This week has been a feast of constitutional arguments - the taxing power and the commerce clause. But forget the Supreme Court. We want to look at how the health care reforms are taking place on the ground. What difference are they making? What will change? What should you look for as an employee with health insurance and a patient with a primary care physician?
Pets go to the veterinarian's office every day. But if you're a shark or a stingray at Shark Reef or a gila monster at the Springs Preserve, it can be a little tricky keeping up to date on vaccinations and dental care. Dr. Christopher Yach practices at West Flamingo Animal Hospital most days, but Fridays are reserved for his wild patients. He tells us how he goes about keeping these exotic animals healthy.
Can a book about a serial killer be funny? Hilarious? Well yes it can, say reviewers for the New York Times and the Miami Herald. Of course, the serial killer is Tim Dorsey's unrepentant serial killer Serge Storms.
Long-time state senator Bill Raggio passed away last night while he was traveling in Australia. The Washoe County Republican represented his Reno-area district in 19 sessions of the Nevada Legislature.
As budget cuts eat into infrastructure spending, the future of high-speed rail is beginning to look shaky. A government review in California has recommended the state not sell bonds to finance the next stage of the railroad between San Diego and San Francisco because it doubts the project is financially viable. Still construction firms and financiers are pressing ahead, as is the governor of California, Jerry Brown. This setback could also be problematic for projects in the Southwest like the Anaheim to Las Vegas link that is not yet off the drawing board. So what is the future of high-speed rail?
Two new books about Abraham Lincoln and the struggle against slavery have been written by Las Vegas-based historians. Michael Green of CSN is author of Lincoln and the Election of 1860 and Gregory Borchard of UNV is the author of Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley.
That sounds like a lot of land--and that's because it is. In fact, it's 12 percent of all privately held land in Nevada; It was sold last week to a Florida-based company that wants to increase mining and geothermal energy plants on its massive land holdings.
The answer to Las Vegas' housing and foreclosure troubles might not come from Nevada at all, some housing experts say. Many developers are looking to encourage overseas investors to buy up our oversupply of housing stock, thus increasing home values and spurring renters into move into otherwise-foreclosed and vacant homes.
Professor Eric Rasmussen of the University of Nevada, Reno has spent more than a decade with an international team of researchers to track down all the copies of The First Folio - the original complete works of Shakespeare published in London in 1623. It's part scholarship, part cloak and dagger as wealthy collectors are less than scrupulous about the origins of their books.
Utah looks odd sitting beside Arizona and Alabama but the federal government is now suing the Beehive State to strike down its immigration law. But this law is different from the more draconian laws that emphasize the need for immigrants to prove that they are legal residents.
After five years of sharing tips with their supervisors, the dealers at Wynn finally got a break when Judge Kenneth Cory ruled that state law prohibited the casino from forcing dealers to share their tips with supervisors and pit bosses. The judge also reinstated the dealers' class action, now valued at tens of millions of dollars.