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Businesses scramble for share of ‘Pawn Stars’ fame

Tourists line up outside downtown’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for a chance to appear on the History Channel hit “Pawn Stars.” Now the show has spawned a cottage industry of Las Vegas businesses owned by experts who appraise artifacts. Jeremy Brown, owner of Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia, is one of them.

Nevada allowed to spend remaining federal highway funds

Nevada was given the green light on Friday to spend $673,000 in federal funds left over from a highway project in Henderson.
The money was allocated by Congress in a 2004 spending bill as part of a $5 million earmark to help build the “Henderson Spaghetti Bowl” interchange at Interstates 215 and 515.

Entities to get $5.44 million from room tax

Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite will share $5.44 million in room tax revenues collected in March and April, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board determined on Tuesday.

Convention authority staff to study airport name change

Although only the Clark County Commission can decide what to call the county-run airport, Las Vegas convention authority staff Tuesday was given a month to put together a cost-benefit analysis for changing the name of McCarran International Airport to Las Vegas International. After that, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board might declare a preference.

Taxicab Authority rejects request for extra medallions

The Nevada Taxicab Authority decided Monday not to grant temporary medallions to cover the giant MAGIC apparel trade show, expected to draw 80,000 people next week.

LVCVA to consider renaming McCarran airport

When it comes to promoting Las Vegas tourism, City Councilman Steve Ross would like to follow an example most recently set by Bozeman, Mont.

Visitor numbers saw healthy June increase

Midway through 2012, Las Vegas is keeping pace with early projections of 40 million visitors this year.


COVER STORY: The World Series of Poker, born in
a smoky room inside the Horseshoe, has grown into a yearlong event that draws players
and fans across the globe.

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