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Chris Kudialis

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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.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    MedMen opened its second Las Vegas marijuana dispensary October 6.

  • News

    Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

    As technology improves, hackers have become smarter and their techniques more advanced. The personal information of innocent and unknowing victims, many of whom live in Las Vegas, is out there for the taking. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission estimates an average of 12 million Americans have their identities compromised each year in the form of their driver’s license, Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, resulting in more than ...

  • Business

    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 ...

  • Business

    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 ...

  • Weather

    Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

    Knee-deep in monsoon season, the Las Vegas Valley is trending slightly above average for precipitation during the desert’s wettest time of the year. With clouds and precipitation come thunderstorms, to which the valley has not been a stranger this summer ...

  • Business

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    While the addition of more than 100,000 residents since 2016 and three professional sports teams has certainly had a positive role in helping the market, those in the industry claim our local growth is thanks to Vegas’ booming economy ...

  • News

    Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

    Plastic is a key component of everyday life for billions of people around the world. But while the material has made life convenient for humans, it’s wreaked havoc on marine life.

  • News

    Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

    The days of high cubicle walls, cramped quarters and private offices are on their way out, as millennials are demanding inviting, fun places to spend their workdays and find ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    New megastudio Rhythms Dance Studio and Event Center has 22 employees, 37 weekly classes and a Saturday social featuring DJs and performers from around the world.

  • AP

    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    The line at Reef Dispensary didn’t stretch around the perimeter of the building Sunday morning like it did a year ago for the launch of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. But a crowd of …

  • Medical Marijuana

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Tony Candelaria, a budtender at the Exhale Nevada marijuana dispensary, spent his early career educating people about nutrition and fitness as a personal trainer and smoothie ...

  • News

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Preliminary economic analyses of the Silver State’s fastest-growing industry estimate that legal recreational cannabis raked in about $305 million in sales from July 2017 to March and could contribute more than ...

  • Business

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    When they were first mass produced, e-cigarettes and vaping products formed an industry widely considered to be a dud in the United States. But in recent years, the battery-powered vaporizer industry has taken off.

  • Politics

    Friday, June 8, 2018

    Several rules apply for candidates, staffers and poll volunteers to ensure that all voters have a fair and unbiased experience and Nevada polling places don’t turn into campaign rallies ...

  • Business

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    An independent analysis of North Las Vegas’ finances resulted in a two-spot increase in its credit rating, paving the way for the city to potentially collect millions in annual investments and tax cuts, city officials said.

  • News

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Locals and tourists alike danced the night away, wearing costumes ranging from unicorns and fairies to Pokemon characters and gladiators. Some dressed in as little as ...

  • News

    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Metro said there were 29 felony narcotics arrests and three misdemeanor arrests of the estimated 137,500 attendees. One driver was arrested for ...

  • News

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    The days of the Las Vegas Strip offering free parking are in the past for most resorts. Here’s a list of where to park based on your activity for the day, where to park for free and ...

  • Water

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    The Las Vegas Strip only consumes about 1 percent of all water allocated to the state from the Colorado River ...

  • News

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Very little has been done on the federal level to affect water here in Nevada during President Donald Trump’s 16 months in office ...

  • Water

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    In the Las Vegas desert, experts don’t believe our local situation will mirror the crisis experienced by Cape Town anytime soon. The valley’s consistent water supply can be attributed to conservation strategies that ...

  • News

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    It’s a puzzle that government officials and professionals in the architecture and engineering fields are trying to solve: gameday parking at the future site of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium. Local high schoolers may have the solution.

  • News

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    All edibles in Evergreen Organix undergo three state laboratory tests before they’re packaged and sold to dispensaries.

  • Medical Marijuana

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Friday’s 420 holiday brought out scores of marijuana shoppers to dispensaries. Some dispensaries reported lines of up to 50 customers waiting for ...

  • Medical Marijuana

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    The 420 marijuana holiday today will feature more money spent at pot dispensaries and a higher number of the plant’s users missing work ...

  • Medical Marijuana

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    With more than 45 dispensaries in the Las Vegas Valley and 62 statewide expecting increased sales for the unofficial pot holiday, here’s a look at 20 ways that legal weed has affected our state:

  • Las Vegas

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    A downtown Las Vegas marijuana dispensary has entered into a six-figure deal to sponsor the Las Vegas Lights, and the fledgling soccer team’s owner says players are free to ...

  • Business

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    In a recent look at Southern Nevadans’ finances, Las Vegas Valley residents have some of the worst credit scores, debt ratios and money management habits in the nation ...

  • Sports

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    Amy Purdy’s life changed when a meningitis infection almost 20 years ago left her in septic shock, resulting in the amputation of both of her legs. But she never stopped dreaming. The Cimarron-Memorial High alum, who graduated in 1998, traveled the world, started a foundation, performed on "Dancing With the Stars" and became a Paralympic Winter Games medalist. “It’s been an ...

  • Noise

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    The breakout country star galvanizes 16,000 of his fans--and reaffirms his love for Las Vegas--at the MGM arena.

  • Community

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Gina Argento hired Erick Silva at Contemporary Services Corp. back in 2014, opening the doors for where Silva would spend up to 20 hours a day for the next three years working ...

  • Las Vegas

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    The state collected $5.54 million in taxes in January from legal marijuana, continuing to outpace projections, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation. That’s near a record.

  • News

    Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

    The Las Vegas Valley is full of creative thinkers and new ideas. Attorneys involved in protecting those ideas estimate that as many as 1 million new concepts for products and services hit the Las Vegas market annually, and thousands are eventually issued government-approved protection as “intellectual property.”

  • Medical Marijuana

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    Almost 100 dispensaries across San Diego, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley are among California stores licensed to sell recreational marijuana. A study from the University of California, Davis, estimates the state’s industry, once fully operating, could be worth as much as ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    A framed picture of the Mona Lisa with a joint protruding from her mouth adorns the wall at Cheba Hut, Las Vegas’ only pot-themed sandwich store. Cheba Hut is located next to The+Source dispensary at 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., falling in line with the chain’s other 19 locations ...

  • Adult

    Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

    With almost 35,000 attendees from 35 countries and over 800 industry stars set to participate, the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo arrives this week at the Hard Rock Hotel for the ...

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

    Her production was second to none.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • A&E

    Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

    Less than three weeks after the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place at a packed Las Vegas country music festival, another valley country show with thousands of attendees on Thursday worked to find healing. "You've shown that there are people ...

  • A&E

    Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

    Pink delivered the weekend's most memorable stunt, but Coldplay's Chris Martin stole the show.

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

    As Floyd Mayweather finished off Conor McGregor Saturday night in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegan Darrell Carter put his hand around his date as smiled. ...

  • Medical Marijuana

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    The front door to a house in a Summerlin subdivision opens, and Marie Shannon smiles and welcomes Quan Chanthavong into her home. The 34-year-old delivery man ...

  • Breaking News

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Where can I buy marijuana in Las Vegas? There are three dozen recreational dispensaries for your Las Vegas weed needs ...

  • Noise

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Not all shows need an encore, though Saturday’s deserved one.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Revelers from all over the globe converge at one of biggest events in electronic dance music.

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    "f I can’t get in, I’ll just get a taco and rave outside."

  • Breaking News

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    An estimated 136,000 festivalgoers attended the first day of the 2017 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, and a minimal percentage of them found themselves in trouble with the law.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Locals and tourists alike danced the night away, sporting a wide range of costumes from surfers in board shorts to showgirls in pasties and even full body paint. Many exchanged “kandi” rave beads and were dressed in as little as legally allowed to ...