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Blighted, historically Black community with ‘million-dollar views’ seeks remedy

The neighborhood built between 1964 and 1966 has been described as a “Black Summerlin” in its heyday, but in the 1980s, the hilly community overlooking the Las Vegas Strip became unsafe and threatened from subsidence — sinking of the ground because of groundwater overuse — and has remained that way ever since.

Bills look to boost Nevada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED) is investing in entrepreneurship this session with bills such as AB41, which would create the Nevada Innovation Account, and AB77, Assemblyman Steve Yeager’s (D-Las Vegas) proposal to create an Office of Entrepreneurship within GOED.


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Mark Wahlberg lobbies for Nevada film tax credit expansion

After spending the morning in the building meeting with lawmakers, Wahlberg — a recent Las Vegas transplant who has been filming in Southern Nevada — spoke to reporters highlighting his support for expanding the tax credit program.

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