Las Vegas has recently been added to the top 10 cities for organized retail crime, according to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation. The report outlined that of the 129 local retailers surveyed, nearly 95% said they’ve been a victim of organized retail crime in the past 12 months.
The Senate had been scheduled to take a week off for the Fourth of July weekend but with the debt crisis looming ever larger, the Senate Majority leader has decided to keep lawmakers in Washington. That is certainly the big issue.
The Las Vegas housing market has long been one of the worst in the nation - foreclosures at record levels and 50 to 60 percent drop in prices over the last three years. So where is the housing market now? Will it take decades to fully recover? And what is driving the continued wave of problems with the market?
On Friday, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee released a scathing report on the work of the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jazcko. The committee will be holding hearings on allegations on Tuesday.
The 2011 Legislature is slated to wrap up by 1 a.m. Tuesday. The budget deal was finally settled in the last week and lawmakers have spent much of the weekend ploughing through a pile of bills on everything from texting while driving to industrial safety. Our political experts will tell us how they see the 2011 Legislature and what it means for the future of Nevada.
The election will be held Tuesday and then the city will have a new mayor. But opinion is very sharply divided about who is the better candidate. Some of the leading supporters of both candidates explain why they're backing Carolyn Goodman or Chris Giunchiliani. And we want to hear what you think - so call in or tell us what you think the big issues are and why one candidate is better for the job.
The Republican Party was not happy with Secretary of State Ross Miller's decision to hold an open election in Congressional District 2 to replace now-Senator Dean Heller. Republicans say they should be given the chance to have their party endorse one candidate.
Democrats in the Nevada Legislature have finally rolled out their plan to raise $1.5 billion in additional revenue to restore cuts to education and social services. So why did they pick services as an area to tax? And why should businesses prefer the proposed tax on revenue better than the modified business tax - a payroll tax - that is currently in place. And why did Democrats wait until the last month of the Legislature to present their plan?
PBS documentary series, "American Experience" has made a new documentary looking at the Freedom Riders - the civil rights protesters who challenged Jim Crow laws. The Freedom Riders faced violence, resistance and racism as they tried to make a statement against inequality.
In the latest census, immigration from Asia has made Asian-Americans the fastest growing group in the valley. And anyone who's drive along Spring Mountain Road lately would be able to see how the commercial home of the community has boomed as well.
Embattled Senator John Ensign will be resigning from the United States Senate on May 3. Governor Brian Sandoval is expected to appoint Congressman Dean Heller to the vacant Senate seat. This news will lead many candidates who had planned on 18 months to rethink their plans now that the real race for Nevada's Second Congressional District will be run in six months. We talk with experts in Las Vegas and Washington to get the latest from the resignation announcement.
While Nevada and New Jersey legislators were thinking about legalizing online poker, it's become the law in the nation's capital. The District of Columbia has authorized its lottery office to run an online poker site and expects to rake in $4.3 million in 2012. Unless, of course, the Congress kills it. It's something of a mystery as to why Congress allowed the district plans to get as far as they have. We find out what's going on and how Congress is likely to react now that it's getting on the radar.
As Senate Majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid has been at the center of negotiations to avert a budget shutdown. The crisis was only resolved at the eleventh hour on Friday night. We discuss the role Sen. Reid played in those negotiations and what is likely to happen in the coming weeks as the Congress grapples with a new budget and raising the nation's debt, which will have to be done by May.
Peter Tork was the last Monkee into the group and the first to leave but it was still a life-changing event for him. Since then he's played in a number of groups, done a couple of re-union tours with the other Monkees as well as faced a variety of health problems including addiction and cancer.
The federal government has been trying since 2008 to arrest the foreclosure crisis. The goal is to keep homeowners in their homes but the further home prices have fallen, the harder it has been for Nevadans to qualify for federal assistance.