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Feb 21, 2018

Chill. We’re not talking about the candidates.

Feb 21, 2018

Nevada has had a few cases head to the U.S. Supreme Court over the years. There was once was a sheriff who requested a passenger list from William Crendall – who said no. And that was the spark that led to Nevada’s first Supreme Court case.

Jan 22, 2018

In the wake of the headlines being made across the country and in Nevada about sexual harassment and discrimination, UNLV professor Michael Green looks back at some of the most famous sex scandals in Nevada’s political history.

Jan 18, 2018

Las Vegas plays host this weekend to the national Women’s March for 2018, something organizers say demonstrates Nevada’s importance in this year’s elections.

Jan 2, 2018

Once confined to gyms and studios, yoga pants are now widely accepted attire in many social settings, from the office to the classroom. And this rise in yoga pants as everyday clothing is contributing to a decline in the price of cotton.

Dec 19, 2017

When Democrats looked to Congressional District 4 just three weeks ago, they were expecting to go into a November 2018 battle with an incumbent poised for reelection, with ties to the progressive, labor, and Latino communities. But that changed Dec. 1, when Buzzfeed brought claims forward by a former Kihuen campaign aide who said he made sexual advances.

Dec 18, 2017

Facing a fresh accusation of sexual misconduct in a Congress that has become increasingly less tolerant, U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen will be under the scrutiny of an ethics investigation.

Dec 5, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas by a gunman perched high above concert grounds left 58 people dead, hundreds wounded and thousands scarred by the trauma of that night.

Dec 5, 2017

The bombshell hit Friday: A former staffer claimed U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen sexually harassed her and made advances.

Nov 22, 2017

Thirty-seven-years-ago on November 21, 1980, an electrical fire at the MGM Grand killed 85 people and injured more than 700.

Nov 9, 2017

“I think last night was a great night for Democrats, and we’re going to carry that forward into next year,” Donna West, chairperson of the Clark County Democratic Party, told me Wednesday, the day after her party swept some high-profile off-year elections nationwide.

Nov 8, 2017

One year after the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s presidency has succeeded in energizing both Republicans and Democrats.

Nov 1, 2017

The explosion ripped through the Las Vegas motel, decapitating people and sending body parts flying, with one woman’s leg embedded in a wall.

Oct 30, 2017

Arnie DeGeorge sat weeping in an airport bar in Toronto as a television broadcast images from his hometown of Las Vegas.

Oct 25, 2017

Henderson Mayor Debra March is making good on her promise to make city operations more open and accessible.

Oct 18, 2017

In June, actress Michelle Rodriguez, dressed in a black tank top, jeans and sunglasses, boarded a helicopter in Nevada to promote a new, exotic tourism experience to Las Vegas visitors.

Oct 5, 2017

The original name was Project Paradise. It was to be a 42-story, billion-dollar resort featuring “an exotic South Seas theme,” a swim-up shark exhibit and a trefoil footprint with a facade of gold leaf. By the time it was built on the burial ground of the 11-story Hacienda — an antique family-centric hotel and casino that was imploded on live TV on New Year’s Eve 1996 — Project Paradise had been renamed after a British poet’s nostalgic (and imperial) ode to the exoticism of south Asia.

Oct 5, 2017

The man suspected of firing down into an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527, managed to haul at least 23 firearms—plus ammunition, gun stands, scopes, and other accessories—into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.