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Feb 23, 2018

On the morning after his State of the Union address, in which President Donald Trump told the nation that his administration had “ended the war on American energy,” he made news that suggested otherwise.

Feb 16, 2018

William Frey says he’s read a lot about the quirky aspects of millennials.

Feb 13, 2018

You’d think President Donald Trump would appreciate the policymaking behind the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, an Obama-era initiative that provided funding for dozens of agencies nationwide to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Feb 8, 2018

In his book “Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy,” Ron Haskins described a quiet revolution that took place during the Obama administration in the way that social service programs were evaluated and funded.

Feb 5, 2018

Michael Brown’s grandfather was a coal miner and union activist who was disabled in a mine accident. “I like to think I am carrying on his activism by looking after our miners and working to sustain and protect their jobs and families,” says Brown, who in 2016 was appointed president of Barrick USA after more than 20 years with the company, and last year moved to Southern Nevada. Barrick employs 22,000 people internationally, including 3,700 in Nevada and 110 in Southern Nevada.

Jan 11, 2018

Thousands of busy people with limited time to burn mulled around outside the Las Vegas convention and world trade center after a blackout temporarily shut off the lights at CES.

Dec 19, 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to adopt an "America First" foreign policy that disentangles the U.S. military from many global hot spots, Washington just can’t get seem to get out of the business of policing the world — even when its military posture might damage its interests.

Dec 19, 2017

The “inextricable linkage between our forward deployed forces and our domestic security and law enforcement agencies is absolutely essential to American security and homeland security,” said John Allen, president of Brookings, at a debate event on the changing role of America’s military.

Dec 19, 2017

The Brookings Institution and the Charles Koch Institute have announced today the launch of a new foreign policy debate series in conjunction with Politico. The debate series, America’s Role in the World, will be held in cities around the United States with the purposes of fostering a vigorous, civil and constructive national discussion on the future of American foreign policy.

Dec 19, 2017

On December 11, University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, convened by the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and the Charles Koch Institute, in partnership with POLITICO.

Dec 19, 2017

A panel of foreign policy experts clashed Monday in Las Vegas over how successful the United States has been at curbing domestic terrorist attacks since 9/11.

Dec 19, 2017

Those concerns were again on display Monday, when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted a debate on the changing role of America’s military, a conversation that included discussions of counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad.

Dec 11, 2017

The Brookings Institution is hoping for vigorous, civil and constructive debate surrounding America’s foreign policy at UNLV on Monday.

Nov 15, 2017

As an expert on trade agreements and the global economy, Dany Bahar can see the value in the Trump administration’s push to renegotiate trade pacts. But Bahar says President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on those agreements shows that he doesn’t understand international trade.

Nov 8, 2017

Tom Kaplan, senior managing partner of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in art history and visual arts and a major in environmental studies.

Nov 1, 2017

When the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak visited Las Vegas in March, he said it was too early to tell whether the Trump administration would try to snuff out the legal marijuana industry. So have things changed since then? That was the Sun’s lead question to Hudak, an expert on marijuana policy, when he returned this week.

Oct 25, 2017

It was a gentle end to an interview in which Meltzer, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, offered little reason for optimism about how the Trump administration would shape the economy long-term.

Oct 20, 2017

The deadline for Las Vegas to submitted its bid to become the next city where Amazon builds its second massive H2Q headquarters arrived Friday. If Las Vegas is selected, the project will bring an estimated 50,000 jobs to the valley area.