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Jul 2, 2018

My Ukrainian grandpa was a deeply curious man, but his inquisitive nature sometimes got the best of us. I will always remember him dismantling his green Volga automobile down to the metal skeleton because he thought it would be the best way to understand just how a car worked.

Jun 8, 2018

Last fall, the Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice as an expansion team of hockey castoffs. One season later they are known as Stanley Cup finalists.

Jun 7, 2018

The battle to protect UNLV from its detractors in state leadership just got an infusion of ammunition.

May 14, 2018

Restructuring and reforming Nevada’s system for governing the state’s colleges and universities will require some complicated and lengthy steps, but there’s one improvement that can and should happen immediately.

May 2, 2018

If you turned on the TV or read the news in 2017, it’s likely you encountered coverage related to the Affordable Care Act. On the congressional level, it appeared that Democrats and Republicans were embattled over the issue of repeal and replace; however, upon zooming out, it’s clear that the political dynamics were not that simple.

May 2, 2018

For Adele Morris, the Obama administration’s actions on climate change were a concern.

It wasn’t that Morris opposed the intent of the administration’s moves — cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing use of fossil fuels and so on. It was the way the administration went about it.

Apr 26, 2018

Study after study has concluded that stadiums aren’t effective economic development drivers. But a leading urban growth researcher says Orlando and Las Vegas are exceptions because of the strength of their regions’ tourism economies.

Apr 23, 2018

An American-made phenomenon is on the cusp of gripping the world, but this one is nothing to be proud of.

Apr 19, 2018

During the 2017 legislative session, after a series of Nevada System of Higher Education scandals including allegations of plagiarism, sexual harassment and the submission of a falsified document to a legislative committee, a number of reform bills were introduced.

Apr 10, 2018

While job prospects have improved for many Americans since the recession, Martha Ross says the recovery hasn’t been so kind to those who didn’t graduate from college.

Apr 9, 2018

Answering a question last week about how UNLV had reached record fundraising levels under President Len Jessup, the state’s chancellor offered a “yeah, but” response that was unfair not only to Jessup but to the entire university.

Mar 19, 2018

The title of John Hudak’s January report examining the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ response to a congressional inquiry on medical marijuana pulls no punches.

Mar 7, 2018

In his 2017 book “Dream Hoarders,” the Brookings Institution’s Richard Reeves examined how the American upper-middle class was stifling upward mobility among those at lower income levels.

Mar 7, 2018

In his 2017 book “Dream Hoarders,” the Brookings Institution’s Richard Reeves examined how the American upper-middle class was stifling upward mobility among those at lower income levels.

Mar 3, 2018

The 2010 documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’ ” resonated with moviegoers and reviewers with its story of a team of educators that turned around a struggling public school. But to Andre M. Perry, the central idea of the movie — and of the early 2000s reform movement it encapsulated — was deeply troubling.

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.