US 50 speed limit may be raised at South Lake Tahoe
STATELINE (AP) — California state transportation officials are considering raising the speed limit on U.S. Highway 50 around South Lake Tahoe. Caltrans spokeswoman Deanna Shoopman says they are reviewing the speed limits between Stateline and Meyers, Calif., where construction has added to traffic delays in recent months. The limit currently is 35 mph in the city of South Lake Tahoe and 50 in the Meyers area. Shoopman says they either will sta...
Democratic group airs pro-health care law ad in NV
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Democratic group is airing TV ads in Spanish and English to persuade southern Nevada voters that the health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama is lifting up small businesses and workers. The ads by Know Your Care will air twice during the GOP presidential debate Tuesday night and continue through the week, as Democrats try to counter a series of high-profile GOP speeches blasting President Barack Obama. ...
Vegas Sept. airport traffic jumps 8.7%
LAS VEGAS (AP) — McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas saw an increase of nearly 285,000 passengers in September compared with the same month last year. Officials reported Tuesday that 3.6 million people passed through the airport last month. That was up 8.7 percent from September 2010. A total of 31.2 million passengers used McCarran during the first nine months this year — up 4.5 percent from the 30 million who passed through the airpo...