Changes to the farm bill currently on the table in Congress would potentially cut food stamp benefits. Jodi Tyson, research and public policy manager for the Three Square Food Bank, says the loss of these benefits would not just affect the Nevada families who receive food stamps, but would divert dollars from local retailers.
What happens when you cross borders and live between two different worlds? That's what UNR professor Debbie Boehm explores in her work. She's researched how the migration and deportation of Mexicans has affected their families and their communities in Mexico and America.
Motorcyclists are claiming both the Metropolitan and North Las Vegas Police Departments have been harassing their members. The Las Vegas Confederation of Clubs, an association of 37 biker groups, filed suit against the police.
Think of it as your grandmother's form of graffiti. It's been called "yarn bombing" or "yarnstorming" - when you wake up to find your mail box or light pole has been covered in a colorful yarn sleeve, as if your grandmother had attacked it with a pair of knitting needles.
They called themselves "The Kim Sisters" - three lovely ladies from Korea with matching dresses, slick up-dos, and big smiles. They sang and danced in the spirit of the Andrews Sisters, and America loved it.
With temperatures cracking 100 every summer, how do we protect our skin? We talk to experts about how to choose the best sunscreens, and what steps that you (and your kids) can take to protect yourself from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer. Send us your questions.
The Supreme Court laid out one of its most anticipated decisions on Monday: whether or not Arizona cops could determine whether someone is an illegal immigrant under the so-called "show me your papers" law, SB1070. The Court upheld that main provision, but cut down three pertaining to the state.
According to a recent study, veterans are four times as likely to commit suicide than a non-veteran. Veterans - especially younger veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan - made up a quarter of all Nevada's suicides from 2008-2010.
Two UNLV students won a national competition and three-thousand-dollars each in scholarship money earlier this month. They had to think like political marketers: figuring out how to market ads to an imaginary audience, and get a hypothetical referendum passed.
In some high-end casinos and all along Spring Mountain Road, you'll find Asian cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, you name it! But many restaurants are combining their cuisines in a Pan Asian style. So how do you merge the best of many Asian foods? How do chefs experiment with their menus? Which restaurants do Pan Asian the best? We talk with chefs about the wonderful world of Pan Asian cuisine.
UNLV students recently took home first and second place at the Reynolds’ Cup Tri-State competition. It’s a contest where business and engineering students work together on inventions, and it’s the first time UNLV has ever won.
Agua Prieta is a small Mexican border town south of Douglas, Arizona. For the first time in its history, two women are competing for mayor. Josefina Vasquez Mota is also the first woman from a major political party running for Mexico's president. So what role are women now playing on Mexico's political stage? Are they simply following in the rest of Latin America's footsteps, or is this the sign of something bigger? We hear a Fronteras report, plus check in with an expert.
What happens when you take one German guitarist, and add four singers from around the world? You've got Vox Indigo, the singing group that gives cover songs an international twist. We talk to them about their Belgium, Norwegian, and Newfoundland roots, and hear them sing everything from Dolly Parton's "Jolene" to Britney Spears' "Toxic.
Two UNR scientists have created a system that helps the blind navigate through buildings. How does it work? And what other applications does it have? A Dutch scientist tells how us how robotics, Second Life, and a cell phone can make it all possible.