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Oct 15, 2018

Nevada voters are about to weigh in on a governor’s race that’s closer than any has been in decades, with implications for the health care of hundreds of thousands of people and the future of public education.

Oct 1, 2018

“BAD THINGS are going to happen. It’s how you respond to them that shows your true sense of community... and this community is strong.” — Aaron Rouse, FBI Special Agent In Charge, Las Vegas, Nev.

Sep 17, 2018

UNLV professor Stephen Bates is one of three legal experts who filed a petition in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday asking for a decades-old Watergate document to be made public.

Sep 17, 2018

A question has loomed over Washington: What will the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, do when he wraps up his investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia and whether President Trump obstructed justice?

Sep 10, 2018

Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first person in her family to graduate from both high school and college. The 33-year-old UNLV lecturer is now pursuing her Ph. D in public policy at the school and has used her degree in social work to engage with the young Latino and Latina community of Las Vegas.

Aug 31, 2018

Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006. More than a decade later, she was among the featured “silence breakers” selected as the 2017 TIME Person of the Year.

Aug 29, 2018

An apology has come out from the Catholic Church.

Aug 3, 2018

Angelyn Tabalba has a long list of titles after her name. She’s a radio host who gives listeners lessons about Hawaiian history on her show “The Little Grass Shack.” She works with the Asian Community Development Council, doing outreach on UNLV’s campus. She’s an officer for the Residence Hall Association, a rising senior at UNLV studying journalism and criminal justice, and an aspiring graduate student. All commitments that have been made easier because she has lived on campus.

Jul 18, 2018

It's now a weekly, if not daily, occurrence: A video is posted on Facebook or Twitter showing a white person calling police on black people for minor violations or nothing at all, a new form of social media shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought swift repercussions for the perpetrators.

Jul 18, 2018

Viral internet memes may seem silly, but they have the ability to shape cultural perceptions and political discourse. Donald Trump has been particularly adept at using memes to connect directly with his supporters and attack critics. Lou explains why they’re so impactful.

Jul 16, 2018

Growing up in a military family in Florida, Matthew Gomez entered high school as what he describes as a “hard-line Republican.”

Jul 16, 2018

The Supreme Court says a grand jury can keep digging until “every available clue has been run down.” As a former lawyer on the staff of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, I hope that’s not Robert Mueller’s plan. If, as reported, he’s thinking about subpoenaing President Trump to testify , he should drop the idea. The rule of law is at stake.

Jul 16, 2018

Under independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr in 1998, I helped draft what came to be known as the Starr Report: a summary of “substantial and credible information ... that may constitute grounds for an impeachment,” which 28 U.S.C. § 595(c) then required us to send to the House of Representatives. One of my colleagues in that endeavor was Brett Kavanaugh, the D.C. Circuit judge President Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court.

Jul 10, 2018

A new doctoral program beginning this fall on UNLV’s campus wants to churn out community problem solvers.

May 30, 2018

Being a good, responsible elected official is a tough job that involves processing an enormous amount of information on topics that are often highly complex.

May 29, 2018

Breanna Boppre joined her father onstage two years ago for his birthday.

May 29, 2018

The use of force by Minneapolis police has plunged 50 percent in the last decade, signaling a broad shift away from the “warrior” mentality that favors aggressive policing to reduce crime.

May 25, 2018

Who's to blame when confrontations between the police and the public turn bad is often in the eye of the beholder.