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In an interview last month about Facebook’s recent push into live streaming video, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeats the word “raw” like it’s some kind of sacred totem. Facebook Live is “raw and visceral,” he says. It’s this “new, raw” way to communicate.
The 2016 annual fund UNLV Foundation Suite Deal offered a special evening with alumni and friends who support the University of Nevada, Las Vegas every year.
Barbara Atkinson, M.D., accepted the position of planning dean of the new University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine in May 2014 while on vacation with her husband, Bill. In fact, when she retired in 2012 after a 37-year career that encompassed pathology, research, teaching and administration, moving to Las Vegas wasn’t even on the radar.
If bigger means better, Las Vegas just beat out Baltimore.
Las Vegas gained 10,220 residents in 2015, making it the 28th most populous city in the United States. It edged out the mid-Atlantic metropolis for the spot, population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show.
Republican Assembly incumbents stockpiling for the primary, Senate Democrats saving significant sums for the general, and big-dollar donors pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into would-be ballot measures.
About 72 percent of the juvenile victims of human trafficking in Nevada come from within the state, experts said Wednesday.
They’re the unsanctioned shock troops of Bernie Sanders’ vaunted online army, digital rogues who've plagued Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and embarrassed Sanders' campaign.
Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.
After California’s prison population reached the crisis stage of overcrowding — with some prisons at 300 percent capacity — the state in 2011 began to parole thousands of inmates to their original counties. Within 15 months, more than 27,500 inmates had been “realigned” from state prisons to county jails or to parole in what was called “an act of mass forgiveness unprecedented in U.S. history.” This led to the understandable fear that suddenly returning thousands of convicts to the streets would cause a spike in crime.
Diana Gomez always felt a pull toward a teaching career.
The stadium is full of screaming fans. The players are on the big screen, going through their warm-ups, getting loose.
High-rolling sports bettor and golf course developer Billy Walters’ long run of good fortune in Las Vegas may have come to an end with his indictment this week on 10 federal charges alleging insider trading and wire fraud.
John L. Smith is a columnist who covered Nevada for more than 30 years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
North Korea is ramping up its nuclear capabilities.
India and Pakistan are still growing their arsenals - and facing off against each other.
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