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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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New traffic signals to be activated downtown
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
New traffic signals will be turned on Monday morning on Bonneville Avenue downtown.
One road project near airport ends, another begins
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
It’s a mixed bag for motorists who travel near the airport: One road project is ending, but another is beginning.
Orange barrels ahead: Lane work to start Sunday on U.S. 95 in eastern valley
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
In case construction on Interstate 15 near the Strip and in the southern valley and on U.S. 95 in the northwest wasn’t enough, the lanes will soon be closed on U.S. 95 in the eastern valley, too.
Police remind drivers that cellphone ban is on the way
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
LOL. OMG. RIP. Officials are using signs with that message in hopes of getting their point across to all ages: Not only is talking or texting with a cellphone while driving dangerous, it will soon be illegal.
Busy stretch of I-15 to get 25,000-ton makeover
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Kids play four square on it. Airplanes land on it. Cars drive and park on it. This being Las Vegas, we tell people we can fry eggs on it. Asphalt is nearly everywhere, and seems to all be the same, but it won’t be the usual old blacktop we’re used to when the makeover of Nevada’s busiest freeway is complete.
Judge won't order resolution to bus contract dispute
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
A final decision on a controversial bus operations contract remains in the hands of the Regional Transportation Commission — for now.
RTC to connect bike event to trade show
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
For many of the thousands of people who come to Las Vegas for trade shows each year, the city is little more than the Strip and the airport. Some of them never see the rest of Southern Nevada.
RTC offering Rebels fans bus service to football stadium
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
Fans who want to avoid traffic and parking headaches at Rebels football games this season can take a special game-day bus to Sam Boyd Stadium.
Nevada gas prices up 17 cents as numbers nearly steady nationwide
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
One month ago, Nevada had the seventh-lowest average gas price in the nation. Today, it has the 10th highest in the lower 48 states.
Police warn of robberies targeting day laborers in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Metro Police are warning the public about a string of robberies that have targeted day laborers in Las Vegas. Police issued a crime alert notice in English and Spanish.
Safety event to focus on use of child safety seats
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Just buckling up isn’t enough when the passenger is a child. Experts suggest children use safety seats every time they get in the car.
Bus company trying to keep contract wins court round
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Veolia Transportation won a minor victory in court Monday as part of its battle to keep control of Las Vegas’ public bus system. The Regional Transportation Commission has been divided on awarding the lucrative bus operations contract to First Transit, the lowest bidder, or Veolia, the current operator.
Paving project brings I-15 traffic to standstill
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Prostitution isn’t legal in Las Vegas, but the Interstate 15 freeway has become a red light district of its own. Interstate 15 was a sea of brake lights Monday.
New downtown traffic signal to begin operation today
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
A new traffic signal will begin service this evening in downtown Las Vegas.
U.S. 93 paving to slow travel between Las Vegas and Phoenix
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Motorists traveling between Las Vegas and Phoenix this week should be prepared for delays resulting from a paving project on U.S. 93.
Tropicana Avenue lane closures extended until Sept. 26
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Work on Paradise Road near McCarran International Airport will keep lanes on Tropicana Avenue closed longer than expected.
Palo Verde students preserve 9/11 tradition — and teacher's legacy
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Today’s high school freshmen were still a year away from kindergarten on Sept. 11, 2001. The seniors were just in second grade. But it was a group of students who organized and conducted a solemn ceremony at Palo Verde High School on Friday morning to remember those who died that day, including a teacher at the school.
Cuts in county bus transportation routes approved
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Most of the people who complained at a meeting Thursday on cuts in the valley’s public transit system were people who don’t ride the buses being cut. But they might still be some of the biggest victims of the change.
Ann Road construction work switching to daytime hours
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Roadwork on Ann Road in northwest Las Vegas will shift to daytime hours today.
Road maintenance to close lanes on Rainbow Boulevard
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
Roadway improvements will restrict travel lanes on Rainbow Boulevard in northwest Las Vegas for the next two months.
Report finds Nevada's rural roads more deadly than those in urban areas
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
Nevada’s rural highways have a fatality rate more than double that of urban roads in the state, according to a report released last week.
Delays possible as work begins on I-15 repaving project
Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
Construction will start Tuesday on yet another portion of Interstate 15 in the Las Vegas Valley, and the project is likely to create some traffic headaches for motorists.
New express bus lines to link downtown Henderson, Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
Officials in Henderson and Las Vegas hope new express bus lines that will link cities’ downtown areas and triple transit service along Boulder Highway will spur activity and development. “This was a longtime coming, much needed, much wanted and much appreciated,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “It will really help the development of our downtown and our redevelopment area.”
RTC votes to continue bus contract battle in court
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
The Regional Transportation Commission board had its first unanimous decision Thursday related to its controversial bus contract, but the fate of the valley’s bus system is far from determined.
Committee OKs small increase in paratransit fees for seniors, disabled
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
The senior and disabled people who use paratransit services to get around the valley won’t have to worry about losing their monthly passes, but are likely facing a small fare increase.
Public works group honors Hoover Dam bypass project
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
The American Public Works Association has recognized the Hoover Dam bypass as one of its projects of the year.
Harmon east of Strip to close tonight for construction on pedestrian bridge
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
Work on a new pedestrian bridge on the Strip will close Harmon Avenue tonight, county officials said.
Traffic signal work to close lanes Sahara and the Strip
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
Traffic signal upgrades will close lanes at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue for the next two nights.
Northbound lane of I-15 scheduled to reopen tonight
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
Finally, some good news for construction-weary motorists on Interstate 15 in the southern valley: Crews are reopening a northbound lane tonight.
Elvis Alive Drive? 10 Las Vegas streets named for notable people
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
Not every street name has to be boring or named for a hotel. Some make a statement, such as Elvis Alive Drive. It turns out lots of streets in the Las Vegas Valley are named for interesting people, and some streets have noteworthy stories behind them.
Construction to delay traffic from Strip to airport
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011
Construction near McCarran International Airport will impact traffic on Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road for the next two weeks, likely causing delays for people traveling from the Strip to the airport.
Lanes of Ann Road to be closed nights for maintenance
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011
Roadwork will close lanes on Ann Road in northwest Las Vegas at night for the next two months.
Ann Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Durango Drive and Centennial Center Boulevard, near U.S. 95, city officials said.
Part of St. Rose Parkway to close Sunday night for construction of pedestrian bridge
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
Construction of a pedestrian bridge will close St. Rose Parkway between Eastern Avenue and Coronado Center Drive in Henderson on Sunday night.
Sewer work to close stretch of Jones Boulevard
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
Work on a sewer project will close Jones Boulevard at Lone Mountain Road in the northwest valley Sunday night.
Roadwork closing lanes on Rainbow Boulevard, Westcliff Drive
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
Roadwork will close lanes on Rainbow Boulevard and all of Westcliff Drive near U.S. 95 in Las Vegas at times over the next two weekends.
Photos: Remembering snowstorms in Las Vegas offers retreat from the heat
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
This week’s record-high temperatures might make some Las Vegans consider moving to colder climes where snow is more common than 110-degree heat waves. But Las Vegas does get the cold stuff from time to time.
Las Vegas heat makes another entry into the record books
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
The thermometer at McCarran International Airport, the official weather station for Las Vegas, hit 110 degrees just after 2:30 p.m., tying the previous record set in 1985.
Portion of Charleston Boulevard to close tonight for project work
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
Work on a storm drain project will close Charleston Boulevard near Decatur Boulevard tonight through Monday, city officials said.
More changes coming for Interstate 15 commuters
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
If you want to get to southbound Interstate 15 from the Las Vegas Beltway, your route will change tomorrow. The next section of access roads along I-15 is scheduled to open Thursday morning.
Official scorcher: Hottest weather of the year also sets record
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
Las Vegas temperatures broke a record on what officially has become the hottest day of the year. The temperature at McCarran set a record for today's date, hitting 112 degrees.
Watch out! Slow down! Schools ready to open across valley
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
Thousands of Clark County School District students return to classes next week, and principals, crossing guards and law enforcement agencies are preparing for the resulting congestion around schools, which always seems to be worse during the first couple of weeks.



St. Rose Parkway to close for pedestrian bridge construction
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
Construction of a pedestrian bridge will close busy St. Rose Parkway in Henderson tonight and likely Wednesday night, as well as at least one night next week.
Officials begin 3-week period of increased DUI enforcement
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
Someone becomes a murder victim every 31 minutes in the United States. But someone dies in a traffic crash every 14 minutes, and nearly one-third of those involve impaired drivers. That’s one reason this year’s Labor Day drunken-driving enforcement is beginning early in Southern Nevada. Officials held a news conference Friday to kick off the three-week enforcement period.
Metro Police focus on traffic enforcement in work zones
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
The men and woman working on the road where you’re driving have their lives on the line, and they want you to drive carefully. Areas under construction are dangerous for the people working and for motorists and passengers, so the National Utilities Contractors Association of Las Vegas is joining with Metro Police to better enforce traffic laws in roadway work zones.
Las Vegas scores high marks in public transit report
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
Many Southern Nevadans live in sprawling suburbs connected by large arterial roads and wide freeways, but not everyone has a car. Those who match that description apparently are lucky to live in Las Vegas.
Nevada freeway projects get $11.5 million in federal grants
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
Two freeway projects in Southern Nevada will benefit from federal grants announced Wednesday. Nevada will receive $11.5 million of about $417 million announced by the Federal Highway Administration.
Detectives: Marijuana grow house included tunnel, elaborate water system
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office discovered a large marijuana grow house in Pahrump on Friday.
Shed fire kills animals, sends man to hospital
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
A northeast valley fire Wednesday sent one man to the hospital and killed a horse and more than 15 goats. The Clark County Fire Department was called at 11:21 a.m. to a building fire at 2124 Walnut Road.
Man sought in northwest valley bank robbery
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank Friday morning in northwest Las Vegas.
Police say man possibly robbed second bank on East Charleston
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
A man who robbed a Charleston Boulevard bank Friday might also have robbed a neighboring bank days earlier, police said.

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