The Pentagon recently released a report showing that sexual assaults are on the rise in the military. What don't we know about life on the bases in Nevada? Online poker is slowly becoming a reality. Lawmakers in Carson City are rapidly winding down the session with taxes still up for debate. We bring a panel of Las Vegas voices together to talk about these topics, and anything that's on their minds. And of course we want to hear from you.
Nevadans are wrapped in a battle for the one thing Nevadans and people in the southwest have been fighting for the last century and a half - water. The Southern Nevada Water Authority continues to push their plans to build a 300 mile pipeline to the Great Basin National Park and pipe that water to southern Nevada. Opponents have been gathering and entrenching themselves for a fight. Is Las Vegas' survival more important than protecting water supplies in rural Nevada?
KNPR's "State of Nevada" first went on the air in 2003. And nearly eight years later, we've reached our 2,000th program. We listen to some of our favorite moments and we talk about what's been happening in Las Vegas in the boom and bust years since 2004. We also reflect on the big stories over those years and think about the future of Southern Nevada.
Mexican cartels have an intricate web of alliances to help them get drugs into the US and money and weapons back across the border. Cartels use gangs in the US; they bribe local government officials; they launder money in US banks.