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Sep 29, 2016

Time is ticking. Early voting starts in just over three weeks.

“Hi, sir. are you registered to vote? ” asked Brenda Romero, as she stood in front of the Smith’s Grocery Store at Sahara and Maryland. Romero registers voters for the progressive group America’s Voice.


Sep 29, 2016

The upcoming presidential debate at UNLV is costing twice as much as originally thought.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors allocated an additional $4 million to pay for the Oct. 19 presidential debate at UNLV during a special meeting Thursday. That money is being funded by UNLV. The board approved $4 million to pay for debate expenses in September 2015, with the agreement that any additional costs would be paid by the university.


Sep 29, 2016

Robert Rippee of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute recently asked his students two questions about hotel rooms and hotel room desks.


Sep 29, 2016

Where is the innovation in casino gaming?

It’s a simple question and one Mark Yoseloff, executive director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation, seemed to ask repeatedly during his presentation at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) on Wednesday.


Sep 29, 2016

Violence has been part of human storytelling probably since the first human told the first story. Today, it remains a literary drawing card for readers of all genres.


Sep 29, 2016

For more than a century, Levi’s 501s, the original blue jeans that launched the company in 1890, have only been made in one kind of denim—thick-woven “shrink-to-fit” cotton, dyed an indigo that fades and softens the fabric with each wash.


Sep 29, 2016

Fashion week is on in New York and the Burkini ban is off in one French town - with more likely to follow. A high court found no proof that the full-cover swimsuit favored by some Muslim women does not pose a security threat. Today, the long history of women's bodies - and fashion - as political battleground.


Sep 29, 2016

It’s been a tough summer for many Muslim women in France who want to go to the beach.

Even though France’s highest court ruled that beaches couldn’t ban women from wearing burkinis—the full-body swimsuits designed to adhere to some Muslim standards for covering the body—some local authorities have said they will continue to fine women who wear these suits instead of the smaller one-pieces or bikinis common on European and U.S. beaches. (Read “Muslim Athletic Wear Covers Skin Without Cramping Style.”)


Sep 29, 2016

The policeman in the photo is nattily attired and appears to have a slight smirk as he writes out a ticket for the woman standing before him awkwardly in her offending swimwear; perhaps he enjoys making her feel uncomfortable.


Sep 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump haven't spent a lot of time sharing their thoughts about what should happen in public schools—but what do public school students think about Clinton, Trump, and the presidential campaign?


Sep 28, 2016

I’m not sure Colin Kaepernick knew it would reach this level of interest when he first sat down and later took a knee. That’s the funny thing about movements. There’s no telling how many people will assemble behind a shared purpose.


Sep 28, 2016

About one of every nine voters this fall is expected to be Latino. In critical swing states like Colorado, Florida and Nevada, that percentage is likely to be even higher.


Sep 28, 2016

College professors might end up staring in the mirror in response to a recent study led by R. Shane Westfall, a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Building upon other researchers’ findings that people attribute positive characteristics to those who are relatively attractive, Mr. Westfall has concluded that good-looking instructors might have another advantage: Their students learn more.


Sep 28, 2016

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was Monday, September 26. We held a Town Hall with a complete analysis and reaction from a panel of top political experts. This has been one of the most explosive campaigns for president in our history. See how America is reacting to both of these candidates.