If you want to know how corrupt your capital is, you might want to start by looking on a map. A recent study by a Harvard researcher showed a relationship between corruption and how far the capital city is from other major cities.
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.
Long-time reporter and frequent "State of Nevada" guest, Steve Friess, is leaving Las Vegas to take up a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He's been a frequent critic of Strip entertainment, local politics and, of course, the media.
The Las Vegas Review Journal is suing dozens of websites and individuals for copyright infringement claiming whole and portions of RJ articles were illegally posted on various sites. Journalist and blogger, Steve Friess says putting a scare into those individuals is the right thing to do. We talk with Steve Friess about the RJ lawsuits and why he thinks the RJ might be helping to clean up the world of internet intellectual property theft.
Since the late 1990s, Mike Kelley has been managing editor of the Las Vegas
Sun. He's seen it through its last days as a separate newspaper and he was
present at the creation of the current Review-Journal insert.
The liberal pressure group, ProgessNow Nevada, has launched a Web site it
says will hold the Las Vegas Review-Journal accountable for the way in which
it has been "offering readers slanted coverage and in some cases
manufactured news." We talk with the group's executive director Erin Neff
to see what the new site hopes to achieve.
NBC affiliate KVBC-TV has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission alleging other local TV stations gave favored coverage in their newscasts to local businesses that bought ads. If true, the stations would have breached FCC regulations but reporters in the newsrooms of the other three stations say they know nothing about it.
Laura Belle Gang was born in Cincinnati and eventually moved to Los Angeles where she met her husband, Maxwell Kelch, a broadcast engineer. The two moved to Las Vegas in 1939 when they realized they wanted to open a radio station and discovered there wasn't one in Las Vegas.