There's a second attempt in the legislature to allow Nevada students to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. The bill, AB 143, was introduced by Republican Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore last week.
Clark County is looking to collect on millions of dollars to ease its tight budget, and it's looking at local business owners. Many owners don't realize they need a county license, in addition to their city license.
Suffocation was the leading cause of child death's in Clark County in 2010. That's according to a new report from UNLV's Institute for Children’s Research and Policy. The report details the leading causes of child death in the county and gives recommendations on outreach and prevention strategies. We talk with one of the report's authors on ways to prevent accidental and other causes of child death.
The foster care system in Nevada has long had problems - a lack of parents, a lack of funds and administrative failures. Even though government resources are now severely constrained, the Family Court is set to launch a new initiative to improve the system.
The wedding industry in Las Vegas has been on a decline since its peak in 2004 when 128,250 people were married in Clark County. The notion of coming to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding at a drive-through chapel has lost its luster. Industry insiders say it could be because of the slumping economy and others say those in the wedding business haven't given people a good enough reason to want to come to Las Vegas and get married. Now, chapels are trying to convince couples to come to Las Vegas and renew their vows as a way to boost business. We talk with a panel of wedding business experts about the state of the industry in Las Vegas.
Republic Services is trying to implement a recycling pick-up program in Clark County. It claims it's already had success with trial programs in Henderson. But that means switching to once-a-week pick-up, and some local residents (including a Clark County Commissioner) don't want to give up the twice-a-week system. What options does the trash service have? Are Las Vegans culturally averse to recycling? And compared to cities like San Francisco and Seattle, why is it taking so long to adopt a solid recycling program?
Trombonist Nathan Tanouye picked UNLV over the prestigious Berklee School of Music and has been performing here for more than ten years with acts like Bette Middler, The Las Vegas Philharmonic and his own Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns. Tanouye performs this Saturday as part of the Clark County Jazz in The Park series.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Clark County Commission Chairman, Rory Reid announced a joint plan between the city and county to closely integrate their fire departments. The plan aims to eliminate redundant services at the city and county. Among those services are: hazardous materials teams, heavy rescue teams and maintenance. Reports say the plan could save each government about $1-million. Clark County Chairman Rory Reid joins us to lay out the plan.
The non-profit National Center for Youth Law is suing Clark County and the State of Nevada, accusing the two municipal bodies of violating state and federal law by routinely denying foster children stability, health care, and, in many cases, even the most minimal level of safety.
The suit names 13 children in Nevada's foster care system as co-plaintiffs and Youth law hopes the case will be catalyst for overhauling the state's child welfare system.
We'll talk with one of the attorneys representing those kids in the suit.