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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.

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.