March 19, 2001, 10am PST
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, publishes a chapter from his forthcoming book on the Web.
March 16, 2001, 8am PST
The Christian Science Monitor looks at how Las Vegas and Reno have dealt with their growth problems.
The Christian Science Monitor
March 12, 2001, 10am PST
Las Vegas City Council members and residents came out against a proposed affordable housing development citing an absence of open space.
February 8, 2001, 11am PST
Las Vegas real estate mogul pronounces his new hotel "the single most wonderful resort in the history of Las Vegas."
February 2, 2001, 9am PST
Las Vegas has some of the worst air quality in the Western US. Lax enforcement of environmental laws at fault.
January 27, 2001, 8am PST
Environmentalists and affordable housing advocates compromise on a plan bringing more development around the famed lake.
January 26, 2001, 10am PST
Smithsonian-sponsored tours of art and architecture have added Las Vegas to the schedule. "Glitz and fakery is art, too."
January 26, 2001, 8am PST
Las Vegas faces air pollution, traffic congestion, and scarce water supplies. But the city's mayor, an unlikely New Urbanist, has big plans.
January 19, 2001, 6am PST
In the gaming capital of the nation, local officials are working to combat the shortage of parks and recreation facilities.
January 16, 2001, 9am PST
Residents fear that Yucca Mountain, in western Nevada, will become the burial ground for nuclear waste.
January 2, 2001, 6am PST
The City of Reno is adding over $260 million in public projects to cope with the region's growth.
December 29, 2000, 6am PST
State officials are trying to build one of the largest wind farms in the nation.
December 27, 2000, 2pm PST
Plans to store nuclear waste above ground poses a health risk to citizens and an environmental risk to the state.
December 27, 2000, 1pm PST
Homeless assistance providers will receive $3.85 Million in grants from HUD.
December 27, 2000, 12pm PST
It takes more than stores and office buildings to revitalize a tired downtown. Las Vegas is implementing a strategy that is also a trend for many cities in the western U.S. -- building housing downtown.
December 21, 2000, 2pm PST
A four-mile monorail system linking Las Vegas' major hotels and convention center to the airport is the "only public transportation project in the history of North America that's being built without any federal money or subsidy."
December 19, 2000, 8am PST
Approval of two new transportation plans earmarks $21 billon dollars in spending to solving the region's traffic problems.
December 15, 2000, 9am PST
An 1872 mining law lies at the heart of the dispute over who owns Searchlight, a city about 50 miles from Las Vegas.
December 15, 2000, 9am PST
The Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission unveiled plans that officials hope will cope with the growth boom.
December 14, 2000, 8am PST
Some experts tracking national sprawl trends have identified the top offender.