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Apr 19, 2018

When Scott Schlingheyde got out of prison the last time, his daughter, Breanna Boppre, was 21, getting ready to buy her cap and gown for graduation from University of Nevada, Reno.

Apr 13, 2018

About one-third of the 18-thousand law enforcement agencies in the u-s are using body cameras, including the Dothan Police Department.

Apr 2, 2018

The 3-2 decision decided UNLV’s fate.

Mar 23, 2018

Harry Reid knows off the top of his head that 351 is the DirecTV channel for C-Span coverage of the Senate at his home in Nevada. But he says he rarely turns to it.

Mar 13, 2018

For the second year in a row Las Vegas has been named the worst U.S. metropolitan area at providing affordable rental housing for its poorest families.

Mar 12, 2018

UNLV panel to discuss state of transparency Public records, whistleblower protections and open meeting laws will be among the topics discussed at a panel on government transparency held at UNLV on Monday evening.

Mar 9, 2018

President Trump on Thursday began the next leg of a listening tour he promised after last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., eliciting heated opinions at the White House from critics of violent video games and from game makers who reject any connection to mass shootings, but offering no concrete views of his own.

Mar 7, 2018

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.

Feb 28, 2018

This article focuses on the emergence of a nascent streaming industry. The media industry studies conceptualization of “industry lore” can be read during times of transition for media industries. Streaming lore is a re-articulation of existing industry lore accompanying the advent of streaming technology and distribution. Contemporary streaming acts as a site of rupture, wherein industry discourses related to digital media are rendered visible. The article proposes three categories of emergent streaming lore and analyzes their relation to a growing streaming media industry. These categories include (a) Netflix as “quality” streams, (b) the algorithmic audience, and (c) cord-cutters and cord-nevers.

Feb 27, 2018

Football, basketball and other sports often draw talented athletes from beyond Nevada’s borders. But another competitive organization on UNLV’s campus didn’t have to look far to find one of its top performers. Jeffrey Horn, a graduate of Green Valley High, and team partner Matthew Gomez have taken UNLV’s public policy debate squad to new heights this season.

Feb 26, 2018

UNLV is going to the national championship, but they won't be facing Duke. Or Michigan State.

Feb 22, 2018

All new residences built in the city of Las Vegas will be required to have automatic sprinkler systems for fire suppression.

Feb 22, 2018

Big changes for homebuyers in the City of Las Vegas looking for a new build home. It’s a story News3 has been following for nearly nine months since Las Vegas City Council first looked at mandating residential fire sprinklers.

Feb 14, 2018

The UNLV debate team is doing better than ever.

Feb 12, 2018

Local residents may need to invest in a subscription to an online streaming service — Iowa City’s last video-rental store, Family Video, officially closed last weekend.

Feb 8, 2018

Two weeks before classes commenced at his new high school, Matthew Gomez found himself in the vice principal’s office.

Feb 7, 2018

He was the undisputed King of Las Vegas. His signature graced the side of the city’s fanciest casino and his gravelly voice greeted callers to the hotel. But now Wynn Resorts Ltd. will have to get used to life without Steve Wynn as CEO.

Jan 29, 2018

At 15, I arrived in the United States with a suitcase full of clothes, a picture of my golden retriever and the excitement of starting my new life. That was 10 years ago. Last month, the day after I graduated from college, I got on a nonstop flight that carried me and my new journalism degree away from the place I call home, back to a place my family and I once waved goodbye to. I am unsure I will be allowed to reenter.