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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.

Jan 24, 2017

Yvette Williams was 19 when the landmark TV miniseries “Roots” aired over eight nights in January 1977.

Jan 24, 2017

Yvette Williams was 19 when the landmark TV miniseries “Roots” aired over eight nights in January 1977.

Jan 18, 2017

Tuesday’s State of the State address will be Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's chance to set the agenda for the legislative session that begins Feb. 6.

Jan 5, 2017

As your teacher passes out the math test, your palms turn sweaty. You notice that your heart has begun to race. Glancing down at the page, you suddenly forget those operations on which you had drilled only a few days earlier. Do you perform all additions first in a complex calculation, or all multiplications? What’s the multiplication table again for 9’s? Oh, you know it — well you’re pretty sure, right? Suddenly, you start to doubt a lot of things that you “know.”

Jan 5, 2017

New research published in the journal Sex Roles examined how women who choose to keep their own surname after marriage are perceived in the United States.

Jan 5, 2017

In news that will probably surprise absolutely no one, new research has shown that women who don’t change their names when they get married are perceived by other people to be much less committed to their marriages than those who do are.

Jan 5, 2017

Cancellation thousand 600 million dollars in investment in Mexico Ford is just the beginning, he warned yesterday the US president - elect.

Dec 20, 2016

Would they bolt, or wouldn’t they? With raw feelings still lingering over an election that saw the loser get almost three million more votes, all eyes today were on America’s electors.

Nov 23, 2016

UNLV professor Amy Green has fought to ensure video games receive the literary recognition they deserve. Her goal has been realized at Lied Library, where students enrolled in her literature courses can now pluck award-winning games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Fallout 4 off the shelves as easily as a compendium of Shakespearean sonnets.

Nov 21, 2016

Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak is staying tight-lipped on whether he’ll run for governor of Nevada in 2018.

Nov 10, 2016

Nevada’s perpetual ballot loser “none” took more votes than ever before in Tuesday’s presidential contest, reflecting dissatisfaction among some of the electorate with both major party candidates.

Nov 7, 2016

Most parents probably would like for their children to become interested in current events and how government works, and might even hope that they’ll someday come to appreciate the majesty of the American political system and the United States’ long electoral tradition.

Nov 7, 2016

Elections, like politicians, have the habit of being both similar and unique. Granting the Orange One’s presence, this election fits both descriptions. Or maybe you haven’t looked up Ross Perot online. Do so, and you’ll see some parallels. But in Nevada, as usual, there’s the usual and the unusual.

Nov 7, 2016

Las Vegas calls itself the entertainment capital of the world. And it has a long history of great entertainment, no question. Reno and Lake Tahoe hotel-casinos long have boasted great performers, too. But many Nevadans are surprised when they hear the first city to feature true entertainment headliners in a showroom was … Elko.