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Richard N. Velotta

Assistant Business Editor
Twitter: @RickVelotta

Richard N. “Rick” Velotta has covered business, the gaming industry, tourism, transportation and aviation in Las Vegas for 25 years. A former reporter and editor with the Las Vegas Sun, the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Aurora (Colo.) Sun, Velotta is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he won the school’s top journalism honor. He became the Review-Journal's assistant business editor in September 2018.

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Las Vegas board to continue fight against Yucca Mountain

Fighting efforts to open the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and lobbying to continue funding the Brand USA international tourism marketing program will be the top federal legislative priorities of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for the rest of 2018.

Las Vegas Convention Center to have a rooftop terrace

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors on Tuesday will consider allowing top LVCVA executives to sign off on contracts of up to $1 million on “soft cost” contracts for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project.

Nevada gaming officials propose changes to regulations

Casino licensees would get clarity on responding to customers who appear to be impaired by drugs and out-of-state sports bettors would be able to be paid winnings easier under amendments to gaming regulations that have been proposed to the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Clark County OKs bonds sale for Las Vegas Raiders stadium

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has consistently opposed the public’s $750 million subsidy for the 65,000-seat indoor football stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders. Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and other commissioners have consistently supported it. Nothing was different Tuesday as commissioners neared the financial finish line for funding the project.

LVCVA to assist, not lead, in planning Las Vegas memorial

While the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was celebrated for its role in the weeks immediately following the Oct. 1 shooting, that isn’t likely to be the case when it comes to memorializing the tragedy and building a permanent tribute to the victims and heroes.

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