The federal government has been collecting an unprecedented amount of personal information from phone records and internet searches. Is that an invasion of privacy? Or is it a small price to pay for increased security? Congress is currently debating a proposal that would cut the Food Stamp program. And the Supreme Court is preparing the hand down a number of big decisions. We'll talk about those subjects and more in this edition of "What's on Your Mind?"
Las Vegas is a hotbed of common interest communities, neighborhoods that are governed by codes, regulations and private boards. These homeowners associations can be vexing at times, and even corrupted by members with criminal intentions.
In a world where politicians regularly throw barbs across the aisle and pundits grumble about broken promises, Richard Harwood looks for the silver lining. "We need to release ourselves from our resignation that public life and politics has to be the way that it is today, and declare that it can be better," he says.
Since he founded The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, he's pushed for neighborhood discussions on how we can improve our country, and what it will take to trust government. Do you trust your politicians? The media? Who do you trust in your community? If you don't trust the government, what would have to change to reinstill that sense of faith?
Richard Harwood and Las Vegas community leaders weigh in. Tell us what you think.
The Pittman Wash in Henderson is home to various wildlife species as well as hiking trails that are maintained by a non-profit volunteer group called Project Green who fought to make the area a clean and vibrant public asset. But, the City of Henderson is planning to put a concrete channel in the wash to prevent flood waters from damaging nearby homes and causing costly future damage.