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Las Vegas News Bureau

After World War II the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to boost tourism, launched a Live Wire Fund promotional campaign. Steve Hannagan and Associates, the last of three public relations agencies to handle the publicity effort, established the Desert Sea News Bureau in 1947, which changed its name to the Las Vegas News Bureau in 1949. When Hannagan did not have his contract renewed, the bureau became a division of the Chamber of Commerce and was later renamed the Las Vegas News Bureau.

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