Not many people get to do academic research that has such a direct impact on their families. But Jenny Pharr got started looking at the problems disabled people face in securing medical care because her father is a paraplegic.
State Senator John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, argues that students in Southern Nevada are subsidizing students in the North. UNLV generates 40% of tuition revenue for the system while UNR generates only 27% but both get equal state funding.
A field of nine is running to replace Steve Wolfson on the Las Vegas City Council. One of them is former State Sen. Bob Beers. His signs are up already around town and he's promising that he will continue to be a fiscal hawk at City Hall as he was in Carson City.
The Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV has delivered its Midyear Economic Outlook and the news is good - but certainly not great. The national economic has been recovering for a long time but it has been doing so very, very slowly. That has eventually begun to trickle down to the Southern Nevada economy. That slow but steady trend should continue. We talk with CBER Director Stephen Brown about the numbers and why he thinks will get better.
We've seen tens of thousands of ads and possibly heard millions of words about the 2012 election. But many policies remain undiscussed. Neither candidate, for example, has talked about climate change policy. We have to just assume that their picks for the Supreme Court would be just like the people up there now. And most fact-checking agencies have found big holes in plans for deficit reduction. What do you think has been missing from this campaign? What were the issues you wanted to hear more about from the candidates?
Jennifer Egan's latest book, A Visit from the Goon Squad brings together characters who are connected through the rock music industry or their friends. We see them through generations and get a sense of how time shapes life in a series of episodes.
The Democratic National Convention is finishing and the consensus is that the Democrats did a better job than Republicans did in laying out their case for re-election. Of course, that was boosted by President Bill Clinton's weaving together of folk wisdom and policy wonkery.
The National Rifle Association often talks about the need for gun safety and proper training to handle fire arms. Still, the most noticeable development in the merchandising of guns in recent years has been the use of assault weapons and other high-powered weapons for fun.
David Schmoeller has written, produced and directed films for more than thirty years. His first feature, "Tourist Trap," has been selected as one of the 130 landmark horror films of all time in Jonathon Rigby's 2012 book, Studies in Terror, Landmarks of Horror Cinema.
The Republican National Convention concluded with Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. Did it raise the campaign to the level Republicans want? And what happened with the Nevada delegation? Some party leaders say it was an embarrassment but the Ron Paul delegates seem unashamed. And are the Republicans ready to do battle?
Two University of Colorado political scientists have developed a model, which they say, predicts that Mitt Romney will win over three hundred electoral college votes and the presidency. Their model would have predicted the winner of every election since 1980.
This was the week that Republicans officially rolled out their presidential ticket. Did the hoopla give Romney-Ryan a boost? Does the GOP offer anything new for Nevada? And this week brought more steroid scandals.
The Reno Air Race Association has come up with a settlement fund to compensate victims of the horrific accident that marred last year's air races. It will distribute $77 million to those who were injured and the heirs of those who died.
New scientific reports suggest that global population growth and continuing shortages of water will make us all vegetarians. That's inevitable, say the water experts, because only grain will provide enough food.
Casinos handle lots of money and high rollers are expected to bring a lot with them when they come to as casino. The federal government is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands, which operates the Venetian, was lax in checking the sources of its high rollers' funds.
It's been a strange 24 hours in Las Vegas. Mysterious mannequins appeared hanging from billboards. Was it vandalism or a serious attempt to talk about poverty and unemployment? One analyst has crunched the numbers for Nevada's deal giving tax breaks to Apple in return for setting up shop in Reno and says it's not such a good deal. And the feud between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting personal. So what are you thinking about these days? Call and let us know!
The National Atomic Testing Museum has just completed an exchange between participants and historians who have studied the testing of nuclear weapons on both sides of the Cold War. Nevada was the United States' test site and Kazakhstan was the test site for the Soviet Union.
Washington Post political reporter and blogger Chris Cilizza has just published The Gospel According to the Fix. The book promises to guide readers through the 'unholy world' of politics. Already Cilizza is predicting that the next Congress will be even more divided than this one. We ask Cilizza what he's looking for in this year's election and what role he thinks Nevada will play.