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UNLV History Department Picks Renowned North American Historian as Harry Reid Endowed Chair

The UNLV Department of History has called distinguished North American West historian Susan Lee Johnson as the Harry Reid Endowed Chair for the History of the Intermountain West.
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Blackstone Closes On One of Largest Multifamily Handle Hawaii'' s History

New York City Firm Pays Almost $200 Million for 499-Unit Neighborhood on Honolulu, Marks Most Current Investment on the Island for Private Equity Giant

Blackstone Group purchased a high-end house tower in Hawaii for near to $200 million in among the largest multifamily deals in the history of the tropical archipelago state, reflecting the tightest regional rental market in years.

The New York investment giant laid out $197 million, or about $395,000 per system, for the Kapolei Lofts. That 499-unit garden-style complex of three-story structures was developed in 2015 at 761 Wakea St. in the town of Kapolei, on the island of Honolulu.

A local broker, Commercial Property Advisors, managed the sale for the seller, Cleveland-based real estate investment trust Forest City Realty Trust.

Hawaii’s apartment market is special, and Blackstone’s large investment is a step of trust investors share. Almost HALF of households in the Hawaiian Islands lease, and the economy is heavily based on tourist.

Own a home is difficult for the majority of employees, and regardless of need for apartments, advancement has been slow. Job is now at 5.3 percent, the first time it has actually topped 5 percent in years, according to CoStar research.

That tight rental market has actually helped Honolulu see rent growth of about 5 percent annually, a full 150 basis points above the national average.

Blackstone has actually revealed confidence in the Hawaiian economy just recently. The company paid about $300 million for a Turtle Bay resort property, likewise on Honolulu, in January.

The Kapolei Lofts feature a mix of one- to three-bedroom homes. The units have black appliances, wood-plan-style floor covering and washer and dryers. The amenities consist of two swimming pools, a gym with a yoga studio and electrical automobile charging stations.

In mid-2012, San Francisco-based Carmel Partners paid $300 million for the 1,455-unit Kapilina Beach Homes in Ewa Beach – the largest single multifamily sale on record in Hawaii. Just recently, Hawaiian communities have also been consisted of in large portfolio sales consisting of New Senior Investment Group’s $640 million purchase in 2015 of 28 U.S. independent living centers, and a $208 million multifamily military portfolio sale in early 2016 to Hunt Cos. from El Paso, Texas.

For additional information on Blackstone’s acquisition of Kapolei Lofts, please see CoStar Comp # 4489862.

Lady dies after fire at central valley Las Vegas complex with history of fires

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( Clark County Fire Dept.)( Clark County Fire Dept.). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. The Clark County Fire Department on Sunday said a lady passed away after a large fire ruined

an apartment building. Teams from Clark County Fire and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue were on scene of a fire in the central valley on Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out about 3:30 p.m., a witness said. The two-alarm fire at Solaire Apartments, 1750 E. Karen Avenue, ruined eight units.

The fire department stated the structure was an overall loss after a roofing system collapsed. Audiences reported seeing smoke from as far as Centennial Hills.

A witness to the fire stated the lady went missing after she perhaps ran back into the structure to get her dog.

It was not instantly understood what caused the fire or if anyone else was hurt. Management was dealing with those displaced by the fire.

In February 2017, 8 households were impacted by a fire at Solaire. A month later, a blaze displaced nine grownups and 7 children.

The fire was extinguished by 58 fire personnel that responded, per Fire Chief Cassell.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Believe shot at by Metro officer has long criminal history


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. The suspect in an officer-involved shooting recently in the east valley is a five-time founded guilty felon, cops announced Monday.

Jessie Murillo, 35, was contended by City Law enforcement officer Brent Horlacher, 28, a three-year veteran with the department, however was unscathed in the event, Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank said in an online rundown. The bullet struck the wall Murillo was leaping over during a foot pursuit.

Murillo was apprehended on charges of attack with a fatal weapon, felony evading and belongings of a stolen car.

Murillo has previous felony convictions, primarily from California, including threaten criminal offense with the intent to terrify, ownership of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, tried robbery, and intent belongings of a stolen automobile, according to Metro.

The ordeal started when Horlacher, on patrol near east Desert Inn Road and Stone Highway, ran the plates of a 2003 Dodge Durango for a registration check and found they were registered to a different lorry.

When Horlacher attempted to perform a traffic stop with his lights and siren, Murillo did not pull over and an automobile pursuit occurred. Murillo took a trip on the incorrect side of the roadway into head-on traffic throughout points of the pursuit, Hank stated.

Murillo eventually left the car while it was still moving, sending the Durango into a wall near St. Louis Opportunity and Lamb Boulevard, and continued to lead Horlacher on a foot pursuit.

As Murillo was climbing up a wall between homes on the 4100 block of St. Louis Avenue, Horlacher reported that the suspect pointed a pistol at him, to which he fired the single shot, missing the suspect.

Metro did not find a weapon on Murillo upon his arrest or after canvassing the location.

Horlacher’s body-worn cam was not on at the time of the shooting, but a secondary officer’s electronic camera was on and a gunshot is heard in the range. City is checking out why the electronic camera wasn’t operating at the time.

Murillo was jailed 2 hours after the shot was fired, and cops worry his weapon might be concealed somewhere in the community, as numerous pieces of his clothes were discovered throughout the area.

City has touched with those who reside in the area to be on the lookout for the possible weapon, Hank stated.

Horlacher is on paid administrative leave pending the outcomes of the examination.

The incident represents the ninth officer-involved shooting of 2018, one less than the total at the very same time in 2015.

Anyone with info about the shooting is motivated to get in touch with Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Nevada Conservation Foundation’s Home + History returns with even more history … and martinis

Palm trees, streamlined outsides and post-war optimism– no one does not like classic Vegas architecture. Prior to the Valley was covered with unlimited faux-Spanish tract homes, our first forays into suburbia were infused with swingin’ Mid-Century Modern design.

While our city might still spend more time imploding than conserving, history wins today with the Nevada Preservation Foundation’s weekend-long House + History Las Vegas (HHLV): A Celebration of Vegas Cool program, set up April 27-29.

Occasions include the #UncommonVegas image display; the driving Vintage Vegas Home Trip; the opportunity to peruse Mid-Mod designer Hugh Taylor’s archive and more. Several bus trips are on offer, including a tour of modern-day institutional buildings (churches, schools, and so on) and a tour of the McWilliams and Clark townsites, which will explore early city landmarks. A brand-new weekend highlight– regrettably currently offered out– is a bicycle trip of celebrity houses utilizing the RTC’s Downtown bike share. Power of Pattern authors Ron and Barbara Marshall will go over concrete screen block patterns. And Dunn Edwards’ color specialist Sara McLean will go over the color of historic Vegas and Mid-Mod stylings.

For several years, the event used to consist of only a Vintage Vegas Home Tour and Martini Trip. Last year, it broadened into a full weekend with 16 events. “Last year, our goal had been to offer 400 tickets, and we sold 750,” says Heidi Swank, executive director of NPF. This year, they’ve already offered more than 900 tickets to different events. “We have people originating from all over the world for this; it’s sort of impressive. We get a great deal of individuals who never been to Las Vegas, but they’re coming for this.”

A few of the events are the exact same as in 2015, however lots of have been expanded, with brand-new houses incorporated. If you can only attend one event, Swank suggests the one that began everything: the Vintage Vegas Home Trip.

“Individuals think we blow everything up, and we don’t. … Everyone’s history matters,” Swank says. “The factor we take a look at locations like Paris, when they were at point of their history where we are now, they recognized they had history and they kept it. We’re on a various point on that development as a new city. We have buildings over 100 years old. The bulk are from mid-20th century; about 50 years is a historic structure– that’s 1968 and earlier. We have a fair bit developed prior to 1968.”

Profits from the event benefits the Structure, permitting the group to advance their mission of preservation in Nevada. They help areas safe historic designations (such as Beverly Green and Paradise Palms), deal instructional programs and host events.

Each event needs separate registration. Areas, times, prices and schedule differ. To sign up and for more information, see nevadapreservation.org.

No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history


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CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Jairus Lyles could not reduce a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had actually lastly made it occur– a 16 ousting a 1 in March Insanity.

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the sports world by managing the most stunning upset in college basketball history, hammering Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to end up being the very first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed in the men’s NCAA Competition.

UMBC secured its underdog tradition in sports tradition, alongside Buster Douglas, the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team, Appalachian State football and Joe Namath’s Jets.

Virginia got in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 total seed after going 31-2 in the regular season, including 20-1 in ACC competition.

The question wasn’t whether they would win this game, but if they would get to the Last 4 and win everything.

But UMBC– a team most dipped into when completing their brackets– didn’t just beat Virginia, it dominated throughout the second half, dismantling the 20 1/2- point favorites by 20 points in the other direction. To put things in viewpoint, UMBC scored 53 points in the 2nd half– one shy of the number of Virginia scored in the entire video game.

In a chaotic UMBC locker space after the game, gamers shouted: “All brackets gone! No best brackets! Put that in the news!”

Lyles scored 23 of his 28 points in the 2nd half and the Retrievers cruised to an easy triumph before racing off the floor together in their yellow-and-black uniforms, fingers pointed towards the ceiling.

” These are the minutes that you dream of,” Lyles stated. “It’s always interesting to make history.”

Chaminade’s 77-72 stunner over Ralph Sampson and then No. 1-ranked Cavaliers in 1982 in Hawaii was usually considered the most remarkable upset in college basketball. But that was the regular season.

This came when it mattered the most– in the NCAA Tournament.

No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament were 135-0.

” Incredible– it’s truly all you can say,” UMBC coach Ryan Odom said.

The Cavaliers could not get anything produced on offense and the nation’s top-ranked defense couldn’t contain the American East Conference champions who won their conference tournament at the buzzer.

The 74 points were the most Virginia had actually enabled this year. And they played teams like Duke and North Carolina. Virginia had actually permitted simply 54.3 points per video game this season, the least in the country.

UMBC shot 67.9 percent from the field in the second half and held Virginia to 42 percent after intermission.

” We got completely outplayed and that’s the truth of it,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett stated.

Lyles was the catalyst.

He diced up Virginia’s defense in the 2nd half, getting to the hole quickly and facilitating layups. He likewise knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as UMBC built a 16-point lead.

” I always let him play,” Odom said. “I never ever hold him back. When he starts like that if breeds self-confidence in other guys.”

The game was connected at halftime, however the Retrievers came out positive and motivated in the second half and developed a double-digit lead that Virginia might never erase.

Joe Sherburne, who had 14 points, was huge early in the second half and made followers out of everybody. He scored on an and-1 drive and then tore down a 3-pointer from the top of the secret after a behind-the-back pass from KJ Maura. After Virginia made a nasty shot, the shifty 5-foot-8, 140-pound Maura drove the lane for uncontested layup.

A Tony Bennett timeout could not stop the bleeding, as Lyles struck two more 3’s and Sherburne struck another to extend UMBC’s result in 14 with about 15 minutes left.

Arkel Lamer made a 3-pointer from the corner with 3 1/2 minutes left to put UMBC up by 17, then backpedaled down the court with his tongue hanging out. You knew history was coming.

Chants of “UMBC” echoed through the arena.

” We all wanted to be in the ‘One Shining Moment’ video,” Sherburne stated.

It was yet another early exit for the Cavaliers in a season that appeared to hold so much guarantee. This was the fourth time in the last five seasons the Cavaliers have been either the No. 1 or 2 seed, but cannot reach the Final Four under Bennett.

Bennett stated the Cavaliers had a historical season and then “a historical loss. That’s life.”

Rather of aiming to chip away at the lead and pound the ball inside versus the smaller sized Retrievers, Virginia consistently shot 3-pointers. Virginia missed 13 of its first 14 before getting hot for a short stretch late in the game.

” As soon as we came down 8 or 10 we aimed to make crowning achievement plays,” Virginia’s Kyle Man stated.


Virginia’s Ty Jerome, who had 15 points together with Man, was asked if he knew a No. 16 seed had actually never won in the NCAA Competition.

” I think everybody is aware of that,” Jerome said. “Thanks for bringing that up once again, but I understood it.”


In 1998, the No. 16 seed Harvard women beat top-seeded Stanford on the Cardinal’s home flooring.


UMBC: Will deal with No. 9 seed Kansas State on Sunday in the 2nd round.

Law aims to stop discrimination against job candidates with criminal history

[not able to obtain full-text material] During the six months Tyrone Woods invested searching for a task, he sent emails, completed applications and hoped for the best. His résumé highlighted two stable tasks considering that 2010 — one for 4 years in Las Vegas and the other for two years when he quickly relocated to Texas. Nevertheless, in the callbacks, his previous felony convictions were discussed.

Woman wins largest bingo prize in Las Vegas history

The lucky winner is pictured with Rampart Casino Bingo Manager Jo Farwell (Rampart Casino / FOX5).
 The fortunate winner is pictured with Rampart Casino Bingo Supervisor Jo Farwell (Rampart Casino/ FOX5).

The fortunate winner is pictured with Rampart Gambling establishment Bingo Supervisor Jo Farwell (Rampart Gambling Establishment/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A regional lady won the largest Double Daub bingo

prize in Las Vegas history at a west Valley casino. The female, who wishes to stay anonymous, walked away with a prize totaling $110,726 from Summerlin’s Rampart Casino, inning accordance with a release.

She won the cash after playing the popular bingo game on Feb. 10th.

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VICI Properties Completes 4th Largest REIT IPO in History

Ed Pitoniak, CEO of VICI Properties VICI Characteristics Inc., a Las Vegas-based owner of net leased gambling establishments, completed the fourth-largest REIT going public in history yesterday and began trading this morning on the NYSE under the sign VICI. VICI priced an upsized offering of 60.5 million shares at$20/share. The REIT has actually also approved to the underwriters a 30-day overallotment choice to buy up to an additional 9.075 million shares. In overall, the REIT is expected to raise gross profits of $1.4 billion. The offering was coincidentally substantial for another reason.

In ending up being the 4th largest REIT IPO in history and the biggest hotel REIT, according to NAREIT data, VICI replaced its rival MGM Growth Characteristic because area, which had raised $1.2 billion in its IPO 2 years ago. Simply 2 weeks back, MGM Development Residences made an unsolicited deal to buy VICI

for$ 19.50 shares. VICI rejected the bid thinking that its prospects as a standalone independent business could deliver substantially exceptional results, Ed Pitoniak, CEO of VICI said. VICI’s stock has been trading today at around$1 more per share than its IPO price. The IPI raised some$200 to$300 million more than at first prepared. Pitoniak told CoStar they would be weighing everyday the best ways to release the additional money raised, including how much dry powder they might

wish to place on their books. About $670 countless the proceeds were already allocated to pay for some arrearage. In addition to the IPO raise, in late December, VICI raised another $1 billion in a personal equity offering. The net earnings from the transaction were used to partially

fund VICI’s purchase of Harrah’s Las Vegas for$1.14 billion. Pitoniak stated he was gratified by the level of assistance from financiers and the worth they placed on the company and its real estate. Substantiated of the bankruptcy reorganization of Caesars Home entertainment Corp., VICI Residence was spun-off late in 2015 as the owner of a diverse portfolio consisting of 20 gaming facilities including Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Its nationwide, geographically diverse portfolio consists of over 36 million square feet and functions around 14,500 hotel rooms and more than 150 restaurants, bars and clubs. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch served as joint book-running supervisors and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Barclays, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities are working as bookrunners. Credit Suisse, UBS Financial Investment Bank, Stifel, People Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Nomura and Union Video gaming are serving as co-managers for the offering. The law practice of Kramer Levin represented VICI in the offering and its formation in 2015.

US history cluttered with migration ugliness

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In 1790, the finest mind in the First Congress, and of his generation, dealt with in your house of Representatives the immigration concern: “It is no doubt really preferable that we must hold out as lots of incentives as possible for the worthy part of humanity to come and settle amongst us.” Perhaps today’s 115th Congress will resume the Sisyphean job of continuing one of America’s oldest disputes, where James Madison was an early participant: By exactly what requirements should we decide who is worthy to come among us?

The antecedents of the pronouns “we” and “us” consist of the practically 80 million who are either immigrants– not leaving out the more than 11 million undocumented ones—- or their children. They might be entertained to discover that in the only full-length book Thomas Jefferson composed, “Notes on the State of Virginia,” he fretted that a lot of immigrants may be coming from Europe with monarchical concepts “imbibed in their early youth,” ideas that might turn America into “a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass.”

A century later on, Theodore Roosevelt, who disliked “milk-and-water cosmopolitanism,” saw virtue emerging from struggles in between the “Anglo-Saxon” race and exactly what Roosevelt’s buddy and soulmate Rudyard Kipling called “lesser types without the law.” TR, who worried that the United States was becoming a “polyglot boarding home,” supported America’s very first considerable legislation limiting immigration, passed to omit Chinese, because he thought Chinese workers would depress American earnings, and because he believed they would be “crippling to the white race.”

In 1902, in the last volume of teacher Woodrow Wilson’s widely-read book “A History of the American People,” he contrasted “the durable stocks of the north of Europe”– e.g., Norwegians– with southern and eastern Europeans who had “neither ability nor energy nor any effort of fast intelligence.” U.S. Army information collected during World War I mobilization showed, inning accordance with a Princeton psychologist, “the intellectual superiority of our Nordic group over the Mediterranean, Alpine and Negro groups.” Richard T. Ely, a leading progressive economist, invested the majority of his academic career at the University of Wisconsin, however first taught at Johns Hopkins, where among his students was Woodrow Wilson. Ely commemorated the Army information for allowing the country to inventory its human stock just as it does its livestock. In 1924, Congress legislated serious migration limitations, which excluded immigrants from an “Asiatic Barred Zone.”

For more on this unsavory topic, check out “Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Period,” by Princeton economic expert Thomas C. Leonard. And “One Nation Uncertain” by Peter H. Schuck, professor emeritus at Yale Law School, who writes: “In what might be the cruelest single action in our migration history, Congress defeated an expense in 1939 to save 20,000 kids from Nazi Germany in spite of American families’ eagerness to sponsor them — on the ground that the children would exceed Germany’s quota!”

The next phase of America’s immigration argument, like the previous one, will produce the most heat about border security and whether those who are here illegally should stay. The heat will be disproportionate.

The border was unimportant to the 42 percent of illegal immigrants who entered the United States, mostly at airports, with legitimate visas that they then overstayed. Spending on border security quadrupled in the 1990s, then tripled in the next years. Now that net migration of Mexicans has been unfavorable for 10 years, Americans eager to develop a wall needs to not develop it on the 1,984-mile U.S.-Mexico border but on the 541-mile Mexico-Guatemala border.

Fifty-eight percent of the more than 11 million– below 12.2 million in 2007– who are here unlawfully have actually been here a minimum of 10 years; 31 percent are house owners; 33 percent have children who, having been born here, are residents. The country would recoil from the police determines that would be essential to extract these people from the communities into the fabric which their lives are woven. They are not going home; they are home.

After 9/11, attitudes about migration became entangled with policies about terrorism. So, as The Economic expert kept in mind, “a mass murder dedicated by mostly Saudi terrorists resulted in a nearly unlimited amount of loan being made available for the deportation of Mexican house-painters.” This month, U.S. Migration and Customs Enforcement representatives raided 98 7-Eleven stores in 17 states, making 21 arrests, approximately one for every single 4.5 shops. Rome was not built in a day and it would be unreasonable to anticipate the federal government to ensure, in one fell swoop, that just American citizens will hold jobs giving Slurpees and Big Gulps.

George Will is a columnist for The Washington Post.