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Dec 14, 2018

When you’re out hiking in the Grand Canyon, you never know what you might see. You could cross paths with lizards, tarantulas or maybe even something bigger like a javelina. More likely, you’ll also come across the tracks of these critters.


Dec 14, 2018

Blake Sartini never had any doubts when he bought the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino a little more than a year ago. It was on the Las Vegas Strip.


Dec 14, 2018

Half a century ago, Nevada had a midterm election that didn’t seem all that significant. But maybe it was?


Dec 14, 2018

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January.


Dec 14, 2018

When the Camp Fire hit California, there were more than 1,000 inmates on the frontlines trying to control the flames. Though they worked alongside thousands of other firefighters, their pay was significantly less. Inmates were paid $2 per day plus an additional $1 per hour while fighting the fire. But, low wages for inmates are not uncommon. Earlier this year, inmates organized a 19 day protest to bring attention low wages and poor work conditions.


Dec 14, 2018

While Los Angeles’ Thai Town may be diminutive in size, only occupying a half-mile stretch in East Hollywood, its existence has been symbolic and influential in Thai culture on a much grander scale, locally and transnationally. As the first officially recognized Thai Town in the nation, and located in a city with the largest Thai population outside of Thailand, this designated area has grown into a hub of culture.


Dec 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say the 20 nearby protoplanetary disks observed in the study suggest there may be a greater number of large, young planets in our galaxy than previously expected.


Dec 13, 2018

The national housing slowdown is spreading to markets like Las Vegas and Phoenix, where prices still haven’t reclaimed their pre-crisis peaks.


Dec 13, 2018

Their assignment was to come up with a solution to a real-world problem.


Dec 13, 2018

Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy there is potentially a large population of young planets -- similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter -- at wide-orbit that are not detectable by other current planet searching techniques.


Dec 13, 2018

A Las Vegas Justice of the Peace who says she tipped off Vice detectives to an alleged teen prostitution ring, but asked to keep it confidential out of concern for her daughter, is facing possible discipline over allegations she used her position as a judge to contact police.


Dec 13, 2018

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is defending lame-duck legislation that sparked protests in the state’s Capitol because it would trim some of his successor’s powers.


Dec 13, 2018

The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus features glass on the façade and throughout the interior spaces, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass spoke with representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation.


Dec 12, 2018

The Nevada System of Higher Education only cares about itself — and the University of Nevada, Reno.


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