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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, July 2, 2014

    In June, President Obama singled out Jen McCabe, saying Las Vegas could become the center for “a revolution … in American manufacturing.”

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Jerad and Amanda Miller, who gunned down three people last weekend, were reportedly street entertainers on the Strip and Fremont.

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The neighborhood experiences a tragic loss and a brutal app allows bash-friendly conversation.

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Can the Zappos workforce sustain all the area's new businesses?

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Ultimately, only 12 dispensaries will be allowed within Las Vegas city limits. There are no numerical limits on cultivation and production facilities beyond distance separation ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    The belief that drink-fueled problems in the five-block Fremont Street Experience are caused by package liquor sales prompted the Las Vegas City Council to crack down, toughening laws on ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    According to the coffee table book, the Golden Nugget is no longer in existence. Hmm...

  • Joe Downtown

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Questions about the risk Las Vegas might take on if it invests $1 million in historic Huntridge Theater fell to impassioned speeches from neighbors about ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    With just nine days before early voting begins, eight of nine men vying to become the next sheriff answered questions Thursday night on everything from police use of force on people — and animals — to immigration and ...

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Huntridge Revival wants $1 million in public funding to move forward with renovating the historic theater.

  • Downtown Joe

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Jen McCabe is doubling down on with Factorli.

  • 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.

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    The Attic located in Downtown Las Vegas specializes in selling vintage clothing and novelty items.

  • 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.