DECEMBER 3 2023 / ISSUE NO. 92 / ARCHIVE
According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, the third victim in Wednesday’s shooting at UNLV has been identified as Naoko Takemaru, 69, an Associate Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures of the College of Liberal Arts.
According to UNLV's faculty page, her office is located on the third floor of the Beam Hall at the Lee Business School, where the incident happened.
According to an official statement from Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D., President of University of Nevada - Las Vegas, “We’ve now learned that two of the victims who passed away – Patricia Navarro-Velez and Cha Jan “Jerry” Chang – were members of our Lee Business School faculty. The third victim, also a UNLV faculty member, will be identified following notification of next of kin.”
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair of the Senate subcommittee overseeing tourism, announced that $3 billion in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be used to begin construction of the Brightline West high-speed rail project in Las Vegas.
This 218-mile high-speed rail project will connect Las Vegas and Southern California through planned stations in Las Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga, with connectivity into Los Angeles County through Metrolink.
Shake Shack will open its first drive-thru location in Southern Nevada on Thursday, December 14th at 1830 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89031.
The City of Henderson released a public engagement and outreach summary on redevelopment of the former Fiesta Casino Hotel site, located on Lake Mead Parkway near the I-215 and U.S. Highway 93 intersection.
The top two identified primary uses/themes for the site include tournament sports facility & hospitality and family-oriented entertainment. The top two identified supporting uses/themes for the site include family-fun and arts & culture.
A new community opened this week in East Las Vegas, with models available for viewing. Prices start in the $200s, aiming on making homeownership possible for first-time homebuyers.
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved five companies in Southern Nevada to receive state tax incentives. In exchange, these companies plan to create 271 jobs in the Las Vegas region over the next two years.
U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair of the Senate subcommittee overseeing tourism, announced that $60.9 million from the Airport Infrastructure Grant Program authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be allocated to Nevada airports in 2024.
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