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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

People interested in opening a marijuana dispensary here in the valley had the chance to get some critical information, during a symposium held Friday.

The Nevada Medical Cannabis Symposium at Alexis Park Hotel featured legislators and industry experts talking about how dispensaries will be regulated.

With the legislation that passed last April, local lawmakers are now working on setting up the best model for Nevada.

WE CAN, or Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada, an organization designed to bring dispensary information to the public, was at Friday's meeting.

"You're going to be able to look at your funds, look at your team and look at all of the different integral aspects making a cannabis business and know whether you want to pursue this or not" Jennifer Solas, WE CAN president, said.

UNLV Names New Dean of Business School

UNLV Names New Dean of Business School

UNLV will welcome a new dean of its business school this fall.

Brent Hathaway will begin running the Lee Business School on October 1. He comes to UNLV from the University of Wyoming. According to information from UNLV, Hathaway has served as dean of the Wyoming College of Business since 2004 and previously served as chair of the college’s department of management and marketing.

“We are delighted to have Brent Hathaway as dean of the Lee Business School,” said John White, UNLV executive vice president and provost.  “Brent is a proven leader with a successful record at Wyoming. He also brings to the position significant experience in the corporate world and a strong academic record.”

Hathaway earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Utah State University.

McCarran Airport Traffic up 2.6 Percent in May

McCarran Airport Traffic up 2.6 Percent in May

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled more passengers in May than a year earlier.

Data released Monday shows nearly 3.8 million people flew in and out of the airport last month. That's 2.6 percent more people than flew in May 2012.

Total airport traffic is down less than one percent in the first five months of 2013, compared with the same period last year.

Domestic traffic was up 2.1 percent in May, while the number of passengers flying internationally increased by 3.8 percent. Domestic carriers make up about 90 percent of traffic.

Of the top five airlines serving the airport, Allegiant Airlines saw the biggest passenger gain in May.

McCarran is the seventh-busiest airport in the country.


Spirit to Offer Two New Nonstops from McCarran

Spirit to Offer Two New Nonstops from McCarran


Florida-based Spirt Airlines continues to expand its Las Vegas schedule, adding two nonstop routes to the East Coast starting in April.

Spirit Airlines will fly daily nonstop ultra service between Baltimore/Washington and Las Vegas, and between Philadelphia and Las Vegas starting April 25.

“Baltimore/Washington and Philadelphia International already rank among our Top 20 feeder airports, combining to send approximately 1,300 travelers per day to Las Vegas in recent weeks. We’re confident Spirit’s entry will help to grow that number by providing travelers in those areas with more options when selecting their flights to and from Las Vegas,” Rosemary Vassiliadis with McCarran International Airport said in a statement.

Good Eye Needed to Win at 3D Family Fun Center

The new laser tag and mini-golf spot was opened by two Strip show veterans.

Brandon Stauffer offers a confession that, to aficionados of miniature golf, amounts to something just this side of heresy.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.

An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

New Las Vegas Allegiant Flight to Land in Honolulu

New Las Vegas Allegiant Flight to Land in Honolulu


HONOLULU (AP) -- The first Allegiant Airlines flight from Las Vegas will be greeted in Honolulu with lei, Hawaiian music and a blessing.

The inaugural flight arrives Friday at Honolulu International Airport.

Last year, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. received federal certification to fly a bigger plane, which company officials said was a step toward providing service to Hawaii. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has said Allegiant's Hawaii service would help cultivate first-time travelers to the islands.

Honolulu will also welcome a new Allegiant flight from Fresno, Calif., on Sunday.

Tourism officials say both flights are estimated to provide $30 million in visitor spending and $3 million in tax revenue annually for Hawaii.

The airline focuses on connecting small cities with leisure destinations.