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May 4, 2017

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it – in themselves or in others.

Apr 18, 2017

California lawmakers are considering legislation to make the Golden State’s 2020 presidential primary the third in the nation after Iowa and New Hampshire, cutting in ahead of Nevada’s February caucuses.

Apr 17, 2017

Elissa Lafranconi might be done with undergraduate work at UNLV, but she’s still putting down roots on campus.

Apr 6, 2017

Only it, the Flamingo and the successor to the Sahara (now the SLS) are left. The Sahara was completely gutted. The Flamingo only has memories of Bugsy.

Apr 4, 2017

The stories of the Calac cousins and other Nevadans who fought in World War I echo very faintly today.

Apr 3, 2017

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends millions of taxpayer dollars on high-end entertainment, including top-shelf liquor and $300 steaks, as well as gifts for employees and first-class trips for board members. The agency’s lavish purchases at times have little or no business purpose and routinely violate its own vague expense policies, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.

Mar 28, 2017

Jarret Keene is a fan of the apocalypse.

He’s edited books about it, played music about it, and now he’s giving a talk about it.

Mar 28, 2017

When it comes to big-dollar contributions in local elections, donors hope their money translates to access.

Mar 28, 2017

In a bill spanning nearly 300 pages, a Nevada Assemblyman this week laid out his plans for giving community colleges a greater voice.

Mar 21, 2017

Opponents of the newly revived federal plan to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain are preparing for battle with the Trump administration as the political winds seem to be shifting in favor of the project.

Mar 21, 2017

Many of the remaining Las Vegas civil rights pioneers gathered at the Westside School last week for the premiere of a documentary that chronicles Southern Nevada’s African-American community.

Mar 16, 2017

My mother explained she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment on the logical grounds that enshrining gender equality in the Constitution would elevate a man to a woman’s level. But some menfolk in Nevada and beyond need a little elevating, especially those who don’t pick up on why the ERA mattered then, matters now—and wound up being voted on in the Nevada legislature 35 years after the clock supposedly ran out on its passage.

Mar 14, 2017

In a week the Raiders inched closer to leaving Oakland, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman had a reminder for the NFL: Don’t forget downtown.

Mar 9, 2017

In a week the Raiders inched closer to leaving Oakland, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman had a reminder for the NFL: Don’t forget downtown.

Feb 16, 2017

THE DESTRUCTION OF ALEPPO has been a heartbreaking reminder of the human cost of instability in the Middle East. Vulnerable civilians who lived in what was once one of the most diverse and prosperous cities in the region find themselves on the frontline of an intractable civil war with no place to go. With anti-immigrant populism on the rise, the current refugee crisis has revealed a callous unwillingness on the part of the United States and Europe to help mitigate the crisis, even before President Trump’s executive order to ban Syrian refugees indefinitely.

Feb 14, 2017

Three Democratic congressional representatives are asking state lawmakers to remove a statue of legendary Nevada senator Patrick McCarran from the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, saying he left what they called a "legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.”

Feb 14, 2017

Filing has closed for the local municipal elections—although you may not have noticed. Traditionally, turnout in municipal elections is putrid. Why? They come along in springtime, when our fancy turns to more important matters like baseball. They are nonpartisan, bipartisan and altogether unpartisan, or at least maintain the appearance of being so. But here are a few things about 2017’s round that should draw your interest …

Jan 24, 2017

A growing group of lawmakers are pushing to rename McCarran International Airport and remove a statue of its namesake from Capitol Hill because of the lawmaker’s controversial history.