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.
The Republican caucus is today and Nevadans across the state are gathering at schools and community centers to pick between the four remaining GOP candidates. What was your experience at the caucus? Who did you vote for? We talk with local caucus goers and take your phone calls and emails about what you witnessed at the GOP caucuses.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that states will be able to bypass the No Child Left Behind law if they come up with a better plan on their own. Do Nevada educators see this as an opportunity? Are they happy with the No Child Left Behind standards? We talk with the director of the Board of Trustees for Clark County Schools Carolyn Edwards about what this means for education in southern Nevada.
According to a new report from the Nevada Department of Education, the student to teacher ratio at the Clark County School District increased by one student last year, putting the average class size at 23. In science and social studies classes that number is higher, with an average of 27 students in each classroom.
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.
The Burning Man Festival is about to become a little more expensive and a little less naked. If Pershing County officials are successful, the annual event will have to operate under a festival ordinance, meaning there will be new rules about nudity, security and the presence of children.
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.
The Hazda people really, really love honey. The hunter-gatherer tribe from Tanzania loves it so much, that the men will risk death for it - climbing 30-foot high trees, smoking bees out of their hives, then pulling out chunks of honeycomb with their bare hands.
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 London Olympics are just around the corner, and athletes all around the world are fine-tuning their skills. But one researcher says athletes shouldn’t focus on mechanical things – Kobe Bryant shouldn’t think about how he flicks his wrist for a hoop shot, and Michael Phelps shouldn’t think about the technique on pulling his hand back through the water.
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.
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.
The Obama administration made a bold move on Friday when it announced it would stop deporting some undocumented immigrants. In an executive order President Obama said young undocumented people who have no criminal background, came to the U.S. before they were 16 and who are in school can apply for work permits and be spared deportation for up to two years. In Nevada several DREAM Act supporters have rallied in support of the bill which would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to the country as children and who serve in the military. We talk with undocumented students and a political expert about the ramifications of the Obama decision.