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St. PETrick’s Day fundraiser benefiting The Animal Foundation March 20th

St. PETrick’s Day fundraiser benefiting The Animal Foundation March 20th

This Sunday, swing by the Aliante station to celebrate St. PETrick's Day, a fundraiser to benefit The Animal Foundation, the non-profit responsible for running the Lied Animal Shelter. The party kicks off at 2pm, and will feature craft beer tastings and vegetarian cuisine. Raffles will be ongoing throughout the event, and The Animal Foundation will bring along a number of dog that are able to be adopted. Tickets for St. PETrick's Day start at $10.

Station Casinos Loses $69.6 Million in 2nd Quarter

LAS VEGAS -- Private casino operator Station Casinos Inc. says it lost $69.6 million during the second quarter as revenue dropped and it spent nearly $38 million on its bankruptcy reorganization.

The Las Vegas-based company with properties that cater mostly to locals here said Monday its loss was slightly wider than its $65.3 million loss during the same period one year ago.

Station says its revenue dropped 12.6 percent to $233.6 million. Gambling revenue dropped 12.3 percent to $167.1 million. Station says its total long-term debt as of June 30 was $5.9 billion.

Station is awaiting a hearing this month in Reno to determine whether its Chapter 11 plan will be approved by a federal bankruptcy judge.

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More Homeowners Falling Delinquent on Mortgages

LAS VEGAS -- The number of Southern Nevada homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments has climbed steadily for the past several months. In some cases, it's people just willing to walk away from their homes, and in other cases, homeowners are holding out hope that they will get a loan modification.

In any given neighborhood, chances are good that a homeowner is the process of walking away from their mortgage. In the past, five months was typically the longest a homeowner could stay in their home until the bank would come knocking. But that is no longer the case.

Nick Nolf with The Nolf Group has been in the real estate business through the boom, the bust, and now the slow turn-around.

Nevada's Unemployment Rate Rises to 13.2 Percent

CARSON CITY, Nev. --  Nevada's statewide unemployment rate rose to 13.2 percent in February, while the jobless rate in the Las Vegas area climbed another notch toward 14 percent.

The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Friday the unemployment rate in Clark County increased from 13.8 to 13.9 percent.

There was no change in the 13.4 percent jobless rate in the Reno-Sparks area. In Carson City, the rate fell slightly from 13.8 percent to 13.7 percent.

The report says 189,000 workers were out of work in Nevada. But a top state economist says employers added 10,400 jobs in February, representing the first increase since October. Nevada's statewide unemployment rate in January was 13 percent, the second highest in the nation.

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