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Jul 18, 2017

People upset about the direction of the nation should be looking in the mirror instead of blaming politicians or the media, a UNLV professor contends in a new book. In “The Masses Are the Ruling Classes,” Professor William Epstein says the United States’ open society and near-universal suffrage have led to policies that are the product of mass consent and not imposed by a remote and out of control government.

Jun 23, 2017

The sole candidate to lead the Nevada System of Higher Education outlined his top four goals if he is chosen as chancellor, with improving access to higher learning No. 1 on the list.
“We really have to figure out how we make higher education more accessible to more individuals in Nevada,” Thom Reilly told about 45 people at a candidate forum at UNLV on Thursday morning. “We really have to figure out ways in order to, regardless of background, regardless of circumstances … engage them and get them in the system.”

Mar 14, 2017

“My father could no longer handle me. It was like his parenting skills were ‘I’m going to beat his head in’ or ‘I’m just going to leave him at home by himself,’ ” said Richard Demarko Brown, painting a picture of his 17-year-old case file.

Sep 8, 2016

When Lois (not her real name) moved here from California, she expected to get a therapist’s license with no problem. After all, she had a master’s degree in marriage family therapy (MFT) and art therapy.

Jun 2, 2016

Nevada’s senior citizens’ health and quality of life were again ranked among the lowest nationally in a UnitedHealthcare report released last week, placing 42nd — a single spot above the state’s 2015 ranking.

May 16, 2016

Margie Toves, 25, always knew she wanted to work with children and families.

When she arrived in Nevada from Guam at the age of 18, Toves pursued a psychology degree at Nevada State College, but she soon fell in love with social work.

Feb 25, 2016

Last year, 124 people died in vehicle crashes in Metro Police jurisdiction. One young woman could have shared the same fate after a crash in 2013, but instead, she's a success story.

Dec 15, 2015

One by one, they entered a UNLV auditorium, escaping the chilly December air. They had come to discuss the mental health of Southern Nevada’s children.

Dec 8, 2015

Most stories that spotlight the foster care system are focused on the heinous crimes that foster parents commit or on the imperfect system itself, but northwest Las Vegas resident Judy Tudor has a different story to share.

Nov 17, 2015

Just before her two children arrive home on a September evening, Colleen McKenna sinks into her couch, seemingly ready to relax in yoga pants. But the three-inch binder, stuffed to the gills, sitting on her lap belies the scene.

Jun 3, 2015
Ramona Denby-Brinson, a social work professor within the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, became the first female researcher to win UNLV’s top annual research award: the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. She was recognized for her work on social services, the foster system and children’s mental health.
May 29, 2015
Las Vegas, the city so lit up that some astronauts report its famous central strip is the brightest spot on earth, is trying to change course. The neon lights of its early years are being replaced by LED screens and the casinos and hotels are cutting their energy and water use.
Apr 25, 2015
Ramona Denby-Brinson is the 2015 recipient of the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. She’s the first woman to receive that recognition.
Nov 26, 2013