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Joe Schoenmann

Downtown Las Vegas Reporter

A native Wisconsinite, Joe earned a journalism degree to get out of college early but wanted none of the craft after graduation. Need for a job landed him at small Wisconsin weeklies before moving to Las Vegas in 1997. He has been recognized for his magazine profiles and his investigative stories that exposed police bias against minorities.

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  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Joe Downtown

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they hired security, they warned customers not to drink within 1,000 feet of their stores. But even after all that ...

  • Food

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    The Downtown Project has taken over Wild, the gluten-free pizza restaurant on the first floor of The Ogden, and has employed a former chef to help ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Downtown Project is sitting on buildings and properties until ideas spring up.

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    No one is saying exactly when Slotzilla will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of the zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management, categorized the ride’s testing as some of the most ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    A tiny dirt lot in downtown Las Vegas became ground zero for bewildered vehicle owners who found their cars had been towed. Downtown resident John Delibos pulled into the lot and found ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    A new online magazine and blog focusing on all things fashion-related in Las Vegas launched today. Called FashionFeedLV.com, it is the creation of founder ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Pasquale Rotella, whose Insomniac Inc. puts on the popular Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, has been banned by the city from visiting...

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Is happiness being delivered or are downtown developers just patting themselves on the back?

  • Joe Downtown

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Three businesses operated by Future Restaurant Group are moving out of the Downtown Container Park, just a few months after ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

    The Huntridge General Manager Chris Fahlman talks with the media about the current state of the Huntridge revitalization efforts Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. A banner with the new circle H logo of The Huntridge was hung from the building today.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    The Life Cube will go up in flames March 21 releasing everyone's dreams into the air.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

    Scott Cohen signals to the Life Cube Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The Life Cube is a 24-by-24-foot wooden cube that will be filled with smaller cubes and thousands of people's wishes before going up in flames on March 21.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

    Sheet metal worker Anthony Calderone, lured by the Life Cube, shows off his the steampunk gun he fashioned from all sorts of discarded items of various shapes and sizes Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

    Steve "Mowgli" Moffett stencils a Pacman game pattern on the floor of the Life Cube, which is on Fremont Street between 9th and 10th streets Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.