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Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

Ties That Bind: Feds target Albuquerque man in Vegas drug trafficking investigation

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part three of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrived in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2019, although…

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Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

Woman charged in two Allsup’s robberies

From the Las Vegas Optic Police have arrested a woman accused of robbing two area Allsup’s convenience stores late last month. Bonnie Amber Burhans, 38, faces one count of felony armed robbery, and one count of felony robbery in two robberies at stores between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, 2020. The first robbery was reported…

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Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic

From the Idaho Business Review While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way Idahoans live, it has not slowed the demand for multifamily housing in Idaho. In fact, demand continues to rise as developers and multifamily housing operators plan new development projects. Boise-based real estate development company Thomas Development Co. recently completed a 48-unit affordable…

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Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

Ties That Bind: Prison gang, street gangs linked to violent murders

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is part two of a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Sweeping raids by federal law enforcement agencies in August of 2012 resulted in 14 Las Vegas…

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Pandemic places hold on many educational housing projects

Pandemic places hold on many educational housing projects

From the Idaho Business Review The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about nearly everything in our daily lives, and it’s no different for those who design and manage student housing at Idaho’s largest universities. It’s also meant universities are taking on fewer student housing projects. At Boise State University, the most recent…

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Ties That Bind: Violent prison gang seeks to increase power with street gangs

Ties That Bind: Violent prison gang seeks to increase power with street gangs

From the Las Vegas Optic Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series exploring the role street gangs, prison gangs and organized crime play in violence, drug trafficking and addiction within Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. Federal agents and officers from multiple agencies converged on Las Vegas in the summer of 2012…

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