Both President Obama and the bipartisan group of senators proposing comprehensive immigration reform insist that unauthorized immigrants must move to "the back of the line." But what is the line? In fact, there's are many lines - limits on overall immigration but also limits on immigrants from any one country. And some believe that's the problem. Countries that provide big numbers of immigrants have a line that is so long it might encourage more unauthorized immigration.
A field of nine is running to replace Steve Wolfson on the Las Vegas City Council. One of them is former State Sen. Bob Beers. His signs are up already around town and he's promising that he will continue to be a fiscal hawk at City Hall as he was in Carson City.
The Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV has delivered its Midyear Economic Outlook and the news is good - but certainly not great. The national economic has been recovering for a long time but it has been doing so very, very slowly. That has eventually begun to trickle down to the Southern Nevada economy. That slow but steady trend should continue. We talk with CBER Director Stephen Brown about the numbers and why he thinks will get better.
New scientific reports suggest that global population growth and continuing shortages of water will make us all vegetarians. That's inevitable, say the water experts, because only grain will provide enough food.
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.
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.
No one quite planned it this way but in the neighborhood of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road there are businesses that run all night, or would like to, but there are residential neighborhoods where people would like to sleep all night. So how can the city council balance those interests? Do neighbors need to find a quieter area or should businesses be happy to accommodate their neighbors.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has seen bureaucratic turmoil in recent months as the chairman departs and Congress tries to appoint two new members. The issue that's driven all the turmoil is whether or not former Chairman Gregory Jaczko was sticking to the commission's business or trying to stymie Yucca Mountain. We look at what's been happening and how it will affect the future of Yucca Mountain.
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.
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.