November 4, 2005, 7am PST
In Sparks, Nevada, development handbooks are taking the place of traditional zoning.
October 27, 2005, 7am PDT
Construction begins on Las Vegas' new $1.8 billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a mixed-use high rise towering over 600 feet on the strip.
October 23, 2005, 11am PDT
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing a study by Randal O'Toole, calls the proposed multi-billion-dollar light rail line from Henderson to North Las Vegas a 'white elephant'.
October 10, 2005, 5am PDT
The informal Las Vegas 'urban growth boundary' just keeps getting pushed further back.
October 4, 2005, 10am PDT
A group is trying to save one of the last examples of Googie architecture in Las Vegas.
September 24, 2005, 7am PDT
MGM's $5 billion CityCenter proposes a cool urban downtown for the overheated Las Vegas Strip. [Includes photos.]
August 20, 2005, 1pm PDT
The proposed $70 million facility in Henderson is under fire from nearby residents.
August 11, 2005, 11am PDT
The EPA creates a million-year health standard for Yucca Mountain dump.
August 7, 2005, 7am PDT
Nevada's desert oasis is facing serious water issues -- most of which are caused by residents.
June 20, 2005, 9am PDT
As Las Vegas grows, the city is sending more pollutants into Lake Mead, the source of drinking water for millions in the West.
June 8, 2005, 11am PDT
The Henderson and North Las Vegas suburbs were the No. 2 and No. 3 most rapidly expanding cities nationwide in 2004.
May 24, 2005, 1pm PDT
A strange new dream began to take real shape and materialize on the desert floor—the Burning Man Art Festival. Includes an essay and slideshow.
April 29, 2005, 7am PDT
As the city opens the world's most expensive casino, residents worry about lack of housing, bad traffic, smog, and crime.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 12, 2005, 1pm PDT
Architect Cesar Pelli will design a 4,000-room "themeless" hotel-casino, part of a $4.7-billion project to be built on the Las Vegas Strip.
April 12, 2005, 9am PDT
A showdown in the Nevada desert pits coal plant proponents against advocates of renewable resources. L.A.'s decision will shape the outcome.
January 31, 2005, 7am PST
Developer Steve Wynn has returned with his $2.7-billion 'Wynn Las Vegas' hotel that may again elevate the standard for luxury in Sin City.
January 24, 2005, 1pm PST
"Sun, Sin & Suburbia An Essential History of Modern Las Vegas", by Geoff Schumacher, may be the definitive work about the fastest-growing place in America.
January 4, 2005, 8am PST
Las Vegas monorail is up and running for holiday peak business.
December 30, 2004, 1pm PST
Instead of building a new megahotel MGM is spending $3 billion to transform 66 acres on the Las Vegas Strip into a mini-Manhattan.
December 28, 2004, 7am PST
The four-mile monorail reopens Christmas Eve, ending a 107-day shutdown because of mechanical problems.