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Federal warrant names suspects in Las Vegas homicides

Federal warrant names suspects in Las Vegas homicides

From the Las Vegas Optic A recently unsealed search warrant filed in U.S. District Court shines some light on a deadly summer in Las Vegas. Federal law enforcement agents, in a joint effort with police across the state, executed 20 search warrants statewide Thursday as part of “Operation Atonement.” According to court documents, the Violent…

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A summer of secrets: Police provide little information on multiple homicides, while skirting state law

A summer of secrets: Police provide little information on multiple homicides, while skirting state law

From the Las Vegas Optic Following a particularly violent summer, the Las Vegas Police Department is investigating four homicides and one non-fatal shooting. To date, charges have been filed in just one case. Police have provided the public with very little information on these incidents, and have denied three open records requests made by the…

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Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

Think Safety: How to provide your guests with a fun, safe event

From the Idaho Business Review  When guests feel safe, they can relax and enjoy themselves more. Providing a safe event for your guests begins with planning ahead. Often, that planning requires you to imagine some bleak scenarios. But with a plan in place to handle the things that could go wrong, you’ll be able to…

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Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

Bob Rosenthal, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review When Bob Rosenthal started college, he knew he wanted to work in radio or television broadcasting. Rosenthal landed his first job in the industry soon after graduation, as the sports director for the NBC television affiliate in Missoula, Montana. He was only 21 at the time. “It’s been 45 years,”…

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Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

From the Las Vegas Optic The Carnegie Public Library has been serving the people of Las Vegas since 1904. Though it was one of three libraries in New Mexico funded with grants from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is now the only one in the state still serving as a library. Today, the…

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Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas lost another piece of history recently when a brick building on Grand Avenue crumbled onto the sidewalk below. According to Virginia Marrujo, the interim community development director for the City of Las Vegas, the building near the intersection of Grand and Douglas Avenues once belonged to the Maloof…

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Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

From the Las Vegas Optic The first locomotive arrived in Las Vegas 140 years ago this month. Regular passenger and freight service over the next 20 years helped Las Vegas grow into one of the largest cities in the Southwest. Eventual expansion of the railroad resulted in other Southwest towns becoming much larger than Vegas,…

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Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Twenty years ago, Sheri Schmidt went to work for The Home Depot as a cashier. She quickly realized she loved the company and its culture. Now, after working as a cashier, an assistant manager and a loss prevention manager, Schmidt is the store manager of the Boise Home Depot. Schmidt’s…

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