2017

2017

 Wealth of Las Vegas richest folks rises less than stock market  (But nine on Forbes 400 still worth $55.6 billion), NewToLasVegas.com, October 17, 2017
  Las Vegas massacre brings out worst of blogosphere (Right-wing sites wrongly identified as shooter a supporter of Rachel Maddow), NewToLasVegas.com, October 2, 2017.
  One Las Vegas official should watch what she wishes for (Link on ad published by Clark County Treasurer Laura Fitzpatrick to check property taxes didn’t work), NewToLasVegas.com, September 24, 2017.
  Charity solicitation regulation in Nevada is largely MIA (State agency ignores law requiring online posting of financial reports like IRS Form 990s), The Nevada Independent, September 18, 2017. Summary, NewToLasVegas.com.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Las Vegas trip by alleged Michigan embezzler (Michelle Schneider accused of using college-issued credit card for personal expenses), NewToLasVegas.com, August 24, 2017.
 Unregistered charity with high overhead trolls for Las Vegas money (Fundraiser for Crisis Relief Network admits only 12% of donations go to cause), NewToLasVegas.com, August 16, 2017.
  Nevada mountain north of Las Vegas still named for Confederate leader (Jeff Davis Peak is state’s third-highest point), NewToLasVegas.com, August 13, 2017.
  Firefighters charity cleared to solicit in Las Vegas is more smoke than fire (Firefighters Charitable Foundation spent just 3.5% of donations on good works), NewToLasVegas.com, August 3, 2017.
  Las Vegas weddings are still a big industry (One out of every 25 U.S. marriages takes place in Sin City), NewToLasVegas.com, July 30, 2017.
  Great Places To Follow Your Passions in Retirement  in 2017 (Forbes highlights golden years locations for arts, dining, learning, volunteering and outdoor activities on water and land, including golf), with SLIDE SHOW, Forbes.com, July 14, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Trump partied in Las Vegas with Russians and infamous email writer (Schmoozy 2013 gathering suggests warm ties with folks at center of latest storm), NewToLasVegas.com, July 12, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: 2016 Las Vegas trip by Emmanuel Macron under scrutiny (Paris prosecutors open inquiry into Paris prosecutors open judicial inquiry into costly event that soon-to-be-French president headlined at 2016 CES), NewToLasVegas.com, July 7, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Miss. jailbreak leads to Las Vegas bust (Fugitives from Tishomingo County Jail found in stolen vehicle in Sin City), NewToLasVegas.com, June 26, 2017.
  Las Vegas Strip isn’t in Las Vegas, and other oddities (The famous gambling district sits in unincorporated Clark County), NewToLasVegas.com, June 25, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Deported from Virginia for a Las Vegas-based Ponzi
(Angelina Lazar admitted running a foreign exchange fraud), NewToLasVegas.com, June 4, 2017.
  Las Vegas and environs profit from UFO aura (Souvenirs, tours, attractions focus on proximity to Area 51), NewToLasVegas.com, May 30, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Unlicensed pilot flew jet to Las Vegas (California man gets prison for carrying paying passengers despite revocation), NewToLasVegas.com, May 26, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Prison for for NY pet pound staff who spent stolen funds in Las Vegas (Pair spent most of $800,000 on unsuccessful gambling), NewToLasVegas.com, May 24, 2017.
  I had to file a public record request for my Las Vegas water usage (Las Vegas Valley Water District coughs up data after falsely stating information could not be released), NewToLasVegas.com, May 18, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Pa. official hit for okaying trip to Las Vegas Mirage (Northampton County HR Director Amy Trapp defends staffers staying on the Strip), NewToLasVegas.com, May 15, 2017.
  Shadowy outfit rating medical pros operates in Las Vegas (Consumers’ Research Council of America uses banal criteria to laud docs, sell pricey plaques), NewToLasVegas.com, May 10, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Las Vegas meeting leads to New York convictions (In Sin City, gambler Billy Walters got insider stock information, profited from trades placed through a local stockbroker), NewToLasVegas.com, May 3, 2017.
  It Didn’t Stay Here: Illinois politician sentenced to jail for Las Vegas junkets (Oliver Hamilton billed Sin City trips to a government credit card), NewToLasVegas.com, April 27, 2017.
  One topic Las Vegas image-makers ignore: Las Vegas scorpions (The little creatures with the toxic tail are found across Sin City), NewToLasVegas.com, April 25, 2017.
  On Las Vegas ethical standards (Convention boss is upset a newspaper reporter tried to visit a worker at home), NewToLasVegas.com, April 21, 2017.
  The Best Places To Retire In 2017 (Annual Forbes list highlights 25 attractive locations in 20 states, with a focus on cost and value), Forbes.com, April 20, 2017.
  Far from Las Vegas, Donald Trump taxes and me (Forbes reported that $38 million tax payment a decade ago), NewToLasVegas.com, March 15, 2017.
  The Best Places To Retire Without A Car (New Forbes list considers walkability, public transit, availability of Uber and Lyft, as well as crime, to identify 25 top cities for carless living), with SLIDE SHOWForbes.com, February 21, 2017.
  The Caring Folks of Las Vegas (Friends helping friends), NewToLasVegas.com, February 21, 2017.
  If Trump wants more coverage of crime, come to Las Vegas (Local media serve up plenty of stories), NewToLasVegas.com, February 9, 2017.
  A copy desk decline in Las Vegas (Front-page story in Las Vegas Review-Journal has embarrassing editing error), NewToLasVegas.com, February 5, 2017.
  Las Vegas nonprofit for injured cops is legit but has high overhead (Injured Police Officers Fund has been around since 1982), NewToLasVegas.com, January 21, 2017.
  Clark County, home of Las Vegas, is named for a corrupt tycoon (Copper mogul William A. Clark tried to bribe his way into U.S. Senate before putting a railroad straight through the future Sin City), NewToLasVegas.com, January 18, 2017.