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Chris Kudialis


Chris Kudialis started at the Las Vegas Sun in 2015 after a year with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chris speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) and has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press and Brazil's Rio Times, among other metropolitan dailies. He was an international news intern at Mundo Cristiano in Madrid, Spain, and covered the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Before journalism, Chris worked as a translator and interpreter.

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Nevada Resort Association urges delay on marijuana lounges
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Nevada’s leading gaming and resort advocacy group is urging Las Vegas officials to hold off on a proposed ordinance to allow marijuana consumption lounges. Nevada Resort Association President Virginia Valentine said the proposed hookah-style lounges ...
Q+A: Related CEO bullish on Las Vegas economy, upscale rental projects
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
The Miami-based luxury home rental company plans to have as many as three projects costing an estimated $300 million in the valley by the end of 2019 ...
'We charge way too much': Why Nevada's pot prices are expected to drop
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Nevada’s comparatively high pot prices are due to costs paid by dispensaries to state-mandated testing labs and a tax on the plant as high as 38 percent in some cities by ...
Metal detectors considered after rash of school gun incidents
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
With seven gun-related incidents on school grounds this year, including the fatal shooting of a high school student Tuesday in North Las Vegas, officials are considering additional safety measures such as ...
Community remembers 8-year-old crash victim with candles, prayer
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Levi Echenique’s favorite book was the Bible, his favorite places church and the baseball diamond. The 8-year-old whose life was cut short in an Aug. 31 car crash was remembered by ...
Tax incentives for businesses that invest in underserved areas
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
One of the big changes resulting from last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will soon reach lower-income Nevada communities. The Opportunity Zone program offers significant federal income tax incentives for investors who put their money in communities deemed most in need by ...
Marijuana industry prepares for release of new dispensary licenses
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Dozens of new state licenses for recreational marijuana facilities will be issued during the next few months to a limited number of applicants, reshaping the landscape of Nevada’s marijuana industry. Per the voter-approved Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Question 2 on the November 2016 ballot, only current state pot license holders—including cultivators and ...
Athletes tout medical benefits of pot as physicians warn of overuse
Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
If 18-year NBA veteran Cliff Robinson had been as transparent about his marijuana usage decades ago as he is now, his career may not have been the same ...
'I'm alive again': Las Vegas marijuana patients celebrate plant’s life-changing role
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018
Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after waking up during a botched surgery, Las Vegas native Kara Sharpe reached a point of taking three opiate painkillers a day ...
Pot-infused beer debuts at Las Vegas dispensary
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Marijuana users in Nevada can now ingest cannabis in the form of an ice cold brew. Two Roots Brewing Co. debuted its new line of marijuana beers at ...