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Puerto Rico governor protests take over downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas (KLAS) — Thousands of protesters continue to gather in Puerto Rico calling for the island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló to resign after messages between him and his staff were leaked and are said to show homophobic messages. Those protests made their way to Las Vegas today, 8 News Now reporter Darlene Melendez was there as members of the valley’s Puerto Rican community demonstrated... Read More

Golden Knights hockey rink, craft brewery part of 14 planned Water Street developments

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — Downtown Henderson restaurants, apartments, office space, just about anything you can think of is coming to Water Street.

Some of the buildings now being used had sat empty for 10 years. And with the addition of the Golden Knights hockey rink, developers say they hope the area brings back a sense of community for everyone living nearby.

Assured Development was founded by Joe Yukubik who grew up in Henderson, watching parades on Water Street and is now bringing his vision for the revitalization for the core of Henderson to life.

Assured has fourteen projects underway on S Water Street, four of which will be mixed-use, retail and office space, while the remaining ten are residential projects. Below is a detailed look into each of the four major mixed-use developments... Read More

Businesses continue to thrive in Las Vegas Arts District

Business is booming in Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District.

It has seen substantial growth over the past few years. And now, a new high-profile brewery is set to open there soon. One of the original businesses to make a mark in the the area is Makers & Finders, a coffee house located near Main St. and Charleston Blvd. The hip hangout has been open for five years. But when it first set up shot, there wasn’t much surrounding it.

“We were kind of the first ones in this neighborhood, and then the past five years have been tremendous growth, all these local businesses coming, it’s been great for the community, and all of Las Vegas honestly,” said Cody Monsalve, manager of the Downtown Las Vegas Makers & Finders.

Now called the Arts District, the business boom in the area is clear — with plenty vibrant colors and diverse storefronts. The growth shows no signs of slowing down. ... Read More

Utah high school to restart childcare for student-parents

OGDEN, Utah (AP) – A Utah high school is planning to re-start a child-care program for students, a move that could help young parents finish their education.

The Standard-Examiner reports that Two Rivers High School in Ogden will open the on-site program at the beginning of the upcoming school year.

Principal Nicole Meibos says it will likely serve about a dozen people in its first year, and came after studying a handful of other similar programs in Utah.

Students such as Airiana Gomez say it’s a great idea. She’s had frequent absences from school since last year to help care for her sister’s baby born last year, and says it’s hard for teenage parents to graduate while caring for babies.

Both sisters are now students at Two Rivers and working toward recouping their credits and graduating... Read More

Off-duty Metro officer accidentally shoots himself on Las Vegas Strip

An off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police officer accidentally shot and wounded himself Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip. He is expected to survive.

Patrol officers were called to the 3900 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard at 10:08 p.m. to investigate reports of the accidental shooting, according to a statement from Metro Police. Arriving officers found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower body. The off-duty officer was taken to University Medical Center and treated for his injuries. No one else was hurt.

Police did not immediately identify the victim or say at which property the shooting occurred. The Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Delano are on that block of the Strip.

Metro Police said and internal investigation will be conducted into the incident... Read More

40-year-old Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman, holds off Father Time

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — 40 is the new 30? It surely seemed that way tonight, as 40-year-old looked every bit the fighter he was a decade ago.

Scores in and it’s a split decision win by the pride of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao wins the WBA Super Welterweight belt #PacquiaoThurman #8NN pic.twitter.com/ytM91wIjAy

— Chris Maathuis (@sports8) July 21, 2019

Sure, his cardio may not hold up the same but for the first 5 rounds of Saturday’s bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacquiao was his old self. ... Read More

Students prepare to move into The Degree, UNLV’s newest on-campus apartments

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) — The Degree, a 226-unit on-campus student housing community at UNLV, offers students the resort lifestyle without leaving their campus.

The new, five-story mid-rise is located at 4259 S. Maryland Parkway on the northeast end of the UNLV campus.

It boasts a capacity of up to 758 students, and as the largest student housing apartment complex in the state, it represents a significant investment in both UNLV’s campus and the Maryland Parkway corridor. The Degree is the first phase of the overall U-District, a contemporary, urban lifestyle student housing community that will eventually add up to 3,000 beds to UNLV’s campus through a public-private partnership between UNLV and local developer, The Midby Companies... Read More