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Nevada Press Association honors Sun, GMG publications and journalists

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The Las Vegas Sun won top place in the 2018 Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for Best Page One Style.

The Sunday stopped publication in January; its content combined with Las Vegas Weekly.

“We aim all year to bring the most credible, informative and pertinent news and info to Southern Nevada readers. To see our personnel rewarded with this award for quality in their craft is heartfelt and much appreciated,” said Brian Greenspun, owner, editor and publisher of the Sun.

GMG had 2 sweepstakes winners for the statewide awards: Elizabeth Brown, editor and imaginative director, as outstanding visual reporter for her design of Las Vegas Weekly; Ricardo Torres-Cortez as reporter of merit of city weeklies for his work in The Sunday magazine. Elizabeth Brown Of Brown’s work, which also included first place for total design of The Sunday in the urban weeklies category, judges stated,”Effective images. Remarkable eye for presentation.”Torres-Cortez’s profile on summer season crime for The Sunday was chosen as the best news feature for urban weeklies. He also won first place in the exact same class for social work, a story he wrote with associate April Corbin on the worth of employing veterans.

“Not only were these stories well written, but they were well crafted,” a judge said of Torres-Cortez. “I didn’t seem like I had actually checked out pieces about evolving senseless gang violence or a mass shooting– however rather was taken on a psychological experience. This work is extraordinary in every way.”

Other GMG winners consist of:

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(All awards for Las Vegas Sun)

First place: finest editorial page, Brian Greenspun, Ric Anderson and Mike Smith; best page one design, Sun personnel;

finest sports newspaper article, Mike Grimala Second place: basic excellence, staff; best sports newspaper article, Ray Brewer; finest overall design, Sun staff; best

explanatory journalism, Kim Palchikoff Third location: best explanatory journalism, Yvonne Gonzalez; best sports column, Ray Maker; best editorial cartoon, Mike Smith; finest function picture, Steve Marcus

Urban weeklies

(All awards for Las Vegas Weekly)

First place: finest entertainment writing, Brock Radke; finest local column, Brock Radke; finest picture, Wade Vandervort; finest graphic designer, Ian Racoma; best numerous image essay, Wade Vandervort; best explanatory journalism, Chris Kudialis, C. Moon Reed and Geoff Carter; best feature photo, Wade Vandervort

Second place: best digital news function storytelling, Mikayla Whitmore and C. Moon Reed; best marketing development, personnel; best investigative story, staff; finest local column, Mike Prevatt; general excellence, personnel; finest specific niche publication, staff; best portrait, Wade Vandervort; best graphic designer, Corlene Byrd; best special section, personnel; best nonstaff story, Danielle Kelly; advertising general excellence, personnel; best breaking news reporting, C. Moon Reed; finest business spot news story, C. Moon Reed; finest function photo, Wade Vandervort; finest detailed photo, Christopher DeVargas

3rd place: finest overall design, personnel; finest niche publication, staff; best several photo essay, Mikayla Whitmore; finest page one style, staff; finest critical writing, C. Moon Reed; best feature writing, C. Moon Reed; social work, personnel; finest business function, Mike Prevatt; best function photo, Wade Vandervort

Urban weeklies

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Greenspun Media Group’s Elizabeth Brown was awarded Impressive Visual Journalist in the 2018 Nevada Press Association’s Better Paper Contest. Her collection of her work is revealed here.

(All awards for The Sunday)

Top place: best editorial page, Ric Anderson and Mike Smith; best editorial writing, Ric Anderson; finest print ad, Dany Haniff ; finest unique section, personnel; best sports include writing, Ray Brewer; finest nonstaff story, Rob Miech; best editorial cartoon, Mike Smith; finest in-house promo, Dany Haniff; community service, Ricardo Torres-Cortez and April Corbin; best organisation area news feature, Mick Akers; finest illustrated photo, Elizabeth Brown and Christopher DeVargas Second location: best print advertisement, Dany Haniff; finest ad series, Elizabeth Brown and Emma Cauthorn; best editorial writing, Ric Anderson; finest general design, Elizabeth Brown; best numerous image essay, Mikayla Whitmore; best sports include writing, Ray Maker; finest editorial animation, Mike Smith; social work, staff; finest explanatory journalism, Adam Candee; finest news function story, April Corbin

Third location: best print advertisement, Dany Haniff; finest ad series, Elizabeth Brown, Emma Cauthorn and Sean Rademacher; basic quality, staff; best graphic designer, Elizabeth Brown; best sports feature writing, Jesse Granger; marketing basic quality, personnel; best news function story, personnel

Publication

(All awards for Las Vegas Publication)

2nd place: advertising general excellence, staff

Third place: finest page one design, personnel; best portrait, Christopher DeVargas; general online quality, personnel.

Nevada Resort Association urges hold-up on marijuana lounges

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Jeff Chiu/ AP Customers smoke cannabis in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. Las Vegas is thinking about a regulation to enable cannabis lounges.

Nevada’s leading video gaming and resort advocacy group is advising Las Vegas officials to hold off on a proposed ordinance to permit marijuana intake lounges.

In a letter Tuesday to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Nevada Resort Association President Virginia Valentine said the proposed hookah-style lounges– where legal amounts of pot might be consumed by adults 21 and over– would create “distinct obstacles” for casinos near the lounges.

” Recreational marijuana has just been legal in Nevada considering that July 1, 2017, and it still relatively brand-new in other states,” Valentine wrote. “Consequently, neighborhoods have little or no experience with the effects of lounges on the neighborhoods or surrounding businesses.”

The letter, copied to members of the Las Vegas City Board, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Las Vegas City Supervisor Scott Adams, concludes by asking the city to delay opening the lounges “till more information is readily available from other jurisdictions.”

Councilman Bob Casket, who has led the city’s efforts to progress with the lounges– which would also enable food and alcohol service– said the Resort Association already has made its opposition clear and Tuesday’s letter “will not slow us down.”

Gambling establishments in downtown Las Vegas have “been quiet” on the concern, he said.

Casket stated city officials have been moving slowly on the problem and that Valentine’s letter will be “part of the process” as city authorities weigh viewpoints from advocacy groups. A city advisory committee will likely move the pot lounge proposition forward to be heard by the City Council in late October or early November, Casket said.

Tuesday’s letter appears to oppose the opinion of some leading video gaming operators in the Las Vegas Valley, which have formerly promoted for lounges as sanctuaries for cannabis users to consume pot rather of within gambling establishments.

Speaking last year in favor of weed lounges as part of a Clark County marijuana advisory panel, Andy Abboud, senior vice president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., stated the lounges would minimize the number of travelers who smuggle cannabis into their hotel rooms and quietly use it in prohibited locations. The panel promoted consumption lounges off the Strip.

Valentine and other representatives from the Nevada Resort Association did not immediately respond to ask for remark. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was out of the workplace today and not offered for comment.

Riana Durrett, the Nevada Dispensary Association’s executive director, stated the state’s leading pot advocacy organization stayed neutral on the expense. Its more than 50 members are split on the lounges.

” It actually varies by dispensary and by owner,” Durrett said. “The association doesn’t take a position on it.”

As head of National Governors Association, Sandoval will trigger innovation

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Cathleen Allison/ AP Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval reveals that Nevada was picked as the brand-new site for a $5 billion Tesla Motors vehicle battery factory, during an interview at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, left, likewise discussed the gigafactory his business will construct east of Reno, bringing an estimated 6,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Friday, July 14, 2017|9:40 a.m.

State-level legislation effect on our country’s global competitiveness. And guvs play a crucial function in figuring out whether their states invite the opportunities that innovation brings– or decline them.

This is why Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s chairmanship of the National Governors Association, which officially begins Saturday, is important to American competitiveness and development.

In 6 years as Nevada’s guv, Sandoval has actually accepted interruption throughout all sectors of the tech economy, including energy and transport. His experience makes him well-prepared to make one of the most of his upcoming year-long term as chair of the NGA.

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Nevada’s business-friendly tax laws have actually triggered big tech companies to invest in the state. In the last year alone, Google purchased more than 1,000 acres at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center for more than $29 million; Apple vowed to increase the size of its information center in the Reno location, making a financial investment of $1 billion in the state that will create hundreds of jobs; and Amazon constructed an 800,000 square-foot satisfaction center in northern Nevada, including numerous brand-new jobs to the state.

Sandoval has actually used his last term in office specifically to deal with Nevada’s future in innovation. Presently, Nevada grants only 9.5 college degrees in STEM subjects for each 1,000 trainees– a number far lower than the nationwide average of 20.8 for every 1,000 and one that will not be sustainable in the brand-new, tech-savvy job market of the future. STEM degrees are one of 10 aspects taken into consideration in the Consumer Innovation Association’s Innovation Scorecard, an annual ranking of a state’s openness to development. While Nevada makes high marks for fast web speeds and anti-discrimination LGBTQ laws that make it easier for the state to bring in top talent, STEM degrees is an area that requires enhancement, and will eventually assist lift the state’s overall ranking.

Sandoval is aware of this, and has actually taken actions to help his state modification course. In his newest State of the State address, he revealed his objective to assign irreversible funding to the Office of Workforce Development. He likewise revealed a strategy to develop a College of Engineering at UNR and asked for public funding for half of the task. And in March, the Office of Science, Development and Technology granted a $1 million grant to various STEM training programs across the state.

Each NGA chair is provided a year to push a particular effort, and Sandoval has actually decided to push innovation. His method consists of supporting and incentivizing innovation change, informing residents about advantages and risks, updating policy and regulatory processes, preparing the workforce and protecting systems from cyber dangers. He likewise plans to highlight energy and transportation development.

Customer Technology Association is delighted at the possibility of having Gov. Sandoval as the chair of the NGA. Las Vegas is the house of CES– The International Stage for Innovation– each year, and Sandoval, a tech lover and passionate Fitbit user, has attended and comprehends the power and value of the tech market for economic development and national competitiveness. We’re delighted to see him position Nevada as a leader, promoting more states across the country to embrace innovation.

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Innovation Association.

After reports of abuse, gaming association worried about impacts of possible government charge card ban at gambling establishments

A current report that found federal employees poorly made use of government charge card at gambling establishments could have unneeded consequences for the gaming market, the American Gaming Association alerted today.

In a May 19 report, the Department of Defense Inspector General’s Workplace stated it discovered hundreds of countless dollars in transactions where department credit card holders most likely utilized their cards for individual functions at gambling establishments and “adult entertainment facilities.”

The report made numerous suggestions, consisting of that the government think about obstructing cards from being made use of at specific gambling establishments or adult entertainment companies. The video gaming association is disagreing with that suggestion.

Geoff Freeman, president of the gaming association, wrote in a letter to Defense Department officials today that while his group agrees “totally” that government workers should be liable with their card use, it is “troubled” by suggestions of a ban at casinos.

“A policy that prohibits using government charge card at gambling establishments would reflect a gross misunderstanding of gambling establishments, which include far more than the gaming floor itself, and would ignore the lots of genuine business-related costs sustained at gaming facilities,” Freeman composed.

He questioned in the letter whether employees would be barred from utilizing their charge card to stay in a hotel room or from spending money at restaurants and stores that are part of gambling establishments.

From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the report found 4,437 transactions totaling $952,258 where Defense Department staff members likely utilized their cards for individual functions at gambling establishments. The report likewise determined 900 more deals totaling $96,576 at “adult home entertainment facilities.”

Bridget Ann Serchak, chief of public affairs for the Department of Defense Inspector General, stated in an e-mail that restaurants and hotels were not part of the costs questioned by the examination if the cardholder was carrying out genuine government business.