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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, Aug. 27, 2014

    After two years of covering the Valley's hottest 'hood, columnist Joe Schoenmann is moving on.

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Does manufacturing project Factorli's demise signify a lack of planning on Downtown Project's part?

  • Joe Downtown

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Downtown Project's purchase of the land Atomic Liquors sits on has many scratching their heads.

  • Joe Downtown

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Downtown Project made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Sitting at his usual bar stool Thursday night in the bar at 917 Fremont St., co-owner Kent Johns said the sale won’t change the operations because he and his brother remain in control. “We’re still running the bar,” he said.

  • 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 ...

  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Downtown casualty: Jen McCabe's Factorli was abandoned by Downtown Project after only a few months.

  • 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.