President Obama has been stumping in Nevada for the last two days. He's made his pitch for more college education and also talked up the need to reform the tax system. We look at what the president said, how the crowd reacted and whether his appearances changed the minds of any Nevada voters.
It's only days since Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Congressman Paul Ryan to the ticket. And the consensus is that adding the architect of Republican budget plans has changed the race. It's not just about the economy any longer. It's about the deficit, Medicare and Medicaid and the size of the federal government. So how will Nevada Republicans react to Ryan. Some local Republicans join us to discuss the choice and Ryan's speech in Las Vegas.
Casinos handle lots of money and high rollers are expected to bring a lot with them when they come to as casino. The federal government is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands, which operates the Venetian, was lax in checking the sources of its high rollers' funds.
Climate scientists say that last month was the hottest July on record. Some urban developers see this as a cue not only to adopt sustainable practices to avoid global warming, but as an opportunity to completely re-evaluate the way cities are designed.
It's been a strange 24 hours in Las Vegas. Mysterious mannequins appeared hanging from billboards. Was it vandalism or a serious attempt to talk about poverty and unemployment? One analyst has crunched the numbers for Nevada's deal giving tax breaks to Apple in return for setting up shop in Reno and says it's not such a good deal. And the feud between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting personal. So what are you thinking about these days? Call and let us know!
The National Atomic Testing Museum has just completed an exchange between participants and historians who have studied the testing of nuclear weapons on both sides of the Cold War. Nevada was the United States' test site and Kazakhstan was the test site for the Soviet Union.
Washington Post political reporter and blogger Chris Cilizza has just published The Gospel According to the Fix. The book promises to guide readers through the 'unholy world' of politics. Already Cilizza is predicting that the next Congress will be even more divided than this one. We ask Cilizza what he's looking for in this year's election and what role he thinks Nevada will play.
Back-room medical treatments like the one that killed Elena Caro are now under intense scrutiny in Nevada. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is leading a task force to recommend reforms for what she says has become a cultural issue for minorities, specifically Hispanics.
Senator Harry Reid has gone all in on the tax issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post this week, he accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not paying income taxes for a decade. So is the Senate Majority Leader trying to keep up the pressure on Mitt Romney or is this a genuine issue? What impact would it have on the campaign if Mitt Romney had paid little or no taxes for a number of years? Nevada's senior senator has also got himself into a shouting match over Yucca Mountain. So what's happening in Washington?
Claire Vaye Watkins is a child of Death Valley but was educated in Pahrump and Reno. She sets her stories in Nevada or California. And her first collection of stories, the aptly-named Battleborn, has just been published.
In the last week, political discussion has focused on ads from supporters of Mitt Romney denouncing President Obama's claim that entrepreneurs didn't do it all on their own. Why has this struck a nerve? The Republican candidate will also have to pick a Vice Presidential candidate. Who would you like him to pick? And James Holmes made a court appearance in Aurora, Colorado and speculation is that he will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. But is it too hard to be declared insane?
Political scientists have often pondered why affluent and educated Jewish voters do not vote Republican more often. They remain very liberal even as other affluent Americans have embraced conservative low-tax policies.
The housing market is finally showing signs of life. Southern Nevada still tops the list of cities with houses under water but sales are picking up. And increasingly, short sales and not foreclosures are driving those sales. So where is the Las Vegas housing market now? With a slight rise in home prices, are we actually seeing the end of bear market? What you should know about the new shape of the housing market and short sales.
The huge success that Las Vegas Sands has made of its Macau investments has made the company a big player in global gaming and made its chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson a wealthy man. Now state and federal authorities are investigating some of the company's methods for getting its business done in the Chinese special territory.
Where do three singers go next after they've all sung in Las Vegas' longest-running musical, 'Phantom of the Opera'? The answer for three of them is to sing as The Phat Pack. Although the name alludes to Sinatra, Martin, Davis and the rest, these cats are a different breed.