrative and legal affairs, will replace Lesley Di Mare.
Las Vegas woman pleads guilty in alleged HOA scheme
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
A seventh person pleaded guilty Friday in connection with an alleged scheme to fraudulently control homeowners’ associations. Mary Ann Watts, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, federal authorities said.
House fire displaces 5, causes $25,000 damage
Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
A house fire in the eastern valley Friday morning caused $25,000 damage and displaced five people, officials said. The Clark County Fire Department was called at 8:10 a.m. to a single-story house at 4479 Boston Ave.
Free rides being offered for Henderson-to-downtown Las Vegas express bus lines
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Locals who want to try out the new express bus lines that connect downtown Henderson with downtown Las Vegas can do so for free for the next 10 days.
Motorcyclist critically injured in crash
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
A 19-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured Thursday after a crash on Oakey Boulevard at Ivanhoe Way, near Interstate 15, Metro Police said.
U.S. Highway 93 construction project shifts over into new lanes
Construction moves to northern lanes of highway
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
Construction on U.S. 93 in Boulder City will pass a milestone this week as work shifts to the north side of the road. The highway has been under construction since August to remove a major bottleneck that restricted traffic on the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix.
McCarran sees another month of passenger increases
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
September’s passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport was 8.7 percent higher than last September, the largest such increase this year. The month gives McCarran its ninth straight month of increases in traffic.
Median work on Cheyenne Avenue will bring lane closures
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
Medians on Cheyenne Avenue in Las Vegas will be getting an upgrade, but the work will require some lane closures for the next two weeks beginning Monday.
Public transit stalemate likely headed to court
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
The fate of the valley’s public transit service remains in question — and likely again headed for the courts — after the Regional Transportation Commission board was unable to come to a resolution Thursday.
Delays possible for 2 weeks during work at airport connector tunnel
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Roadwork at McCarran International Airport might cause traffic delays in the airport connector tunnel during the next two weeks.
City lowers rates for Neonopolis parking garage
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Parking in downtown Las Vegas just got a little bit cheaper, at least at one garage.
Fatal accident solidifies senator's drive for safety
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
There was nothing spectacular about the intersection — two busy roads, traffic signals, narrow medians, gas stations on two corners and a pizza joint on another.

Nevada gas prices drop 11 cents in a month
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Gas prices in Nevada fell over the past month, with the average price of a gallon of regular gas now at $3.60 in the state, according to AAA. Today’s average price is 11 cents lower than the price from last month’s report.
Completion of I-15 paving project eases commute, improves ride
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
Las Vegas motorists can rejoice: The repaving work on Interstate 15 is essentially done. Just a month after the work began creating massive traffic jams and turned the state’s busiest freeway into a sea of red lights, the orange barrels are out of the way and motorists now have a smoother, quieter ride through town.
Sign work might impact traffic around airport
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Work installing new signs for McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 3 may impact motorists around the airport at night this week.
Median project to close lanes on Eastern Avenue
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Medians on Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas will be getting an upgrade, but the work will require some lane closures this week.
Work on I-15 paving project could be done Monday
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
If everything goes as planned this weekend, the Nevada Department of Transportation said it might be done with the Interstate 15 repaving project on Monday – 10 days early.
Mountain snow in Southern Nevada enters the record books
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
One inch of snow and more than 2 inches of rain fell on Mount Charleston in the past day, setting or tying multiple weather records. The snowfall ties the old record for the earliest date the mountain has received an inch or more of snow.
Nevada makes big strides in palliative care for seriously ill
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
Las Vegas has a reputation for providing poor health care, but a report released today says Nevada has made significant strides in the last three years in providing one specialized service for some of the sickest patients.
Report says Las Vegas among nation's top food, wine destinations
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Apparently our gluttony is attracting tourists. TripAdvisor listed the top food and wine destinations based on reviews submitted to the website.
Road work to restrict traffic on Torrey Pines Drive
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Traffic will be restricted on Torrey Pines Drive in northwest Las Vegas for the next two months, city officials said.
Lightning sparks building fire as storms drench Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
A band of storms that moved over the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon drenched much of the area and brought a lightning strike that damaged a commercial building. The Clark County Fire Department responded at 3:06 p.m. to a two-story building at 2785 E. Desert Inn Road. Investigators said lighting struck the building, which started a fire on the roof.
Crews to divert traffic off I-15 for 2 nights at Russell Road
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Traffic on Interstate 15 will be routed off the freeway for a short distance Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
New traffic signal coming to downtown Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Bonneville Avenue in downtown Las Vegas will get another traffic signal Monday morning.
Stretch of Elkhorn Road to close for 6 months
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Part of Elkhorn Road in the northwest valley will be closed for about six months.
Paving near Kingman to cause delays on U.S. 93
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
Motorists traveling between Las Vegas and Phoenix on the Hoover Dam Bypass or Laughlin routes should expect some nighttime delays this week.
Police seek public's help in search for missing 12-year-old girl
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Police are asking for help in finding a 12-year-old girl last seen Monday morning east of downtown Las Vegas who might have run away to California.
Hungry? Report says Las Vegas is nation's 6th most 'gluttonous' city
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Been to a buffet lately? Or how about the buffet of buffets? Las Vegas is famous for 24-hour buffets, as well as fine dining, so it might come as no surprise that we’re close to the top of another list: America’s 20 Most Gluttonous Cities.
Work on I-15 paving project expanding to one weekend
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
The repaving project on Interstate 15 has created traffic headaches for motorists, but only on weekdays – until now. Previously, crews were only working – and lanes were only closed – from Sunday night to Thursday morning each week.
RTC launches 'you spray, you pay' anti-graffiti art contest
Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Have you seen a bus covered with paint?

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