July 2, 2004, 9am PDT
After several delays, the four-mile, $654 million Las Vegas monorail is set to open to the public on July 15th.
June 18, 2004, 2pm PDT
The urban planning of the Burning Man Festival's "incidental metropolis," Black Rock City, shows what makes a city work and what is essential to a community.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 10, 2004, 12pm PDT
Claiming that water problems won't slow growth, Sin City bets on expansion over sustainability. Some experts think the city will come up snake-eyes.
March 1, 2004, 9am PST
An editorial by the Las Vegas Review-Journal concludes from a recent study that the costs of smart growth are too high.
February 4, 2004, 10am PST
Six essays inspired by the Las Vegas bus system, from poetry to political stands.
February 2, 2004, 5am PST
As housing prices in Las Vegas begin to push out the middle class, even Sin City starts to think about inclusionary zoning
December 23, 2003, 5am PST
Lake Las Vegas -- the suburban reincarnation of Sin City with a 320-acre artificial lake -- is taking shape as a make-believe Tuscan village.
November 18, 2003, 9am PST
Nextel Communication's $50 million deal to name to the Las Vegas Convention Center monorail station is the first of its kinds.
November 17, 2003, 2pm PST
Faced with extinction, pedicab drivers in Las Vegas show how they fill a need in the city.
October 23, 2003, 3pm PDT
Many geology and water isssues have been overlooked by the DOE in selecting Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear depository.
June 23, 2003, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Times runs a two-part expose on Nevada Senator Harry Reid's corruption in trading money for development opportunities.
June 17, 2003, 3pm PDT
Southern Nevada's Regional Transportation Commission receives environmental approval for a four-mile $650M monorail extension.
June 5, 2003, 11am PDT
A businessman proposes high-rise student housing for the Univ. of Nevada, Reno on a part of the city's oldest cemetery.
May 14, 2003, 5am PDT
Las Vegas has become home to the fastest-growing Jewish population in the United States, but being observant can be tough.
April 11, 2003, 8am PDT
Roger Lewis profiles the best and worst of planning in Las Vegas.
March 13, 2003, 8am PST
Is the nation's fastest-growing city also the design capital of the U.S.?
January 23, 2003, 11am PST
Even as business at Las Vegas casinos slows down, Steve Wynn, the architect of modern Las Vegas, is making his comeback with a new hotel.
December 30, 2002, 9am PST
Las Vegas will soon launch the nation's first monorail built as a public transit project and funded by private industry.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2002, 5am PDT
A case in Las Vegas tests the limits of free speech in private areas supported by public funds.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 18, 2002, 12pm PDT
Nevadans face ballot questions on traffic congestion and preservation of wildlife habitat and power utilities.