TOD Opportunities Around America's First True High-Speed Rail Line

Brightline West hopes to break ground, in anticipation of a 2027 opening. Cities in the Inland Empire and High Desert areas of Southern California are looking to take advantage.

February 14, 2024 - California Planning & Development Report

Rendering of Brightline West high-speed rail station in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Southwest High-Speed Rail Project Awarded $2.5 Billion in Private Bonds

The Brightline West line will break ground this year.

January 25, 2024 - KTNV

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Nevada to Host National Outdoor Recreation Conference

In May 2024, the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals will hold its national conference in Stateline, Nevada, offering opportunities to learn and network in the beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe.

January 22, 2024 - Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

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Brightline West Awarded $3 Billion in Federal Funding

The high-speed rail line will cut travel time between Southern California and Las Vegas roughly in half.

December 5, 2023 - Fox 5

Nuclear power plant with four massive towers emitting white vapor.

Small-Scale Nuclear Power Dealt Major Setback

The company that made history in January when its 'small modular nuclear reactor' became the first in the nation to receive certification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has canceled it due to financial reasons.

November 15, 2023 - Canary Media

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada with homes in foreground and downtown buildings in background during autumn.

Reno Revisits Zoning Reform

After roundly rejecting a proposal to legalize granny flats in 2018, the city council is revising it and other zoning reform proposals that could increase the city’s affordable housing supply.

November 3, 2023 - Fox Reno

A hot springs in a low-lying desert area, with mountains in the distant background.

Blockchains Inc Wanted a Massive ‘Smart City’ in Nevada but Couldn’t Muster the Water Rights

California Forever isn’t the only tech-investor-driven mega-project to make news in recent weeks. Blockchains Inc had designs on remaking a massive swath of land near Reno until water got in the way.

September 19, 2023 - The Nevada Independent

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Calls Grow for ‘One-Dam Solution’ on Colorado River

California growers and others in the river’s Lower Basin want the federal government to consider draining Lake Powell to conserve more water downstream.

September 13, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Las Vegas Residents Push Back on Freeway Expansion

A state plan to widen an interstate that cuts through downtown Las Vegas would displace hundreds of homes and businesses.

September 7, 2023 - Nevada Current

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Reno Plans Downtown Makeover

The ‘biggest little city’ plans to hire consultants to develop a plan for a more vibrant, more walkable downtown strip.

July 26, 2023 - This is Reno

Rendering of Brightline West high-speed train with southwest desert mountains in background

Las Vegas-to-L.A. High-Speed Rail Project Passes Another Hurdle

The segment between Rancho Cucamonga and the high desert town of Victorville received a key approval, with groundbreaking scheduled for later this year.

July 17, 2023 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Two bridges over Puget sound, Tacoma washington

Washington Governor Delays Progress on Mileage Fee, Again

For the second time in two years, Gov. Jay Inslee has dealt a legislative setback to transportation planning efforts to prepare for the 2035 ban on the sale of gas-tax paying light duty motor vehicles to reduce carbon emissions.

July 10, 2023 - The Seattle Times

View of Colorado River from top of Hoover Dam with concrete column on left

The New Colorado River Deal: An Explainer

According to one analyst, the agreement approved by the states doesn’t go nearly far enough to protect the river in the long term.

May 28, 2023 - The Land Desk

"Bathtub ring" showing low water level on red rocks at Lake Powell, Arizona

States Reach Consensus on Colorado River Deal

The seven states along the Colorado River basin are in agreement over proposed water cuts over the next three years to preserve dangerously low reservoirs.

May 24, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

View of Colorado River winding through canyon in red rock cliffs against lightly cloudy blue sky

Lower Basin States Closer to Agreement on Colorado River

After a year of contentious negotiations, Western states dependent on the river’s water supply are nearing a deal that would reduce water use significantly over the next three years.

May 22, 2023 - The Washington Post

Elon Musk appears on stage in front of a backdrop of information about the Boring Company.

Las Vegas Doubles Down on Elon Musk and the Boring Co.

The Clark County Commission wants more Teslas in more tunnels.

May 4, 2023 - News 3

Protestors gather with signs that read “Don’t Evict My Neighbors.”

Eviction Protections Expire in Los Angeles County as Evictions Rise Around the U.S.

L.A.’s pandemic-era renter protections are credited with stabilizing homelessness in the region, but they ended at the end of March. Meanwhile, evictions are on the upswing around the country, led by L.A.’s neighbor to the east, Las Vegas.

April 11, 2023 - LAist

Petroglyphs on Spirit Mountain

Avi Kwa Ame, Sacred Land in Nevada, to Be Preserved as a National Monument

Hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Clark County, Nevada will be preserved by President Biden under the powers of the Antiquities Act, according to reports.

March 20, 2023 - The Washington Post

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada against snow-capped mountains in winter

Nevada Makes Historic Affordable Housing Investment

The state announced $500 million in grants to agencies and organizations building or preserving affordable housing in the state.

December 13, 2022 - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Rendering of Brightline West train passing through Southern California desert

L.A.-Las Vegas High Speed Rail Could Break Ground Next Year

The privately funded train would shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in half the time it takes to drive and could take 3 million vehicles off the road.

December 4, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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