Las Vegas http://knau.org en Mob History Revealed in Las Vegas Museum http://knau.org/post/mob-history-revealed-las-vegas-museum <p>&nbsp;At the new <a href="http://themobmuseum.org/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Mob Museum</font></u></a> in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.</p><p>Inside the museum&rsquo;s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:14:18 +0000 10320 at http://knau.org Mob History Revealed in Las Vegas Museum Beyond Sprawl: Can Foreign Cash Save The Housing Market? http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-can-foreign-cash-save-housing-market <p><span class="dateline">LAS VEGAS</span> &mdash; The unending rash of foreclosures and falling home prices in Las Vegas continues to cause despair. But the same housing crisis is causing some investors to see opportunity. Home prices have dropped to 1990s levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below the amount it would cost to build them.</p><p>In&nbsp;fact, these <a href="http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/"><font color="#015190">Las Vegas</font></a> homes are getting noticed from buyers all over the world.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:34:50 +0000 5295 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: Can Foreign Cash Save The Housing Market? Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas http://knau.org/post/beyond-sprawl-gambling-downtown-las-vegas <p><span class="dateline">LAS VEGAS</span> &mdash; Like most Southwest cities, the <a href="http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/"><font color="#015190">Las Vegas</font></a> growth model was to expand out, creating sprawling suburbs and quiet gated communities.</p><p>But one trendsetting local business &ndash; the online shoe company, <a href="http://www.zappos.com/"><font color="#015190">Zappos</font></a> &ndash; thinks an urban setting would be a better fit for its employees and industry.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:00:00 +0000 5301 at http://knau.org Beyond Sprawl: Gambling On Downtown Las Vegas