Naturalized citizens are a growing share of the American electorate. And here in Nevada, immigrant voters could play a significant role in shaping the outcome of the next election. In 2008, a record number of immigrants became citizens. We look at the number of immigrants naturalizing this year, and what barriers still exist to prevent more immigrants from becoming voters.
Filipinos now make up over 4% of Nevada's population - that's enough for Clark County to now print ballots in the main Filipino language, Tagalog. So how much political sway will Asian American voters carry this election season? What issues matter to them? Are local politicians courting them? And do they even come out to vote in the same percentages as Latinos? Or are they apathetic about voting? We talk to local Asian Americans - plus we want to hear from you: can the Asian American vote change an election? Are you Asian American? What issues matter to you? What matters when you vote?
Navy SEAL, Nicholas Bickle is on trial in Las Vegas for allegedly smuggling guns into the United States from the middle east. Prosecutors allege Bickle smuggled the guns as well as explosives for his own profit.
Earlier this month, a drug taskforce seized 208 pounds of methamphetamine from five Las Vegas homes--the biggest meth bust in Nevada state history. Though local meth labs are gone, the recent bust demonstrates that large quantities of the drug are being smuggled in from Mexico, instead. We discuss how the meth manufacturers have adapted to continue making the drug even as policies restricted access to key chemicals, and how the persistence of meth in Las Vegas has taken its toll on city residents.