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County Commission to discuss eliminating newsstands from Las Vegas Strip

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Updated: 11/05/2013 8:56 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The Clark County Commission could decide today to eliminate newsstands along the Las Vegas Strip.

There are several items on the docket today, but the removal of all newsstands along the strip is probably the one most will be watching, with many asking if the removal would be a violation of freedom of speech.

Later this morning, the commission will vote after a public hearing to discuss the ordinance which would ban all news racks on the strip effective January 1. The ban is billed by the county as a necessary step to rid the sidewalks of obstacles that block pedestrian traffic.

The ban would apply to all news racks on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara to Russell road. Commissioners say the ban is needed to help pedestrian flow - but news rack owners call it an attack on their livelihood.

Another item being discussed today is the financial position of the Clark County Shooting Complex. County Commissioners will be looking into the possibility of hiring a private company to run the complex, because for the past three years it has not been self -sufficient.

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