On Monday President Obama will announce plans in Las Vegas to revamp the Housing Affordable Refinance Program. But reporters at ProPublica say there is little chance that this do over will work any better than the slew of other mortgage programs that have barely touched the problem.
This Sunday is National Pit Bull Appreciation Day. But of the thousands of dogs taken in at Lied Shelter each year, Pit Bull Terriers constitute as much as 75 percent of dog population that is euthanized. Why? Are Pit Bulls bred to be bad or is it the owners who want aggressive and angry dogs? And what can be done about the problem?
Last night the major contenders for the Republican Presidential nomination had a debate at the Venetian. It was held in conjunction with the Western States Republican Conference being held at the Venetian.
How would you like to take a trip to an underwater fortress? Reno brothers, Logan and Jordan Needham can make that happen. They've invented the Bubble Room, an underwater steel and vinyl room pumped full of air that lets divers hang out as much as twenty feet under water.
A long-time Portuguese colony was being reformed and the Beijing government wanted to reform the city's main industry - gambling. It brought in a new administration and created tougher gaming regulation to ensure that new capital and expertise could be invested.
Those dog days of summer are the time to lay out plans for the coming election season. Some Republican scouts are already looking for the best places to campaign in Nevada but others are all but ignoring the Silver State. Then there's the election that no one seems to care very much about - the special election to replace Dean Heller for the last 15 months of his term. Will Republicans carry Mark Amodei to victory or will Kate Marshall steal enough with her tough position on spending and debt.
If you've noticed some hot air rising from Bally's Hotel-Casino this week, it may have something to do with the the Toastmasters International Convention this week. Tomorrow, the finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking will be held to close out the convention.
Reality shows and hit drama series have made polygamy a hot topic in recent years. Despite the official position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, there are still renegade Mormons who practice plural marriage.
What happens when you get dancers to talk about themselves and then try to get them to express their life experiences in dance. It might just be the intimate look at the lives and loves of dancers that's playing this Friday at the South Point Hotel-Casino.
The economy might seem mired in recession in Southern Nevada but elsewhere the sick economy is creating a boom - the gold-mining counties have little or no unemployment, construction work for those who want it and the good times are rolling. This counter-cyclical boom is the other side of the bubble that burst in 2008.
Long-time reporter and frequent "State of Nevada" guest, Steve Friess, is leaving Las Vegas to take up a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He's been a frequent critic of Strip entertainment, local politics and, of course, the media.
What's the best thing you can say about gas prices right now? Well, they're not as high as they are in California. But why is that? How does the final price at the pump get computed? And what should we do to fix it? Do gas prices need fixing at all? And what does the future of the U.
Just when you thought that gambling was becoming an accepted part of everyday life, another critic has emerged. American Values - the social conservative lobbying group - that has focused on traditional marriage and opposed abortion - is now fighting the increased legalization of gambling across the country.