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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.

May 16, 2018

More than 3,000 students will participate in UNLV's graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, but it is extra special for one doctoral student.

May 9, 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 30, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the trial room on the seventh floor of the Las Vegas, Nevada, federal courthouse was packed with over a dozen reporters and at least five times as many spectators. At the front, facing the bench, was a 71-year-old rancher named Cliven Bundy.

Apr 30, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the trial room on the seventh floor of the Las Vegas, Nevada, federal courthouse was packed with over a dozen reporters and at least five times as many spectators. At the front, facing the bench, was a 71-year-old rancher named Cliven Bundy.

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.