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Apr 24, 2018

"That government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth." –Gettysburg Address, 1863

Apr 19, 2018

Steve Wynn would have been remembered in Nevada history as a major entrepreneur—a major innovator in the hotel, casino, tourism and entertainment industry. Now, he’s also going to be remembered as part of the #MeToo movement amid the accusations of sexual harassment, and worse.

Apr 9, 2018

Turns out, bookmakers have feelings, too. And that makes things a little complicated when it comes to the improbable success of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Apr 5, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paved the way for social justice and his actions are still making a difference 50 years after his assassination in 1968.

Apr 2, 2018

Four years before the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee — 50 years ago Wednesday — Las Vegas shared in his historic legacy.

Apr 2, 2018

Four years before the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee — 50 years ago Wednesday — Las Vegas shared in his historic legacy.

Mar 26, 2018

Today, it’s part “Twilight Zone” and part Radiator Springs from the Pixar animated blockbuster “Cars,” but a century and a half ago, Eldorado Canyon was the epitome of what one would consider the Wild West.

Mar 22, 2018

Nevada’s Republican incumbent senator, Dean Heller, is running in a less-competitive primary now that the president pushed out one of his main contenders, Danny Tarkanian. Days after Donald Trump urged Tarkanian to run for a House seat instead of running against Heller, Tarkanian filed to run for Congressional District 3.

Mar 12, 2018

The brothel owner walked through the double doors of the casino ballroom with Paris and Destiny — two sex workers in slinky black dresses — gliding next to him like pilot fish.

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.