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How to Spend Your Entire Paycheck on Dinner in Vegas

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that we cater to every price point: From taco trucks and... more

21 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
What the MGM Cyberattack Means for the Strip

Computer systems have been down for almost two weeks at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. What the company called a cybersecurity... more

20 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
The Bizarrest Day Trip From Vegas to Tonopah

Oddly enough, there are a lot of specially designated highways in Nevada, and with this perfect road trip weather, we... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
What Are the Rules for Attending Vegas Concerts?

Concert crowds in Las Vegas vary with each tourist passing through our city. We’d love to blame them for the... more

18 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
MGM Cyber Attacks, the Teachers Union Takes a Hit, and Mosquitoes

In the wake of a massive cyber attack, the state’s largest employer is dealing with chaos at all of its international properties:... more

15 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
17 Essential Vegas Restaurants

Transient is everyone’s favorite word in Las Vegas. It means that nothing and no one lasts long in this city.... more

14 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Our Biggest Las Vegas Gripes

As our host Dayvid Figler likes to say, Las Vegas is a city that people love to hate. And no... more

13 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
What Makes Vegas Roads So Dangerous?

It’s been a big year for roads in Las Vegas, from “Dropicana” to F1 ensuring there is no shortage of orange cones... more

12 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Inside 10 Years of Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful is a spectacular party — the three-day arts, music and culture festival takes over downtown, and in... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Teachers Targeting the Stadium, the Animal Foundation, and Tacos

The embattled Animal Foundation faces yet a new challenge this week, after a local rescue filed a lawsuit against the... more

08 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
What a Massive Grocery Merger Means for Vegas

What happens to a city like Las Vegas when supermarket competition goes away? Grocery store giants Kroger (which owns Smith’s)... more

07 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Have Vegas Dog Owners Gone Too Far?

We love our furry four-legged friends, but when it comes to public etiquette, have Vegas dog owners gone… too far?... more

06 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
An Insider's Guide to Downtown Staycationing

The staycation is a great Vegas move — being a local means never having to leave town to become a... more

05 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Uber Drivers are Protesting, Lions in Peril, and MLB in Vegas

Our city’s fractious relationship with wild animals is once again back in the news: This time, it’s the Lion Habitat... more

01 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
The Best Pizza in Vegas

A slice by any other name would still taste as sweet — or would it? Today, co-host Vogue Robinson sits... more

31 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Busting the Biggest Mob Myths in Vegas

Most people know that the mob was heavily involved in shaping Las Vegas and our casino culture. That history combined... more

30 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Real Lives of Celebs in Vegas

Vegas has always been a celebrity magnet, from the Rat Pack days to the red carpet Kardashian era. So what... more

29 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Obscure Law That Shaped Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act of 1998, or SNPLMA, is one of those wonky, obscure federal laws that... more

28 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Hilary’s Real Impact, Bedbugs and Bats, and the True Tale of Billy Walters

A lot of y’all scoffed when Hurricane Hilary actually reached our desert shores. Despite the state of emergency, the storm’s... more

25 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
How To Run a Food Business From Home

Cottage kitchen laws allow people to run certain small food businesses out of their private residences and since 2018, Brett... more

24 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Are CCSD Teachers About to Illegally Go On Strike?

Once again, school district drama is in the news: Southern Nevada’s largest teachers’ union, the Clark County Education Association, has... more

23 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
What Does a Name Change Mean for Nevada State College?

Nevada State College’s president, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, says the state college has been acting as a university for many years... more

22 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
The Worst Places to Send Tourists in Vegas

We love our city, but let’s be real, we don’t love everyone who shows up here. So what are the... more

21 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How Vegas Nurtures Nonprofit Leadership, with Compassionate Las Vegas

Today, we’re bringing you a special guest episode from our friends at Compassionate Las Vegas, hosted by Will Rucker. In... more

20 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Pizza Robots! Plus, Why 115 Move Here Daily, and How We’re Helping Maui

Clark County is busy setting up new rules for “PDDs,” or personal delivery devices — these are the food delivery... more

18 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Where Are All the Good Vegas Soul Food Joints?

If you’re looking for the best grits, collard greens, and fried catfish in town, contributor Brent Holmes has some soul... more

17 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Could This Gambling Ring Take Down a Casino Boss?

It has all the makings of an HBO special: A pro-athlete turned illegal sports betting bookie. A secret black book... more

16 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
The Biggest Casino Heist in Vegas History

You saw the news earlier this summer about a string of casino heists — a guy posing as the owner... more

15 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Doesn’t Clark County Have Brothels?

For over 50 years, Nevada has been the only U.S. state with legalized prostitution — but it’s only allowed in... more

14 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
A Food Pantry Controversy, AI in Public Meetings, and the Semi-Legal State of Street Vendors

It’s been a turbulent week in Las Vegas! First, a downtown food pantry is at risk of shutting down after... more

11 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
The Ancient Technique Driving Modern Mexican Cuisine

A new trend is sweeping Mexican food — and it’s actually ancient. Nixtamalization is a cooking method that uses calcium... more

10 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Our Fave Local Bands Competing for an LIB Stage

Life is Beautiful is hosting the second year of the Rising Stars Competition, which will give local musicians the chance... more

09 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Library Card

Many people think the library is just a stuffy place for books and some librarian telling you to keep quiet,... more

08 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Could Vegas Finally Get an NBA Team?

The wild success of this year’s NBA Summer League in Vegas, with sold-out seats and all eyes on rookie superstar Victor Wembanyama,... more

07 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Should Our Politicians Have Age Limits? Plus, Cardi B’s Mic, and Badlands Drama

Ever wondered why the Badlands Golf Course litigation continues to drag on — with a multi-million dollar price tag for... more

04 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Why Tinned Fish is Taking Over Vegas Restaurants

Tinned fish first started trending in 2017 with cafes and restaurants in major cities adding them to the menu, then... more

03 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Vegas Has So Many Orange Cones

Our city’s love-hate affair with orange cones is basically canon at this point (remember that RTC “Love the Cone” ad campaign a few years back?).... more

02 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
How $1 Billion Will Help NV Fight the Opioid Crisis

After four years of litigation against big pharmaceutical companies, Nevada has won $1.1 billion in the fight to hold drug... more

01 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Houses

You’ve probably seen the “We Buy Ugly Houses” fliers on the streets of Las Vegas promising quick cash in return... more

31 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Fines for the Governor, Police Dogs, and End of Summer

According to CCSD, it is officially the last week of summer — school starts on August 7th (yes). So today, co-hosts Vogue... more

28 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
How Speakeasies Shaped Las Vegas

Need an indoor activity to get you out of the house during this seemingly never-ending heat wave? Nestled into multiple... more

27 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
The Rules of Tipping in Las Vegas

Tipping is a deeply-entrenched part of Vegas culture, perhaps more here than in any other city. But lately, it seems... more

26 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
The Vegas Magic Behind These Viral Videos

Rick Lax has found the perfect formula for making viral videos, whether that means deep frying a whole watermelon or... more

25 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Sen. Jacky Rosen on Bipartisanship and Bean Salad

Before 2016, not a lot of Nevadans knew the name Jacky Rosen. But today, she’s finishing up her first 6-year term as... more

24 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Food Vendors, Teacher Protests, and Heat Wreaking Havoc

It’s an annual complaint, sure, but can we all acknowledge that this year’s extreme freakin’ heat is on everyone’s minds... more

21 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
A Competitive Eater’s Guide to Vegas Food Challenges

You’ve seen the videos: The best competitive eaters out there can scarf down dozens of hot dogs, donuts or tacos... more

20 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Celebrity Myths Busted

Celebrities are already prone to rumors, but when they step foot in Las Vegas it’s almost too easy for the... more

19 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Gen Z Vegas vs. Millennial and Gen X Vegas

At least according to recent home-buying trends, Millennials are thriving in Las Vegas right now. But how about Gen X... more

18 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
The Loop is Expanding. Is that Good for Vegas?

Last week, Wynn Resorts announced that the drilling for their section of the Vegas Loop was complete, putting them on track to... more

17 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Tourists Gone Wild, Trump Negs NV, and Feisty License Plates

This week’s news has been dominated by people misbehaving — mainly, tourists gone wild. There was the nearly-naked brawl at the Wynn,... more

14 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Where To Dine Outside in the Vegas Heat

Outdoor dining has grown over the past few years but with Las Vegas’ scorching summers, you may think we have... more

13 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Are the Rurals Paying the Price for Clean Energy in Vegas?

Last week, conservation groups filed a lawsuit to stop exploratory drilling for lithium in an area super close to Ash Meadows,... more

12 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Little Ethiopia

Last month, the Clark County Commission voted to officially designate the neighborhood around Flamingo and Decatur“Little Ethiopia,” creating the county’s first-ever... more

11 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Trips to Escape the Summer Heat

It’s 110F this week, so outdoor recreation is basically out of the question for the next two months, right? Wrong!... more

10 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
The Sphere’s Dazzling Debut, Election Workers Protection, and Heat Danger for Outdoor Workers

The 4th of July celebrations kicked this week off with a bang as the MSG Sphere fully lit up for... more

07 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Miss These Restaurants? Go Here Instead.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that living in Las Vegas for any extended period means experiencing grief: Our city... more

06 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
How Sex Shops Could Make Vegas Better

Las Vegas is a city that sells sex… but when it comes to our sex shops, we’re actually kinda… basic.... more

05 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Dumb Vegas Questions, Answered!

Tell anyone you’re from Vegas, and you’re bound to get dumb questions: “Do you live in a casino? Does everyone... more

03 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
That Wild Casino Con, New Union Efforts, and an Ethics Upset

Not only have we learned that this month’s mind-boggling casino con was allegedly committed by a 23-year old, it’s apparently... more

30 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
How Vegas Became a Thai Food Hotspot

Las Vegas has some Thai food heavy hitters: Weera, Ocha, Archie’s, and of course, the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of... more

29 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
What It’s Really Like Living in Mt. Charleston

Well, folks, it’s been a record-breaking year, but it looks like triple-digit temperatures are finally on deck this week. As... more

28 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
The Biggest Vegas Casino Myths Busted

Is there something about Las Vegas, city of spectacle, that makes us especially prone to mythmaking? Journalist Corey Levitan thinks... more

27 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Removing Turf Won’t Save Us

Earlier this month, a ProPublica investigation uncovered a massive flaw in SNWA’s calculations: Their turf removal program, which was estimated... more

26 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
$15k Adele Tickets, Apartment Fires, and Aliens Land in Vegas

It’s been a WTF week of news in Vegas starting off with the major fire that overtook an unfinished 5-story... more

23 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Housing, Schools & Death

This year’s legislative session felt particularly grueling, with the addition of not just one, but two hotly-debated special sessions tacked... more

22 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Must-Try Japanese Food in Las Vegas

For a desert city, Las Vegas has surprisingly fresh fish. Combine that with our supply of international culinary talent, and... more

21 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Family-Friendly Summer Fun in Vegas

Yes, Vegas is known for its vices — and our gambling, smoking, drinking, clubs, and weed are exclusive to the... more

20 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Vegas’ Second Championship, the Last Las Vegas Eccentric, and Best BBQ in Vegas

We are going into this Friday roundup celebrating our Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup! Co-host Vogue Robinson is joined... more

16 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
The Secret History of Ice Cream in Las Vegas

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Today on City Cast Las Vegas, co-host Vogue Robinson sits down with food historian Sarah... more

15 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
The Great Vegas vs. Reno Debate

As Nevada’s two largest metropolitan areas, Las Vegas and Reno have a sibling-like rivalry — our beef with Reno just... more

14 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Dance in Vegas With Your Shirt On

Las Vegas relies on the performers and creators who work to maintain the Vegas level of spectacle that keeps tourism... more

13 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Summer Entertainment on a Budget

Events are popping up left and right this summer but as Las Vegas leans towards more big ticket events, where... more

12 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
More A’s Drama, Food Awards Snub Vegas, and a Million Bucks on Display

Just when you thought this legislative session was over — it arises once again, zombie-like, to sine die another day. Since Wednesday... more

09 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
How to Fix School Lunch

The legislature recently passed a bill that extends American Rescue Plan funds for universal free breakfast and lunch to ALL Clark County School District kids, at least... more

08 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Why This VGK Comeback is a Huge Deal for Vegas

Vegas is a notoriously superstitious town — so we’re all just over here, trying to hold in our excitement as... more

07 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Your Meds Could’ve Been Cheaper

While Nevada legislators passed a law that could make your prescription meds cheaper, Governor Lombardo vetoed the measure late yesterday.... more

06 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Shows in Vegas This Summer

The heat may be turning up but the entertainment in Las Vegas is not slowing down! For this first episode... more

05 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Free Parking, Battle Bots, and Transgender Protections

Nevada, considered a relatively trans-friendly state (thanks to our largely libertarian streak of live and let live), has recently seen a rise... more

02 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
The Great Las Vegas Donut Throwdown

Picking the very best donut in Las Vegas is probably an impossible task. But — in honor of National Donut... more

01 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
How to Buy a Home in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas housing market is bucking national trends, at least slightly: While other cities are continuing to see their... more

31 May 2023 · 25 minutes
We’re On Track to Get the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail

Every few weeks, it seems like we get a new headline telling us that the much-publicized high-speed rail line between... more

30 May 2023 · 23 minutes
A Commercial Center Scandal, Punk Rock Bowling, and a New Pokémon Neighborhood

The Commercial Center debacle is the (erm) gift that just keeps giving: To celebrate the renaming of the adjacent Karen Ave. to... more

26 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Is Las Vegas Vegan Friendly?

Vegan or plant-based eating has been picking up steam recently and by all accounts the trend is here to stay.... more

25 May 2023 · 18 minutes
What the A’s Deal Could Mean for the Vegas Economy

Well, it looks like the Oakland A’s are one step closer to getting public financing for a new stadium in... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Las Vegas’ Love Affair With Pickleball

The new racquet sport of pickleball has been sweeping the nation — here in Las Vegas, demand for the sport... more

23 May 2023 · 17 minutes
How CCSD Became a Hotbed for School Choice

A showdown over school choice is brewing up in Carson City: Governor Lombardo is prepared to veto the entire state... more

22 May 2023 · 22 minutes
New Airport Tech, Vegas Goes Hollywood, and a Questionable Poll for the A’s

In this week’s news roundup, we discus some big money moves happening in Vegas. First, Nevada lawmakers are considering a... more

19 May 2023 · 31 minutes
K-BBQ Isn’t the Only Korean Food in Town

Korean food has seen an explosion of popularity in Vegas (and the U.S. broadly) over the last few years, but most of... more

18 May 2023 · 21 minutes
What this Ozone Warning Means for Las Vegas

You might remember from middle school science that protecting the ozone layer in our atmosphere is vitally important — but... more

17 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Where Mayor Goynes-Brown Wants to Take North Las Vegas

Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown made history last year when she was elected to the North Las Vegas mayoral seat — and... more

16 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Monster Fish are Canaries of the Colorado River

Deep in the Colorado River, monsters lurk in the murky waters — monster fish, that is, some the size of large... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Phone-Free Concerts, Farewell to HOV Lanes, and a High-Speed Train

This week’s roundup deals with two of Vegas’ favorite topics, traffic and entertainment. The possible elimination of HOV lanes has... more

12 May 2023 · 32 minutes
Where to Drink Natural Wine in Vegas

The world of Las Vegas wine has traditionally been dominated by master sommeliers and snooty connoisseurs — at one point, 10%... more

11 May 2023 · 21 minutes
15 Essential Rules for Surviving Las Vegas

Take it from these old-timers: Navigating and surviving Las Vegas can be tricky. We’re an odd big-little town, where tourists... more

10 May 2023 · 25 minutes
What Rep. Dina Titus Thinks Vegas Should Be Talking About

Congresswoman Dina Titus has been representing Nevada’s First Congressional District since 2013, and before that she served in state government... more

09 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Touring Musicians Keep Skipping Vegas

Las Vegas is arguably the spectacle capital of the world — and yet, when it comes to popular-but-not-quite-stadium-sized musical acts... more

08 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Commissioner Textgate, School Choice, and State Offices Seeks New Building

The Nevada Democratic Party saw two of their members, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones and Chairwoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno, make headlines... more

05 May 2023 · 28 minutes
What Restaurants Can Learn from Vegas’ Classic Eats

Las Vegas is only 117 years old, which is young in comparison to Los Angeles’ 241 years. (Not that we wanna be... more

04 May 2023 · 20 minutes
How to Run Away with the Circus

The circus arts are a major attraction for Las Vegas, but have you heard of the Las Vegas Circus Center?... more

03 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Our New Monument a Historic Mistake?

After years of effort from activists, government officials, and Indigenous tribes, President Biden finally protected Avi Kwa Ame by declaring... more

02 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Will Lawmakers Finally Fix Our Rent Problem?

As the Nevada 83rd legislative session continues multiple bills have been introduced in an effort to curb rising rent cost... more

01 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Illegal Towing, Neon Sign Drama, and Chauffeur to LA

This Friday news roundup is a fun one: co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler are joined by Nevada Current reporter... more

28 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Baking Bread and Following Dreams in Vegas

Recently Vegas has joined the ranks of cities throughout the nation to approve cottage kitchen laws. These laws allow for... more

27 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Is Las Vegas a Poetic City?

We are nearing the end of poetry month and the City Cast Las Vegas team couldn’t let it go by... more

26 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Tax Season Isn’t Over in Las Vegas

Tax season may have officially ended last week, but some Las Vegans may still be feeling the heat. According to Fidelity... more

25 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Should Schools Regulate Graduation Attire?

Graduation season is upon us! We’re starting to see high schoolers and college grads descending on scenic spots around Las... more

24 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The A’s, the HOAs, and Animal Foundation Scrutiny

The A’s have just signed a binding agreement to purchase land for a new stadium near Tropicana and Dean Martin.... more

21 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
Cooking with Cannabis Gets a Fine Dining Twist

Cooking with cannabis has moved beyond the college dorm weed brownie. Today on City Cast Las Vegas, co-host Vogue Robinson... more

20 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Will A.I. Take Over Vegas Hospitality?

Artificial intelligence has arrived in Las Vegas, and it’s here to stay. Both Resorts World and the Cosmopolitan already use... more

19 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Nevada Allow Human Composting?

The two most common legal options for funerals in Nevada (the traditional burial and cremation) are not the most environmentally... more

18 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Was Lake Mead a Mistake?

The dams built along the Colorado River some hundred years ago paved the way for Western cities to boom. Las... more

17 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Side Eye to the Sphere, a Huge Lottery Debate, and Weed in Vegas

It’s one of the more hotly-debated legislative items this session: Nevada is one of just five states without a lottery.... more

14 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
The Filipino Food Movement Starting in Las Vegas

Many of the foods we think of as quintessentially Filipino (chicken adobo, lumpia, and pancit) are actually the result of centuries of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Tips and Tricks for Your Patio Garden

Many Vegas natives wouldn’t think gardening in our climate makes a lot of sense, but as our spring weather finally... more

12 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
How E-Bikes Level the Cycling Field

When Jordan Clark saw an e-bike in the lobby of his hotel a few years ago, he wasn’t sure he’d... more

11 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
A Comedian’s Guide to Psychedelics

Nevada lawmakers are discussing a bill that would decriminalize psychedelics like shrooms and ketamine. Advocates argue that this will help... more

10 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The Huntridge Relighting, a New Hsieh Lawsuit, and Rooftop Beer

The historic Huntridge Theater will light up its marquee neon sign tonight for the first time in two decades (event details here) — which developer... more

07 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
How a Front Yard Fridge is Fighting Food Scarcity

During the pandemic, Victoria Flores started a food pantry from her home to help her community on the Eastside have... more

06 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
The Wackiest Bills Proposed in the Legislature

The 2023 legislative session saw over 900 new bills introduced that ranged from serious to seriously curious. So how do... more

05 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
How CCSD’s Most Controversial Safety Policy Could Change

When AB168 passed in 2019, it required school districts across the state to integrate restorative justice into their disciplinary plans... more

04 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Airbnb Owners Challenge the County’s New Rules

We’re a city where visitors outnumber locals many times over. Tourism is the lifeblood of our economy, but it’s also... more

03 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Hate Symbols, Poker Cheaters, and One Year of City Cast Las Vegas

Monday was the last day for members of the Senate and Assembly to introduce bills for the 2023 session and... more

31 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Is This Chinatown 2.0?

Ever since Ikea popped up on the south curve of the 215, the surrounding empty dirt lots have been filling up with... more

30 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in Vegas

When you’ve got friends or family coming to town that you really, really like, you take them to the good... more

29 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Fake Cannabis Our Biggest Tourist Scam?

Last week, we asked our listeners and newsletter readers to tell us about the biggest tourist scams you’re all seeing... more

28 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The Arts District’s Best New Places

No place in Las Vegas has changed more in the past few years than the Arts District downtown. Over the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
The Monument Announcement, Tesla Tunnels’ Expansion, and Our Dream Airport

Some long awaited news finally came down the federal pipeline to Nevada: Avi Kwa Ame, the sacred land to Indigenous... more

24 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
The Evolution of Cheap Eats in Vegas

The days of the dirt-cheap buffet and the 99 cent shrimp cocktail are long gone — and with inflation on... more

23 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
The Unwritten History of the Strip’s Desegregation

70 years ago, iconic Black musicians like Sammy Davis Jr. and Harry Belafonte might have graced the stage at Vegas... more

22 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Wait, the Trash Company Can Foreclose on Your Home?

In Nevada and 11 other states, an obscure statute allows the trash company to put a lien on your home... more

21 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Are Gambling Influencers Trouble for Casinos?

If you follow any kind of Vegas news online, the algorithms will inevitably surface  “gambling influencers” on your social media feeds.... more

20 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
A Registry for Animal Abusers, Death with Dignity, and Biden’s Visit

Should animal abusers be put on a publicly-available registry, much like sex offenders are? That’s what one bill recently proposed... more

17 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
How Vegas Perfected the Boozy Party Brunch

As Vegas creeps towards warmer weather, we find ourselves in the perfect season for brunch. But this is the entertainment... more

16 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Will The Beverly Succeed Where Village Square Failed?

On the heels of the February closure of Village Square, the one movie theater in town that would regularly play... more

15 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
A Stargazer’s Guide to Las Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas lights are visible from space and yes, you aren’t going to see much of the night sky... more

14 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Why a Tortoise Decides When Spring Starts in Vegas

Mojave Max is Las Vegas’s most elusive celebrity… literally. Like all desert tortoises, he spends 95% of his life underground.... more

13 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
Jungle Palace For Sale, Kids Who Vape and New Craft Beer Legislation

Vegas icons Siegfried and Roy’s massive jungle-theme palace has been put up for sale for $3 million. Does this signify... more

10 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Can NV Pass These “Bare Minimum” Mental Health Bills?

We’re “Mariana Trench” deep when it comes to the state of mental health in Nevada, Dr. Jim Jobin, psychotherapist and co-host of PodTherapy,... more

09 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Why is it So Hard to Write About Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is one of the most well-known destinations in the world, yet the best known works about the city... more

08 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Inside the Competitive Beard Scene in Vegas

Did y’all know that the four-time national goatee championship winner lives in Las Vegas? Patrick Dawson settled in Vegas and... more

07 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Invasion of the Redclaw Crayfish

It seems someone dropped Australian redclaw crayfish into the Wetlands Park, and that’s bad news for the native fish. They’re... more

06 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Marathon Madness, Rio Re-do, and a Telles Trial Twist

Co-host Dayvid Figler leads our Friday news round up with producer Layla Muhammad and publisher of thelist.vegas, Andrew Kiraly. They... more

03 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Do You Know These Vegas History-Makers?

March is Women’s History Month — and Las Vegas has no shortage of trailblazing women who have helped make our... more

02 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Where to Take Your Enemy in Las Vegas

We all have our list of places to take people in Vegas that we like, but what about those we... more

01 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Are Food Halls Replacing the Vegas Buffet?

At the end of last year, the Aria closed its buffet and opened up a food hall in its place. And not... more

28 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
How a Burlesque Baking Show Got Started in Vegas

Did someone say burlesque baking show?! Vegas entertainers Anaïs Thomassian, Melody Sweets, and Melissa King-Jules aka MsTickle bring us Sweets... more

27 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Is Usher Vegas Royalty Now? Plus, CCSD Cops Get Violent, and Water Bans

For today’s roundup of the news, co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler are joined by contributor Michael “MJ” Lyle, a... more

24 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
What’s Up With All The Coyotes?

News reports and social media are awash with photos and videos of coyotes roaming the streets of Las Vegas — but why? Are we... more

23 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Can the Vegas Loop Match the Hype?

The Vegas Loop is an underground tunnel system connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center halls and two properties on the... more

22 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Is Vegas Facing a Tsunami of Evictions?

Rents are crazy high, evictions are spiking, and now federal rent assistance is scaling back drastically. Today, co-host Dayvid Figler... more

21 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
The Last Mirage Dolphins, a Childcare “Desert,” and High-Speed Hopes

In today’s roundup of the news, co-host Dayvid Figler is joined by lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson and newsletter editor... more

17 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
Are Resort Fees Hurting Las Vegas?

Nevada lawmakers in DC say they’re on board with President Biden’s new Junk Fee Prevention Act, announced last week, with one... more

16 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Why this Chef Left the Strip to Farm in the Westside

Cheyenne Kyle is a classically-trained chef with Strip credentials, a master gardener, and an entrepreneur. But when the pandemic hit,... more

15 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
How Locals Find Love in a Tourist Town

If you’re out here trying to be single and mingle in Las Vegas, we feel for you — it’s not... more

14 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Keep Backyard Chickens in Vegas

Egg prices are outta control — they doubled over the course of 2022. So that’s got a lot of Las... more

13 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Are the Aces in Trouble? Plus, Celebrity Cannabis and Hawaii’s War on Gambling

It’s Friday (whoop whoop) and we’ve made it to the end of the week, which means you get to treat yourself to... more

10 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
Your Vegas Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re heading out with your significant other(s), yourself,... more

09 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Unlicensed Street Food Dangerous for Las Vegans?

In this follow up to yesterday’s episode about the policing of street vendors in Las Vegas, co-host Dayvid Figler hears... more

08 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Why is SNHD Cracking Down on Street Vendors?

The Southern Nevada Health District and law enforcement have joined forces to crack down on unlicensed street vendors in Las... more

07 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
The Fight to Break Up CCSD Isn’t Over Yet

While Community Schools Initiative’s proposal to break up the Clark County School District failed to get enough signatures, a similar... more

06 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
A Mormon Ponzi Scheme, Bong Water Petitions, and Formula 1 Racing

It’s time for our Friday roundup of the news — and good lord, is there news to discuss this week.... more

03 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
What Our Lawmakers Are Doing For the Next 120 Days

Nevada’s biennial legislative session starts next Monday so as our lawmakers prepare to spend the next 120 days in Carson... more

02 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Who Can Fix Our Internet?

You know we’re not done complaining about the internet — we’ve definitely got some quality issues here in Southern Nevada, especially... more

01 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Does Our Internet Suck?

Look, it’s no secret that the internet options in Las Vegas aren’t great. We pay more than the rest of the country... more

31 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
How Hendertucky Got Hip

Hey, did you know that Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada? Yep, the sister “suburb” of Las Vegas, so... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Jeff German’s Cellphone, Contaminated Cannabis and Verrry Expensive Reptiles

This week, Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja look at a wild week of news: First up, journalist Jeff German’s murder investigation... more

27 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
What We Can Learn From Lombardo's State Address

Governor Joe Lombardo gave his first State of the State address on Monday, using the hour to detail a legislative... more

26 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Has Vegas Outgrown Elvis?

To no one’s surprise, Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster hit “Elvis” got several Oscar nods yesterday, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor.... more

25 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Will Vegas Finally Get a Cannabis-Friendly Hotel?

Last week, the Artisan Hotel near the Strip made national news when its owners announced their plans to re-invent the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
The Best Shortcuts for Vegas Drivers

One of the best badges of being a local is knowing your way around town — like really, really knowing... more

23 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Helldorado is Back! Plus, DTLV’s Odd New Slogan and Kyle Rittenhouse

It’s the end of a cold and rainy week here in Las Vegas, so today we’re cozying up to the... more

20 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
The Best Happy Hours in Vegas

Happy hour is a sacred time. Whether it’s an excuse to leave work early, or after a long shift, it’s... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
How to be Sober in Vegas

It’s Booze Week over here at CCLV — but for a lot of you, it’s also Dry January. So what’s... more

18 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
The Secret History of Speakeasies in Las Vegas

One hundred and three years ago today, Prohibition became the law of the land. To no one’s surprise, mobsters found... more

17 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Is This Fiore’s Last Fight in Vegas? Plus, Farewell to Carr, and More Flight Delays

It’s Friday, y’all! And today, lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson is joined by newsletter editor Scott Dickensheets and guest Joey... more

13 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
A Newcomer’s Guide to Vegas

60,000 people are slated to move to Las Vegas this year — so what do brand-new residents of our city... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
How The Iconic Plaza Hotel Stays Relevant

At the time it was built in 1971, The Plaza Hotel was the biggest casino in the world. But now,... more

11 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The Coolest Tech at CES 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show is considered the most influential technology trade show in the world — and it's taken place... more

10 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Covid Didn’t Kill These Unhoused People — So What Did?

Deaths in Southern Nevada’s homeless population spiked in 2021 — but it wasn’t because of COVID, reporter Michael Lyle tells... more

09 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Free Flights for Cats, Billion Dollar Buildings, and a Debate Over “Sin City”

In our first Friday news roundup of 2023, co-host Vogue Robinson sits down with producers Sonja Cho Swanson and Layla... more

06 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
Sisolak’s Former Chief of Staff Reflects

Yvanna Cancela has long been a familiar name in Nevada politics — and she’s just finished a stint as chief... more

05 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
What’s in the Cards For Vegas in 2023?

To celebrate a new year in Las Vegas, we are swapping our playing cards for tarot cards with long-time Las... more

04 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Your 2023 Resolutions For Las Vegas

We asked, you answered: What should our city’s resolutions for 2023 be? So today, co-hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler... more

03 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
A Big Win for Nevada’s Public Lands

Avi Kwa Ame is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape, which is sacred to over 12... more

30 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Public Official Goes to Trial For Journalist Murder

Arguably the biggest story out of Vegas this year was the murder of veteran Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. German... more

29 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
Siegel Suites and the Donut Debacle

What do Siegel Suites and Pinkbox Doughnuts have in common? They are both owned by the Siegel Group, who was... more

28 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Colorado River’s Tough Year

With Las Vegas’ proximity to the growing bathtub rings in Lake Mead, it’s no surprise that water conservation was a... more

27 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Are the Desert Dogs our New Golden Knights?

There’s a new sports team in town, Las Vegas — the Desert Dogs!!! So, are we all about to become... more

22 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Hanukkah Food in Vegas

Co-host Dayvid Figler grew up in Las Vegas’s Jewish community, so today, co-host Vogue Robinson asks him all of our... more

21 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
How Vegas Celebrates Kwanzaa

From Henderson to Summerlin, Vegas is teeming with holiday events to close out the year. Today, we’re going to get... more

20 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How Traffic Tickets are Changing on Jan. 1

Starting on January 1, a whole bunch of minor traffic offenses (like broken tail lights and expired vehicle registrations) will... more

19 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Red Rock’s Fee Hike, a Shooting Victim’s Lawsuit, and Vegas In Memoriam

It’s Friday (hooray!) which means that we’re getting into this week’s news: Today, Sonja, Dayvid, and Scott dig into the... more

16 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Why Police Officers are Dying by Suicide

More police die by suicide than in the line of duty in America. And in a 24-hour, vice-friendly city like... more

15 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
What is Las Vegas Reading?

The holidays are a busy time for bookstores — and their holiday sales are actually kind of a microcosm of... more

14 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
The Trouble With Opt-In Sex Ed

CCSD recently released a proposal they’re planning to take to the state legislature next year: They want sex education to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Our Naughty or Nice List, Vegas Edition

Ask Mr. Claus — there are two kinds of people in the world: naughty and nice. So which Las Vegans will producer... more

12 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Rogue Lion, Tony Hsieh, and Why Las Vegans Stay Mad!

It’s Friday (WE DID IT, we made it to the end of the week, y’all!) and it’s also the end of a... more

09 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Are Vegas Streets Dangerous by Design?

Between the cars, bikes, pedestrians, and traffic cones, there's a lot going on on Las Vegas roads. This year, Las... more

08 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and man, can that be stressful. Fear not, fellow Las Vegans, because we’ve got... more

07 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
Should We Ban Puppy Sales?

Today, the Clark County Commission will vote on an ordinance to ban the sale of dogs, cats, rabbits, and pigs... more

06 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
The Country’s Best Mariachi Team is from Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, The College of Southern Nevada’s mariachi team, Mariachi Plata, became back-to-back winners at the biggest... more

05 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Big News for Nature in NV! Plus, a CCSD Lawsuit & a Sandwich Showdown

Hello, sweet, sweet Friday. We’re back in your feeds with a roundup of the week’s news. Vogue, Davyid & Scott... more

02 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Chef-Approved Eats in Chinatown

If you love good food, Chinatown is THE happening neighborhood in Las Vegas right now, says Lorraine Blanco Moss. Lorraine... more

01 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
The Vegas Movies That We Love (And Hate)

As people find themselves with more downtime around the holidays, the age old question presents itself: what do we watch?... more

30 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
The Trailblazing Architect Behind Iconic Vegas Buildings

Decades after his passing, mid-century architect Paul Revere Williams is finally getting his due: He was the first Black certified... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
How This Sandwich Spot Stole Vegas’ Heart

Like many Las Vegans, the beloved sandwich shop Capriotti’s wasn’t born in this town — but they made Las Vegas... more

28 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Crosswalk Turkeys, Sexy Volcanos, and What Makes For a Good Judge

It’s not the weekend, but it’s also kinda the weekend — so we’ve got a special roundup episode of our... more

23 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Did Howard Hughes Move to Vegas on Thanksgiving Night?

On Thanksgiving in 1966, Howard Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in the dead of night on a secret train from... more

22 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Best Hidden Food Gems

Las Vegas is a food town. From the high-end restaurants to the gas station taco stands, there are almost too... more

21 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Bronze Statues, Banned Media + Christmas Cactus

Producer Layla Muhammad jumps into the host seat to welcome co-host Dayvid Figler and friend of the pod reporter Michael “MJ” Lyle of the Nevada... more

18 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
How Pat Spearman Lost AND Won This Election

Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman lost her bid for North Las Vegas’s mayoral seat this election cycle — but less... more

17 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Buildings We Love to Hate

YES we love our city, but sometimes we gotta complain about it. Today, Vogue, Dayvid, Scott and Sonja sit down... more

16 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Why ACLUNV Sued Nye County Four Times

Election denialism hit hard in Nevada. So hard, in fact, that our neighbors in Nye County moved to hand-count their... more

15 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
History of Sex and Sin City

Did you know Las Vegas has an Erotic Heritage Museum? Of course we do! On the outside, it looks like a... more

14 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Guest Episode: Mobbed Up's Stories from the Steer

Everybody loves a true-crime story. Today, we have a special guest episode from our friends at the Las Vegas Review... more

12 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Election Night Pizza and the Tripledemic

Hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler welcome Nevada Independent political reporter Tabitha Mueller to the Round up to figure out the shape... more

11 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
We Can’t Stop Thinking About Those Lake Mead Remains

A few weeks ago, a sixth set of human remains was found in Lake Mead. And just last week, a... more

10 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Election First Impressions

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it past Election Day! Voting for the 2022 General Election may be over but the counting... more

09 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Vegas Voting Stories

The day is finally here! Dawn has broken on Election Day 2022 and whether you’re braving the weather to go stand... more

08 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
How To Combat Election Anxiety

Look, the elections fatigue, stress, and anxiety is real. We’re all feeling it, no matter what side of the aisle... more

07 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
The Best Off-Strip Casinos! Plus, a Mall Raid and Becky Hammon’s New Job

Not all the news this week is election-related! In our Friday news roundup, host Vogue Robinson talks with lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson and... more

04 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Thai Food Took Off in Las Vegas

Vegas restaurant icon Lotus of Siam put Thai food in our city on the national map — one food critic... more

03 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
A City-County Showdown

Sure, we tell folks that we’re “from Las Vegas” when we’re traveling… but how many of us are actually from... more

02 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
A Water Cop Ride Along

With Las Vegas’ close proximity to Lake Mead, it is no surprise that the Valley has put some serious thought... more

01 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
The Haunted Casinos of Las Vegas

Happy Halloween! Las Vegas is a fairly young city, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some (literal) skeletons in... more

31 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Pawn Shops vs. Ye, More Election Shenanigans, and a McRib-Cronut Showdown

The weather may be cooling down but the news just keeps coming in hot! In this week’s Friday news roundup,... more

28 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Why Are We Dead Last In Youth Mental Health?

Every year, the Mental Health Institute releases a report on the state of mental health in America. One of the... more

27 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
How Pop-Punk Gave the Middle Finger to High Winds

On Saturday, high winds brought in roiling dust clouds, grounded hundreds of flights, and forced the organizers of the nostalgia-driven... more

26 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Are Ads Helping or Hurting Our Elections?

The November election is right around the corner and if there is any indication of that, it’s the political ads... more

25 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Why the Silver State is Purple Again

Just when you thought Nevada was swinging blue, we swung right back into the murky middle. All eyes are on... more

24 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Audition For Slap Fighting? Plus, The LV Book Festival and Parking Woes

What did the open hand say to the Nevada State Athletic Commission? SLAP. And then they all unanimously agreed to... more

21 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How NV Resurrected The Equal Rights Amendment

The federal Equal Rights Amendment was a simple thing: An amendment to the Constitution to guarantee equal rights regardless of... more

20 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Political Veteran Chris G. Isn’t Done With Nevada Yet

Chris Giunchigliani, or Chris G. as she’s often known, is a familiar name to Nevadans — from teacher’s union president... more

19 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
The Mysteries of "Outback Nevada"

During his time in Nevada, journalist John M. Glionna has visited pretty much every city, town, township, hamlet, burg, village,... more

18 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
How eSports Could Take Over Vegas

Yes, Las Vegas has rapidly become a sports town — but could we also become an eSports town, too? Ryan... more

17 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
A Punk Rock Paradise, a New Evictions Court, and a Few Surprising Endorsements

Aaaand eyebrows UP! We’ve got some head-turning news for you in the roundup this week. Vogue, Dayvid and Sonja are... more

14 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Could We Be The Gold Standard For Cannabis Lounges?

It’s a big week for the Vegas cannabis industry. Cannabis consumption lounge applications open tomorrow after 5 years of back... more

13 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Construction Battles At Red Rock Aren't Over Yet

Last week, the Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve Jim Rhodes’ housing project near Red Rock Canyon —... more

12 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Does Reno Get A Museum of Art… And We Don’t?

Look, we’ve got some great galleries and small art museums here in town — we’re not denying that. But when... more

11 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
Sick Puppies, Construction at Red Rock, and 20 Years of First Friday

What. A week. Of news. Before we get into today’s topics, we wanted to acknowledge the violence that occurred on... more

07 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
The Solutions to Homelessness No One’s Talking About

As we’ve discussed on City Cast, homelessness in the Vegas Valley is an urgent issue that’s only getting worse. Our patchwork of... more

06 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Who Won the Sisolak/Lombardo Showdown?

On Sunday, The Nevada Independent hosted a debate between Nevada gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak, the Democratic incumbent, and Sheriff Joe... more

05 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
What Really Happens in Vegas Dive Bars

Remember that Vice article about Vegas dive bars? Yeah, we panned it in a Friday roundup — it was full... more

04 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
You Say Nevada, I Say… Nevada?

If you’re listening to this podcast, you probably know how to pronounce “Nevada.” Or do you…? Is the Spanish “ah”more historically accurate, and... more

03 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Prison Breaks, Broken Fingers, and the Grasshopper-pocalypse That Wasn't

The escape and eventual capture of prisoner Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was all over the news this week — but could it... more

30 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
Veteran Politicians Fight For North Town’s Mayoral Seat

Despite being the most diverse city in Nevada, North Las Vegas has yet to see a Black woman mayor. This... more

29 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
Why Men Are Paying $70k To Break Their Legs

“Break a leg” takes on new meaning for Dr. Kevin Debiparshad, a Las Vegas doctor and the subject of a... more

28 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
We Need To Talk About Elvis

Baz Luhrmann directed a new film, which was recently released on HBO Max, about Elvis Presley’s life from childhood to... more

27 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Meet the Sword Swallowing Mastermind Behind DTLV’s Wild New Show

Amy Saunders’s stage presence, Miss Behave, is more than an alter ego. Think more like “Amy times Amy,” — and if you’ve... more

26 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
Weed Lounges Get the Green Light

Wow, Friday snuck up on us FAST this week — there’s just so much going on the news! Today, Vogue,... more

23 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
What Does It Mean To Be Multicultural in Las Vegas?

Today on City Cast Las Vegas, Vogue chats with Dr. Erika Gisela Abad Merced, (AKA Dr. Abad) an educator, writer,... more

22 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
The Cookbook Club That Fed A City

When Kim Foster started the cookbook club Please Send Noodles (a cheeky play on “please send nudes”), it was a... more

21 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Why Sen. Cortez Masto Opposes Biden’s Student Debt Plan

Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto made headlines when she publicly criticized President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, breaking rank with... more

20 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Five Vegas Women You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, our team talked about the movers and shakers from Las Vegas history who would be on... more

19 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Cannabis Cleans Up In Court

Sonja and Dayvid are joined today by a very special guest: Joey Lovato, host of the Nevada Independent’s podcast IndyMatters. (Psst, it’s... more

16 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Can The Aces Make Las Vegas History?

Vegas is buzzing as the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces make their way to Connecticut tonight with a 2-0 lead over... more

15 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Life is Beautiful Returns and Locals Are Conflicted

The music, food, and art festival Life is Beautiful starts Friday — you may have already noticed street closures downtown... more

14 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Where's Our Tupac Memorial?

Twenty-six years ago today, Tupac Amaru Shakur died at University Medical Center here in Las Vegas. A few days before... more

13 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Beverly Rogers Doesn’t Call Herself a Philanthropist

If you’ve been in Vegas for a while, you might’ve seen “Rogers” in an organization’s name or two. That’s Beverly... more

12 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Did the Lawyer Kill the Journalist?

In our look back at the week’s news, our team is tackling the story of local journalist Jeff German’s murder,... more

09 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
What’s it Like to Be a Showgirl in Vegas?

Where have all the showgirls gone? No, we’re not talking about the costumed photo ops on Fremont Street, or those... more

08 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Heyyy, Bettor Bettor! Sports Betting Basics With Homegrown Analyst Minty Bets

Football season starts tomorrow, and for some of you, it’s not just ego and bragging rights on the line. Ever... more

07 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
The Latest on Monkeypox in Las Vegas

Last month, CCSD confirmed their first Monkeypox case at Palo Verde High School. With Las Vegas being a global destination... more

06 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
The Curious Test Case in NV’s “Black Book”

Millennial content warning: We reference BOTH The Dark Crystal and the Mayor of Flavortown in today’s episode. But before that... more

02 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
The Best Coffee Shops in Vegas

Las Vegas doesn’t run on rum, tequila, or vodka — that’s tourist juice. Coffee’s the true lifeblood of our 24-hour... more

01 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Go To Ely, Las Vegans! No, Seriously.

City Cast Las Vegas co-host Dayvid Figler has a decades-long friend in Anne Kellogg. Anne is a fiercely proud born-and-raised... more

31 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
Why Are So Many Retirees Coming to Vegas?

Amid the attention given to predictions in a recent UNLV study that valley’s population will grow by more than 1... more

30 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Answering "Dumb" Questions About Living in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has shifted its slogan from “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” to “What Happens Here, Only Happens... more

29 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Is Vegas Really a “Cesspool of Crime”?

In this Friday’s news roundup, the question of whether Vegas is a “cesspool of crime” as former president Trump claimed... more

26 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Yes! You Can Drink The Tap Water, Says Water Smarts

Everyone we know in the Valley has an opinion about water — so why not make it an informed opinion?... more

25 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
Revisiting the Lorax of Las Vegas

While our producers are taking a much-needed vacation, we’re revisiting one of our favorite City Cast Las Vegas interviews with... more

24 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Clean Air for East Las Vegas — And More Nevada Stories

Today, we're bringing you a special guest episode from The Nevada Independent's podcast IndyMatters. (If you're not already listening to... more

23 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Why is Clark County a Death Penalty Outlier?

Clark County sentences more people to death than almost any other county in the nation — we come in fourth (fourth!)out... more

22 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Is Las Vegas Ready for A Million More People?!

On this week’s Friday news round up, the team laments over some of our small city’s big problems. Lead producer... more

19 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Cold Drinks & Hot Takes With Food Writer Johnathan Wright

Food writer Johnathan Wright has had his eye on Las Vegas for a long time — so when longtime Review-Journal... more

18 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Did the Mob Dump Those Human Bodies in Lake Mead?

On Monday evening, human remains were found at Lake Mead’s Swim Beach. This is the fifth body found by visitors... more

17 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
What’s Inside That “Melted” Building Downtown?

You’ve probably driven past this swirly, swooped steel structure on Bonneville across from the outlet mall. It’s also all over... more

16 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
The Jail Chaplain Who Changed Thousands of Lives

The pews were filled with the who’s who of the Las Vegas legal world last Thursday, from politicians to police... more

15 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
To Hate or Not to Hate Monsoon Season

Oh hello, Friday friends — if you’re here for hot takes and cool dad jokes, you’re in the right place.... more

12 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Could This Be Nevada’s Next National Monument?

Avi Kwa Ame is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape, which is sacred to over 12... more

11 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Why Are We Still Fighting Over Red Rock?

When it comes to local mottos, we've got a few: #VegasStrong, "What happens here, stays here," and "it's a dry... more

10 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Why Homelessness is Up in Southern Nevada

Contributor Michael Lyle, a reporter at the Nevada Current, joins us today to talk about the results of the Valley’s... more

09 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Gambling Revenue is Booming — At What Cost?

The pandemic floodgates have opened, and gambling is hot hot HOT once again. Southern Nevada is raking in months upon... more

08 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Attack of the 50-Foot Showgirls (and Other Vegas Horrors)

Today, hosts Vogue Robinson and Dayvid Figler, along with lead producer Sonja Cho Swanson, indulge in the cleansing fires of... more

05 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Is New Orleans Square a Refuge for Artists Escaping Rising Rents?

As rising rents push artists out of the Arts District, could the newly-revitalized New Orleans square be the answer? New... more

04 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
What Tony Hsieh Got Wrong About Downtown

Tony Hsieh has long been painted as a tortured visionary — most recently in the posthumous biography by two Wall... more

03 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Inside UNLV’s Nurse Camp for High Schoolers

Even before the pandemic, Nevada had the second-largest nursing deficit in the country, and the pandemic has only worsened nurse... more

02 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
What Dayvid Thinks You Should Know About NV's Ballot Initiatives

Nevada’s ballot initiative process can be confusing. The deadline for gathering signatures for measures proposing to amend the state Constitution... more

01 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
We Review Vice's Guide to Las Vegas

Producer Layla Muhammad hosts newsletter editor Scott Dickensheets and host Dayvid Figler in a spirited conversation for this week’s Friday... more

29 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Is Sin City Sex Positive?

We call Vegas “Sin City,” and we have the strippers, cocktail waitresses, escorts, Little Darlings billboards, and The Love Store... more

28 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
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