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Oct 15, 2018

Nevada voters are about to weigh in on a governor’s race that’s closer than any has been in decades, with implications for the health care of hundreds of thousands of people and the future of public education.

Oct 12, 2018

Why TV’s latest superhero is just what we need

Oct 10, 2018

There are two kinds of sleepers in this world. Night owls who have energy well into the evening and go to bed late. And early birds, the ones who subscribe to the early-to-bed-early-to-rise regimen. You probably have a good idea of which category you fall into most of the time, but you might not know why or how to switch over into the other camp. Or even if you should.

Oct 8, 2018

By engineering the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won a tremendous partisan victory — but at the cost of tremendous damage to the Court itself.

Oct 8, 2018

Dozens of swallowtail butterflies are dancing in the air, and we pull the car over to watch. We’ve been on the road in Belize for nearly three hours with no shortage of sightseeing along the way. The drive from San Ignacio winds through San Antonio, a Maya town that is also the home of my tour guide, Israel Canto. We drive through the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, and the deserted sustainable logging town next door. We take a pit stop to stretch our legs in a massive tunnel system–the Rio Frío Cave. Alas, we are on the final stretch, a few miles of dirt road leading to the largest Maya site in Belize–larger than its famous neighbor, Tikal in Guatemala. We are arriving at Caracol.

Oct 8, 2018

Not in our city. No way, no how.

Oct 5, 2018

As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice was much harder and took thirteen years.

Oct 4, 2018

"What happens in ... stays in ...."

Oct 3, 2018

"Vegas Strong" has become a catchphrase of resiliency and unity since the shooting. But is the strength of being Vegas Strong measurable?

Oct 1, 2018

How to achieve work-life balance

Sep 25, 2018

It is the first strike against sexual harassment in over a hundred years. On September 18 in ten US cities - Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco and Durham - McDonald's employees took to the streets, asking the main chain US and global catering industry to do more to combat the problem of harassment in the workplace.

Sep 25, 2018

Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” — an uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.

Sep 24, 2018

Students in UNLV’s Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion class learn about mystical topics such as ritual magic, dream magic, vision quests and shamanism.

Sep 21, 2018

Fifty days remain until Election Day; 33 until early voting begins.

Between now and then, Nevadans will be subjected to political campaigns and advertisements pushing not only the candidates and ballot initiatives but the act of civic engagement itself. Canvassers with clipboards will be approaching them in grocery store parking lots and going door-to-door: Are you registered to vote? Register to vote!

Sep 21, 2018

President Donald Trump is taking his campaign to maintain Republican control of the Senate to a pair of states where the sexual assault allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is beginning to reverberate.

Sep 21, 2018

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the Senate to "get on with it" as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

Sep 21, 2018

As he pushed Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, President Donald Trump zeroed in on Sen. Dean Heller.

Sep 19, 2018

Believe It Or Not, Next Nevada Governor May Try To Ban Online Gaming. By definition, the governor of Nevada is an abiding advocate of the gaming industry but that definition may change on November 6 if Adam Laxalt is elected to succeed fellow Republican Brian Sandoval.