A Colorado man has single handedly adopted 1,700 horses from the federal Bureau of Land Management's wild horse adoption system, but no one knows where a lot of those horses ended up. Some suspect he has sold those horses for slaughter, which is illegal.
Latin Jazz legend Poncho Sanchez was brought up playing music with the likes of Cal Tjader and Dizzy Gillespie. Sanchez taught himself to play the congas and is now one of the world's best known Latin Jazz band leaders.
When it was created in 1997, the founder of the storytelling group "The Moth" wanted to recreate nights in Georgia where he and friends would get together and share stories. The group has since spread to cities across the country hosting events where storytellers get on stage and share a wide variety of tales.
This weekend, downtown will host a number of events that are expected to make parking a tricky situation. Between performances at The Smith Center, First Friday and The Pride Parade, the city estimates about 40,000 people to flock downtown for the festivities.
Republicans and Democrats have officially nominated their candidates for president as President Obama and GOP challenger, Mitt Romney head into the election homestretch. We examine the President's acceptance speech and size up the race from here to November.
Famous for her 1984 hit "Let's Hear it For The Boy" Deniece Williams will perform at The Smith Center for Performing Arts with Artist-in-Residence Clint Holmes this weekend at Cabaret Jazz. Williams, who made her name on the pop charts, is an accomplished gospel singer and has performed with artists like Johnny Mathis and Stevie Wonder.
Nevada Democratic delegate Erin Bilbray Kohn says the message at the 2012 Democratic National Convention will focus on the middle class and economic recovery.
“(Obama’s) policies are starting to move the economy forward,” says Kohn.
The Southern Nevada Health District has detected its first West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in Las Vegas. The health district says so far there are no cases of West Nile Virus in humans, but there are some precautions to take to prevent getting the disease.
Apple will soon make its mark in northern Nevada when it opens a new data center and purchasing facility in Reno. The State of Nevada, Washoe County, City of Reno and Washoe County School District all contributed to building a huge tax abatement package for the company. But is it worth it? We discuss the road Reno took to land Apple and if it will all be worth it.
The investigation into Fast and Furious, the federal operation where guns were allegedly sent over the Mexican border by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, had a big turn this week. The House Oversight Committee on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding he turn over documents related to the failed operation. So what's next for Fast and Furious? Fronteras: Changing America Desk reporter, Michel Marizco has followed the story and he joins us to talk about the latest.
The Clark County School District has been locked in a bitter battle with the county teachers union over contract stipulations this year. Earlier this summer an arbitrator ruled the district had the money to pay for pay increases to teachers. That decision forced the district to issue more than 400 pink slips.
In June, the Obama administration announced the availability of work permits and temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements. Those eligible for the permits must be younger than 30-years-old and have arrived in the United States before the age of 16. Immigrants must also have a clean criminal record and be a student, a high school graduate or have served in the military.
UNLV Libraries Digital Collection has a new online photo and image exhibit that explores the architectural history of Las Vegas. The collection includes thousands of photographs, drawings and architectural renderings of resorts and other buildings in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe.
The Tenors, also known as the Canadian Tenors are a classically-trained pop opera group that has performed to worldwide acclaim. The quartet performs classics like "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen but also has a slew of original hits.
A new study suggests that at least one type of foreclosure may be losing some of its stigma.
According to the 2012 Face of Foreclosure report, 45 percent of those surveyed felt that walking away from an underwater mortgage, or “strategic default,” is OK, while 45 percent thought homeowners should honor their financial obligations.
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative political advocacy group that funds advertisements across the country, may have to reveal their donor list after backing a candidate in the June primary in Nevada. Las Vegas Sun Reporter, Anjeanette Damon first reported on the story and she joins us to discuss whether AFP will have to disclose its highly private donor list.
The Clark County Commission wants to clean up litter from handbillers on the Strip. To do that, commissioners introduced a new ordinance last week that would force handbill distributors to clean up after themselves within a certain radius of their work area. The County Commission in recent months has introduced numerous ordinances aimed at cleaning up the Strip. In March the commission passed a ban on pets on the Strip during certain hours of the day. We talk with Clark County Commissioner, Chris Giunchigliani about the County Commission's continuing efforts to clean up Las Vegas Boulevard.
Usually when Las Vegas hotels are imploded it's because they are decades old and run down. But the ill-fated Harmon Hotel at CityCenter will likely be turned to rubble before anyone ever sets foot in it.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Mitt Romney may win ‘swing region’ Washoe County, and also Nevada, because of his campaign’s focus on economic issues and because of the large Mormon population. President Obama won Washoe County in the last election, but the current state of the economy in northern Nevada could make a repeat victory a challenge.
Solar panel producer Amonix has shut down after just 14 months of operation. The facility opened in May 2011 and was touted by many Nevada elected leaders as a huge step forward for the state's solar industry. In January, however, the company unexpectedly laid off 200 employees. Spokespeople for the company said that it was because the plant needed to retool, but the Review Journal has reported that the plant has been idle since May. Amonix was awarded $6 million in federal tax credits and also received a $15.6 million government grant. So what happened to that money? We talk with reporter Ucilia Wang about Amonix's failure.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says there's no way Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law can be enforced without racial profiling. He has also applauded a new law passed in California dubbed the "Anti-Arizona" bill that protects undocumented immigrants from status check by law enforcement. Villaraigosa was in Las Vegas this week to address the National Council of La Raza National Conference and he joins us.