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Statement from KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. Regarding CPB Winding Down
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:50:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Monday, March 18, 2019, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made a statement regarding President Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget, which would rescind all but $30 million of each FY 2020 and FY 2021 funding for public media. Her statement can be read in it's entirety here: https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/statement-cpb-president%E2%80%99s-fy-2020-budget-proposal-eliminating-funding-public-media The Corporation for Public Broad

The MARC 15 Celebrated It's 3rd Year At KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:32:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - KIOF 97.9 FM just entered it's 4th year of broadcasting to the general public in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley when it was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") back on February 1, 2016 as a non-commercial educational radio station. KIOF 97.9 FM chose the Arrakis Systems MARC-15 console for it's main studio to bring you some of the best programming over the air and on our Internet streams world-wide. Arrakis Systems manufactures and sells radio station equipm

Your Business On KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Local News Website Pages
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:48:00 UT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - As KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio grows, getting your business onto our website is the key to your success whether your here in the community, in Nevada or anywhere, we'll get your business to show up on our Local News pages. Advertising directly on our website through your business and corporate sponsorship's if the key to your success with the 1000's of visitors to our website on any given day.

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Teams Up with Business Wire
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:35:00 UT

SAN FRANCISCO (LVPR) - On March 11, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio began testing a news feed with Business Wire on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. The news feed is currently located in the IN OTHER NEWS section on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. This news feed will soon begin generating statewide news around Nevada. Check back periodically and watch the statewide news appear in this section.

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Launches It's Own Local News Room
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:21:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On March 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio launched it's own local news room for the general public to experience. Local news stories around the community is the key to solving community issues that affect everyone. KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio is looking for quality journalists to write local news stories here at the radio station. If your interested in writing local news stories, not the fake news that we all hear about, contact the radio station by emailing inf


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Global Vegan Cheese Market Outlook, 2019-2023 with Bute Island Foods, Gardener Cheese Company, GreenSpace Brands, Otsuka Holdings Co, and Violife Dominating - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:02:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Vegan Cheese Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The vegan cheese market will register a CAGR of nearly 8% by 2023. The growing awareness of lactose-intolerant conditions is the key factors driving the global vegan cheese market growth. The sales of dairy products have been adversely affected by the increasing incidences of lactose intolerance across the globe. Therefore, consumers are buying dairy alternative produc

Scoobeez Spreads Its Wings in the City of Angels
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 UT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/delivery?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#deliverylt;/agt;--Scoobeez, a leader in on-demand, door-to-door logistics and delivery services, announced its expansion into key locations in greater Los Angeles.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launches Globally – Death is Not Your Fate Just Yet!
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 UT

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sekiro?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#Sekirolt;/agt;--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice videogame launches today!

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Hosting Investor Day in New York
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 UT

CARLE PLACE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), the leading provider of gourmet and floral gifts for all occasions, is hosting an Investor Day today, Friday, March 22, 2019 in New York City beginning at 8:30 am EDT. Presentations will be made by the Company’s senior management team who will provide an in-depth overview of the Company’s strategic vision, long-term goals and growth outlook. Presentations will also cover the Company’s major brands and feature the brand p

Eastside Distilling Announces New Redneck Riviera Whiskey Authorizations from Meijer’s
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 UT

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24EAST&src=ctag" target="_blank"gt;$EASTlt;/agt; lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/redneckriviera?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#redneckrivieralt;/agt;--Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) today announced new authorizations to offer Redneck Riviera Whiskey in approximately 200 Meijer’s stores in the midwestern United States. The authorization calls for the product to be offered in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Robert Manfredonia, President of Eastside Distilling, said, “We are very excited to be working with Meijer’s, one of the preeminent Midwest grocers. We started with an early fe

MassRoots Adds Robert Hymers to Its Strategic Advisory Board
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:32:00 UT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has added cannabis industry veteran Mr. Robert L. Hymers to its Strategic Advisory Board. In this capacity, Mr. Hymers is expected to help guide MassRoots’ strategic investments and partnerships in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. Mr. Robert Hymers is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Ang

Papa John’s and Shaquille O’Neal Enter New Partnership
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:29:00 UT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal will be joining Papa John’s as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and as an investor in nine Papa John’s restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In addition, Mr. O’Neal will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand. A four-time NBA champion and television sports analyst on Inside the NBA, Mr. O

Global Soft Drink Dispensers Market to Grow at a CAGR of Approx 4% by 2023 - Dominated by Cornelius, Lancer Corporation, Multiplex Beverage, PepsiCo, and The Coca-Cola Company - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:17:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Soft Drink Dispensers Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The soft drink dispensers market will register a CAGR of almost 4% by 2023. Soft drink dispensers offer many benefits to the end-users in terms of saving space and reducing the complexity of waste management. The end-users can avoid the use and accumulation of cans and bottles daily with the use of soft drink dispensers. The dispensers can help in making the s

One Drop Foundation and Global Wholesaler METRO to Join Forces – to Provide Safe Water Access and Sanitation for More Than 250,000 People in India
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:01:00 UT

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneDropFoundation?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#OneDropFoundationlt;/agt;--One Drop Foundation and METRO Join Forces to Provide Safe Water Access and Sanitation for more than 250,000 People in India

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $50,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay to Celebrate New Club in Clearwater, Florida
Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 UT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) today announced a $50,000 donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation to Feeding Tampa Bay, a Feeding America® member food bank. BJ’s donation will provide fresh, nutritious food to people who are food insecure and lack consistent and easy access to healthy meals. The donation also celebrates BJ’s upcoming club opening in Clearwater, Florida. “BJ’s is committed to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive, and we’


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VETERANS TRANSITION RESOURCE CENTER
The VTRC is helping Veterans navigate the challenging transition to civilian life. The VTRC is located at 2690 E Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89120. https://veteranstransitionresourcecenter.com/

CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA
Standing for the freedom and prosperity our Veterans fought to defend. Concerned Veterans for America is located at 1310 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 700 Arlington, VA 22201. http://cv4a.org

FORGOTTENNOTGONE.ORG
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press #1. The Forgotten Not Gone Headquarters is located at 3355 Clayton St. #15 N. Las Vegas, NV 89032. http://www.forgottennotgone.org

SOUTHERN NEVADA - PROJECT GUIDING LIGHT (PGL)
Veterans volunteer advocacy group. 331 Villa Espana Way. N. Las Vegas, NV 89031. 702-826-3026.

CHRISTOPHER HUDSON - OUTREACH PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Las Vegas Vet Center (AIRBORNE) 1919 S. Jones Suite A. Las Vegas, NV 89146. 702-791-9170.

22 WARRIORS FOUNDATION
22 Warriors Foundation's Mission is to eliminate the 22 plus Veteran suicides and deaths from high risk behaviors. The 22 Warriors Foundation is located at 2232 South Nellis Blvd. Suite G3 #230. Las Vegas, NV 89104. 702-906-2073. https://22warriors.org/

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Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter. 8925 W. Russell Road Suite 150. Las Vegas, NV 89149. https://www.varep.net/index.php/las-vegas

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  • We will also offer cultural programs, such as international musical traditions, radio theatre, dramatic readings of novels, poetry, interviews, etc. Las Vegas Public Radio® will create diversity on the air because women and racial minorities will be represented.
We are here to promote the public good by being your steward as an independent broadcast media radio service designed for the whole community. You can think of Las Vegas Public Radio® as your library on the airwaves.

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Phone: (702) 892-7575
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Development Services Center
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106



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North Las Vegas, NV 89030
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240 S. WATER ST. HENDERSON, NV 89015 Phone: (702) 267-2323



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Las Vegas, NV 89155
Phone: (702) 455-0000


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5100 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 799-5000


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MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
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Phone: (702) 261-5211


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POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 S. Martin L. King Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone: (702) 828-3111
(Toll-Free) 1-800-492-6565

If you need to file a police report, please call (702) 828-3111 or go to your local substation

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo


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William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451003
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1003
Phone: (702) 895-3671


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UNLV STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 774-7100


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