California Congressman Xavier Becerra is visiting Las Vegas Monday to campaign for President Obama. He arrives amid weaker economic indicators and a push by Republicans to win Hispanic voters from Democrats.
The Tule Springs Coalition has been pushing for National Monument status for a collection of Ice Age fossils at a 30,000-acre site along the Upper Las Vegas Wash. The fossile beds were laid down beginning 250,000 years ago.
The lastest Marist poll on the presidential election in Nevada shows that the race is a statistical dead-heat. The president has a slight advantage but supporters of both candidates are enthusiastic about their man. This poll also lists the issues voters believe are important when they make their decision. Some see the economy as the top issue and others see social issues as crucial. We talk with the director of the Marist Poll and we want to hear what you think are the big issues for this election.
Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has dogged him throughout his political career. Throughout the presidential campaign, it also looks as if there will be questions about whether religion will causes the first LDS candidate for president serious problems.
What happens when a disgruntled group of casino workers figures out how to steal big bucks from the casino where they work? It's a caper movie! The hero Nick Davis is trying to get money for surgery so he can pursue his dream of being a major league baseball player. But where will he get the money? We talk with the director and cast of Stealing Las Vegas - the co-curricular movie from the UNLV Film Department.
The Texas Teachers' Retirement Fund was a big investor in the Station Casinos buyout. The fund wanted to boost its returns. The Fertitta Brothers, who now own a majority of the company, were also donors to Governor Rick Perry's campaign. And the governor appointed the board that changed the teachers investment strategy to more aggressive investment in real estate and bonds. We talk with the reporter who investigated how TTRF lost its entire $99 million investment.
Nevada gaming regulators have long been picky about the businesses and individuals they allow licensed casino operators to partner with. The rules were designed to keep out criminals and their enterprises but as casinos have gone abroad and tried to move into the online business, the whole idea of keeping casinos separate from any dubious enterprise has become much trickier.
The State Republican Party is holding its convention this weekend in Sparks, Nevada. All indications are that it promises to be as exciting as the 2008 convention when the Ron Paul delegates followed the rules and had the numbers to elect delegates supporting their man, and not the official candidate - John McCain. The Ron Paul campaign is again threatening to defy the national party and elect delegates supporting Paul. We catch up with what happened at the convention.
Councilman Bob Coffin ran to improve life in his ward, which he argued, had been neglected. Too much attention had been focused on downtown. Councilman Bob Beers recently won a special election and promised to review expenditures, which he feared would balloon with the payments for the new city hall. These councilmen seemed to be shaking up the consensus that had gathered around Mayor Oscar Goodman. We ask them what the big issues are for the City of Las Vegas and how they have made a difference.
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan is in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss the recent robo-signing settlement with Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Still, that was only a start and there are many programs that were designed to fix the foreclosure crisis that have barely touched the Las Vegas housing market. We ask the Secretary about those programs and the future of housing.
Europe has been teetering on the brink of a financial crisis for the last four years. Various solutions have not resolved the issues but merely kept the Euro going for another few months until the next crisis strikes.
After months of deliberation, the Clark County Commission finally came up with a revamped process for coroner's inquests into deaths caused by police. But for more than a year, the police unions have tried to kill the new procedures in both the state legislature and the state and federal courts. So far, the process has survived. It faces one more review in the Nevada Supreme Court but the first of the new inquests is scheduled to begin Thursday. We look at how the process will change and what we should expect to hear.
Nevada has no corporate income taxes and that has made the state a tax shelter for some of the most profitable companies in the world. Apple has been generating so much cash that it's set up an investment arm in Reno.
As the population ages and dementia threatens to become an epidemic, researchers are looking for ways to stimulate the brain and improve memory. The art of music and the science of the brain come together in Cleveland with the Cleveland Orchestra and the neurologists of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The Burning Man Festival began with a mere handful of people in 1986 on a beach in California. Now it's an annual event that attracts 50,000 people to the high desert outside Gerlach, Nevada. Two professors from the University of Nevada, Reno, have been studying the phenomenon since 2008 and they are lecturing on their findings tonight at UNLV.
In just a few years, the unmanned aerial vehicles - Drones and Predators - have become a part of how we think about the military. They are used for reconnaissance and intelligence in Afghanistan and Iraq and they have also been used to attack snipers and terrorist cells.
Nevada Conservatory Theater has a new production of a classic musical based on an even more classical play. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is based on the plays of Plautus - the Roman comedian.
Nevada has followed some other states including California in striking a deal with online retailer Amazon that requires the company to collect state sales tax after 2014. That means that anything bought from Amazon will also have 8.1 percent sales tax added. The state estimates that will bring in an additional $16 million annually. So why strike a deal now? And what is the agreement to lobby Congress for national legislation mean?