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Dorms OK'd; neighbors critical

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By David Giuliani

Highlands University hasn’t had new dorms since the 1960s. That’s likely to change.

The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to allow the closure of Washington Street to make a planned residence hall a reality. That’s the last procedural hurdle for Highlands to clear before construction.

The council’s decision followed about an hour of criticism from nearby residents, who complained that Highlands failed to involve the public in its planning. A top university official apologized.


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