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May 30, 2017

Every 9 seconds a woman in America is beaten or assaulted.

Nevada consistently ranks high in deaths related to domestic violence. In 2016, there were at least 24, according to the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The year before, 43 victims lost their lives.

May 1, 2017

In the United States, 10 million men and women experience domestic violence each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That includes physical and sexual abuse.

Feb 21, 2017

On April 22, Earth Day, another group of protesters will march on Washington: scientists. They generally attempt political neutrality, but President Donald Trump’s policy actions and appointments have pushed many experts across many disciplines to consider taking this very public stand.

Feb 13, 2017

The words “true love” often conjure up images of romantic scenes in Hollywood movies, but a California-based neurologist argues long-lasting love is a multilayered process and that falling out of love is a normal part of it.

Feb 13, 2017

Romance is in the air, where the wireless signal travels on the 2.4-gigahertz UHF radio band, where OKCupid algorithmically hunts, where virtual sex sort of happens, where love is both as clunky and apparitional in the post-reality era as truth. The cynics among us once rolled our eyes at the commercialization of love in the Valentine’s Day aisle of Walgreens. Today, the expression reaches beyond scheduled chocolates and roses and bounces through satisfying/not satisfying interweb encounters that leave us wondering what is real. Alexa, what is romance? Tinder, is this love? Facebook, should I change my relationship status?

Jan 9, 2017

Me: “So I have a New Year’s resolution for 2016.” My wife: “What is it?”

Nov 9, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

Nov 9, 2016

What was the most alarming of all the alarming moments in the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign? Here’s a possibility: October 19, two-thirds of the way through the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, when Donald Trump, the strangest Republican presidential candidate ever, refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost.

Oct 24, 2016

Tomorrow night is the final face-off in the 2016 race. At stake: the crucial, undecided voters.

Oct 24, 2016

Alright, so some reality mixed with satire. The last two debates have definitely let themselves to comedic moments.

Oct 10, 2016

The second presidential debate is in the books. The third and final debate is going to be right here in Las Vegas at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center.

Jul 25, 2016

For several years, Tim Bavington has been bridging the worlds of music and visual art in a dramatic way by transforming pieces of music into bands of color arranged on canvases and as sculptures.

Jul 25, 2016

A quiz: What daily activity did you hate doing as a kid but would love to do more of as an adult?

Jun 20, 2016

Politicians often speak of taking campaigns to the grass-roots level, but Dr. Jacob Thompson and his UNLV students are digging even deeper, planting the seeds of election education across the Clark County School District.

May 16, 2016

“Challenging, invigorating and inspiring” is how Sara Beth Brooks, a 2016 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, describes her time spent at the university.

Mar 8, 2016

Students at UNLV are not sitting on the sidelines when it comes to politics; they're getting involved in the process through a series of watch parties and interactive discussions.

Dec 16, 2015

Tuesday night may not have been an evening in paradise for the nine Republican presidential candidates who took the national debate stage at the Venetian Hotel-Casino on the Strip. Hosted by CNN and moderated by Wolf Blitzer, this was the last debate of 2015 before the election year begins.

Dec 15, 2015

The most important of the four states conducting early caucus and primary elections leading to the White House is Nevada. We reflect such a cross section of America — despite what most outsiders might think of us — that we are a genuine swing state politically, and demographically so balanced that the state is a popular test market for many products.