The Help Desk
Thu, Jul 2, 2009 (midnight)
Sales-tax rate in Clark County and Las Vegas rises to 8.1 percent as of July 1. Hey, what do we care? We’re not buying anything anyway.
Second golf course to close at Lake Las Vegas. Area golfers flew their funny-looking pants at half mast.
Gov. Jim Gibbons demands to know what can be done about high gas prices. Great idea! In fact, may we suggest a fact-finding trip to Saudi Arabia? And please—take your time.
Greek Isles may be sold at auction.The item description is expected to read, “Like new—hardly used.”
Report: Room rates in Las Vegas at their lowest in 10 years. And doesn’t John Ensign know it!
Searchlight residents say they don’t want wind turbines near their town, claiming they will impact property values. So let’s see: clean-burning. Limitless energy. State of the art. Yeah, we see your point.
Orbitz: Las Vegas will be the nation’s top destination for Fourth of July travelers. Never underestimate the drawing power of empty master-planned communities.
Michael Jackson’s live-in doctor was from Las Vegas. And Nevada’s national ranking in health-care quality just continues to soar.