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Aug 21, 2017

My former co-worker once drank so much during a waitressing shift, she stumbled through the restaurant with her intoxication on full display to guests. Even the chaos of the service rush couldn’t hide the state she was in. By closing she was fired.

Aug 18, 2017

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes.

Aug 18, 2017

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday?

Aug 18, 2017

Following Charlottesville, a lot of terms have been used to describe the protesters on both sides. The most common ones are White Supremacist, White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi, the KKK and the alt-right. Dr. Robert Futrell at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas said he knows it can be confusing to differentiate the groups and he's been studying them for decades. He maintains that despite the different names their messages and goals are very similar.

Aug 18, 2017

Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes.

Aug 17, 2017

Senator Dean Heller’s position on health care reform—he’s against it after having been for it while he was against it—has become a contortionist act worthy of the Circus Circus big top or Absinthe tent. But the Republicans’ recent display of legislative incompetence also brings to mind Harry Reid and Ralph Roske.

Aug 16, 2017

Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is bringing renewed attention on an old problem plaguing the country -- white supremacist groups and extremism. Experts say white supremacy started to reemerge from the shadows a decade ago and the Internet has helped in the growth and re-branding of an old idea.

Aug 15, 2017

It was a chance to shake up the Henderson City Council. Three finalists emerged from a field of nine candidates for the Ward 2 seat, which became available after Debra March was elected mayor.

Aug 10, 2017

Boulder City Chautauqua is bringing “Rule Breakers & Headline Makers” to town next month as part of its educational theatrical presentations. To help tell their story, they sponsored a poster contest for art students at Boulder City High School.

Aug 10, 2017

With several award winners from film and TV, the actors and actresses on this list debuted in a variety of unlikely roles. Even though they were cast in parts that now seem so unlike them, they all became accomplished actors. Some have even achieved the status of movie icons. Here’s a look back at their curious cinematic debuts.

Aug 7, 2017

When you take Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and southern California, you’re following a route that has been incredibly important to our history. The Los Angeles to Salt Lake Railroad gave rise to the town of Las Vegas in 1905, but even before that it was part of the Old Spanish Trail. A lot of pioneers traveled it, so it’s appropriate that southern California had something to do with the Pioneer Club, which opened seventy-five years ago.

Jul 18, 2017

When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of new residents to work as card dealers, cocktail servers, security guards and maids.

Jul 10, 2017

Right now many parts of the country are dealing with extremely hot summer days. Here in southern Colorado, we’ve been in the 90s and even 100s in Pueblo. But it’s even hotter in Arizona and Nevada.

Jul 3, 2017

IVETTE FELICIANO: In 1951, the U.S. government started testing atomic bombs in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, measuring the effects of these weapons for military applications and on civilian life. University of Nevada Las Vegas Professor Andy Kirk has studied the era.

Jun 28, 2017

Philanthropist and businessman Jon Huntsman Sr. has donated $1 million to UNLV’s department of history to fund the study of the Intermountain West region, according to the university.

May 24, 2017

Where humans tread, extinction follows. So researchers have thought for decades, persuaded by ample evidence that—in the last few thousand years, at least—the arrival of humans almost always brought overhunting, habitat destruction, or invasive species that killed off native creatures.

May 24, 2017

Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has named a new group of Diana L. Bennett fellows for 2017-18.

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.