Best Survey That, Mercifully, Didn’t Threaten Our Fragile Hopes of Economic Recovery

That’s right, fellow underwater Las Vegans, there is at least one giant list-maker who recognized our resilient nature by failing to perceive the depth of our economic disaster. In July, Yahoo Finance ranked the 15 Worst Housing Markets for the next five years, and guess who was merrily absent? Us. Places such as Miami and Atlantic City and Austin made the list, but not Las Vegas. We can stash that with our list of high teen-pregnancy, low-graduation and high-unemployment ranking honors. But this ranking—not having one of the 15 worst housing markets—is something to be proud of. Maybe recovery is closer than we think.

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The Light Savers

The Light Savers

Once upon a time, in the 1970s to be more precise, a man and woman traveled from Argentina to Las Vegas to get married. They stayed at the Stardust. The atomic-age mushroom-cloud marquee sign captivated their imagination, and they had several photographs taken with it gleaming in the background.