Brookings Mountain West In the News

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 16, 2018

William Frey says he’s read a lot about the quirky aspects of millennials.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 13, 2018

You’d think President Donald Trump would appreciate the policymaking behind the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, an Obama-era initiative that provided funding for dozens of agencies nationwide to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 8, 2018

In his book “Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy,” Ron Haskins described a quiet revolution that took place during the Obama administration in the way that social service programs were evaluated and funded.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 5, 2018

Michael Brown’s grandfather was a coal miner and union activist who was disabled in a mine accident. “I like to think I am carrying on his activism by looking after our miners and working to sustain and protect their jobs and families,” says Brown, who in 2016 was appointed president of Barrick USA after more than 20 years with the company, and last year moved to Southern Nevada. Barrick employs 22,000 people internationally, including 3,700 in Nevada and 110 in Southern Nevada.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Jan. 11, 2018

Thousands of busy people with limited time to burn mulled around outside the Las Vegas convention and world trade center after a blackout temporarily shut off the lights at CES.

Politico
Dec. 19, 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to adopt an "America First" foreign policy that disentangles the U.S. military from many global hot spots, Washington just can’t get seem to get out of the business of policing the world — even when its military posture might damage its interests.

Brookings
Dec. 19, 2017

The “inextricable linkage between our forward deployed forces and our domestic security and law enforcement agencies is absolutely essential to American security and homeland security,” said John Allen, president of Brookings, at a debate event on the changing role of America’s military.

Charles Koch Institute
Dec. 19, 2017

The Brookings Institution and the Charles Koch Institute have announced today the launch of a new foreign policy debate series in conjunction with Politico. The debate series, America’s Role in the World, will be held in cities around the United States with the purposes of fostering a vigorous, civil and constructive national discussion on the future of American foreign policy.

Brookings
Dec. 19, 2017

On December 11, University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, convened by the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and the Charles Koch Institute, in partnership with POLITICO.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dec. 19, 2017

A panel of foreign policy experts clashed Monday in Las Vegas over how successful the United States has been at curbing domestic terrorist attacks since 9/11.

Casino.org
Dec. 19, 2017

Those concerns were again on display Monday, when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, a conversation that included discussions of counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dec. 11, 2017

The Brookings Institution is hoping for vigorous, civil and constructive debate surrounding America’s foreign policy at UNLV on Monday.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 15, 2017

As an expert on trade agreements and the global economy, Dany Bahar can see the value in the Trump administration’s push to renegotiate trade pacts. But Bahar says President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on those agreements shows that he doesn’t understand international trade.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nov. 8, 2017

Tom Kaplan, senior managing partner of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in art history and visual arts and a major in environmental studies.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nov. 3, 2017

It’s been eight months since UNLV and MGM Resorts International announced with much fanfare the creation of a think tank to be housed on the university’s campus.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 1, 2017

When the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak visited Las Vegas in March, he said it was too early to tell whether the Trump administration would try to snuff out the legal marijuana industry. So have things changed since then? That was the Sun’s lead question to Hudak, an expert on marijuana policy, when he returned this week.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 25, 2017

It was a gentle end to an interview in which Meltzer, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, offered little reason for optimism about how the Trump administration would shape the economy long-term.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
Oct. 20, 2017

The deadline for Las Vegas to submitted its bid to become the next city where Amazon builds its second massive H2Q headquarters arrived Friday. If Las Vegas is selected, the project will bring an estimated 50,000 jobs to the valley area.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 18, 2017

As an environmental engineer and an expert in energy policy, Samantha Gross is no fan of climate-change deniers who see no reason to reduce greenhouse gases.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
Sep. 18, 2017

As Amazon continues its search for a place to build its second headquarters, more and more major metropolitan areas are throwing their hat into the ring to host the company.

U.S. News & World Report
Aug. 30, 2017

The Silver State is becoming an oasis for progressives and immigrants while it maintains an independent streak prized by conservatives.

Fox News
Aug. 30, 2017

Danny Tarkanian is no stranger to Nevada politics, but elective office is a stranger to him. Yet the repeat candidate who has yet to notch a general election victory in the state is running again, this time hoping to unseat one of the most vulnerable Republican senators in next year's party primary, Dean Heller.

Las Vegas Sun
Jul. 31, 2017

A dozen quintets of UNLV students have been probing the valley’s neighborhoods the past few Thursdays, taking note of markets, liquor stores, clinics, pharmacies and access to public transportation.

Las Vegas Sun
Jul. 18, 2017

State-led marijuana legalization has led to Onion-like headlines across the country.